Recent Study Shows Maple Syrup May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

Maple Syrup Can Help Alzheimer's - Richmondmom

Next time you are in front of a stack of pancakes or waffles, pour a little extra maple syrup on them.  It just might help protect you against Alzheimer’s.  A recent study conducted by Donald Weaver from the University of Toronto showed that an extract in maple syrup prevented the misfolding and clumping of two […]

Navigating Food Claims

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Navigating Food Claims Reading food labels can be confusing and sometimes misleading. How can you figure out the best products to meet your family’s needs? MARTIN’S in-store nutritionists are here to help with some tips on navigating claims made on food labels.     Food Claims: Organic Organic foods are organically grown or produced without […]

Could Tennis Be Your Family’s 2016 Resolution?

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Tennis is a sport that can can be played for a lifetime. To play tennis all you need is a racquet, balls, one other person and a court! Because Richmond is consistently ranked (by United States Tennis Association) as one of the nations top ten tennis cities, we have an extraordinary menu of inexpensive tennis options for all […]

Simple Changes for a Healthier Holiday


Holidays are great for making memories with loved ones, however sometimes the large family meals, cocktail parties and get-togethers can take a toll on our wellness. There are plenty of delicious ways to decrease calories, saturated fat, sodium and sugar without compromising on taste or quality in your recipes. Here are some easy ideas for recipe substitutions to […]

Girls and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad ACL Tear

Female athletes have a higher risk for ACL tears compared to their male counterparts.

With the start of school just around the corner, parents are thinking about practices, uniforms, games, and scheduling. But injuries are a low priority on the list (which they should be; we don’t want to think about the possibility of our children getting hurt).  However, after a long summer of fun in the sun, and […]

FREE Gluten Free Food Sampling & Fresh Produce Classes


We’ve told you all about how you can get a virtually free, personalized consultation with a MARTIN’S nutritionist… and we’ve even checked it out ourselves… but did you know MARTIN’S offers food tastings and nutrition classes as well? If you’re working to get healthy this spring, check out these up coming events at MARTIN’s this month: […]

St. Mary’s Pediatric Emergency Department is Only in the Region to Have This…

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Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital now has eight of the eleven specialty-trained pediatric emergency medicine physicians in the Richmond Area making the Pediatric Emergency Department the first in the region to be staffed around the clock by these physicians. “Many patients are not aware of the importance of board certification, particularly within a specialty or […]

Counting Sheep? 5 strategies to encourage a better night’s sleep

photo credit: Adrian Pimpam

Sleep is important for our overall health. Sleep affects mood, energy levels, productivity, and mental clarity.  Recent studies also indicate the amount of sleep can impact weight gain/loss. So whether you are having difficulty catching those zzzzz’s, or just don’t feel rested, try a few of these strategies to see if your counting sheep days […]

Delicious and Nutritious Kid-Friendly Holiday Delights

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By Valerie Pulley, RDN MARTIN’S Food Markets “Tis the holiday season and a wonderful time to connect with family and friends! Of course, it’s also the time when we are surrounded by endless amounts of traditional holiday indulgences such as baked goods and sweets. Any party is bound to be brimming with tons of cookies […]

Taste the Rainbow of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

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Summer is here and so is the bountiful crop of fresh and local fruits and veggies! Whether you are growing or purchasing local produce, it is a rewarding experience to support local farmers, provide fresher produce to your family, and save at the same time.  Local produce begins to appear in MARTIN’S stores in late […]