Come learn and try some of our favorite Wellness brands!
The practitioner fair and presentations on the 3rd floor will be amazing, but we’ve also got some great treats in-store for you during our Wellness Fair: Saturday March 23rd from 11-3pm. Look for giveaways, free samples and in person representatives from these Wellness companies throughout the Co-op!
We’ve added demos from Green Genes (just soap), Surya (henna-based hair color), New Chapter, Flora, Sibu (products made with Sea Buckthorn), EuroPharma (Curamin supplements for pain and inflammation), and Barleans Swirls! Read on for even more demos in store with features on Ascenta, Doctor’s Best, Vitamer, Indigo Wild, Mega Food, Nordic Naturals, HerbPharm, and Country Life. Whahooo!
Read more Wellness Fair Samples In Store Saturday March 23 …
For hardcore Vegans, folks who avoid all animal-based products, finding a D3 supplement has just gotten much easier. Up until yesterday, the Coop did offer a vegan form of a D vitamin, but it was a D2 which some people felt would not be as readily absorbed.
Thankfully, we now have in-stock and on-sale Country Life’s Vegan D3 available in 5000 IU in 30 or 60 soft gels. They are certified gluten-free, as is the complete line of Country Life and…maybe the best part…the plant source for the D3 is lichen. Yes, lichen. The thing that I spent all of my life until 30 seconds ago believing to be a fungi, only to find out (thanks to www.lichen.com) that actually “Lichens are composite, symbiotic organisms made up from members of as many as three kingdoms.”
Whoa. I wish I had learned that in high school.
If that doesn’t amaze you and shake off some of the no-sun crust that might be forming on your mind and mood, then consider taking some of these lichen Vitamin D3 (with the power of three kingdoms!) to see if that helps.
by nancylee bouscher
Made with love in New Hampshire since 1973, MegaFood starts with fresh, local food to deliver authentic nourishment.
Health and Beauty Aids Open House
Friday July 27th
Big Changes in our Health And Beauty Aids Department are on their way: come see our freshly streamlined department, and meet our three newest lines of supplements: MegaFood, Vitanica, and Gaia Herbs.
11am-3pm: Company Representatives will be in-store to share free samples and product knowledge including Barleans, MegaFood, Vitanica, and Healthforce.
Enter to win wonderful prizes!
Savings on your favorite products, including new lines – up to 20% off (including Health Force large size Earth and Vitamineral Greens)!
Call to sign up for a FREE makeover from Gabriel Cosmetics – space is limited. 336-9777 Read more Health and Beauty Aids Open House …
by nancylee bouscher
A short history of Chia seeds at the Co-op: These tiny beads seeds lived happily in the bulk herbs section for oh-so-many years somewhere between celery seeds and dandelion root. They had regular visitors, a few dedicated people who used chia seeds to eat, drink or maybe to use on their Chia Pet.
Then one day Oprah mentioned them on television. I remember this day because suddenly many, many people were asking for chia seeds. Like so many before them, now that they were in the lime light, chia seeds had fans flocking to them. They were moved into the upscale bulk, now next to sesame and flax seeds. They started getting invited to parties, everyone wanted chia seeds to sign their yearbook – chia seeds has “made it.”
For good reason too. They are tiny powerhouses of omega-3, calcium, protein and fiber. In one tablespoon of chia seeds there are 2.4 grams of Omega-3, 64 mg of Calcium, 2 grams of protein and….wait for it….4 grams of fiber. In one tablespoon!
Folks want fiber to help with digestion- which can aid in weigh loss or detoxification. Plus, there’s no grinding involved, like with flax seeds. Chia seeds can be eaten raw or soaked which will prompt the lil’ dots to produce a gel-like sac and quickly turn water into something thicker. So everyone wanted chia. The wanted, they got and then there was no more.
No more chia. Sad, sad day for co-op-ers. Until, one day, a clever gal found some chia and another clever gal ordered over 150 twelve ounce bags of chia from Spectrum Organics. So now, chia seeds are back!
They are planning their stage set, their costumes are at the cleaners and they want to schedule a performance in your morning smoothie. Come on and get ‘em soon! You can find them, under the big lights!, in the Health and Beauty Aid Department really close to those clever gals.