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JANUARY 2013  

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Enzymes: The Spark Plugs of Life  



Vibrant health is the sum total of the health of our individual cells, tissues, organs and glands.


Enzymes are found in all living cells whether animal or vegetable. All cells require enzymes for metabolic function, meaning they are constructors and eliminators.  

Enzymes bind with their mineral co-factors at the cellular receptor sites allowing a catalyst, bio-chemical reaction that transfers nutrients across cell membranes. They're very complex, and activate every action that happens in the human from digestion to thoughts.


Digestive enzymes:  

  • purify our blood
  • cleanse the colon
  • maintain proper cholesterol levels
  • peak energy levels

Good digestion is the breaking down of food by enzymes which free up the metabolic services of minerals and vitamins. When your nutrition is inadequate, your glands and organs can't receive the specific nutrients that they require. When that happens there is an increased susceptibility to infection, an inability to deal with stress and an overall degeneration of the body.


All foods (such as raw milk) in their natural state have the enzymes required for digestion. The enzymes found in whole, unprocessed foods, give the body what it needs to work properly. Symptoms of digestive enzymes depletion are bloating, belching, gas, bowel disorders, abdominal cramping, heartburn, and food allergies.


Enzymes can be grouped into three categories: digestive, metabolic, and food. Food enzymes must be obtained orally from food while digestive and metabolic enzymes are produced by the body.


It does not matter how much organic foods we put into our body if those foods are not breaking down in the stomach. Thus the first and foremost enzymes to know about are the digestive enzymes.



Store News

NourishMe's Production Kitchen daily creates panini sandwiches, a meat based soup and a vegetarian soup, as well as an array of cultured vegetables, dressings, kefir, kombucha and treats.

These foods, made in the Nourishing Traditions manner, helps boost overall nutrition, supports digestion and increases B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, digestive enzymes, and lactic acid.


Idaho's Bounty is in the store every Wednesday afternoon for member order pick-ups.  NourishMe receives its own order of fresh, local farm eggs and dairy, greens and other goodies at the same time.  


Waterwheel Gardens has its in-store applesFarmer's Market once a week at NourishMe. Coming all the way from Emmett, Idaho, Curtis always arrives from his farm bearing fresh fruit and vegetables, canned produce and other yummy goods.



Click here for this month's nutrient-rich recipe.  



Dan Freeman, or Shooting Star Farm, is helping the students at The Sage School in Hailey in their expansive greenhouse. Once a week he brings fresh lettuce greens, spinach and arugula to NourishMe. Catch it while the green is in stock.  


Love, Intimacy and Deep Connection

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Diana Anderson will present a two-day Venus Method workshop for
Ladies Only.

It will run Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Sunday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at All Things Sacred in Ketchum. Sunday's workshop will focus on "Manifesting with Passion."

For more information, and to register go to

Winter Feast for the Soul


Winter Feast for the Soul Global Meditation begins Tuesday, Jan. 15 and runs through Saturday, Feb. 23. The event began in the Wood River Valley in 2008 and has spread across the globe. For more information visit Winter Feast.



"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food
Julie Johnson / 151 Main St. N. / Ketchum, Idaho 83333 / (208) 928-7604