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As many as 1 in every 133 Americans are living today with Celiac Sprue or an intolerance to gluten. Celiac Sprue is an auto-immune disease triggered by
consumption of gluten, which is found in bread, pasta, cookies, pizza crust and other foods
containing wheat, barley or rye (oats are currently questionable too).
Celiacs must adhere to a 100% gluten-fee diet for life in order to stay healthy, but this is not an easy task without the help and support of your community. If you or someone you know is (or could be) afflicted with Celiac Sprue, please contact Megan Tichy for more information about our local support group and/or to get on the monthly e-newsletter list.
Looking for locally grown fresh produce? Local farmers and gardeners sell a variety of fresh products between 7 a.m. and noon every Saturday as part of the Brazos Valley Farmers Market. Lettuce, greens, fruits and vegetables, goat cheese, yard eggs, homemade soap and plants will be available. Farmers Markets will be in the Brazos County Health Department parking lot, which is located at the corner of Texas Avenue and William Joel Bryan Parkway. Area residents who would like to sell produce from their farms or gardens are encouraged to join the association and can contact the Brazos County Extension office at 823-0129 for an application.
Looking for Real Beef? Wyble Farms raises Happy Cows and Chickens on their farm in Burleson County. There, the calves feed on nothing but pure water, mother's milk, and pasture-grass. The chickens Free-Range, and those that stay are leaner and tastier than grain-fed chickens. Both the cows and chickens are much higher in the valuable Omega 3 fatty acids than their soy and grain-fed counterparts. Very tasty as well. For excellent value in Free Range chicken and Pasture Fed beef, call Wyble Farms at 979.272.1317. Ask for John or Cheryl, and tell them we sent you! Eat Wild provides more information on the benefits of eating or raising grass-fed beef.
Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt, PhD, herbalist & chemist, is one of our customers, and a valuable local resource. Practicing as Wendy the Herbalist, she uses discoveries made dealing with her own cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome. Dr. Keeney-Kennicutt has formulated and is now marketing her own herbal salves for both humans and pets or farm animals. Visit her website at the link above for more detail or general information.
Wateroak Farms is a local dairy goat haven, and produces excellent goat cheese, milk, and ice cream. We sell it at BNF, Pam and Mark sell it from the dairy. They can't sell their raw milk in stores, but I've tried it, it's good, and they may be able to deliver it to your home. Call and ask. The phone number is 979.279.2373. Give them a call, and plan on a drive to their place in the country, north of OSR in Robertson County.
Miss Ellen Moore is our favorite local potter. Her handbuilt works in clay are both functional and beautiful, and provide years of service as either everyday dinnerware or objects for display. Her dinnerware is dishwasher and microwave safe. Call 979.778.1153 for more information. Classes available on limited basis.
Betty Moore is a Usui Reiki Master/Teacher
located in Brenham, Texas. She is a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals,
has lived in Brenham since 1998, is a cancer survivor, and truly enjoys practicing and teaching
Usui Reiki has its origins in Japan and is a method of stress reduction and relaxation which promotes general well-being. Reiki energy is very powerful, yet gentle and nurturing, and brings a sense of peace to the stressful issues we all are confronted with in our daily lives. Although used in conjunction with many medical therapies, Reiki is not a substitute for conventional medical treatment, nor is it a religion.
For more information on individual sessions and/or classes, please contact Betty at reikiwarmhands at aol.com, or phone her at 979.277.0183. Or, go to Reiki For Life to visit her on the Web!