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Food Shelf Coalition helps Crow Wing County Food Shelf get a new look

Crow Wing County Food Shelf gets a new look The Crow Wing County Food Shelf family has some exciting new news. When clients stop in at the Lakes Area Food Shelf in Pequot Lakes, they choose the foods they will use at home. The food shelf now resembles a mini grocery store, with refrigerated glass… Read More Food Shelf Coalition helps Crow Wing County Food Shelf get a new look

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#Esssentia Health Tip: Swimmer’s Itch Getting Under your Skin?

Swimmer’s itch is an uncomfortable but harmless skin rash that you can’t see when you step out of the water after a swim, but boy, can you feel them later. What is Swimmer’s Itch? Swimmer’s itch (cercarial dermatitis) – also known as “duck itch” or “lake itch” – is microscopic parasites lurking in lake water,… Read More #Esssentia Health Tip: Swimmer’s Itch Getting Under your Skin?

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#Essentia Health Tips | Blueberries are packed with nutrition

July even brings blueberry festivals in the Northland. Iron River, Wisconsin, celebrates blueberries on July 22-23 while Ely, Minnesota, celebrates July 28-30. Blueberries are often featured in desserts and sweets such as blueberry muffins and blueberry pie. The added sugar may negate their health benefits. This summer, stretch your taste buds and try blueberries in… Read More #Essentia Health Tips | Blueberries are packed with nutrition

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Essentia Health Smarts | Pump up your potassium!

By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Potassium is an essential mineral for our bodies, but many of us are not getting enough in the foods we eat. Potassium is important for our bodies to digest food efficiently and help avoid constipation. It helps build strong muscles and makes them properly relax… Read More Essentia Health Smarts | Pump up your potassium!