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.
As the natural foods industry has grown,so has the natural supplement and body care products industry also grown. As the sales for organic lotions and no-filler vitamins has increased,so has the number of companies interested in creating these products. While some companies have altruistic motivations,others are focused on profit. When a products becomes only a way to make money- rather than to truly help and heal people- corners are cut and standards are lowered…
And while some stores will stock all options available to them,the Coop’s buyers in the Health and Beauty Aid Department are deeply grateful for the trust that our customers put in us,and we don’t not take that trust lightly. So,we look a bit deeper at a product before ordering it for our shelves,and offering it for our customers.
With more shelf space in our department,we have the excited (and sometimes daunting) task of tracking down high quality offerings. We are very pleased with our three newest Read more Getting to know the new supplements in our Health and Beauty department …
Co-op Vitamins:High Quality Brand
Co-op Brand Vitamins are made by Vitamer Labs,a company that uses only the finest ingredients to provide excellent quality supplements for private labels,such as the SVFC. These vitamin and minerals offer brand value at everyday low prices.
Other vitamin companies buy advertising in health magazines and pass the cost on to customers. The Co-op’s supplement label is our advertisement and our seal of approval. Because of this we can sell a great quality product at a lower price. Plus,Co-op owner-members save an extra 5%!
As standard procedure,Vitamer tests all incoming raw materials as well as finished products and tests each batch for disintegration time. Supplements are packaged in amber glass bottles to protect the sensitive contents from light and moisture. These steps help to optimize absorption and guarantee freshness.
Visit the Health and Beauty Aids Department to select from a wide range of unique formulas,including antioxidants,enzymes,essential fatty acids,green supplements,herbs and botanicals,minerals,multi vitamins and protein powders. All Co-op brand supplements are free from corn,gluten,grain,sugar,starch and yeast.
Getting active out there? Sick of taking harsh pharmaceutical anti-inflammation medications like Ibuprofen and Acetamenophen? Try Zyflamend Whole Body,from New Chapter –it’s designed to support anti-inflammation for the entire body,including aching joints,sore muscles and cardiac health. Read more Zyflamend Whole Body:Gentle Anti-Inflammatory …
Omega Farro Salad
Jill demo’d up some of this incredible salad in-store yesterday,along with popcorn treated to cod liver oil (believe it!).
Here’s why: February is a great month to think about the health of your heart,and to incorporate helping foods into your diet.
Many people who previously reported high blood pressure and cholesterol have seen a decrease in these levels since adding fish or flaxseed oil supplements to their diet. Reducing levels of blood pressure and cholesterol will help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Omega-3 fatty acids can also help to lower triglyceride levels,which many people do not realize may be causing their elevated level of cholesterol.
Emmer wheat or Farro is an ancient type of wheat that along with Einkhorn are believed to be the parent plants of all Durum wheats. (Thanks to http://www.versagrain.com/emmer-wheat.html for the following info)
The seed was first cultivated in Babylonia around 7000 B.C.. It would have been the dominant crop in the Middle East during old testament times. Although in the Bible the word Emmer was often translated as Spelt (a relative of Emmer wheat eaten much later in history). It was however Emmer and Barley that were the main cereal crops grown in Egypt and later in Rome.
Over time,Emmer wheat was replaced by other forms of wheat that had higher yields and were free threshing (grains that can be removed from their husks without pounding or grinding). Domesticated Emmer became a relic crop and wild Emmer was actually a lost species until it was rediscovered in 1906 growing wild in Israel by the Sea of Galilee.
Today,Emmer is popular in Italy where it goes by the name of Farro. The word Farro is a general term for hulled wheat so other grains like Spelt are often called Farro. However,traditionally speaking,Farro is Emmer wheat. It usually comes semi-pearled as the result of processing to remove its husks. It is used in a number of ways in Italian cooking but is most popular boiled whole and served like a risotto. It is also used to make pasta.
Like other ancient varieties of wheat,Emmer wheat,or Farro,is high in protein,fiber,and minerals. When combined with legumes it makes a complete protein. It also has a gluten structure that is different than modern wheat so people with gluten allergies can usually eat it without any problems.
Plus,it’s really yummy.
Omega Farro Salad
2 cups Farro
4 cups water
Omega Garlic-Chili Flax Oil
Cook the Farro in water for about 45 minutes. Drain and allow cooling.
Cook asparagus until al dente and chop.
Add corn,olives,tomatoes and cilantro and toss.
Add Garlic – Chili oil to taste.
Introducing the e-HCG diet plan!
Imagine not just dropping that extra 15-20 pounds,but actually losing those stubborn inches that have been bothering you for so long.
For a lot of people it’s not so much the extra pounds. It’s where they tend to accumulate—around the middle,particularly—that bothers them. And as you age,it only gets harder to lose the fat your body seems so good at storing there. Now there’s something you can do about it.
HCG is a hormone that naturally occurs in pregnant women. It’s role is to protect the baby from malnutrition if the correct balance of nutrients is not being consumed by the mother.
Homeopathic HCG taken orally helps to release nutrients and stored toxins out of adipose tissue. A very low calorie diet is followed for three weeks while taking the drops. The low calorie diet ellicits the nutrient releasing response of the hormone as it releases 1200-1500 calories a day out of the stored adipose cells into the blood stream. This allows for weight loss without the adverse side effects and hunger.
This HCG is a homeopathic formula made from USP-grade raw materials of the very purest grade available. It’s processed according to good manufacturing practices in an FDA-inspected facility in the US. It includes three natural amino acids that promote fat burning,muscle growth,blood flow,appetite control and higher energy. No synthetics or animal products are used.
The e-HCG plan cost $59.99 for the three week program (1 oz) bottle and menu planner included.
We at the Coop always want to make sure that you have all the information you need to make informed choices when purchasing. We are posting some information sent to us directly from the Hyland’s company.
“In abundance of caution due to the FDA investigation of its manufacturing facility Hyland’s is voluntarily recalling it Hyland’s Teething Tablets. No other Hyland’s or Standard Homeopathic products are affected by this recall.
“We initiated this voluntary recall to ensure our consumers know that their families’safety and health are our top priorities,”said Mark Phillps,PharmD President and Chief Pharmacist of the Standard Homeopathic Company. “We are committed to maintaining and deserving the trust they have placed in Hyland’s. We have worked for 107 years to build relationships with our consumers. We intend to preserve that tradition of trust.”
The company,in working with the FDA,has identified manufacturing processes of Hyland’s Teething Tablets that can be improved to ensure uniformity in dosage.
As we go through this product recall,Standard Homeopathic Company’s refining our production,packaging and testing protocols.
Throughout the process,Standard Homeopathic Company and Hyland’s Inc will continue to closely monitor and evaluate the situation and consult with the FDA. We hope to have Hyland’s Teething Tablets available again in early Spring 2011.
For questions or concerns we encourage you to visit the following links. For the press release –www.hylandsteething.com
We at Hyland’s Inc greatly value our relationship with the consumers who make up our Hyland’s family. Please do not hesitate to call 1-800-624-9659 and ask for out on-staff pharmacist to receive any additional information.”
We will be accepting returns for the Hyland’s Teething Tablets here at the Coop. Please bring them to a cashier for a return.