NUTRITIONAL CONNECTIONS

Tara Dowd, MSACN, CNC 

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Nutritional Resources in the Burlington, Iowa Area

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Often we get asked where the best resources are to help compliment our nutritional protocols. Although many of the resources are located in the Burlington area, other options are included.


Grocery Stores: In Burlington, IA, some of the best places to buy health food include Nature’s Corner on Jefferson St. and Hy-Vee (produce and health food section) on Agency St. Fareway, Wal-Mart and Aldi do carry some health foods but may not have the variety of the other two stores. Wal-Mart does carry some organic produce. Occasionally Big Lots will have health foods and gluten-free foods. Target carries some organic foods and snacks. People’s Food Co-Op in Fairfield and New Pioneer Co-Op in Iowa City are full health food stores with a large variety of items. Often health food stores will have the best selection of specialty foods. 



Health Food Co-Op: There is a food co-op in which food is delivered every four weeks to Burlington. Often food can be purchased in bulk at discounted prices. This is a great option for products that are consumed regularly and often much cheaper than grocery store prices. Please let us know if this is something of interest and we can connect you with the Beehive Co-Op. If you do not live in the Burlington area, other food co-ops are located around the country. 


Home Delivery: One of our favorite companies to recommend is Beyond Organic. They provide raw cheese and milk, grass-fed beef, jerky, snacks, organic herbs and cleanses. You can order directly from them by going to http://www.taradowd.mybeyondorganic.com. Another company, Green Polka Dot Box, will deliver well-known brands right to your door. Ask us how to sign up with these companies.





Meat: Living in the Midwest has a distinct advantage when purchasing meat. Look for grass-fed beef and organic chicken, which can be found at Hy-Vee or by mail order. Or, better yet, find a local farmer that raises and sells meat. One of our favorite farms, Growing in Grace, is located in Mediapolis. They sell chicken, turkey, beef, eggs, produce and other foods when in season. The local farmers market is also a great place to find organic produce, good meat in addition to supporting our local economy.

Below: Growing N Grace Natural Farm http://growingngracenaturalfarm.blogspot.com

                      



Complimentary Disciplines: In addition to good food, it is important to look at treating the whole body. Chiropractic care and massage therapy are two of many disciplines that work well with nutritional care. There are many practitioners that we would love to recommend. Feel free to contact us at any time for specific recommendations.

Categories: Food Choices, Health

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