Jun 032013

Holding Sapling1Marathon Community Garden Project Meet Up

WHERE: Food For Thought

WHEN: Thursday June 13th at 6:30pm

Come join the fun and hold the vision for our very own COMMUNITY GARDEN. All those interested will be meeting at Food For Thought Thursday June, 13th at 6:30pm to generate ideas, share the excitement and start getting a proposal together to share with city hall.

Debbie London is the project manager for the property behind city hall and expressed interest in having part of it be a community garden. We also have contact with Kim Gabel, who works at University of Florida/Monroe County Extension and advises the Key West Community Garden. She said she would be happy to do the same for us.

Call Susan at 706-265-5735 for more information. To sign up for Thursday’s Meet UP call Food For Thought at 305-743-3297. See ya’ll there.

Oct 262012

Natural Flu Shot



Tv commercials show a woman commenting to her pharmacist that she doesn’t have an appointment for her flu shot & he states that she doesn’t need one. You don’t need an appointment for our flu shots either!

Oct 052012

NON-GMO At Food for Thought we often receive health new letters. Below is one we recently received about GMOs. The use of GMO (Genetically Modified) foods is a real concern in the US and around the world. These genetically modified produce is not labeled in the United States and there is a growing concern of the side-effects of consuming these altered foods. We thought we would pass this one along to you to keep you informed of the issue. We are dedicated to making sure we only stock NON-GMO food as much as we possibly can here at Food for Thought.

October 2012 marks the third annual Non-GMO Month, and the celebration could not be more timely. Recent polls show that more than 90% of Americans want to know whether or not their food contains GMOs, and 2012 has seen a groundswell in the “right to know” movement. In the past year, over 1.2 million Americans have contacted the FDA asking them to implement mandatory labeling of GMO foods, and more than a dozen states have taken up GMO labeling bills, including a voter initiative in California that puts mandatory GMO labeling on this November’s ballot.

While consumers fight for their right to know at the polls, the Non-GMO Project is providing shoppers with an immediate solution to the presence of unlabeled GMOs.  As the only third party non-GMO verification in North America, the Non-GMO Project Verified seal is quickly gaining popularity. It’s now the fastest growing label claim in the natural products industry with more than 6,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products representing close to $3 billion in annual sales.

GMO labeling is mandatory in 49 other countries around the world, including Australia, Russia, China, and all of Europe, but no such requirements exist in the U.S. In this regulatory void, it’s more important than ever for individuals to take action in support of a safe, healthy food supply. Non-GMO Month is a perfect time to celebrate your right to choose non-GMO. For inspiration, check out our list of 8 Ways to Celebrate Non-GMO Month this October.

We look forward to sharing an engaging, empowering Non-GMO Month with you. Together we CAN protect a safe, healthy non-GMO food supply for future generations!

Megan Westgate
Executive Director Non-GMO Project
1200 Harris Avenue, Suite #305
Bellingham, WA 98225

Sep 282012
Health Supplement - Curamin

Got Chronic Pain? Wondering if Pain Relief is Possible? ABSOLUTELY!

Experience pain relief for yourself with Curcumin.
So what is Curcumin and how does it work? If you have tasted curry you will be familiar with Curcumin. Curry is a combination of Turmeric and usually Red Pepper. Curcumin is the active ingredient of Turmeric. It is part of the Turmeric root that gives Curry its golden color. It is botanically known as Curcuma longa. It is a member of the antioxidant-rich ginger family.

Oxidation, Inflammation and Chronic Pain
In order to understand how Curcumin works you need to understand oxidation. Oxidation in the body is exactly like metal rusting and food getting brown when left out. It is a process of the cells chemically breaking down and has to do with the loss of at least one electron when two or more substances interact. That roaming electron is called a free radical. It is highly unstable and attempts to stabilize by stealing electrons from healthy cells, proteins and DNA, thereby damaging them and causing inflammation and pain.  A strong argument can be made that oxidation is a main cause of disease.

Pain Relief and Antioxidants
So what is the solution? Oxidation is a natural process of respiration and, fortunately for us, nature has provided a solution in the form of antioxidants.  An antioxidant is a substance that is highly stable and has extra electrons to give away thereby stabilizing free radicals and stopping the oxidation process. Curcumin has an amazing 157,000 ORAC rating (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), that is 26 times more than a serving of blueberries, which itself has a high ORAC rating. Curcumin scrubs the “rust” from your cells.

Curcumin has long history as a medicinal herb without any known side effects. It been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It has recently received attention in Western Medicine for its anit-inflammatory and anit-tumoral  properties. There is a plethora of studies done on the benefits of Turmeric for inflammation, pain relief and tumor inhibitors. Curcumin, being Turmeric’s active ingredient, has a more concentrated and therefore a much more powerful effect than Turmeric. Curcumin has proven antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

Reduce Inflammation and Reduce Pain
Most pain is caused and compounded by inflammation. Curcumin is proven to dramatically reduce inflammation. It also can actually help repair and rebuild worn cartilage, restoring joints flexibility. But don’t take my word for it, do the research for yourself. To start your research here is a link to scholarly research articles for scientific studies of Curcumin.


Come on in to Food for Thought and experience the pain relief of Curcumin for yourself.
Testimonials on the Pain Relief Properties of Curcumin
“I have been suffering with pain now for over five years, very difficult range of motion in my knees especially.  I wanted so badly to go to a restaurant and get up from my chair and get going like a normal person and not have to pause and wait before I could go on.  I wanted to come down the stairs fast and not have to place both feet on each step.  Then by miracle reading an article somewhere I came across the name Curamin and for the first time I am my old self again.  I am 57 years old and I feel I am back from decrepit, I thanK God every night. I have been using your Curamin for two weeks, and for the first time in years have found relief.  I am now purchasing this product as gifts for everyone I know is in pain.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.   Keep up the good work.  You are officially THE PAIN BUSTER!!!”†
– Ana , Laguna Niguel, CA
“I have been taking curamin for 2 weeks for my pain. This is truly a miracle for me.”
– Anita C, Live Oak, FL
“On November 3rd, 2010 I had surgery for a growth on the bones of my foot.  I could no longer walk on that foot and had immediate surgery. I could not wear anything but tennis shoes with a good support for over six months.  I could not wear any shoe with a heel until September of 2011 when I started to take Curamin.  It was helping, but I needed something additional, so I also started to take Bos-Cur.  The combination of the two are AMAZING!!!   I am wearing heels to work now and enjoying my kickboxing and weightlifting class.  I take one Bos-Cur and 3 Curamin in the morning.  On rainy or cold days I take the same in the late afternoon and it keeps me going all day long!”
– Sue W, Green Bay, WI
“After doing a lot of research on my own I discovered natural treatments that have made the biggest difference in my quality of life.  The product Curamin has literally changed my life.  I was tearing up when I could actually go for an evening walk with my little boy for the first time in 2 years.  I would recommend this product to anyone.  I can’t be thankful enough.”
– Tara T, Raleigh, NC
For more testimonials click here. http://www.curamin.com/testimonials/


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Sep 252012

Good Morning!

Our Daily Cafe Specials are:

Roasted Beets & Carrots
with maple coconut glaze served over quinoa

Creamy Cashew Celery Soup
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Muffin
and remember…
Breakfast served daily ’til noon!

You can always check out our full menu @ http://www.foodforthoughtflkeys.com/

Sep 242012

     At Home Dinner Recipe

Monday Sept 24:

     Hearty Vegetable Lasagna: Organic  and  Gluten Free





1 Package of Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta Lasagna – Wheat Free/Gluten Free

1 Pound of fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 cup of broccoli, spinach (or any other vegetable you choose)

3/4 cup of chopped red pepper

3/4 chopped red onion

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons Bioitalia 100% Organic Olive Oil

2 jars Eden Organic Pasta Sauce

1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

5 cups of Daiya Mozzarella Cheese (dairy free)

2 Organic eggs (or for vegan try: enerG egg replacer)


1. Cook the lasagna noodles in a large pot of boiling water for 10 minutes. Rinse with cold water and drain.

2. In a large saucepan, cook and stir mushrooms, peppers, onion and garlic in oil.  Stir in pasta sauce and italian seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. 

3. Mix together two cups of cheese and eggs.

4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread 1 cup of tomato sauce into the bottom of a greased baking dish. Layer 1/2 each, lasagna noodles, cheese mix and sauce.

5. Repeat layering and top with remaining cheese.

6. Bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.