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You have articles on organic foods paired with
health and fitness articles. It explains the total
package and is so timely with the new year!
We’d rate this issue a 10 out of 10!
Pat and Tom Deike
Journey to whole-self health
I found several items in Dr. [Frank]
Lipman’s article [“Whole-self health,” January
2015] that were helpful to me and my wife. It
inspired me to purchase his book.
Physical and financial fitness
I found the [January 2015] issue to be especially informative. Each article had substance,
and I was pleased to see that the age group of
which I am part (over 65) was included in the
articles relating to health.
We all have an interest in health, and this
issue was filled with articles on general health-related issues.
I also liked the practical information on
donations and the red flags for detecting charity
scams [“Being cautious with your donation dollars”]. This was quite useful for many of us who
normally make our donations this time of year
and may not be astute in evaluating a charity on
its real merits.
A little bit of everything
I made a mess of your January magazine. I
kept ripping out pages. The two vegan recipes
[“New meals for the new year”] sound interesting. I plan to buy The Boston Girl by Anita
Diamont [“Ties that bind”] because I loved The
Red Tent. I tore out the page listing your staff
book picks so I can review the selections. The
list of superfoods [“Foods that are super,”
Buying Smart] and the money advice [“Being
Tell us your story!
DO YOU HAVE a favorite recipe
made with Kirkland Signature™
ingredients? If so, we would like
to hear what it is. Send your
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“favorite Kirkland Signature
recipe” in the subject line.
cautious with your donation dollars”] are keepers. All this in a magazine that comes to me at
no charge. Now, that’s a bargain!
Delray Beach, Florida
Staying the course
I read the article “Please, don’t quit” [Wally
Amos, Fresh Views] in the January Costco
Connection magazine with great interest. I fully
agree with that advice for all, and especially for
young adults. It’s great advice. I teach a class at a
local community college called “Orientation to
College” for new college students. This article
would be a great tool for class discussion, as one
topic I cover is on setting goals and hard work
The article about health insurance was
interesting [“Insuring your health,” January
2015] but did not state whether there were services available for people on Medicare. I am
interested in checking this out for next year’s
St. Louis, Missouri
Lisa Castaneda, manager of insurance services,
replies: To view a list of Medicare plans that include the Costco Pharmacy in their network, you
can visit this link,
care-plan-finder.html, or call 1-888-561-0575.
Once you enter your ZIP code it will show you
a list of plans available in your area. The link for
any members with questions on non-Medicare
plans for individuals or businesses is
quote.com, or call 1-855-332-3821.
Long-term weight loss
I was privileged to be one of the participants in Rena Wing’s study of long-term, significant weight loss [“Keeping it off,” January
2015]. Having lost and kept off 50-plus pounds,
I was invited to join the study in 1993. Dr.
Wing’s findings have been accepted as the gold
standard of long-term weight-loss strategies.
It is worth knowing that study participants
were not influenced by, or restricted to, any
study materials, offers or swag, or rules. The
scientists merely wanted to know how we all
did it. Among other tasks, I kept a detailed food
journal of literally every crumb I ate for over
In response to the
the United States
Debate goes on
NO. The Ebola scare that came home was a
huge wake-up call for us all. We cannot trust the
government on this, or citizens who think they
can just come back into society and ignore the
rules of quarantine.
YES. We had one Ebola death.
Julie P. Pommer
I read with great interest the cover story
[“Growing organic”] in your January 2015
Several years ago I was diagnosed with cancer and have received many medical treatments. As part of my wellness program I have
changed wherever possible my food sources to
organic food. Having a food source that is certified organic and farmed without synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, and does not
use genetically modified organisms (GMOs), is
a very important part of my anti-cancer fight
for me and my family.
I greatly appreciate the organic-product
selection provided in my local Costco store. I
thank you for your increase in availability of
organic products during the past few years, and
strongly encourage you to add additional certified organic products in the future.
Kansas City, Missouri
Rating the magazine
Your January 2015 issue of The Costco
Connection is the best one you’ve ever done!