June 1, 2009
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of our grand opening at Full O' Life in June, 1959, we would like to share some of our fondest memories with you. Please click here for a fond look back into the history of Full o' Life!
We would like to thank all of our good customers during the past 50 years for the continued success of our business. Without your support and your kindness, Full O' Life would not have achieved the level of success we enjoy today.
Kathryn Matheson, Patti Comstock, Clint Comstock, Cindy Moon and Chris Moon
| February 07, 2005
Midlife depression responds to DHEA
The February 2005 issue of the American Medical Association journal Archives of General Psychiatry published the findings of researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health that the over the counter hormone supplement dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) was effective in the treatment of midlife minor and major depression. The decline in the production of DHEA by the adrenal glands that occurs with age has been linked with an increased risk of several age-related conditions. Many middle-aged people take DHEA supplements to attain more youthful blood levels of the hormone and to experience its many benefits which include improved memory and mood.
Peter J. Schmidt, MD, of the National Institute of Mental Health's Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, and colleagues, randomly assigned 23 men and 23 women with major or minor depression of midlife onset to receive 90 milligrams DHEA for 3 weeks followed by 3 weeks of 450 milligrams DHEA, or a placebo for 6 weeks. At the end of the treatment period both groups received no therapies for 2 weeks followed by 6 weeks during which the groups' regimens were switched. Depression symptoms and sexual function were evaluated through standardized interviews conducted before treatment, at three weeks, and after each six week treatment period.
After 6 weeks of DHEA therapy, depression scores significantly improved compared to pretreatment scores and compared to the placebo group. When the second phase of the trial was analyzed, all of those who received DHEA experienced at least a 50 percent response as assessed by one depressing rating scale compared to 13 of the placebo subjects. Sexual function also improved in those who received DHEA compared to before treatment and compared to those who received the placebo.
The authors conclude, "We find DHEA to be an effective treatment for midlife-onset major and minor depression."
January 17, 2005
Further Evidence for Homocysteine, Stroke Link
We thought this article might be of interest to you!
01/17/2005 - People genetically prone to high concentrations of homocysteine have a higher risk of stroke than other individuals, according to a new study that supports the theory of a causal relationship between the amino acid and stroke. (read more....)
Come to our Grand Re-Opening Celebration on Sunday, October 24th
from 9:30 am to 6 pm! Print out this flyer and bring it in for a 10% discount! There will be live music,
food and door prizes, so come and join the fun!
After five long months, we are finally ready to throw open the
doors and welcome everyone back! It's been a long, hard process
but we're excited about a new era for Full O' Life!
Our big celebratory Grand Reopening will be scheduled at the end
of August or thereabouts but we can't wait to see you in the meantime!
Click here to see the progress on our
brand new roof!
Full O' Life is Coming Alive!
27th, a huge crane hoisted our bow trusses into position.
The bow trusses are the key to our getting going! Not many
people know that these massive fifty foot wooden trusses across
the roof, secure the walls.
week, we will be getting a roof over our heads, earthquake
retrofitting, and inside carpentry, ie. new restrooms to accomodate
the city code for wheelchair access.
At this point, we are on schedule to open in late June. If
you have any questions, please call us at (818) 845-8343.
Dear Friends of Full O' Life:
Patti, Cindy and I would like to thank you for your well wishes
We sure do miss all of you and look forward to seeing you soon.
Just an update on where we are in rebuilding Full O' Life. Our
contractor, Marty Walker of Topline Builders, tells us our building
will be back up and ready for you by July 1st. Maybe we can plan
a July 4th Grand Opening! I know it sounds like a long time from
now, but a lot has to be done.
The insurance company took all of our inventory because of smoke
and water damage. Then they took all of our shelves and refrigerated
cases, tables, chairs, etc., to be cleaned. Right now what we
are left with is four walls and no roof. It has been removed.
We are waiting today for the lumber to arrive to make two 50 foot
bow truss beams to replace the original ones that burned. When
they are installed, we get a new roof.
Then the contractor will rebuild our mezzanine, which housed our
office and employee lounge. When our refrigerated cases and shelves
are replaced and our new floors put in, we will be good to go.
We will fill the shelves with great health foods and open our
doors. Can't wait!!!!
Owner, Full O' Life
17, 2004 - Read
our write-up by Ryan Carter here.
- We regretfully report that on February 10th, Full O' Life Natural
Foods Market and Restaurant was devastated by fire. The cause was
an electrical short in a small refrigerator in the employee lounge.
The fire destroyed the back third of the store (including the office
and mezzanine) as well as extensively damaging the roof. The remaining
two-thirds of the store was damaged by smoke and water.
However, we are diligently working with engineers and contractors
to rebuild! We anticipate opening in approximately three months
time. We are excited about reopening and seeing all our loyal customers
We want to thank you all for your concern and calls! We love all
our customers and we are grateful for the privelege of having served
you for the past 45 years and are looking forward to serving you
again soon. Please check back to our website often for updates or
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