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Natural Vitality CALM

Natural Vitality CALM

CALM is a blend of both magnesium and calcium,  both fundamental nutrients that need to be in balance with each other in order for one to fully experience good health. Magnesium participates in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body and nourishes the muscles and nerves while keeping heart rhythm steady. It also supports a healthy immune system, a positive mood, and sound sleep. The active ingredient in Natural Vitality CALM is magnesium citrate, however the two ingredients listed are magnesium carbonate and citric acid. Magnesium citrate is produced when Natural Calm's two ingredients are combined with hot water. The addition of hot water causes the carbonate in the magnesium carbonate to "fizz away" and the magnesium to combine with the citric acid producing magnesium citrate making it highly bioavailbale. While we think it's smart to supplement magnesium when deficient, we typically recommend magnesium glycinate because it is made up of magnesium and glycine, a non-essential amino acid. It is easily absorbed by your body, likely because it gets carried to your cells bound to the amino acid. This form of magnesium is also more desirable because it's less likely to cause a laxative effect. It's important to remember that taking magnesium long-term for its laxative effect is an inappropriate use of magnesium.

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Natural Value Organic Mustard

Natural Value Organic Mustard

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Organic Mustard, Gluten Free, Certified Kosher, Contains Triple Distilled Organic Grain Vinegar made from GMO free corn. We would love to see them use vinegar that does not come from corn, since corn is one the five most common food allergies and is in so many other products. High ranked for great flavor. Always buy mustard that contains turmeric to make sure you get the healthy anti-inflammatory properties from this powerful herb. This companies mission is to make natural and organic foods and environmentally friendly nonfood products more affordable.

Company Website: http://www.naturalvalue.com

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Company: Natural Value

Category: Condiments

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Natural Value Organic Coconut Milk

Natural Value Organic Coconut Milk

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This product is an excellent choice for canned coconut milk. The best quality coconuts today are coming from the Philippines, and Natural Value has BPA-free cans and no carrageenan or guar gum. Coconut milk is often a staple fat for those following a Paleo diet. It’s high in saturated fatty acids and medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), which are both easily burned as fuel by the body. MCTs are particularly beneficial in that they don’t require bile acids for digestion. People with digestive problems (IBD, IBS, GERD, etc) may want to avoid coconut products (except for coconut oil) because coconuts are considered a FODMAP. 

Company Website: http://www.naturalvalue.com/

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Company: Natural Value

Category: Dairy Alternatives

Posted: August 26, 2014

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Natural Rush Raw Honey

Natural Rush Raw Honey

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We like Natural Rush raw Canadian honey. It’s reasonably priced, easy to find and tastes good. The consistency is whipped, which is different. It is a delicate honey that sweetens gently, without over- powering the flavor of sensitive teas and foods. Natural Rush is never whipped or cooked or mixed in any way. The white color, the rich "frothy" texture, the mellow flavor. All this is the work of nature. Raw honey is the only kind we recommend due to its therapeutic benefits.

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Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Nana's Gluten Free Cookies

Nana's Gluten Free Cookies

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A Whole Journey favorite! Nana’s are a local San Diego company and we love them. They make a GREAT tasting cookie that is virtually free of anything allergenic. Many of our clients reach for Nana’s when they want something sweet because they are a great way to keep the sweetness but lose the sugar since they are naturally sweetened with fruit juice. Baked with all natural ingredients with No Dairy, No Refined Sugars, No Eggs, No Cholesterol, No Trans Fats, No Hydrogenated Oils, No Preservatives, and No GMOs. Nana's Cookies are vegan and kosher. Oh how we wish Nana’s would use all organic ingredients because then we could give them 5 stars! TWJ Select product nonetheless.  You will always find a few in our freezer and we highly recommend them!

Company Website: http://www.nanascookiecompany.com/

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Company: Nana's

Category: Low-Glycemic Desserts/Sweets

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Namaste Foods Waffle and Pancake Mix

Namaste Foods Waffle and Pancake Mix

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Namaste Foods are a small but growing manufacturer of allergen-free foods, excluding wheat, gluten, corn, soy, potato, dairy, casein or nuts from their product line. We think it is super fantastic to know that you aren’t buying anything with any junk in it. Namaste Foods is also Kosher certified and never uses any GM ingredients. We have not yet tried this mix but it has gotten a few good reviews in terms of taste from our clients. Incredients include sweet brown rice flour, tapioca and arrowroot flour (that’s how they make it gluten-free with a good consistency still), cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and ground vanilla bean. You cannot go wrong with that ingredient list.

Company Website: www.namastefoods.com/

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Category: Baking Flour

Posted: March 21, 2014

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