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Eat Well and Fight Cancer

June 19, 2019

I am not a doctor. Nor am I a scientist. But when I was in high school, I did volunteer at a cell biology lab which was dedicated to solving one small piece of the cancer puzzle. It was enough of a glimpse into medical research to let me know that the field sounded much more glamorous, exciting, and intellectually stimulating than it actually is.

We live in a vast and complex environment. Our bodies are incredibly intricate and powerful machines. The supply chain of the food that feeds the world is so impossibly long and labyrinthine that one hamburger could be comprised of components from most of the United Nations.

So it is wise to be skeptical of anyone who claims certain diets fight cancer. Which isn’t to say proponents of healthful eating are wrong.

Do you know what does help to fight cancer? Money. Because that research into cancer is expensive. And tomorrow, you’ll have the chance to eat well and fight cancer at the same time.

CoreLife has kind of been on the periphery of my radar, but I have yet to make it into one of its shops. It’s kind of hard to believe that a Syracuse-based health food restaurant is taking the nation by storm. But I feel like they’ve tapped into something with their grain bowls and plates. It reminds me of what Chipotle was doing before they got so big, and maybe with a bit more of a modern twist.

Because this commingling of salad greens and whole grains really feels of the moment.

Anyway, CoreLife is opening its newest spot on Thursday in Latham. And from 11am-9pm, they will donate $5 for every bowl or plate sold in-store to the local chapter of Real Kids Wear Pink. I have no connection with the organization or the restaurant. I’ve never even had their food. But $5 per bowl feels huge. And someone from CoreLife reached out and really wanted to make sure people knew about the fund raising element of this opening.

So, there you have it. Eat well. Do good. And then tell me what you think. Because I am really curious about this place. Mrs. Fussy has been making similar kinds of lunches to take with her to school, using bulgur and pre-washed greens. They look delicious, but they do take her more than a little bit of time to assemble.

Below, please find the full release in the company’s own words. But now I’ve got to run and try to get this house sold. Cheers!

CoreLife Eatery Comes to Latham

The fast-casual fresh foods restaurant will open its newest location with a grand opening celebration on June 20.

Latham, NY—An increasing number of Americans are embracing whole, unprocessed foods, and for good reason. Studies show that about 61 percent of adults’ diets in the United States are comprised of processed foods, even though these foods are proven to contribute to obesity, high blood pressure and other health risks. Many resort to eating quick, packaged meals as a convenience to accommodate their busy lifestyles and find that cooking fresh meals is expensive and time-consuming.

While these fast meals may be convenient, many people are unhappy with the detrimental effects that processed foods have on their health and are making concerted efforts to change their habits. According to the International Food Information Council Foundation’s annual Food and Health Survey, a growing number of 2019 survey respondents reported that they consciously tried to follow a specific diet in the past year, with clean eating and gluten-free or low-carb diets cited as the most popular.

The restaurant industry is increasingly responding to consumers’ growing demand for the coupling of healthy, whole foods with the convenience that they are used to. CoreLife Eatery, a fast-casual restaurant chain founded in Syracuse, NY, is at the forefront of this new frontier in restaurant dining as it offers organic, unprocessed meals in a convenient setting.

Now, the popular eatery will open its newest location at 579 Troy Schenectady Rd. in Latham. The brand has developed a dedicated following of customers who keep coming back for the eatery’s selections of greens, grains and broth-based dishes created with sustainably raised chicken and steak. Starting with flavorful, whole ingredients free of trans fats, artificial colors, sweeteners and GMOs, the menu options at CoreLife are fully customizable, allowing patrons to choose meals that fit their taste and dietary needs.

‘CoreLife is a company committed to encouraging our customers to embrace healthy lifestyles. By offering fresh, whole foods that nourishes the body along with our ongoing pledge to enriching the communities we do business in, we’ve created a brand that people are excited to support. We are excited to bring this concept to Latham, NY,’ said Larry Wilson, CEO of CoreLife Eatery.

The new Latham location will bring its simple, fresh fare to the Capital Region with a grand opening scheduled for Thursday, June 20. As part of the company’s commitment to community engagement, the grand opening event will also include a charity fundraiser for local breast cancer organization Real Kids Wear Pink. Between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m., CoreLife will donate $5 for every bowl or plate sold in-store to benefit the organization.

With an ongoing commitment to wellness and the community, the brand has seen numerous successful location launches in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan and Utah as people embrace the ability to eat healthy and powerful foods every day. For more information on franchise opportunities, please visit

CoreLife Eatery plans to expand to 300 locations, including both corporate and franchise restaurants, nationwide during the next five years. For more information, please visit


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  1. Suzanne H permalink
    June 19, 2019 2:34 pm

    I went there last night for a limited free meal deal posted on Facebook. I had the chicken cobb. It was very good. The order procedure was like Blaze Pizza and whatever you didn’t like or want in the salad or meal could be replaced by something else. My companion had a steak meal and my son had the Korean BBQ pork. Everyone enjoyed it. I tried a piece of steak and it was good.

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