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Volume 29 : Issue 1 • January & February

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One and DONE: The only New Year’s Resolution You’ll ever need Page 4

Healthcare, Not health insurance Page 6

CARA’s Kitchari & 4 delicious detox recipes Page 8


STORE NEWS Board of Directors

Eddy Jones, President William Warnock, Treasurer Emily Deferrari Malcolm Ferguson Patrick McHale Sarah Trist Brynn Yochim

Aqua ViTea Kombucha is now in bulk – ON TAP! East End Food Co-op is excited to announce that we can now supply you with four different flavors of kombucha on tap in our bulk department! They’re made by Aqua ViTea, a company that prides its products on being authentic, raw, and certifiably delicious.

The board meets the third Monday of each month.

Management Team

Human Resources: Jen Girty Finance: Shawn McCullough Marketing & Member Services: Kate Safin IT: Erin Myers Grocery: Maura Holliday Café: Amber Pertz Front End: eric cressley Produce: Evan Diamond

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Editor: Kate Safin Copy Editor: Mike Eaton Contributors: Erica Peiffer Design: Molly Palmer Masood Printer: Banksville Express Printed with vegetable-based inks on recycled paper. The Co-operator is a bi-monthly publication of East End Food Co-op. Copies are available in the lobby of the store and online at www.eastendfood.coop.

Interested in Advertising? Please contact: editor@eastendfood.coop or call 412.242.3598 ext. 142. Opinions expressed are the writers’ own and do not necessarily reflect Co-op policy. The East End Food Co-op does not endorse the views or products of the advertisers in this newsletter.

Reverse Osmosis Update For those looking for updates about our Reverse Osmosis water machine, we’re still getting everything sorted with the state, but it’s in process! It takes time, but it’ll be beautiful when we’re done. (For example: the design for our new system includes the ability to fill two bottles at once!) We assure you, the moment we can continue to provide your favorite clean and clear water in our bulk section, we’ll be shouting it from the rooftops. 2 - The Co-operator


SAVE THE DATE Co-op Annual Meeting Saturday, February 24 2 PM – 4 PM For more info please visit: eefcannualmeeting.eventbrite.com

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: One and Done The Only New Year’s Resolution You’ll Ever Need Authored by Eve Adamson for Stronger Together. Reprinted by permission from StrongerTogether.coop. Find articles about your food and where it comes from, recipes and a whole lot more at www.strongertogether.coop. It usually goes something like this • I will lose 20 pounds! • I will finally get in shape! • I will eat better! • I will be more environmentally conscious! • I will cook for my family more often! • I will spend more time with my family! • I will stop ordering pizza and eating fast food! • I will save more money! • I will enjoy life more! • I will be better about helping others! • I will be a better person! Whether you scribble your resolutions into a journal or post them on the refrigerator or just repeat them to yourself in your head as the New Year approaches, you have probably made New Year’s resolutions before. According to the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45% of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, and although 75% of resolutions are maintained through the first week, the number drops significantly with each passing week, so that by six months, barely anyone is sticking to it. A lot of people don’t even remember what their resolution was anymore by June. Bummer. Yet, I love New Year’s resolutions. I think they are sweet signs of optimism. They prove that people still want to better themselves, and believe they can do it, no matter how many times they fail. I even think my own New Year’s resolutions are adorable. Lose 20 pounds? Aww. That’s so cute, the way I keep thinking I’m going to do that! But every year’s experience begs the question: Why is it so hard to execute a perfectly reasonable decision to do something good for yourself, like get healthier or spend more time with people you love? The problem, says many

an expert, is that our resolutions are either too various, and/or too lofty. We set too many goals and we lose track. We also set goals that are a little bit too difficult—just outside the realm of reasonable. But what if I told you that just one simple resolution could accomplish just about every resolution I’ve listed at the beginning of this article, all in one fell swoop? Eleven resolutions in one? And what if I told you that one single resolution could actually be easy? When you focus on one resolution instead of many and that one resolution is something you can actually do, you are about a zillion times more likely to stick with it (that’s the official statistic—a zillion). What could this magical and powerful resolution be? Are you ready for this? It’s kind of radical, so maybe you should sit down. Here goes: This year, I will eat mostly whole food. Wow. I know, right? You have to admire the simple elegance. This one resolution is powerful because you don’t have to think about all those other things you want to do, and yet, they will all start to happen, just because you are eating whole food. Let me explain: I will lose 20 pounds! The number might not be exact, but whether you need to lose 20 pounds or 10 pounds or 5 pounds or 50 pounds, you’ll start moving in the right direction when you eat mostly whole food. Whole food fills you up faster than packaged food. It’s also more nourishing, so your body feels like it actually ate a meal and you aren’t as hungry later. The more you get into the whole food habit, the more your bad eating habits will fall away; you’ll feel better, and your weight will 4 - The Co-operator


normalize. Sure, there are overweight whole food eaters. If you eat too much whole food, then you might remain a bit broader around the middle. But while you can probably imagine eating too much candy or too many doughnuts, not very many people binge on apples or carrot sticks or home-roasted chicken with brown rice. Try it. You might find it’s the easiest way you ever lost weight. I will finally get in shape! When you eat whole food, you are better nourished, so you feel better, you have more energy, and you are more likely to feel compelled to move your body the way nature intended. Simple. I will eat better! Whole food = eating better. Done and done. I will be more environmentally conscious! Whole food, especially if it’s locally produced and/or organic, is much kinder and less invasive to the environment than packaged food churned out in a factory and packaged up in lots of cardboard and plastic. I will cook for my family more often! You can eat a lot of whole food raw, like fruits and vegetables, but you’ll likely want to cook some of it, especially in the chilly weather. Roast meat, boil and mash potatoes, steam veggies, stew fruit or bake it into pies. You don’t have to spend hours every day. Cook on the weekends and store foods for the week, or just whip up simple things during the week—a big salad, turkey soup, rice and peas. It doesn’t take long to throw a few potatoes in the microwave and broil a couple of steaks. The more you do it, the better you’ll get at it, and it really can be fun. Consider it your new hobby (you were thinking of adding, Start a new hobby to your list, weren’t you?). I will spend more time with my family! Eating dinner at the table with your family is one of the nicest ways to bond. Even if the teenagers complain, all you have to do is say, “No, Junior, you are not eating your dinner in your bedroom while playing that video game. Your mother needs to be able to look you in the eye for at least 15 minutes per day to make sure your brain isn’t fried.” Continued on page 6. The Co-operator - 5


Continued from page 5. Meanwhile, teenagers are always hungry because it’s exhausting battling all those virtual aliens and doing homework and friending people on Facebook, so they might even gulp down the vegetables. It’s win-win. I will stop ordering pizza and eating fast food! The more you gain a taste for real, whole food, the more the taste of cheap fast food loses its appeal. Sure, we all order a pizza every now and again, but it’s what you do most of the time that counts. I will save more money! Whole food is cheaper. They say it’s not, but it is. Fresh veggies and fruits are cheap in season and frozen veggies from the off season can still be your friends. Whole poultry and roasts are cheaper than pre-made frozen dinners when you figure how much meat you get for your dollar. Buy staples in bulk. Rice, beans, nuts and seeds, oatmeal, flour, even special treats like local honey and maple syrup and almond butter—the bulk bins are bargain central.

I will enjoy life more! When you’re feeling better, losing weight, exercising more, eating better, and spending more time with your family, not to mention saving money, how can you not enjoy life more? I will be better about helping others! Feeding your family whole food is a great way to help others. Buying local, organic, and/or fair trade products helps others in ways you might never even consider. It’s a ripple effect. I will be a better person! Define better: Happier? Nicer? Healthier? If that’s what better is, then sure. Whole food will do you right. So there you have it: One resolution. You can do that, right? Just the one. It’s all you need, and it can and will transform you if you let it. Whole food is that powerful. Best of all, you can really stick to this one. It’s reasonable and realistic. Let’s do it together. We’re going to have a great year. I can already tell.

Healthcare, not health insurance. By Dr. Kirsten Lin, MD Once a young girl with a dream to become a doctor, I have always had a heart for serving others and felt my calling was in the healing arts. My own pediatrician, Dr. Bernie Michaels, was a hero to me; he had perfected the ability to administer shots painlessly, but more importantly, he spent time offering advice to my parents.

As I journeyed through medical training and finally became a full-fledged family doc, I began to notice some disturbing trends. During the first decade of my professional life as a physician employed by large health systems, I was compelled to see more and more patients. Cutting corners and “assembly-line medical care” 6 - The Co-operator


became a regrettable way of life that I knew I could not continue. I had, after all, taken an oath to “do no harm.” How did my beloved profession arrive at this pitiful state? We could spend years discussing that topic, but let me attempt a “Cliff’s Notes” version: I believe health insurance, both government-run and privately-owned, has drastically overstepped its purpose. After all, when was the last time you used your car insurance to pay for a tune-up or purchase gasoline? Similarly, why should we be spending thousands of our hard-earned dollars on expensive health insurance to cover inexpensive primary care services? In addition, insurers have increased the complexity of the claims process to such a degree that health systems must now hire additional staff by the hundreds, thereby increasing overhead and contributing to the exponential rise in healthcare costs over the past decade in the U.S. Now, in order to turn a profit, physicians often need to see 25-30 patients a day. Studies have shown that physicians currently spend two-thirds of their office time on the computer. Even if the physician skips lunch (which we almost always do), that’s less than 11 minutes per patient. If every patient had a cold, that system would work perfectly! But many patients need physicals, or they have problems that take much longer than 11 minutes to manage. For example: sometimes, a cold is more than just a cold; I once treated a patient for a “sinus infection” that turned out, through careful diagnosis, to be a fatal facial cancer. Direct primary care (DPC) offers a refreshing alternative to the broken system I left behind. Under the DPC model, patients pay an affordable monthly fee in exchange for all typical outpatient services, including physicals, chronic disease management, well woman care, acute illness and care of minor injuries. The greatest value of DPC is time with, and access to, your physician. Most DPCs offer 30-60 minute appointments, and patients have the option to interact with their physician via phone, email, video The Co-operator - 7

chat or text. If you have strep throat at 11 p.m. on a Saturday, you can meet your personal physician at the office and receive treatment from someone who knows you. DPC practices also offer patients cost savings through discounted generic medications, laboratory and radiology testing, and other services. For my family, this meant a savings of $250/month for my daughter’s eye drops (yes, the equivalent of one teaspoon of medication cost $274/ month through the insurance plan we had, which was supposed to be “excellent”). Many of my patients have been able to transfer to a bronze insurance plan on the healthcare marketplace, or to a healthsharing ministry, and combine that with a membership to my practice. This helps them to save money and to experience exceptional healthcare. Direct primary care is a communitysupported model of healthcare that just might provide one solution to the ailing healthcare system in our country. Dr. Kirsten Lin is a primary care family doctor at Family Matters Direct Primary Care in Hampton Township, serving patients in northern Allegheny and southern Butler counties. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Dr. Lin has practiced family medicine in the area for more than 11 years. Dr. Lin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Pennsylvania State University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh, serving in the internship/residency program at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital. Personal interests include music (playing the piano and harp), travel, and fitness.

WE’RE HIRING! We are looking for energetic, cooperative, and committed employees who share a love of good, healthful food and enjoy helping others through exceptional customer service. APPLY ONLINE! www.eastendfoodcoop.hiringthing.com


Cara’s Kitchari

Kitchari is the traditional dish used during an Ayurvedic cleanse, and I really enjoy it anytime! Easy to digest, Kitchari continues to nourish the body with easily accessible nutrients. Herbs and spices support the purification of the blood and tissues of the organ systems. Suitable for all constitutions, this dish is tri-doshic and all six tastes are present! By Cara Freidheim. Reprinted with permisson from Mira & Ambyhya.

Ingredients

• 1 tbsp ghee • 1/2 tbsp whole mustard seed • 1 tbsp ground coriander • 1/2 tbsp (ground or whole seed) cumin • 1/2 tbsp sea salt • 1/4 tsp black pepper • 3/4 tbsp ground turmeric • 1/2-1 inch diced fresh ginger root • 1 1/2 cups white or brown basmati rice • 1/2 cup mung beans, partially sprouted. (Or use 1/8 cup dry whole mung or 1/2 cup split yellow mung.) • 1/2 bunch cilantro leaves • 1 lime

Preparation

1. In a large pot heat ghee on medium-high heat 2. Add mustard seeds, let them “pop”, turn heat to low 3. Add coriander, cumin, salt, and pepper, sauté for 30 seconds 4. Stir in turmeric 5. Add rice and mung, sauté until coated with ghee and spices 6. Add 8 cups water, turn heat to medium-high and let simmer 7. Add fresh ginger, cover and let simmer, stirring occasionally for 1-2 hours. 8. Additional water will need to be added periodically cup by cup. When finished rice will have broken down and you will have a thick soupy consistency. 9. Garnish each bowl individually with cilantro and fresh squeezed lime juice.

Cara Freidheim is the Owner and Director of Mookshi Wellness Center. She has been studying Yoga for 15+ years and teaching for 9+. She is dedicated to her thriving Bodywork Therapy practice specializing in Ayurvedic Healing Treatments. Cara is currently continuing her Ayurvedic & Yogic studies with Dr. David Frawley through the Vedic Institute. Compassion is key in her practice, Cara strongly believes in the evolution of self and encourages her clients to embrace the thought that we are all on a path of healing and have great potential to feel more whole. 8 - The Co-operator


Pineapple Green Smoothie

Detox slaw

Chickpea Buddha Bowl

GOLDEN MILK


Ingredients

2. • 1¼ cup shredded green cabbage • 1½ cup shredded 3. purple cabbage • 1 medium shredded carrot • 2 tbsp. toasted black sesame seeds • ⅛ cup chopped yellow onion Dressing: • 1 tbsp. olive oil • 2 tbsp. lemon juice • ½ tbsp. honey • 2 tbsp. tahini paste • ¼ cups water • ½ teaspoons Salt • 1-2 cups shredded chicken breast (optional)

Preparation

1. In a big bowl, mix all the vegetables

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together. Add in the shredded chicken. (optional) Mix the dressing ingredients together in another small bowl and stir till you get a uniform paste. Add more water if needed to achieve the desired consistency. In a hot skillet, add sesame seeds and toast them till they start jumping out of the skillet. Pour dressing over the vegetables. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and serve.

Honey (raw, unpasteurized, and local from your Co-op!)

• 2 Cups hemp milk (or coconut) • 1 tsp. coconut oil • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder Preparation • A of pinch black 1. To make the milk, combine pepper all ingredients • 1 teaspoon except honey cinnamon in a saucepan • 1/8 teaspoon and simmer on Nutmeg medium, stirring • 1/8 teaspoon constantly until cloves hot. • 1/4 Teaspoon 2. Add honey to Vanilla Extract taste and enjoy! • 1-2 Tablespoons

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secure the lid. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

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tray, drizzle a little olive oil over them and bake for 10 minutes. Drain the water from the can of chickpeas and pat them dry with kitchen towel pieces. Mix the chickpeas with the turmeric then add to a frying pan with 1 tsp. of olive oil. Fry over a medium heat for 8 minutes. Peel the avocado then slice finely. Mix together all the ingredients for the dressing except for the water. When everything is well combined add in the hot water, one tablespoon at a time, to thin the sauce. Add everything to a bowl then serve with 1 tablespoon of dressing drizzled on top. Top with freshly squeezed lemon.

• ½ cup milk • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt • 4 cups spinach leaves, washed • 1 cup pineapple Serving chunks, drained Suggestion • 1 medium frozen Place ingredients banana, sliced in a blender in the following order: Preparation milk, yogurt, 1. Place spinach, pineapple ingredients in and banana, and a blender in secure the lid. the following Blend on high until order: milk, yogurt, spinach, smooth. Pour into glasses and serve pineapple and banana, and immediately.

• 3 oz. red quinoa • 8 fl oz. vegetable broth • 1 avocado • 1 cup of lettuce greens • 15 oz can chickpeas • 5.5 oz brussel sprouts • 1 red bell pepper • 1 tsp. turmeric • 2 tsp. olive oil • Lemon wedge For the dressing: • 2 oz. tahini • 1 tbsp. maple syrup • 1 tsp. of minced garlic • 2 tbsp. lemon juice • 5 tbsp. hot water • Salt and Pepper to taste

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1. Preheat the oven to 390°. 2. Place the quinoa and vegetable broth in a saucepan, bring to the boil then simmer for 15 minutes. 3. Place the brussel sprouts and red pepper on a baking

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MEET Owner By Erica Peiffer, Member Services Coordinator Where do you live and how often do you visit our store? Edgewood. I visit more often now. I used to come about once a month, but since joining as a member, I’ve been here three times in the last two weeks! What was your motivation for joining the Co-op? I’ve been coming here for years, but never considered membership. I was recently on vacation in Connecticut, visiting my boyfriend’s family, who are long-time co-op members. We went with them to their co-op, and seeing their commitment helped me to understand the importance of investing in co-ops. When we got home, I joined the very next morning. What is your favorite thing you get from the Co-op? I really love the new kombucha on tap! And I appreciate getting produce here because I know where it comes from. I can read about the farms. I know that I’m helping to keep small family farms growing. If you could change one thing about the Co-op, what would it be? The Co-op really meets all of my needs… I can’t think of anything. What do you LOVE and hope will never change about the Co-op? It feels like a community inside. The people who work here are genuine and kind, in ways that you don’t always find in a shopping experience. The store pulls in the energy of the

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Katie F., 13,000th Member! community-driven food sourcing. How would you describe your lifestyle, and how does the Co-op fit in? I’m a social worker by trade. Working in healthcare, I see how systems affect individuals. I try to help individuals navigate those systems and I advocate for access to health resources. The Co-op is a natural fit for me, in how I view the world and my place in my community. What do you like to do when you’re not at the Co-op? Baking, running, and reading!


2018 Recipients: Braddock Carnegie Library Healthy Start Building New Hope 412 Food Rescue Landforce Dreams of Hope Student Conservation Association Women for a Healthy Environment Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture Co-op Community Fund Humane Animal Rescue Global Links

register

Round Concern for Community is the heart of the Register Round Up program! Co-op members and shoppers have the opportunity every time they shop to round up their total at the register to the nearest dollar; each month, these funds are donated to a local non-profit. Since the program’s inception in 2013, Co-op members and shoppers have donated over $110,000 to support the work of dozens of area non-profits! By harnessing the collective power of our individual contributions, the Register Round Up program enables each of us to play our part in our Co-op’s mission to enhance physical and social health in our community. This year’s recipients were carefully selected by a committee composed of Front End and Marketing & Member Services staff who collaborated to review each application carefully and to democratically determine the finalists. Criteria evaluated for selection included how effectively funds will be used to serve communities surrounding our Co-op and how well the organization’s mission aligns with our Co-op’s Ends Policy. As the longevity of the program increases, so do the number of applications. We take heart knowing there are so many groups working to better the quality of life in our city, and we wish there were more months in a year so we could support all the wonderful organizations that submitted applications. This year, money raised through the Register Round Up will support a wide variety of causes including education, health and wellness, food access, economic development, animal welfare, sustainability and the environment. 12 - The Co-operator


January Register Round Up Braddock Carnegie Library strives to perpetuate Andrew Carnegie’s original vision of the Library as a “Center of Light & Learning” for the community. As the first Carnegie library in the U.S., this local resource is a National Historic Landmark that is free and open to all. Communities Served: Braddock, North Braddock, East Pittsburgh, Turtle Creek, Chalfant & Greater Pittsburgh Area Register Round Up funds will support operating expenses, including staffing, programming and keeping the doors wide open to ALL who enter.

www.braddockcarnegielibrary.org

February Register Round Up

Healthy Start helps families to have healthier babies by focusing on reducing infant mortality and low birth weight babies in Allegheny County. They educate women and families, connecting them to resources that help them to have healthier pregnancies and healthier children. Communities Served: Allegheny County Register Round Up funds will go toward breastfeeding education and support efforts and to purchase nursing, and pumping supplies for first time moms.

www.healthystartpittsburgh.org

If you’d like to support these organizations and their missions, be sure to tell your Co-op cashier to round up your total to the nearest dollar. Want to give more? Just let your cashier know. The Co-operator - 13


Six Supplements to Aid in New Year’s Detox By Jackson O’Connell-Barlow, Supplement Coordinator

Many folks make drastic changes to their diet and lifestyle to oblige New Year’s resolutions after indulgent eating & drinking during the holidays, but that might be counterproductive in their progression towards deeper health. January & February, in much of the United States, are synonymous with inclement weather and stressful situations. Changing the goal from noticeable weight loss or muscle building to physiological adaptation and preparation might better serve us for the year ahead. I would suggest waiting for spring to do an ambitious cleansing, fasting or weight-focused exercise; better that the cold winter months are spent gently priming our body’s systems for the challenge ahead.

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Dr. Ohirra’s Probiotic formula

A premium organic, living fusion that merges and encourages the evolution of your exclusive internal bacteria. This, in turn, supports a healthy immune system and digestion of crucial micronutrients that your body needs to thrive and flourish. A completely vegetarian probiotic.

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Digest Gold by Enzymedica

Enzymes that break down carbohydrates, fats, fibers and proteins. This supports digestion by helping the body absorb nutrients and convert food into energy. Digestive well-being improves concentration and increases vitality. Chasing larger meals with this is a fantastic way to add more fuel to our digestive fire. 14 - The Co-operator


Serrapeptase

A proteolytic (protein digesting) enzyme. When isolated in the form of a tablet, this enzyme has been shown to act as an anti-inflammatory and a pain-blocker, much like aspirin or ibuprofen. Preliminary research indicates it may even help inhibit plaque build-up in arteries, thereby preventing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and a resulting heart attack or stroke.

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Udo’s Oil 3-6-9 Blend

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A blend of plant-based, unrefined, certified-organic food oils. Omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids (or EFAs) and monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acids, are all excellent sources of vital nutrients, and are essential components of the body’s cell membranes. From cognitive function to hormone production, these fats play a significant role.

3 Adrenal Health by Gaia Herbs

High cortisol levels from winter stress can greatly affect sleep and energy. This formula provides nourishment to the adrenals, with a unique combination of pure and potent adaptogenic herbal extracts.

6 Triphala

A traditional Ayurvedic blend of 3 bitter Indian fruits that support the gastrointestinal tract, improving digestion, elimination and assimilation of nutrients. It assists in pulling deep-seated waste from the digestive tract to help increase the colon’s absorption functions. Its attributes help prime the body for more ambitious cleansing as the ice melts and spring approaches.

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Event Calendar

January & February

FARM TO TABLE CONNECTIONS: BRUNCH & LEARN

Wednesday, January 3, 10 AM - Noon Erin Hart, Farm To Table Western PA POWER/EEFC Conference Room FREE – Please RSVP at: farmtotablebrunch.eventbrite.com Learn about local food resources over brunch. This popular series brings together consumers, farms, food producers and a variety of other industry professionals for brunch and networking opportunities.

ANCIENT WAYS CLEANSING TECHNIQUES

Saturday, January 27, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Cara Freidheim, Mookshi Wellness Center POWER/EEFC Conference Room $10Co-op&MookshiMembers/$15Non-Members Please RSVP at: ancientwayscleansing. eventbrite.com Join us for an introduction to wise and ancient cleansing techniques from Ayurvedic and Yogic traditions, accompanied by a gentle cleansing yoga practice.

CO-OP ORIENTATION

Sunday, February 4, 11 AM – Noon Erica Peiffer, Member Services Coordinator POWER/EEFC Conference Room RSVP by calling 412-242-3598.

Orientations ensure members feel completely comfortable using our store and participating in our Co-op. They provide an opportunity to ask questions, meet other members and staff, review member benefits, and learn more about the cooperative business model. Nonmembers welcome!

10%* off wellness AND body care The first Wednesday of every month

COMMUNITY-OWNED HEALTHCARE

Wednesday, February 7, 7 PM – 8 PM Dr. Kirsten Lin, Family Matters Direct Primary Care POWER/EEFC Conference Room FREE – Please RSVP at: communityownedhealthcare.eventbrite.com Meet Dr. Lin and learn more about Direct Primary Care, a growing bipartisan mode of healthcare delivery, whereby practices are physician-owned and membersupported, bypassing the need to bill insurance companies.

WELLNESS Wednesday

CO-OP ANNUAL MEETING

Saturday, February 24, 2 PM – 4 PM Liberty Room – Allegheny County Human Services Building FREE – Please RSVP at: eefcannualmeeting.eventbrite.com Share refreshments with Co-op friends old and new, as the Board of Directors presents the 2017 Annual Report and brings us up to date on the work at hand in 2018. Children’s activities provided.

*No additional discounts or sales may be stacked with this offer

Senior Discount Days

(5% courtesy discount for 62+) Every Tuesday & Thursday

quarterly discount

Members, be sure to use your 10% quarterly discount by March 31st!

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