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Are you passionate about Health, beauty and wellness? Canyon Market, a
local natural foods store, is looking for a buyer for our health and
beauty department.

The HABA buyer is responsible for maintaining product sets in the HABA
department, also known in the industry HBA and wellness. Buyers serve
customers by responding to their needs, listening to the voices in our
unique neighborhood location, and staying tuned into consumer trends.
Buyers model superior service for our staff; they are skilled at
suggestive selling.

The HABA buyer orders from several suppliers, cultivating mutually
beneficial vendor relationships, upholding product quality and stock
levels, creating merchandise displays that are seasonal and topical,
managing inventory and ensuring cleanliness.

The HABA buyer purchases product within a budget set within the
company, and maintains inventory levels within budget parameters. He
or she is expected to be involved with the physical inventory of the
HABA departments; to negotiate best terms and most favorable
discounts; to organize promotions, discount programs and product
demonstrations; and to involve other departments in new product
introductions. He or she works in conjunction with the general manager
and other buyers on product selection, merchandising, staff training
and education.

Skill requirements:

• Thorough natural food channel product knowledge in the wellness and
beauty department
• Familiarity with specialty channel products and supply chains
• Effective oral/written communication, interpersonal and customer
services skills to interact with diverse groups including vendors,
staff, managers and customers.
• Retail business understanding and experience including margin
calculation, time management, self-motivation, organizational and
problem solving abilities and professional demeanor and appearance.
• Comfortable with data base management
• Knowledge of MS word and excel

We offer a flexible schedule, 20% store discount, vacation, sick pay
and health benefits.

To apply, come by our store or email your resume to Lyli at
. We look forward to hearing from you.

Chef Opportunities / Personal Chef: Martinelli Family (Saratoga, CA)
« Last post by Lori Cottrell on August 19, 2014, 09:16:55 AM »
Personal Chef

Seeking personal chef for a family of four (children age 10).  With a focus on food for healing and support, we would like our personal chef to be familiar with gluten/dairy free meal preparation as well as preparing meals for two young competitive athletes. We seek a person who is passionate about food and its importance to a healthy lifestyle, loves being around children in a busy household and has great positive energy. We are an organic only family, prefer our produce from a farmers market and have our own garden. 

Part time 20-25 hours a week

Salary: $25-$60/hour

Martinelli Family

Contact: 415-260-7622

City/State: Saratoga, CA
Nutrition Talk / Re: SEVERE BLOATING
« Last post by jodi f. on August 18, 2014, 03:25:32 PM »
Hi Natalia,

If she hasn't already done so, I recommend she do the Genova/Metametrix "GI Effects" stool test, which will check that bacteria against both pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals to determine what will be effective against it. It may be that she requires a combination of things for ultimate effectiveness.

Nutrition Talk / SEVERE BLOATING
« Last post by NataliaA on August 18, 2014, 02:49:53 PM »
My friend Denise is dealing with this health issue for a while now and I though to ask all of you for help, in sharing your thoughts. Thank you so much.Here is her message: "I need help!!! I have been dealing with some severe bloating and digestive issues for over 4 years now. I caught something during a trip to Bali and I haven't been the same since. About a year ago I was diagnosed with SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth ). I tried treating it naturally with a low FODMAPS diet, oregano oil, peppermint oil, candibactin, MotilPro………until I finally gave in to a round of antibiotics (rifaximin) a month ago. Today I found out the the SIBO is not gone and I don't even know how to treat it next. Any suggestions?"
Nutrition Talk / Re: Special Diets & Young Children
« Last post by terizim on August 15, 2014, 12:44:57 PM »
I am a mother of 7 1/2 year old twin girls.  I have found that discussing food, its benefits and downsides, is what is the most helpful in shaping my kids into conscious eaters.  If you restrict your children, especially when other kids are eating what we consider to be unhealthy choices, they will only crave those foods more and gorge on them when you are not around.  It is best to arm them with age appropriate information and choices.  As they get older, I see my girls making better and better choices and I know they will stick to them because it is their decision not what I am dictating.   ;D
Nutrition Talk / Side effects of dental anaesthetic
« Last post by Dana Ced on August 15, 2014, 08:05:45 AM »

A friend of mine had some side effects of dental anaesthetic: sharp pain in stomach the night after his visit followed by upset stomach, diarrhea, and dry mouth for three days.
I recommended drinking lots of water and coconut water for extra hydration, 3 capsules of Milk Thistle extract per day for 5 days, and vegetable and bone broths. He has a second appointment in a week, which means more anaesthesia. I told him to ask for an alternative anaesthesia without Epinephrine (I was told that this component might be to blame).

Does this sound about right?
Do you have any other recommendations for minimising the side effects of anaesthesia? Maybe a special diet before or after the procedure...

Thank you in advance for any feedback.
Chef Opportunities / Natural Chef- Stanford Hospital Patient (Palo Alto, CA)
« Last post by Lori Cottrell on August 14, 2014, 04:57:11 PM »
Natural Chef

We are trying to find a skilled chef to drop-off lunch and dinner daily for one person who is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Stanford Hospital.

This job is temporary and will require a 1 month commitment.

Lean proteins, whole/ancient grains, no sugar, lots of vegetables, etc. The key point is that the chef must prepare very CLEAN foods for the patient

Salary: $40/hour

Business: DomesticMatch

Contact: 650-798-7988

City/State: Palo Alto, CA

Chef Opportunities / *Natural Chef Wanted for Couple in Washington, USA/Panama
« Last post by Lori Cottrell on August 14, 2014, 12:20:12 PM »

This position has been filled.


Natural Chef Wanted for Couple in Washington, USA/Panama
- Start August 12, with a 60 day trial period.
- Enthusiastic, light-hearted, kind, easily adaptable, consciously aware person.

Job Description:
- 3 meals a day approximately 6 days a week, flexible depending on schedule. The chef cooks for the couple, employees, and guests as needed. Average 6-10 people per meal, additional dinner parties and occasionally events up to 40 people.
- Organic Eating for Health style meals.
- Paelo/Raw oriented with limited ancient grains.
- No garlic, onions or legumes.
- Gluten-free.
- No drinking on the job.
- Knows how to juice, sprout, and dehydrate fruits, vegetables and nuts.
- Meal plan up to a week in advance.
- Able to work out of a small kitchen.
- Driver’s license and passport required.

Traveling is required as part of the job, with all transportation and accommodations provided by the couple. Generally the couple spends mid-November to May in Panama. The summer months are spent in northern Washington. The couple occasionally travels to other locations abroad and the chef would have the option of personal time off or the opportunity to travel with the couple, depending on the situation.

-In Panama the market and farmers' market are 10-15 minutes away. There is a fish market 20 minutes away and a big farmers market 40 minutes away.
- In Northern Washington, the farmers' market and grocery store are 1 hour away. Our previous chef is happy to connect you with local produce and food vendors.
-The Chef will do all shopping, prep, and clean-up (Additional kitchen helpers can be arranged for dinner parties and larger number of guests).
- The annual salary is negotiable around $75,000/year.
Jessica Bauman is the current chef who is leaving for grad school and available for additional information about the job.

Please contact the Operations Manager, Samuel Hertz, at (775)671-1154 for additional information. Or email a cover letter and CV describing your experience and interest to

Dear Bauman College Natural Chef Students,
On behalf of Chef Laurent Manrique and the Tibetan Aid Project, it is my pleasure to invite you to participate in the Tibetan Aid Project’s 14th annual Taste & Tribute benefit dinner.

This year Taste & Tribute will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. Taste & Tribute is a gala fundraising event that features twenty-two of the Bay Area’s finest chefs, including Laurent Manrique of Café de la Presse The Chefs work table-side in pairs to create exquisite four-course meals for a table of twenty guests.  Fine wine will be served during this event; the wine is paired for the four courses at a table based on the wine and the menu. Generally, 4 reds, 4 whites, 4 additional whites, and 4 dessert wines. There will be a total of 220 guests in the ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel. Tickets to the event are $350.00 each, and sell out every year. A silent auction takes place during the reception, and a live auction is held during dinner. The program includes heartfelt speeches, and a film that takes place in the ballroom so you, will be able to experience the nights celebration too. There is also a special appreciation blessing ceremony for all of the chefs.

Proceeds support the Tibetan Aid Project’s mission to rebuild, preserve, and strengthen Tibet’s cultural and spiritual heritage for the benefit of the Tibetan people and all humanity. The Tibetan Aid Project is a volunteer run, and donor funded non-profit in Berkeley, CA that has been supporting Tibetan refugees since 1969 and is founded by Head Lama Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche. The Tibetan culture is full of incredible knowledge, and sacred history that we aim to preserve through the transmission of text and art back to its origin. The Tibetan Aid Project funds the production and shipment of sacred Tibetan art and text to be delivered to Tibetan refugees and Buddhist pilgrims at the World Peace Ceremony in Bodh Gaya, India every year.

Here is a link to our website,

Take a look at our event website that highlighted the chefs, menus and donors from Taste & Tribute 2013.

This is a link to SF Gate on-line news who covered the event last year -

This is a link to our story written on, an award-winning blog by Carolyn Jung

We are looking for Natural Chefs from Bauman College who are interested in volunteering for the reception. Taste and Tribute is a wonderful opportunity to use your amazing culinary talents to benefit humanity. If you are definitely interested, considering it, or have questions please let me know so that I can promptly answer you and add your name to the lists of participating chefs! I am reachable by e-mail, or phone at 510.848.4238 ex. 634 .

I hope to finalize the line-up by the end of August, so please be in touch soon. Thank you and we hope you will be a part of this year’s Taste & Tribute!

A copy of this year's press release is attached to this e-mail. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.

Deedra Hall
Communications and Development Coordinator
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