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Meet our Friend: Chartered Wellness

Hello fellow bread lovers! We're going to spend the next few weeks shining a spotlight on our talented friends! It's a new blog series called "Meet our Friend." (I know, very creative title). Our first friend is Drew Follette, expert holistic nutritionist and founder of Chartered Wellness. Her business is focused on helping people create healthy and happy lifestyles through eating whole foods. With her knowledge and expertise, she helps people discover the foods that work best for their dietary needs and sets them up with a plan for future success. Additionally, she works with people with how to better fuel their bodies as well as with people managing chronic health conditions like diabetes, allergies, digestive issues, or the autoimmune. The thing...

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Why sourdough tastes good, and is good for you - seriously

You just picked up a fresh loaf of naturally leavened, organic sourdough (preferably Ben's Bread, but we won't judge if not...much). You cut or tear off a thick slab and devour excitedly, knowing that you'll likely feel pretty poorly in about a half hour...but you don't. Is it just the excitement from enjoying something so distinctively sour, dense, and flavorful that is keeping your insides from screaming at you? I wondered the same thing, and came upon some pretty interesting research to understand why. In Sour Dough Bread and Health, Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD introduces us to research showing that increasing our immune system strength and function is vital in our fight against cancer and many other chronic degenerative diseases. There are many...

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