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Garden Green Garbanzo Beans

Garden Green Garbanzo Beans

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This company has spent the past 10 years engineering, brainstorming and introducing a brand new food into the marketplace. Green Garbanzos are fresh picked garbanzo beans which are still GREEN and LIVING (not our standard tan color we are used to seeing). The beans are harvested and then flash frozen to preserve the unique flavor and nutrient profile. Garden Green Garbanzos are highly nutritious and high in fiber, iron, protein, folate, Vitamins A and C as well as phytonutrients (anti-cancer). Originating on a small family farm in Idaho, the company is very focused on sustainability and earth friendly farming.  Garden Green Garbanzo plants have the ability to replenish atmospheric nitrogen, depleted by other crops, into the soil, thus reducing the need for fertilizers for Garden Green Garbanzos in crop rotation. These beans are carefully nurtured without the use of insecticides. Available at Whole Foods. Try impressing your friends with the recipe 'garbanzomole' which is printed on the back of the package. 5 stars all the way!

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

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Category: Beans

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Gaia Herbs Oregano Oil

Gaia Herbs Oregano Oil

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None

Oil of Oregano contains antioxidant phytochemicals that support the body's natural resistance. We use this product in all of our anti-fungal and candida diet protocols.  Gaia Herbs extract of Oregano contains potent phenols, including Carvacrol. Oregano oil helps support a healthy microbial environment in the intestines and initiates a healthy immune response. The company is top notch in terms of sourcing , purity and their farming practices. They truly are a leader in organic farming and herbal medicine. 

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

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Company: Gaia Herbs

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Gaia Herbs Olive Leaf Extract

Gaia Herbs Olive Leaf Extract

Dietary Needs:
None

This small evergreen tree is a member of the Oleaceae family and has been cultivated for over 3,000 years. Ancient Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians all used this tree as a food source and a source of plant medicine. Olive Leaf has the unique ability to support immune function while simultaneously offering potent antioxidant protection to the body. Gaia Herbs' fresh-picked whole Olive Leaf is gently concentrated into a superior-quality extract. We love this product as an anti-fungal and use it all of our immune-boosting and candida protocols. 

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

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Company: Gaia Herbs

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 19, 2011

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Gabriel Cosmetics Seaweed Nourishing Moisturizer

Gabriel Cosmetics Seaweed Nourishing Moisturizer

Dietary Needs:
None

This Seaweed nourishing moisturizer contains the significant benefits of seaweed.  It also contains Vitamins C &E which are powerful anti-oxidants and free-radical neutralizers. We love these ingredients as we are constantly encouraging clients to add more sea vegetables to their diet. They have a profound way of protecting and insulating the skin from premature signs of aging. Blue green algae and rosehip seed oil smooth skin texture and encourage natural cell regeneration. Gabriel cosmetics are made by a family passionate about sea minerals and botanicals. Of course all Gabriel products are made from 100% natural ingredients. No synthetic chemicals or animal by-products are utilized and no testing is ever done on animals. These environmentally safe products contain a higher percentage of active ingredients than any other similar products.

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

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Company: Gabriel Cosmetics

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 12, 2011

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Food Merchants Inc. Quinoa Polenta

Food Merchants Inc. Quinoa Polenta

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We were so excited to discover a polenta with quinoa because it makes it so much healthier! This Ancient Harvest organic heirloom red and black quinoa gives you the added benefits of quinoa in the ready-made easy to use polenta. Because they have mixed quinoa with the traditional polenta ingredients of corn meal it lowers the glycemic index value.. It is preserved with a natural preservative tartaric acid derrived from organic compounds which gives this poleta a 9 month shelf life so no need for refrigeration. This is a creative and fantastic side dish that is easy to heat up on the stove top. Mix it with wild mushrooms and thyme or bake it with marinara sauce and basil. 

Company Website: http://www.quinoa.net/

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Category: Whole Grains

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

Dietary Needs:
None

Yes, you may have heard that diatemaceous earth (DE) is used to clean pools. That is how it is most well known, but we find food grade diatomaceous earth very effective as part of an anti-parasite or anti-candida protocol. DE are old tiny fossils that act as little razorblades to candida to slice open their exoskeleton so that they can fall away and be carried out of the body by other products. While the blades are sharp enough to slice into candida, they don't harm the human body at all because of how small they are. This product should only be used as directed by your health care practictioner to make sure it is safe for you. 

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Posted: December 19, 2011

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Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread

Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

We love this company and their products! Ezekiel Sprouted Whole Grain Bread combines wheat, barley, millet, soybeans, lentils, and spelt to create bread that gives more benefits than the average. Because the bread is sprouted, your body will digest it more like a vegetable compared to a carbohydrate making the nutrients more easily assimilated. When six grains and legumes are sprouted and combined, a complete protein is created that closely parallels the protein found in animal products. All of Ezekiel brand products are non-GMO, organic, kosher, and free of chemicals and preservatives. With modernized wheat becoming more and more common, it is nice to see a company that sticks true to whole and honest ingredients.

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

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Category: Bread

Posted: June 15, 2013

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Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Tortillas

Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Tortillas

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

Sometimes we think we single-handedly keep these guys in business with how much we recommend these tortillas. Ezekiel tortillas are sprouted so that means that the body digests them more like a vegetable vs. a carbohydrate and that the gluten and soy in them is tolerable to the human body (because it can assimilate the nutrients). When six grains and legumes are sprouted and combined, a complete protein is created that closely parallels the protein found in milk and eggs. Ezekiel Tortillas are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and natural fiber with no added fat. They are an easy, convenient way to incorporate whole grains into your diet to help balance blood sugar and to feel help you feel full longer. When bread goes out the door for our candida-cleansing clients, this product becomes a real staple for them. We suggest heating them up for a few seconds on each side before eating them. 

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

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Company: Food for Life

Category: Bread

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Cereal

Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Cereal

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

Oh how we love Ezekiel products over almost any other bread type products. If you like Grapenuts, then you will like Ezekiel cereal. Switching to this cereal is a huge upgrade because it is from organic, sprouted wheat which the body will digest like a vegetable instead of a carbohydrate. It is non-GMO and much less acidic than the wheat found in conventional grocery stores. Extremely low in sugar, this cereal will keep you full for hours. Try it with hemp, coconut or almond milk, a handful of raw nuts, a bit of ground flax and maybe a few drops of stevia. Surely a great way to start the day. 

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

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Company: Food for Life

Category: Cereal

Posted: December 6, 2011

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Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Pasta

Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Pasta

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

We love Ezekiel products through and through and sometimes wonder if we single-handedly keep them in business with how much we suggest their products. All of their products are sprouted, which provides living, nutrient-rich food that the body digests more like a vegetable vs. a carbohydrate. Ezekiel Organic Sprouted Whole Grain Products have increased vitamin content generated by the sprouting process and contain a superior quality protein that closely parallels the protein found in milk and eggs, containing all 9 essential amino acids. Ezekiel products provide smart carbs (complex) to pair with any meal, certainly a Whole Journey favorite. 

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

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Company: Food for Life

Category: Pasta

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Food for Life Brown Rice Tortillas

Food for Life Brown Rice Tortillas

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Food for Life gives us a delicious, healthy alternative to the white or wheat flour tortilla. The trick here is to heat them up. Just about 10 seconds on each side will make the tortilla more pliable, giving it that familiar consistency. These brown rice tortillas are loaded with fiber and b vitamins, delivered in a way that is nearly hypo-allergenic and highly nutritious. The ingredients are whole grain brown rice flour, filtered water, tapioca flour, safflower oil, rice bran, vegetable gum and sea salt. We really love them. Our only wish is that they were organic. Nonetheless, they are always in our refrigerators and are a staple in our home. 

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

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Company: Food for Life

Category: Bread

Posted: December 12, 2011

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Fit 365 Protein Powder

Fit 365 Protein Powder

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

No doubt about it, this is our absolute favorite protein powder. It was formulated by a team of naturopathic doctors, nutritionists and food chemists and uses the highest quality, organic ingredients that can be found. The whey in Fit 365 comes from native, New Zealand grass-fed cows.  Fit 365 contains coconut oil, which we love for so many reasons from brain function, to metabolism to skin health and digestive support. It also uses natural sweeteners like xylitol and Lo Han Go (chinese fruit) and pink salt for added minerals your body can easily recognize and use. Thank you Fit365 for your hard work in creating a protein powder that we can stand behind 100%! We only wish it was more widely available in health food stores. For now you will have to get it online or if you are local to North County San Diego, you can find it at Seaside Market in Cardiff. 

Company Website: http://www.fit365.com/

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Category: Protein Powder

Posted: December 12, 2011

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Evolution Sweet Greens and Lemon

Evolution Sweet Greens and Lemon

Dietary Needs:
None

Our long time favorite juice brand has recently added a few new blends to their product line and upgraded their processing technique. Evolution now uses high pressure processing, which means your juice is no longer flash-pasteurized. That is a huge upgrade. The pressure processing technique uses no heat, so the juices stay ALIVE with nutrients and vitamins. That means each juice is more nutrient dense than before. These juices are alive and full of vitality just as nature intended. We love the Sweet Greens with Lemon flavor because they have added lemon and apple to the 'essential greens' recipe, which makes it a tastier green juice blend. This juice is available at select Starbucks and would be a HUGE upgrade to your coffee latte, or if you can't go that far, maybe drink a green drink before the coffee to assuage the acidity. Clients LOVE this juice and we highly recommend it. 5 stars all the way!

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

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Company: Evolution Fresh

Category: Beverages

Posted: April 13, 2012

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Evan Healy pH Balanced Cleansing Milk

Evan Healy pH Balanced Cleansing Milk

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None

Evan Healy's balanced cleansing milk takes pH balance to the face which of course we love! This product is ideal for dry and prematurely aging skin, and works well on all skin types. Scented with only pure steam-distilled essential oils this combination of ingredients will allow your skin to normalize. Other products from Evan Healy include a simple healing three step process (cleanser, toner and essential oils) using a holistic approach to skin care including aroma therapy, Ayurveda and homeopathics. With high quality products and ingredients sourced from all over the world we feel this brand speaks for itself. No doubt about it, 5 stars.

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

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Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 12, 2011

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Erbaorganics baby shampoo

Erbaorganics baby shampoo

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None

Erbaorganics baby shampoo is made with a food grade preservative which makes it very safe for your baby and while maintaining absolute freshness. There is nothing harsh about this blend. The green and eco-friendly ingredients clean while aloe vera soothes the scalp. This shampoo is made with organic aloe, lavender, chamomile and the mandarin leaves baby with a pleasant and clean aroma. The organic antioxidants and vitamins it contains nourish the hair and scalp. Mommies, you will love this line if you are looking for clean ingredients and sensitive results. 

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

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Company: Erbaorganics

Category: Baby Products

Posted: November 12, 2011

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Episencial Baby Care Sunscreen

Episencial Baby Care Sunscreen

Dietary Needs:
None

This sunscreen is chocked FULL of all of the good Whole Journey approved ingredients AND the application is smooth and safe for your newborn baby. Fortified with antioxidants from green tea, this sunscreen helps to boost the skin's immune function. It has an SPF of 35 and is certified organic. It's free of parabens (preservatives), phthalates (used to increase transparency) and fragrances. 

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

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Category: Baby Products

Posted: November 12, 2011

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EO Hand Sanitizer

EO Hand Sanitizer

Dietary Needs:
None

This homegrown company has a wide range of products for your home. EO stands for Essential Oils and they use a variety of essential oils in their products. EO sources the highest grade of natural and certified organic ingredients available. This sanitizer is a HUGE upgrade from your conventional hand sanitizer because its sulfate and paraben-free with a lower alcohol content. They use a variety of essential oils such as eucalyptus for anti-bacterial properties and aloe for soothing and moisturizing, which means your hands won't feel dry after using this product. They manufacture the products themselves while finding environmentally-friendly packing to play their part in minimizing their carbon footprint. All values we embrace! 

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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EO Bubble Bath

EO Bubble Bath

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None

Who doesn't love a bubble bath! When this product hits the bath water it creates a natural aromatherapy environment. It gently cleanses with coconut oil, a great anti-fungal which also leaves your skin moisturized and nourished. This homegrown company has a wide range of products for your home. EO sources the highest grade of natural and certified organic ingredients available which we love.

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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EmergenC

EmergenC

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EmergenC  vitamin C comes from ascorbic acid, which is by far the most common type of Vitamin C that you'll find in foods and nutritional supplements like this. Ascorbic acid is the antioxidant protector of vitamin C and not the complete profile. The analogy would be like saying you ate an egg, but really only eating the shell, which is why we much prefer Vitamin-C from food-based sources. It is highly likely that ascorbic acid vitamin C comes from corn. Vitamin C is needed for all connective tissue, which is what holds up and keeps together all other tissues. It is also crucial in collagen production. The ascorbic acid in EmergenC (or ascorbic acid in general) acts as a anti-histamine, reducing swelling and other symptoms of colds which provides a short term gain. EmergenC does provide a non-caffeinated energy boost with 1,000 milligrams of non-acidic Vitamin-C along with B Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 & 12. The body does not absorb vitamins as well from synthesized vitamins vs. food-based vitamins. EmergenC also contains maltodextrin, which could either come from corn or tapioca. It is much better to have maltodextrin come from tapioca, since we already have entirely too much corn in our food supply. Check out Ultima sports recovery powder as an upgrade from EmergenC. 

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

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Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Emerald Forest Erythritol

Emerald Forest Erythritol

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that is derived from corn. It's a natural sweetener that looks and tastes like sugar yet has almost no calories but does not have any adverse effects on the body. Some of you may have watched the documentary King Korn. We are getting corn in nearly every step of the food chain these days and it is creating radical imbalances in our bodies. Consider mixing it with other healthy sweeteners, like xylitol, to increase its nutrient profile. Erythritol has a low molecular weight which means it won't brown the way other sugars do when baked but it will extend the shelf life of products it's used in. 

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Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Ejuva Cleanse

Ejuva Cleanse

Dietary Needs:
None, Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Ejuva is an herbal nutritional supplement company working worldwide to promote optimal health through the use of entirely natural, organic and wildcrafted herbs. This probably is the most natural, gentle, yet comprehensive cleansing system on the market today. We have personal experience with Ejuva and can attest to its efficacy and ease of use. It will help to rebalance the entire body and all of its complicated systems.  The Ejuva Body cleanse is formulated specifically for the detoxification of the GI tract, blood, organs, lymphatic system and tissue cells, while improving elimination and general well being. The program has been designed to be taken in 4 stages, each lasting approximately one week. Definitely the highest quality cleanse you can buy. 5 stars all the way. TWJ select!

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

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Category: Cleanses

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Eden Small Vegetable Shells

Eden Small Vegetable Shells

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

These small multi-colored pasta shells make for a delicious and wholesome meal that is much higher in protein than your traditional pasta. Eden Organic is an environmentally friendly company that prioritizes organic and non-GMO ingredients. These pasta shells are made from organic durum wheat flour and organic beet, spinach, annatto and carrot powder. Each serving is 9 g of protein (very high for pasta). Eden multi-colored shells are a good source of fiber packing 4 g per serving and containing no added salt. This is a creative way to spice up your favorite pasta dish while adding lots of extra protein and vitamins. Because wheat is one of the five most common food sensitvities and is acid-forming in the body, we are not huge fans of it, but if you do eat it, this is a great, non-GMO choice.

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

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Category: Pasta

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Eden Organic Tamari

Eden Organic Tamari

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Eden organic makes a great tamari (wheat-free soy sauce) for those of us with wheat allergies. They have won several awards for the best flavor with the perfect amount of salt. Organic and fermented long - the true Japanese way. Most conventional soy sauces have not only wheat, but sugar as well. Eden is a safe choice. Wheat is in SO many things and so many of us are allergic to it so why not purchase your soy sauce without it.

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

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Company: Eden Foods

Category: Condiments

Posted: February 7, 2012

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Eden Organic Sea Vegetable Chips

Eden Organic Sea Vegetable Chips

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free

We honestly cannot get enough seaweed. It is such a perfect food to improve human health because it alkalizes our body chemistry and provides us with easy to use trace minerals. This snack is light, crunchy, and wholesome. Loaded with the mineral rich benefits of Wakame, Kombu, Hiziki and Nori sea vegetables. No hydrogenated oil or artificial ingredients, making them the best potato chip option out there. Here’s the ingredient list: Potato Starch, Rice Bran Oil, Seaweed (Wakame, Kombu, Hiziki, Nori), Sea Salt, Potato Syrup (Potato Starch, Barley Malt). Note that because of the barley malt, this product is not gluten-free.

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

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Category: Snacks

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Eden Organic Buckwheat

Eden Organic Buckwheat

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Despite the name, buckwheat is not related to wheat, meaning it is gluten-free! This superior grain is high in fiber and provides all the essential amino acids making it a complete protein. It is also low in fat, sodium, and cholesterol. This Eden Organic brand is great because the buckwheat is milled to remove the hard hull but the whole grain remains intact. Buckwheat can be used as porridge, in salads, soups, as a stuffing for peppers or tomatoes, or just as a simple whole grain entrée. This is a very versatile, mild flavored whole grain that takes approximately 20 minutes to cook. Eden Organics is independently owned and the oldest organic and natural food company in North America!

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

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Company: Eden Foods

Category: Whole Grains

Posted: August 20, 2012

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Eden Kamut Ditalini

Eden Kamut Ditalini

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

This pasta is made from organic kamut which is a whole grain an ancient derivative of wheat. Because kamut is a water-soluble gluten, it is better tolerated for those with gluten sensitivities. Kamut ditalini is loaded with 10g or protein per serving, and is a good source of dietary fiber. This pasta is great in soups and salads.

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

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Company: Eden Foods

Category: Pasta

Posted: March 18, 2014

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Eden Foods Umeboshi Plum Vinegar

Eden Foods Umeboshi Plum Vinegar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This condiment is rich in organic acids. Treasured by-product from traditional pickling of EDEN Umeboshi Plums with sea salt and shiso (beefsteak) leaf. Ruby red, tangy, and very salty. Sprinkle over cooked or steamed vegetables, add to salad dressings and dips, and use for pickling. This powerful Asian plum helps to strengthen the adrenal glands and support the kidneys. A little goes a long way so you don't need to use as much as you would with regular vinegar. 

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

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Company: Eden Foods

Category: Condiments

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Eden Foods Spicy Nori Strips

Eden Foods Spicy Nori Strips

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

A healthy snack made of thin strips of premium quality toasted nori sea vegetable that's coated with a delightful blend of vegan seasonings from organic shoyu soy sauce, organic sweet mirin rice cooking wine, barley malt syrup, shiitake mushrooms and red chili peppers. Great for travel, lunches and snack time. Use as a garnish on cooked grains, noodles, and veggies, and in making bite size sushi and quick miso soup.

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

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Company: Eden Foods

Category: Snacks

Posted: January 26, 2012

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Garden of Eatin’ Blue Corn Chips

Garden of Eatin’ Blue Corn Chips

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Gardenof Eatin Blue Tortilla Chips have only three ingredients; Organicblue corn, expeller pressed oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, seasalt. That is what we like to see. After all, there is no need formore. We really like that they use safflower or sunflower oil overcanola or soybean oil. Blue corn is healthier than white or yellowcorn in that it has 20% more protein and contains the amino acidlysine and the antioxidant anthocyanin. A very goodchoice for those of you who love to snack on chips and guacamole orchips and salsa.

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

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Company: Garden of Eatin

Category: Snacks

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Eden Foods Quinoa

Eden Foods Quinoa

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Quinoa is a Whole Journey favorite! The true 'Mother Grain' of the Andes, organically grown on a small family plot at over 11,000 feet in the Andes Mountains. An ancient grain with pleasant texture, great flavor, potent nutrition, and convenience. Quinoa is rich in dietary fiber providing 44% daily value per serving and cooks in just 12 minutes. From our experience, it is completely hypo-allergenic. This organic grain stands above the rest because it provides a complete protein with the best amino acids profile of any grain. The Food and Agricultural Organization and the World Health Organization (FAO/WHO) of the United Nations rated the nutritional quality of quinoa's protein similar to casein (milk protein).

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

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Category: Whole Grains

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Eden Foods Mexican Rice and Beans

Eden Foods Mexican Rice and Beans

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This product line is ideal for busy days with little time to cook or for those who just don’t like to cook at all. Serve on top of mixed field greens, mix in some salsa or guacamole and enjoy your quick, healthy meal. Eden Rice and Bean products are made with organic Lundberg short grain rice and USA family farm organic beans. Packed in bisphenol- A free cans. Ready to eat, just heat and serve for complete protein meals in minutes.

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

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Company: Eden Foods

Category: Beans

Posted: January 26, 2012

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Eden Foods Cannellini Beans

Eden Foods Cannellini Beans

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We really love the entire process Eden uses for their canned beans and think they are the best brand available for canned beans. These USA small farm organically grown Cannellini Beans are soaked overnight and expertly cooked at Eden's certified organic and circle k kosher cannery. Cannellini is a large white bean, also known as White Kidney. A staple in the Mediterranean diet, creamy and sweet. Very high in thiamin (vitamin B1), rich in dietary fiber and a good source of protein, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Low fat, low sodium with no salt added. Packed in bisphenol-A free cans. They are packed in bisphenol-A free cans, which is a huge plus and a necessity to protect the quality of canned foods. Make sure to rinse your beans thoroughly before using them.

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

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Company: Eden Foods

Category: Beans

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Eden Foods Buckwheat Soba Noodles

Eden Foods Buckwheat Soba Noodles

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Look for 100% buckwheat on the ingredient list. These noodles made out of kasha or buckwheat are the perfect, fast cooking (8 minutes) noodle to accompany any Asian meal. This naturally gluten free complex carbohydrate is warming and sustaining, making them a great noodle for the cold winter months or serve cold in a summer salads. Buckwheat contains two flavanoids quercitin, thought to support healing in the body and rutin which is an antioxidant. Rutin is known to strengthen capillaries and improve circulation. This is a smart gluten free alternative when it comes to pasta.

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

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Company: Eden Foods

Category: Pasta

Posted: February 7, 2012

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Eden Foods Black Beans

Eden Foods Black Beans

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We really love the entire process Eden uses for their canned beans and think they are the best brand available for canned beans. Their Black Turtle beans come from a small family farm. They are soaked overnight and expertly cooked at Eden's certified organic and circle k kosher cannery. What tips us happily over the edge is that they use kombu when cooking their beans. Kombu is a sea vegetable that is loaded with essential trace minerals. It helps to make the bean more digestible. Black beans are a super versatile bean that are a staple in many cuisines around the world and a Whole Journey favorite to recommend as a high quality complex carbohydrate. Carotenoids, antioxidant containing plant color pigments, give these beans their deep black color. Rich in dietary fiber and a good source of protein, iron, and magnesium. Fat free and very low sodium with no salt added. Packed in bisphenol-A free cans, which is a huge plus. Make sure to rinse your beans thoroughly before using them. 

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

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Company: Eden Foods

Category: Beans

Posted: December 12, 2011

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Eden Aduki Beans

Eden Aduki Beans

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We really love the entire process Eden uses for their canned beans, and we think they are the best brand available for canned beans. Aduki beans are our favorite bean for health. They are the easiest bean to digest and the least gas-forming for those who don't usually tolerate beans well. Aduki beans are tonifying to the kidneys and the adrenal glands. They taste sweeter than any other bean and are traditionally used in Japanese desserts. Eden originally got their aduki bean seeds straight from Japan and continue to grow and harvest them using the highest quality organic soil. They are soaked overnight and expertly cooked at Eden's certified organic and circle k kosher cannery. What tips us happily over the edge is that they use kombu when cooking their beans. Kombu is a sea vegetable that is loaded with essential trace minerals. It helps to make the bean more digestible. They are packed in bisphenol-A free cans, which is a huge plus, and a necessity to protect the quality of canned foods. Make sure to rinse your beans thoroughly before using them. 

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

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Posted: December 12, 2011

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Eco Sunscreen

Eco Sunscreen

Dietary Needs:
None

We love Eco! We always recommend chemical-free, all-natural sunscreen and this hypoallergenic sunscreen actually absorbs into the skin easily and doesn't leave you looking chalky white. It is water-resistant and nourishing to the skin. This line is even biodegradable so it's earth friendly enough to not harm reefs and ocean life. This sunscreen is very affordable and competitive with conventional brands of sunscreen. There are no chemical UV-absorbers, synthetic preservatives, or titanium dioxide in any of the eco formulas. It is much safer than most sunscreens and free of Parabens, Phthalates, PEG’s (polyethylene glycols), Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol (all of the scary chemicals that you didn't even realize are in most conventional sunscreens.) This is a great sunscreen that works well for sensitive skin as well as for kids and babies. We love that it won’t clog your pores, and it’s great even under makeup. Non-nano zinc oxide is the active ingredient. Eco skin care’s commitment to consumers and to a healthier planet runs throughout the production process. Be sure to read the instructions regarding application frequency. 

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

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Company: Eco

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: April 13, 2012

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Earth Science Deep Conditioning Mask

Earth Science Deep Conditioning Mask

Dietary Needs:
None

Earth Science Olive Avocado Conditioning Masque will give you salon looking hair without all of the chemicals. Using natural ingredients as opposed to the typical silicone used in conventional conditioners, this product still repairs, and nourishes dry, colored and over processed hair. The natural silk proteins in the avocado penetrates the hair shaft to nourish from the inside out. This will leave your hair silky smooth and light asopposed to sticky and heavy.

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

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Company: Earth Science

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 12, 2011

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Earth Mama Angel Baby Postpartum Balm

Earth Mama Angel Baby Postpartum Balm

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None

The perfect gift for any new mom. This postpartum recovery balm is all about helping mom recover quickly so she can take care of her new baby with wonder and joy. This balm is a soothing, natural herbal salve made to help ease prenatal and postpartum hemorrhoids and perineal soreness. It is both soothing and cooling with an organic olive oil base infused with healing organic herbs including St. John's wort, yarrow, witch hazel, calendula and shea butter. Their slogan is "soothing comfort for a new mama from top to aching bottom." Check out the postpartum bundle packages that include organic tea to support hormonal balance, a 'new mama bottom' spray and balm to help aid in recovery, postpartum herbal (sits) bath soak and aromatherapy.

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

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Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 12, 2011

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Earth Mama Angel Baby Foaming Soap

Earth Mama Angel Baby Foaming Soap

Dietary Needs:
None

This is a fresh and shiny soap that will clean your baby while leaving their amazing natural scent in tact. This soap is a gentle castile soap meaning it has coconut and olive oil as the emulsifier rather then the traditional sodium laurel sulfate (love it!). Other ingredients include organic calendula, (a flower with healing properties) and a few drops of orange essential oils. All of Earth Mama Baby products tend to be gentle and super clean with either a light fragrance or fragrance-free. These products are made with integrity and quality without added preservatives or anything artificial.

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

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Company: Earth Mama Angel Baby

Category: Baby Products

Posted: November 12, 2011

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Dr. Tungs

Dr. Tungs

Dietary Needs:
None

Tongue scraping is a powerful way to detox the body and can be one of the best ways to remove bacteria in the mouth that cause bad breath. This is the type of gadget that you use once, and you will never again go without. It can help improve taste and slow the growth of plaque in the mouth. Dr. Tung's is made of stainless steel, making cleaning your tongue comfortable, quick, and effective. We recommend putting it in the dishwasher once a week to keep it nice and clean. This has great oral benefits for a small price. It is used and recommended by dentists and hygienists nationwide. You can pick one up at most health food stores. An absolutely essential tool for anyone going through an anti-candida protocol. 

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

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Category: Self Care

Posted: April 29, 2012

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Dr. Hauschka Normalizing Day Oil

Dr. Hauschka Normalizing Day Oil

Dietary Needs:
None

Dr. Hauschka is THE BEST OF THE BEST. The founder is known as the grandfather of holistic skin care. The normalizing day oil is used instead of lotion. It is pure, light and feels incredible on your skin. One important ingredient is calendula officinalis flower extract which is high in carotenes and flavonoids. It's great for blemish control due to the cleansing effect that oils can have on the face which leave the skin glowing, tighter and of course cleaner. It's important to note that the oil takes about 30 minutes to absorb into the face so it might not be a favorite for those with combination skin. We LOVE this company's mission, which is to “heal humanity and the earth” placing the utmost value on growing and sourcing ingredients as well as international fair trade initiatives. Dr. Haushka has full skin care lines for all types of skin all of which bring balance and harmony to the skin. Although pricy, the quality is rich and a little goes a long way. A great way to treat yourself.

Company Website: http://https://store.drhauschka.com/

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Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Liquid Castle Soap

Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Liquid Castle Soap

Dietary Needs:
None

Peppermint liquid castle soap leaves you with an invigorating washing experience. Peppermint essential oil clears the mind and tingles the body leaves you feeling clean and refreshed. They are certified fair trade which adds to the integrity of the company and the products. Hands down this soap is one of our favorites!

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Doctor Krackers

Doctor Krackers

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free

Inspired by the delicious traditional flatbreads of Germany, Dr. Kracker crackers are made with a blend of organic whole grains and seeds, then yeast-raised and artisan-baked to perfect crispness. Organically grown cereal grains, whole, mineral-rich bran, and organic seeds,they're a great cracker option if you can tolerate wheat and yeast. They are a good source of fiber, protein, Omega-3 essential fatty acids, and iron. Overall a great product. We give it a 4 star rating, which is very good. The only reason it did not get a 5 is because so many of our clients are gluten and yeast intolerant these days so we try to keep those two ingredients to a minimum in their kitchen. 

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

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Company: Doctor Kracker

Category: Snacks

Posted: March 9, 2014

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DGL

DGL

Dietary Needs:
None

DGL, deglycyrrhized licorice, by Orthomolecular is used to support gastrointestinal function. It helps to soothe and calm the lining of the GI tract. The deglycyrrhized form of licorice is superior to the non-deglycyrrhized form in that it can be taken in higher doses to promote its beneficial effects at a deeper level. This product not only contains DGL but it also includes aloe vera, marshmallow root, and slippery elm bark all which help to support comfort and regularity of the GI tract as well. Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement.  

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 13, 2013

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Deeper Greens

Deeper Greens

Dietary Needs:
None

This one is your cleansing supplement. Deeper greens provides the type of greens you wouldn’t normally eat like spirulina and wheat grass along with greens we want you to eat like kale and broccoli. It also contains a high dose of food-based antioxidants to clean up environmental damage and toxins (free radicals). It will work synergistically with a good diet to shift your biochemistry faster so you start actually CRAVING the good stuff. Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement.  

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: February 17, 2013

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Dandy Blend Herbal Coffee

Dandy Blend Herbal Coffee

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Dandy Blend is a super star to us! A very unique and healthy alternative to coffee that also helps the liver detoxify. Because it is made with extracts of roasted dandelion roots you reap all the benefits from an alkalizing and cleansing cup of coffee. Naturally caffeine free, Dandy Blend is a mixture of dandelion, chicory, beets, barley and rye. That naturally occurring sweet taste comes from the fructose in the root of the dandelion so you might find you don't need any sweeteners at all. This product is gluten free. According to their website, ''gluten, which is comprised of proteins that are not water-soluble, is left behind in the grounds to be composted during the extracting process. The taste is acquired so we suggest adding some sugar free coconut milk. Can be drank hot or cold. Definitely worth checking out for those of you who want to give up the negative effects of coffee but still want that bold, rich ceremonial hot drink in the morning. 

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

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Category: Coffee Alternatives

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Dagoba Organic Dark Chocolate

Dagoba Organic Dark Chocolate

Dietary Needs:
Gluten Free

Cacao is rich in antioxidants, magnesium and theobromine - a natural mood lifter. All ingredients in Dagoba chocolate are non-gmo and non-irradiated. All products are also free of trans fats, gluten, wheat and yeast. Dagoba is a member of the World Cocoa Foundation, a broad-based partnership dedicated to promoting a sustainable cocoa economy through economic and social development and environmental conservation in cocoa growing communities. MOST of their products are fair trade certified. Dogaba chocolate comes in a variety of flavors- but we like the eclipse bar as it is 87% cacao.

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

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Company: Dagoba

Category: Snacks

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Crystal Geyser Water

Crystal Geyser Water

Dietary Needs:
None

Their spring water is bottled at the source, double disinfected using an ozonation and micron filtration process (when it is required). What we love most about Crystal Geiser is they do not remove healthy minerals from their water. It was the first US spring water permitted in the European Union and EU standards are stricter than ours so that is a good sign. If you are going to drink bottled water, then we do recommend Crystal Geyser. We are never thrilled with the plastic component of bottled water because of the environmental havoc it wreaks and because who knows how long those plastic bottles might have sat on a truck or in the sun and how much leaching occurred.

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

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Company: Crystal Geyser

Category: Bottled Water

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Crunchmaster Crackers

Crunchmaster Crackers

Dietary Needs:
None, Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

These are a good, crunchy snack that replicates the traditional baked rice crackers from Japan. Crunchmaster crackers are suitable for wheat-free, kosher, sodium restricted, low fat and vegetarian diets. Great healthy option and great gluten-free snacking option. They are made with California grown rice (we are not sure if its white or brown but are guessing its white because it's not specified), sesame, quinoa, amaranth and flax seeds. Having a short ingredient list is a good sign. If you can tolerate safflower oil, then this is a great choice for you. 4 stars because they are not organic and because of the white rice. 

Company Website: http://crunchmastercrackers.com

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Company: Crunchmaster

Category: Snacks

Posted: March 7, 2014

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Corazonas Tortilla Chips

Corazonas Tortilla Chips

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

These tortilla chips are unique in that they have added plant sterols. Plant sterols, also known as phytosterols are actually the the plant’s cholesterol which occurs naturally in fruit, vegetables, legumes, whole-grain products and most vegetable oils. Plant sterols can help reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the small intestine by up to 50%, which in turn can lower LDL blood cholesterol. We like the fact that this company has made a tortilla chip that is an upgrade to the typical brands you would find in your grocery store. It's important to note that the corn flour used is not organic, which means there is a good chance it is GMO corn, which lowers their rating by 1.5 stars. According to the USDA in 2012 approximately 70% of corn grown in the US is GMO. These chips are fried in sunflower or safflower oil.

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

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Company: Corazonas

Category: Snacks

Posted: June 20, 2012

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Comvita Propolis lozenges

Comvita Propolis lozenges

Dietary Needs:
None

Now this is a clever and innovative product. Bee propolis is the resinous substance that bees gather from the leaf buds and bark of trees. Bees bring this substance to their hives and once mixed with bee salivary secretions and wax flakes, the finished product is created. Propolis is used in the hive as an antibacterial antioxidant and subsequently works the same inside our human bodies. These bee propolis lozenges are a huge upgrade from the standard cough drops we typically see in our supermarket because they are actually working to heal instead of mask symptoms. There are more then 600 different bacteria species found in the mouth which make antibacterial properties a must have when it comes to fighting off a cold. They are made with Manuka Honey which is sourced from New Zealand’s remote, forests and is renowned for its unique flavour and health benefits.  Comvita is a company from New Zealand that was founded on the concept “ to produce natural products that work, and acting in a way which preserves the environment for generations to come.” 5 star product all the way BUT we recommend not giving any bee products to kids under three years old because their immune systems aren't yet developed enough to handle it. 

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

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Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Collective Wellbeing Charcoal Body Detox

Collective Wellbeing Charcoal Body Detox

Dietary Needs:
None

A great detox product! The charcoal body detox is a full body wash that will help to pull impurities out of the skin (much like raw apple cider vinegar does in baths). The main ingredient is activated charcoal, which is known for binding and absorping toxins.  It also includes super antioxidants such as astaxanthin, from sea algae. This is the first company to make their entire product line paraben-free.  We at TWJ commend all these fantastic pioneer brands who move forward based upon values before anyone else is doing it. 

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

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Company: Collective Wellbeing

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Coconut Palm Sugar with Turmeric Root

Coconut Palm Sugar with Turmeric Root

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Big Tree Farms Coconut Palm Sugar is the first certified organic coconut sugar in the world. It is made by collecting, boiling, and granulizing nectar from the flower blossom of the green coconut palm tree.  It is superior to cane sugar for the reason that it has a low glycemic index having little effect on blood sugar. Big Tree Farms has created a product that is not only a healthy sweetener but also packs a nutritious punch with the addition of turmeric root. Turmeric root is used as a healing tonic to fight inflammation because it is the most powerful anti-inflammatory found in nature. Turmeric is an indirect antioxidant meaning it stimulates your body’s own antioxidant activity by prompting your liver to produce antioxidants.  Antioxidants are very beneficial in fighting free radicals in the body to protect against sickness and disease. Use this product to give food an Indian flare or to give an anti-inflammatory boost to tea and coffee!

Company Website: http://bigtreefarms.com/

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Company: Big Tree Farms

Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: March 13, 2013

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Coconut Palm Sugar with Ginger Root

Coconut Palm Sugar with Ginger Root

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Ginger is one of our favorite spices for health here at The Whole Journey and now it comes blended with the sweetness of coconut sugar. Big Tree Farms has created the world’s most sustainable sweetener and made it highly nutritious with the addition of fresh ginger root. Ginger is pure food as medicine; it is anti-inflammatory and improves the hydrochloric acid function in your stomach helping with stomach aches. Ginger is a miracle worker for nausea making it great for those suffering from morning sickness or the flu. Because coconut sugar is low glycemic, it can be used as a healthy replacement for regular cane sugar. Add this product to sweeten Asian dishes, desserts, or simply add to tea for a sweet and nutritious twist. Thank you Big Tree Farms for creating such a remarkable product!

Company Website: http://bigtreefarms.com/

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Company: Big Tree Farms

Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: March 13, 2013

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Coconut Paleo Bread

Coconut Paleo Bread

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Similar to the almond variety, Julian Bakery has also created a coconut Paleo Bread! Julian Bakery has created the first organic, grain-free, starch-free, gluten free, low carbohydrate bread that’s out there in the bread market! Coconut Paleo Bread is great for improving digestion and losing fat. This coconut variety is low in carbohydrates, low in calories, but high in fiber! Made with only six ingredients, it is good for those avoiding overly processed foods. Paleo Bread is allergen friendly making it great for those on a gluten-free or dairy-free diet.  We love this product from Julian Bakery! 

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

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Company: Julian Bakery

Category: Bread

Posted: December 26, 2012

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CocoHydro Coconut Water Electrolytes

CocoHydro Coconut Water Electrolytes

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

CocoHydro has the nutrition and hydration that you get from coconut water, when you don’t have the luxury of being in the tropics to get the real deal. Big Tree Farms is an inspiring company that is devoted to sustainability and promotes responsible consumerism. They have created a portable powder (cutting down on fossil fuel usage) by taking coconut water, evaporating the water and keeping the leftover nutrients. You add this back into your water when you are on the go and you have a hydrating beverage filled with Potassium, Calcium, Sodium, Manganese and Magnesium. It is less expensive and more sustainable than bottled coconut water, but of course not quite as delicious as the real thing.

Company Website: http://bigtreefarms.com/

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Company: Big Tree Farms

Category: Beverages

Posted: May 5, 2014

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CocoHydro Coconut Water

CocoHydro Coconut Water

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

From the farms of Bali, this company has created a coconut water electrolyte powder mix that brings you natures Gatorade. Coconut water is full of nutrients and is a great source of potassium and sodium. The ingredients include evaporated coconut water, and dextrose (a naturally occuring sugar from tapioca in this case for the spray dry process). 

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Coco Polo Chocolate

Coco Polo Chocolate

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Gluten Free

This is a new Whole Journey FAVORITE! This revolutionary chocolate bar is sweetened with stevia and non-GMO erythritol. This chocolate has no sugar, no additives, and no bitter after taste... just nutrient-dense, delicious chocolate! There is nothing else like this on the market. We salute Coco Polo for being the pioneers of this naturally sweetened chocolate. Even if you don’t have to avoid sugar completely, these stevia-sweetened bars from Coco Polo are an excellent way to get your chocolate fix. Raw cacao is rich in antioxidants, magnesium and theobromine - a natural mood lifter. Coco Polo chocolate bars come in a variety of flavors. Our favorite is dark chocolate with roasted almonds. All dark chocolate bars are 70% cacao. Coco Polo most recently came out with the first version of stevia sweetened milk chocolate. This choclate bar is 39% Cocoa, and is the first of its kind made in the U.S. It is made with milk, so no sugar is added. It's important to distinguish the difference between “no sugar added” and “sugar free” as the sugar free chocolate on the market today is often sweetened with artificial sweeteners. In this milk chocolate bar, the only source of sugar in it is the milk. We love this company and everything they stand for. All bars are gluten and soy free. 5+ Stars!

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

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Company: Coco Polo

Category: Low-Glycemic Desserts/Sweets

Posted: May 18, 2012

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Clif Bar

Clif Bar

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free

Clif Bar has a mix of whole grains, protein and fiber for sustained energy during workouts or help recovering afterward. While the nutrition content is decent, Clif Bars are generally more processed and contain cane sugar. These bars are made with soy protein which we do not recommend due to how difficult it is for the body to digest among many other adverse effects. We do like the fact that they employ a 'traceability program' which ensures where the ingredients come from. Ingredients are 70% organic.

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

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Company: Clif Bar

Category: Bars

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Chicken Bone Broth

Chicken Bone Broth

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

We LOVE this product! Bone broth is great food as medicine! Chef Lance, The Flavor Chef, makes this bone broth from organic, raw chicken bones that are cooked for 24 hours achieving maximum mineral extraction.  The mineral rich liquid is achieved by simmering the bones of the chicken, vegetables, herbs, raw apple cider vinegar, and water together to make a nutritious elixir. This product is so versatile it can be used for soup, cooking liquid, sauce, or even simply as a warm drink. Bone broth is very successful in treating gastro-intestinal disorders. This is very important because when the GI tract is healed and functioning properly it allows for an increase in bio-availability of nutrients into your body getting the full benefit of every nutrient. Bone broth also aids in digestion and strengthens the immune system. Gelatin and collagen are found in bone broth which is significant in promoting the healing of the bones and joints.  Important macro minerals, trace minerals, and amino acids are abundant in bone broth making it a very nutrient-packed food. The Flavor Chef makes a superb product and we love using it to help strengthen immunity and as a component in our gut repair protocols! 

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

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Company: The Flavor Chef

Category: Soup

Posted: December 26, 2012

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CHIA VIE Smoothies

CHIA VIE Smoothies

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Here is your chia on-the-go. The chia seeds are already ground and mixed into a fruity drink, so you can’t use the excuse that it takes too long to stir! We don't love that they use fruit concentrates to sweeten their flavors, so minus one star for the sugar. Chia is a superfood that has been long used by the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incans as a staple food along with corn and beans. Chia can be used to promote weight loss as these little seeds can actually absorb 10 times their weight in water which leaves you with a “full” feeling. Chia contains a favorable, hearty-healthy ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 essential fatty acids, a perfect counterbalance to the Western diet. Chia can also help pull out excess estrogen from the body, so be mindful of your chia consumption if you are taking any hormone supplements. 

Company Website: http://drinkchiavie.com/

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Company: Chia\Vie

Category: Beverages

Posted: May 13, 2014

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Cascadian Farm Organic Frozen Fruit Blueberries

Cascadian Farm Organic Frozen Fruit Blueberries

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We love small family farm companies like Cascadian. You can actually visit their roadside fruit stand at their family farm in the North Cascade mountains of Western Washington. Their high quality organic frozen fruit is easy to find at your local health food store. Their berries are harvested by hand, at the peak of ripeness. We always have them stocked in our freezer for our breakfast smoothie. Check out Cascadian's cereals, granola bars, juice concentrates and fruit spreads as well.

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

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Category: Low-Glycemic Desserts/Sweets

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Carlson's Fish Oil

Carlson's Fish Oil

Dietary Needs:
None

Fish oil and Cod Liver Oil provide the important polyunsaturated omega 3's, EPA and DHA, which aid our well being by promoting cardiovascular health, fueling the brain for mental clarity, promoting weight loss and improving mood. For those individuals who do not eat wild oily fish 3x/week, Carlson offers a variety of high quality Fish oil products in capsules and liquid. All fish oil products are regularly tested using AOAC international protocols for potency and purity by and independent FDA Registered laboratory. Free of heavy metals. This is a good choice if you are on a budget. 

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

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Company: Carlson's

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Candicid Forte

Candicid Forte

Dietary Needs:
None

Orthomolecular's tagline is "because efficacy matters" which is so true for this company and all their products. Orthomolecular is one of the most effective lines we have worked with to date. We use this product in all of our anti-candida protocols. Candicid Forte has powerful ingredients that help to balance the GI microflora. Some of the ingredients included in this supplement are oregano extract, cinnamon extract, ginger root, and Pau D’Arco extract which are all helpful to cleanse the body of harmful bacterial overgrowth while still being soothing on the digestive tract. All in all, this product is highly effective for clients who are following a candida cleanse protocol.

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: April 30, 2013

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CalNaturale Cabernet Sauvignon

CalNaturale Cabernet Sauvignon

Dietary Needs:
None

From Paso Robles, CalNaturale represents high quality and sustainable winemaking. All grapes are certified organic, which means that they were never treated with pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Organic wine is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Another reason that sets organic wine apart from regular wine is that it contains less sulfites. Sulfites are salts or sulfurous acids that occur naturally in many wines. It is vary rare to find a wine that does not have sulfites, however MORE sulfites are generally added to regular wine to help in the preservation process. 100% Organic wines are made with no added sulfites. The less sulfites a wine contains, the healthier it will be for your body (and your cheeks won't be as rosy!)We love that this company has carried their sustainable farming practices all the way through to the packaging. CalNaturale comes in Tetra-Pak flexible packaging which is very eco-friendly, utilizing less than half the greenhouse gasses, waste and energy in producing and transporting our product.  We taste-tested this Cab and found it to be heavy and very full- bodied. What we really love is that the packaging has half the carbon footprint of wines in glass bottles, although we aren't sure that people will love drinking wine out of a box....might remind them of their college days. 

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

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Company: CalNaturale

Category: Beverages

Posted: May 18, 2012

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CalNaturale  Chardonnay

CalNaturale Chardonnay

Dietary Needs:
None

From Paso Robles, CalNaturale represents high quality and sustainable winemaking. All grapes are certified organic, which means that they were never treated with pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Organic wine is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Another reason that sets organic wine apart from regular wine is that it contains less sulfites. Sulfites are salts or sulfurous acids that occur naturally in many wines. It is vary rare to find a wine that does not have sulfites, however MORE sulfites are generally added to regular wine to help in the preservation process. 100% Organic wines are made with no added sulfites. The less sulfites a wine contains, the healthier it will be for your body (and your cheeks won't be as rosy!)We love that this company has carried their sustainable farming practices all the way through to the packaging. CalNaturale comes in Tetra-Pak flexible packaging which is very eco-friendly, utilizing less than half the greenhouse gasses, waste and energy in producing and transporting our product. This Chardonnay has a hint of vanilla and lightly toasted oak. What we really love is that the packaging has half the carbon footprint of wines in glass bottles, although we aren't sure that people will love drinking wine out of a box....might remind them of their college days. 

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

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Company: CalNaturale

Category: Beverages

Posted: May 18, 2012

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California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo & Body Wash

California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo & Body Wash

Dietary Needs:
None

California Baby is perfect for your newborn baby. There is no fragrance or scent-masking agents. It is known for being extremely mild and soothing, even to the most sensitive newborn skin. It can be used for hair as well as face and body. A calming bath works with the lavender to leave baby feeling calm during your night time ritual. California Baby was created by a determined mom who researched clean ingredients while formulating in her kitchen. This eco-friendly line has no synthetic fragrances. 

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

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Company: California Baby

Category: Baby Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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Bumble Bar

Bumble Bar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

The Bumble Bar is a sesame seed bar that contains an abundance of Omega 3 (EFAs), which we recommend all the time because they help to maintain healthy cell structure in the body, protect against heart disease, cancer, arthritis and much more. Sesame seeds are also one of the best sources of calcium.  They contain THREE times as much calcium as milk. Other ingredients include organic brown rice, syrup, organic flax seeds, vanilla, organic peanuts, sea salt, and vitamin E. All bars are gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, and certified organic. They are a good source of fiber as well. Sadly, this bar is sweetened with evaporated cane juice which drop their rating by one star. We would love to see them come out with a product with just brown rice syrup. All ingredients are free of GMO's.

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

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Company: Bumble Bar

Category: Bars

Posted: June 11, 2012

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Bulletproof Upgraded Collagen Protein

Bulletproof Upgraded Collagen Protein

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Upgraded Collagen is sourced from the purest pasture-raised cows, and supplies essential proteins that our bodies use to build and repair our bones, joint surfaces, skin, teeth, eyes, arteries, intervertebral disks, and much more. Collagen is important to maintain a strong body, keep you in healing mode, and counter-act the degenerative effects of aging. Unlike gelatin, which is damaged by heat processing, Upgraded Collagen is enzymatically processed several times to leave its peptides intact, resulting in a neutral tasting, highly available protein that doesn’t clump up or have a strong taste like gelatin. It is far easier to use and contains more collagen than bone broth. We recommend adding it to your bone broth or Bulletproof Coffee!

Company Website: http://bit.ly/1nUp7Bg

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Category: Protein Powder

Posted: August 26, 2014

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Bulletproof Upgraded MCT Oil

Bulletproof Upgraded MCT Oil

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) work directly with cells to give them an extra boost and maximize performance. Upgraded MCT oil converts into energy faster than other oils, so very little MCT oil is stored as fat. It can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, build healthy cell membranes, and improve the body’s absorption and use of vitamin E, calcium, and magnesium. Upgraded MCT oil is extracted from palm and coconut oil. Every batch is tested for heavy metals and bottled in BPA-free plastic. It's also GMO-free, aflatoxin-free, BSE/TSE-free, and melamine-free. It's a flavorless oil, easy to add into smoothies, soups, or most recipes.

Company Website: http://bit.ly/1nUp7Bg

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Company: Bulletproof

Category: Oils

Posted: August 26, 2014

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Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice Tea

Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice Tea

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This is a tasty herbal caffeine-free interpretation of Chai. Ingredients include cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves, all very healing spices.  Try this tea with coconut creamer for a true Chai experience without the caffeine. This company uses all-natural herbs and flavors, and no artificial colors or preservatives.  Our most highly recommended teas are made with leaves and/or flowers and non-bleached/silk tea bags. 

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

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Category: Tea

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Bragg's Vinaigrette Dressing

Bragg's Vinaigrette Dressing

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This is likely the healthiest dressing you will find on supermarket shelves. They use purified water, organic raw apple cider vinegar and organic olive oil. Many commercial salad dressings add sugar and use either soybean or canola oil to save money. Olive oil is a wonderful, healthy oil to use in salad dressings and we wish more brands would convert to it. The only ingredient in this product we are on the fence about is the liquid amino acids because they are non-fermented soy. However, they come from organic, non-GMO healthy soybeans, which is a bonus. 

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

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Company: Bragg's

Category: Salad Dressings

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Bragg's Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Bragg's Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Every household in America should have a bottle of this in the fridge. It is truly a healing and near magical substance. Bragg's raw apple cider vinegar is nature's best cure for acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It can help stop acid reflux within 3 weeks of taking 1 tablespoon daily mixed with 4 ounces of water by shifting the acid-alkaline balance of your body chemistry to neutral (hence how it neurtralizes acid). Raw apple cider vinegar is the only vinegar that alkalizes the human body, whereas all of other vinegars are acidic. Another enormous benefit of it is that it helps our bodies to produce more hydrochloric acid which is so essential for detoxification and digestion. After the age of 50, we produce less and less HCL so we need to add it back and this is an easy way to do that by simply working it in your diet. We also love apple cider vinegar to draw toxins out of the skin so feel free to add 1/2 cup to a warm bath for skin issues. Bragg's is our favorite company because their acv is raw, unheated, unfiltered, unpasteurized and organic. It also contains the "mother" of the vinegar, which occurs naturally as strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules. If we had a double select rating, they would get it!!!

Company Website: http://bragg.com/

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Category: Condiments

Posted: December 12, 2011

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Bragg's Liquid Aminos

Bragg's Liquid Aminos

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

Bragg Liquid Aminos is a Certified NON-GMO liquid protein concentrate, derived from healthy soybeans. While this might be a nice way to get additional amino acids for vegetarians, we try to steer clear from unfermented soy in the diet. This product is not fermented or heated and Gluten-Free. It only gets 3 stars due to the soy and we would recommend a fermented spy product such as tamari instead.

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

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Company: Bragg's

Category: Condiments

Posted: February 7, 2012

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Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast

Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Nutritional yeast makes for an unique and nutrient dense addition to savory meals and snacks. It is from a species of yeast known as saccharomyces cerevisiae which has been used in winemaking, brewing, and baking for centuries. Bragg Nutritional Yeast flakes are vegan, gluten-free, non GMO, unsweetened, and very low in sodium and fat. We suggest this product to clients because it is a really good source of B vitamins which help aid in metabolism, support the liver and are known to increase energy. These flakes also contain all essential amino acids. Nutritional yeast flakes have a nutty flavor that can be used as a taste similar to cheese. Try adding these flakes to our Kale Chip recipe or use in replacement of cheese on our Paleo Pizza. These are also tasty in salad dressings, soups, or just sprinkled on top of your favorite savory foods.  Nutritional Yeast flakes are a wonderful way to enhance your foods with flavor and nutrients.

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

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Company: Bragg's

Category: Condiments

Posted: August 20, 2012

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Born Free Bottles

Born Free Bottles

Dietary Needs:
None

The most important thing about this product is that it is free of Bisphenol-A (BPA) which is used to make toxic polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. Bisphenol-A has been known to be estrogenic since the mind-1930's. A 2010 US FDA report raised further concerns regarding exposure of BPA to fetuses, infants and young children. In Sep 2010, Canada became the first country to declare BPA as a toxic subtance. In the European union as well as Canida, BPA is banned in baby bottles. Born Free bottles also do not contain pathalates. They have a soft silicone nipple and inner valve which helps air vent to help eliminate colic symptoms by reducing vacuum build up.  5 stars all the way!

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Bon Affair Wine Spritzers

Bon Affair Wine Spritzers

Dietary Needs:
None

If you love wine, then this product is for you! Bon Affair is a wine spritzer that is made from California wines with zero added sugar and half the calories of a regular glass of wine. The wines are enhanced with electrolytes and made from 100% all natural ingredients. Bon Affair is a guilt free way to still enjoy social get-togethers. These wine spritzers have a very crisp and refreshing taste, similar to that of Champagne and Prosecco. Bon Affair makes both a Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah wine spritzer to cater to those who love red wines, white wines, or both. They offer a membership program that allows you to get the wine spritzers delivered to your doorstep; how easy is that? Bon Affair is a fantastic company that is making a glass of wine more sophisticated and classy while still being delicious.  

Company Website: http://bonaffair.com/

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Company: Bon Affair

Category: Beverages

Posted: August 19, 2013

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Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats

Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

Steel-Cut means that the whole raw oats are cut into little pieces on a steel buhr mill. This is a slightly different process then rolled oats because rolled oats have been processed by rolling rather then cutting. Steel cut oats have a higher nutritional value. This is a healthy breakfast choice, but if you have gluten sensitivities stick to the gluten free cereals. We love Bob's Red Mill as a company. 4 stars. 

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

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Company: Bob's Red Mill

Category: Cereal

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Bob's Red Mill Organic Spelt Flour

Bob's Red Mill Organic Spelt Flour

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

Bob’s Red Mill freshly grinds their spelt flour at their mill. If you like to use wheat flour in recipes, this is a big upgrade because, spelt being an ancient derivative of wheat contains more nutrients, is less acidic and overall better for digestion. Spelt is especially high in protein, containing 10 grams per two ounces. That is five times the amount of regular wheat flour. It also contains 3.5 times the amount of fiber than wheat. This upgrade is really a no-brainer.

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

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Company: Bob's Red Mill

Category: Baking Flour

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Bob's Red Mill Organic Quinoa

Bob's Red Mill Organic Quinoa

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Organic Quinoa Grain is a high-protein grain cultivated by Incan tribes in the Andes Mountains of South America. Grown in Ecuador, this mild powerhouse grain is quickly becoming a staple in healthy diets. Quinoa is gluten free and can be substituted for rice in most recipes. The best part is that it only takes 20 minutes to cook! We often suggest putting quino in a salad since it is such a good good source of protein. We love this company because it isn't just about whole grains. They have a full line of gluten free products. Their products can seem expensive for the quantity you are getting, but for the quality we think it is worth it.

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

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Company: Bob's Red Mill

Category: Whole Grains

Posted: February 3, 2012

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Bob's Red Mill Organic Kamut Flour

Bob's Red Mill Organic Kamut Flour

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

Organic Kamut Flour is an ancient relative of modern day wheat. Many people who have a sensitivity to gluten can handle kamut with no problem at all. It has a buttery flavor and is much easier to digest than wheat, and causes less allergies and acid. Legend says that Kamut grain came from the time of ancient Pharaohs and was first planted at the Egyptian pyramids. Bob's Red Mill stone grinds this plump, rich grain into superb baking flour right at their mill in Portland.

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

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Company: Bob's Red Mill

Category: Baking Flour

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Bob's Red Mill Muesli

Bob's Red Mill Muesli

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

 This is delicious as a breakfast cereal or a midday snack. Bob's Muesli includes rolled oats, wheat, rye, triticale (a wheat/rye GMO blend) barley, almonds, sunflower seeds, and walnuts. It's naturally sweetened with date crumbles and raisins. This cereal is filling, and nutritious and can be eaten hot or cold. It gets 3.5 stars because we don't like to combine fruit with grain for digestion purposes and because we mostly recommend gluten free. 

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

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Company: Bob's Red Mill

Category: Cereal

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty Gluten Free Cereal

Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty Gluten Free Cereal

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This is a product we often recommend to those with gluten sensitivities. This hot cereal contains brown rice, corn, buckwheat, and sorghum (a cereal crop). This is a great option for breakfast to stabilize blood sugar.  It will keep your energy level up and keep you from feeling the need to snack all morning. It tastes great, we love it! This company has taken whole grains to a whole new level. They have been innovative with over 400 products including flours, cereals, baking mixes and grains. We love this company because it isn't just about whole grains. They have a full line of gluten free products and you can find just about any kind of flour such as gluten free oat flour, almond flour or coconut flour with the Bob Red Mills brand. We would love to see this company support non-GMO ingredients. Their products can seem expensive for the quantity you are getting, but for the quality we think it is worth it.

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

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Company: Bob's Red Mill

Category: Cereal

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Bob's Red Mill Garbanzo & Fava Flour

Bob's Red Mill Garbanzo & Fava Flour

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

What can we say, we really dig this company because their products help us to do our job better. We appreciate that they offer ground flax, a gluten-free hot cereal and a ton of alternative flour options. Bob’s Red Mill Garbanzo & Fava Bean Flour is perfect for all kinds of baking including breads, pizza, cakes, and cookies. It is super low in sugar (low-glycemic) compared to almost any other flours and of course higher in protein and amino acids. You can use this flour in place of rice flour in any of your favorite recipes. Bean flours provide protein (especially iron) for are superb gluten- free baking. Note you must mix this flour with another kind for optimal taste.

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

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Company: Bob's Red Mill

Category: Baking Flour

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Bob's Red Mill 10-Grain Cereal

Bob's Red Mill 10-Grain Cereal

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

We love to see a cereal that is jam-packed with all of this good stuff! Filled with hard red wheat, rye, triticale, oat bran, oats, corn, barley, soy beans, brown rice, millet, and flaxseed. While we aren't' huge fans of triticale or soy beans, the other ingredients make for a hugely nutritious breakfast. This company has taken whole grains to a new level. They have been innovative with over 400 products including flours, cereals, baking mixes and grains. 

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

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Company: Bob's Red Mill

Category: Cereal

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Blue Sky Organic Soda

Blue Sky Organic Soda

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Blue Sky soda is all natural with no preservatives, no artificial colors, no caffeine (which is huge) and only natural flavors. Much better than regular soda but they do use sugar (cane sugar). They could improve the health factor by using a natural sweetener like stevia, agave or xylitol like Zevia does. Drink it sparingly and as a treat from time to time. Soda and carbonation thin the lining of the gut.

Company Website: http://blueskysoda.com/

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Blue Diamond Nut Thins

Blue Diamond Nut Thins

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Eating gluten-free doesn't have to be boring or tasteless. Blue Diamond, our friends who make the almond milk, also make a number of varieties of their nut thins crackers. We like the taste of this cracker and love the fact that use high quality expeller-pressed safflower oil. This is a rice-based cracker with almond flour added to increase protein content. The last two ingredients are natural almond flavor and natural butter flavor. We aren't sure what that means exactly but hope it means no artificial flavors. Great to use with any dipping. We would be pysched if their ingredients were organic. 

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

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Company: Blue Diamond

Category: Snacks

Posted: December 18, 2011

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BLK Water

BLK Water

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

BLK water is a whole new experience when it comes to keeping hydrated. This water is actually black! It is different than any other water on the market because they have taken spring water and added fulvic trace minerals. Fulvic trace minerals are sourced from ancient, organic humus bed (highly mineralized soil). It also has the ability to remove toxins and act as a powerful antioxidant. Fulvic trace minerals play a critical role in the growth of plant life, assisting in the transport and absorption of nutrients inside the plant cell. Once these minerals are extracted and added to pure water, the water turns black naturally without the use of any artificial dyes or colorings. We are constantly encouraging clients to add trace minerals to their filtered water because all filtered water has been stripped of trace minerals. By adding the fulvic trace minerals the water is naturally high in ectrolytes and is naturally alkaline which can help to boost pH.

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

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Company: BLK

Category: Bottled Water

Posted: April 12, 2012

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Blessed Herbs Intestinal Cleansing Kit

Blessed Herbs Intestinal Cleansing Kit

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We do this cleanse religiously once a year and always have great success. We recommend to about half of clientele as well because every cleanse should be customized. In our modern society, it’s easy to forget that we’re an integral part of nature; that our bodies are part of a holistic, living system that supports and nourishes us.When we’re in good health, it’s a sign that our body has adapted to our particular lifestyle and environment; that we’re in-sync with nature’s rhythms and that our personal system has reached a state of equilibrium or “balance”.When we’re feeling ill or “out of sorts” – our body is sending us a signal that we’ve lost our balance; that we’ve fallen out of step with nature’s cycles, both within and without.Herbal cleansing is a way to “re-set” our personal system and help our body regain its balance. Using herbal formulas and diet changes, we help the body expel accumulated waste and toxins. But just as importantly, herbal cleansing supports and encourages our body’s own self-cleansing mechanisms – our channels of elimination and detoxification themselves. So while it may appear that these potent herbs may be doing all the work, they are really designed to help our body to work better. Each of us has six, inter-dependent channels of elimination, and when we get all those channels working together seamlessly, we feel healthy! This cleanse comes in two flavors, peppermint and ginger. We like the ginger variety in the winter and peppermint in the summer. 

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

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Company: Blessed Herbs

Category: Cleanses

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Biopharma Superfoods Omega

Biopharma Superfoods Omega

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

NanOmega3 is a dietary supplement filled with flax seeds, vegan DHA and a variety of vitamins. The flax seeds make up a short chain omega-3 called alpha- linolenic acid (ALA). The vegan DHA is derived from marine algae and is the source of a long chain omega-3.  You will find approximately 1200 mgs of Omega-3 combined in this product. It is also high in Vitamin E, D3 and B12 and follic acid. All Biopharma products are organic and certified non-GMO.  The powder has a pleasant pineapple taste, or you can get this in pill form as well. We recommend mixing in water and drinking quickly. This blend of omega 3's comes from both ALA and DHA which is helpful for supporting eye, heart and brain health.

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

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Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Biopharma Superfoods Nano Reds

Biopharma Superfoods Nano Reds

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

NanoReds are packed with 10 servings of fruits and vegetables. This makes them a rich source of antioxidants. Filled with super foods, this mixture includes  pomegranate,  lemon, cranberry, blueberry, black currents, spinach and broccoli. This company strongly believes in purity and all of their products have no added sugar, artificial colors, preservatives, soy, gluten or genetically modified ingredients. This is a tasty and creative way to get in great nutrition. Note that the ingredients are not organic.

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

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Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Biopharma Superfoods Nano Pro PRP

Biopharma Superfoods Nano Pro PRP

Dietary Needs:
Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This ia a protein powder made with whey protein isolate and colostrum peptides. There are 12 grams of protein per scoop, giving you 66% protein per serving. Even though they use a  protein isolate which is the most pure and concentrated form of whey protein available we would like to see the actual protein content higher because whey can go up about 20%.  It tastes good and mixes easily in water or a smoothie. We really like that Biopharma values organic and non-GMO ingredients.

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Biopharma Superfoods EPA/DHA

Biopharma Superfoods EPA/DHA

Dietary Needs:
None

This product makes taking your daily fish oil simple and painless. BioPharma uses a process called emulsification which breaks down large fat globules into tiny droplets to aid digestive enzymes in turning fats to fatty acids. This leads to greater absorption without any fish taste or fish burps. It comes in a lemon flavor with a yogurt like texture so it goes great in a morning smoothie. In one serving you get 360 mg or EPA/DHA as well as 500 IU of Vitamin D. The oil comes from purified salmon and Cod liver.  Our highest preference is for fish oil that does not have to be purified because there are no detectable metals or antigens.

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

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Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Bionaturae Olive Oil

Bionaturae Olive Oil

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Bionaturae organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made from a unique blend of traditional Italian olive varieties. This olive oil is true to authentic Italian olive oils, with a complex balance of fruity and mellow flavors and a subtle artichoke bite. The certified organic olives are grown and hand picked on small family farms of Tuscany. The high quality of this product is made possible by the traditional small-scale production. It is delicate and suitable for cooking on low heat as well as eating raw on salad, vegetables, meat and fish.

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

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Company: Bionaturae

Category: Oils

Posted: January 15, 2012

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BioK Probiotics

BioK Probiotics

Dietary Needs:
Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This is one of our favorite and most effective probiotic to use medicinally for those difficult cases where clients suffer from severe digestive issues like ulcerative colitis, Chron's or chronic diarrhea.  Our intestinal flora is made of as many as 100 trillion bacteria, some of which are the 'good guys' that help us to maintain good health, while others are 'the bad guys' and can be harmful. Probiotics are among the beneficial bacteria in the body, found primarily in the gastro-intestinal tract. Bio K is loaded with 50 billion live bacteria including both L. acidophilus,  and L. casei. There isn't any sugar or artificial flavours added. It has a fresh natural taste and smooth texture much like yogurt. We LOVE BioK because they help us get our clients well. 5 stars

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Bikram Balance

Bikram Balance

Dietary Needs:
None

Green's First has teamed up Bikram Choudhury from Bikram yoga to create a powerful antioxidant fruit and vegetable powdered drink that is a great way to rehydrate after a hot yoga class or vigorous exercise. We are big on balancing pH and alkalizing the body. Bikram Balance is a smart supplement when it comes to getting in the greens. It provides organic fruits and vegetables and 49 other ingredients that provide natural, real food electrolytes and alkalinity to the reserve of the body. They have included some powerful superfoods such as barley grass, chlorella, spirulina, and blueberries. These ingredients are high in chlorophyll, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants. This is also an effective way to promote electrolyte balance.  Due to all of the amazing greens, it will boost pH. We think this is one of the best tasting green powder on the market with a sweet and minty flavor. It can be mixed with water for a quick pick-me-up. We still have not heard back on sourcing so until then we give them 4.0 stars. 

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

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Company: Bikram Balance

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: April 29, 2012

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Big Tree Mango Blossom Raw Honey

Big Tree Mango Blossom Raw Honey

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Big Tree Raw Honey is a rich, amber honey that tastes great. It has a smokey, buttery taste combined with notes of black cherry and passion fruit, which makes it a special treat for tea or to pair with cheese. It is produced in Bali. We love the social and cultural consciousness of Big Tree. Well worth a try if you are a honey lover. 

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

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Company: Big Tree Farms

Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Big Tree Farms Raw Cacao Powder

Big Tree Farms Raw Cacao Powder

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

With environmental sustainablity, cultural sensitivity and high quality, pure food at the forefront of their values, Big Tree products have quickly risen to become one of our favorite companies. Their truly raw cacao powder is organic, cold-pressed and simply wonderful. Raw cacao is a powerful source of antioxidants and magnesium. Their cacao comes from Indonesia and pack 5g of protein and 5g of dietary fiber per ounce . Try this cacao in our flourless chocolate brownie recipe or in our in our raw chocolate truffles. It makes these recipes divine! 

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

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Company: Big Tree Farms

Category: Superfoods

Posted: December 19, 2011

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Big Tree Farms Handcrafted Balinese Sea Salt

Big Tree Farms Handcrafted Balinese Sea Salt

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We are big fans of sea salt at The Whole Journey because sea salt contains essential trace minerals that match the mineral profile of our blood. Many Americans are mineral deficient from stress (tired adrenals) and poor diet so sea salt is a must-have staple on the condiment shelf. Big Tree's sea salt comes from a remote black sand beach in northern Bali. Each production of this sea salt requires weeks of hand panning and grading to produce the perfect sized grain. This is a special artisan sea salt. We love that the folks at Big Tree maintain high ideals of environmental sustainability and cultural preservation and are proud to support this company. 

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

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Company: Big Tree Farms

Category: Condiments

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Big Tree Farms Cacao Nibs

Big Tree Farms Cacao Nibs

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

With environmental sustainablity, cultural sensitivity and high quality, pure food at the forefront of their values, Big Tree products have quickly risen to become one of our favorite companies. Their truly raw cacao beans are organic, cold-pressed and simply wonderful. Raw cacao is a powerful source of antioxidants and magnesium. Their cacao nibs come from Indonesia and pack 5g of protein and 5g of dietary fiber per ounce . Try them in baked goods or trail mix, but be careful, they contain a fair amount of caffeine. 

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

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Company: Big Tree Farms

Category: Superfoods

Posted: December 19, 2011

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Big Tree Cold-Pressed Cacao Beans

Big Tree Cold-Pressed Cacao Beans

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

With environmental sustainablity, cultural sensitivity and high quality, pure food at the forefront of their values, Big Tree products have quickly risen to become one of our favorite companies. Their truly raw cacao beans are organic, cold-pressed and simply wonderful. Raw cacao is a powerful source of antioxidants and magnesium. Their cacao beans come from Indonesia and pack 5g of protein and 5g of dietary fiber per ounce . Try them in baked goods or trail mix, but be careful, they contain a fair amount of caffeine. 

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

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Company: Big Tree Farms

Category: Superfoods

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Bentley Organics Hand Sanitizer

Bentley Organics Hand Sanitizer

Dietary Needs:
None

This aloe vera hand sanitizer is gentle and wont dry out your hands which makes it a huge upgrade from the harsh conventional brands. Their all star ingredients of aloe vera, grapefruit seed extract, citrus and glycerin make it all natural. This highly socially conscious company's motto is “Of the earth, not costing the earth.”

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

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Company: Bentley Organics

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: March 21, 2014

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BearNaked Granola

BearNaked Granola

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free

This 100% pure and natural trail mix is loaded with cranberries, sun-ripened raisins, walnuts, almonds and protein granola clusters. A Whole Journey cardinal rule is never combine fruit with grain since this combination can create fermentation and excess acid in the system. We do, however, like that this granola doesn't have any added sugar! While oats are naturally gluten-free, cross-pollination often results in cross-contamination of gluten into the oats, so we would love to see a 'gluten-free' version as well. This granola tastes great. Their products are made from pure and natural ingredients, but not organic ingredients.

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

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Company: Bear Naked

Category: Cereal

Posted: May 18, 2012

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BearNaked Cranberry Protein Trail Mix

BearNaked Cranberry Protein Trail Mix

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free

This 100% pure and natural trail mix is loaded with cranberries, sun-ripened raisins, walnuts, almonds and protein granola clusters. A Whole Journey cardinal rule is never combine fruit with grain since this combination can create fermentation and excess acid in the system. We do, however, like that this granola doesn't have any added sugar! While oats are naturally gluten-free, cross-pollination often results in cross-contamination of gluten into the oats, so we would love to see a 'gluten-free' version as well. This granola tastes great. Their products are made from pure and natural ingredients, but not organic ingredients.

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

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Company: Bear Naked

Category: Snacks

Posted: May 18, 2012

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Beanitos Black Bean Chips

Beanitos Black Bean Chips

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This company gets huge points for being so creative. They have taken healthy snacking to a whole new level with their bean chips. This is a huge upgrade from potato and corn chips.  Loaded with non-GMO vegetable fiber, 4 grams of complete protein, and high in Omega 3s this product makes a great snack.  There are 4 flavors available including Bean, Pinto Bean and Flax, Black Bean with Chipotle BBQ and Pinto Bean and Flax with Cheddar Cheese. These chips are 100% corn, wheat, soy, and potato free.  Naturally a complex carbohydrate this bean chip has a low glycemic index that makes it a smart choice to stabilize blood sugar.  The beans are not organic, so that drops them one star. We think they are delicious and a must try. TWJ Select product!

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

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Company: Beanitos

Category: Snacks

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Beanfields Bean & Rice Chips

Beanfields Bean & Rice Chips

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Beanfieds Bean and Rice chips are better than your average tortilla chip. They are made without any GMO ingredients and are also corn free and gluten free. It is important to note that these chips are made with white rice rather than brown rice which means it has a higher glycemic index. Beanfields are also made with navy beans and black beans giving it a fiber content of 4g per serving. The unsalted and sea salt flavors are desirable because no sugar is added.  These chips have less saturated fat and salt than regular tortilla chips; however, they are fried in sunflower or safflower oil. We really like the taste and crunch of these chips!

Company Website: http://beanfieldssnacks.com/

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Company: Beanfields

Category: Snacks

Posted: November 30, 2012

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Beaming Organic Raw Plant Based Superfood Protein Blend

Beaming Organic Raw Plant Based Superfood Protein Blend

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Beaming is a company that is passionate about optimum health and giving their consumers the finest quality of ingredients. Beaming’s Organic Raw Plant Based Superfood Protein Blend is unsurpassed in nutritional benefit and taste. Included in this protein blend are superfoods such as maca and lucuma that nourish our bodies unlike anything else. Maca increases immunity, energy, libido, and fertility while lucuma repairs skin with its anti-aging properties.  Hemp, chia seed, cinnamon, mesquite, and Jerusalem artichoke are also healthful ingredients found in Beaming’s protein blend. This protein also includes coconut sugar which provides more than just sweetness! Coconut sugar regulates immunity and enzyme production while also benefitting mental development. It is also low glycemic allowing it to be safe for diabetics to consume. Because this is a plant-based protein powder, it is very easily digested by our bodies giving us the maximum benefit in a shorter amount of time.  Beaming’s protein blend gives 16g of protein per serving!  While being vegan, this product is also soy, dairy, and gluten free. All around, Beaming has risen above the ordinary protein powder and created something extraordinary. We love this company and this product!

Company Website: www.bebeaming.com/

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Company: Beaming

Category: Protein Powder

Posted: December 30, 2012

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Barlean's Omega Swirl

Barlean's Omega Swirl

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We don't know how they did it, but Barlean's created the tastiest way to get your fish oil on the planet. This is a MUST HAVE for anyone with kids who will not take pills. Gone are those days where your grandmother made you take spoonfuls of smelly cod liver oil. Now you can actually look forward to taking your fish oil in the form of a sweet treat! Omega swirl offers a variety of flavors and oils (flax and evening primrose too) mixed into a sweet, fruity delicious creamy product. They sweeten their omega swirl naturally with xylitol (which we love because it is a sugar alcohol that comes from the birch tree that does not effect blood sugar). You can mix it in smoothies, yogurt, hot cereal or simply take a spoonful of it. We especially love the Orange Cream flavor. It tastes just like the orange creamsicles from the icecream truck! This stuff is pure magic and certainly worth a try! TWJ select product. 

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

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Company: Barlean's

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 12, 2011

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Barlean's Flaxseed Oil

Barlean's Flaxseed Oil

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Our research tells us that Barlean's flaxseed oil is the highest quality around. They get their flaxseeds from Saskatchewan Canada and pride themselves on being 48 hour from seed to shelf. This means that only 48 hours goes by from the time the flaxseeds are harvest, pressed, bottled and brought to your health food store shelves. We are really impressed with that. Flaxseed oil is one of the richest source of vegetable-based vital Omega-3 fatty acids.  Barlean's is the freshest, best-tasting flax oil available. Barlean's flaxseed oil is pure, unfiltered and unrefined. Their proprietary cold pressing results in clean, delicious oil that doesn't need to be filtered to achieve its fresh flavor. Barlean's Fresh Flax Oil is ideal for those who aspire to nutritionally support: * Heart Health * Healthy Cholesterol Levels * Joint Mobility & Bone Density * Energy & Endurance * Healthy Blood Glucose Skin, Hair & Nail Health* Note: Never cook with flax oil. Use it on salads and store in the refrigerator. Head over to the recipes section of our site and search for Christa's Healthy Salad Dressing if you're ready to make a flax oil based dressing. 

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

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Company: Barlean's

Category: Oils

Posted: December 19, 2011

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Barlean's Coconut Oil

Barlean's Coconut Oil

Dietary Needs:
None, Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We simply love Barlean's products through and through. This is a stand up company and you can trust the quality and sourcing of their entire line. We are big coconut oil fans at The Whole Journey for it's weight loss and metabolism-boosting benefits as well as how it protects the immune system, kills fungus in the body, and assists in digestive and brain function. As an added bonus, coconut oil is great for skin. We always have one in our bathrooms. Barlean's coconut oil is expeller pressed, extra virgin and organic. Their coconuts are hand selected and picked at the peak of their flavor and nutritional value. Everything is shipped "Rush Air" to ensure optimal freshness. Ah, thank you Barlean's! We just love your products! TWJ Select Product for sure. 

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

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Company: Barlean's

Category: Oils

Posted: December 6, 2011

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Barlean's Berry Flavored Greens

Barlean's Berry Flavored Greens

Dietary Needs:
None

Barlean's is one of our favorite companies because of their focus on nutritional values of quality, freshness, purity and integrity. This is a greens superfood formula that you can mix in water and actually enjoy the taste because it has a nice fruity flavor to it. It contains a great blend of wheat grass, barley grass and oat grass along with land greens like spinach and parsley and sea greens. This is a good choice for an afternoon pick-me-up in lieu of the soda or chocolate that might be sitting around the office. 

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

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Company: Barlean's

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Barbaras Puffin Cereal

Barbaras Puffin Cereal

Dietary Needs:
Dairy Free

Barbara's Original Puffin cereal is made from yellow corn flour, whole oat flower corn bran flower and sweetened with molasses. We like this company due to their commitment to promoting sustainable agriculture and green living. They are passionate about community outreach projects and have created a grant program to teach organic gardening in California. Their ingredients are all natural meaning they choose the highest quality ingredients for optimum nutrition and taste without adding artificial additives or preservatives. There is a trace of soy in the corn. You will find 5 grams of sugar in ¾ cup serving which is an upgrade from most other cereals on the market today.

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Badger Sunscreen

Badger Sunscreen

Dietary Needs:
None

Badger rocks. A 'green company' through and through. We love this small cottage brand of homemade products from New Hampshire. They support sustainable, organic agriculture through their purchasing practices and charitable contributions. They work hard to be 100% certified organic with products that are 100% chemical and synthetic free. Badger specialize in balms, oils and soaps. This is one of the cleanest sunscreens on the market. This is a Whole Journey favorite sunscreen as it is 100% organic, pure, uncoated, zinc oxide. This is a safe sunscreen for children of all ages.

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

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Company: Badger

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Badger Baby Soap

Badger Baby Soap

Dietary Needs:
None

Badger rocks. A 'green company' through and through. We love this small cottage brand of homemade products from New Hampshire. They are a highly respectable company supporting sustainable organic agriculture through their purchasing practices and charitable contributions. They work hard to be 100% certified organic with products that are 100% chemical and synthetic free.  Badger specializes in balms, oils and soaps. This baby soap will assist in the night time bathing ritual because it's made with natural calming and relaxing chamomile and calendula (both are herbal botanicals). This product is gentle enough for your little one because it incorporates olive oil, coconut oil and shea butter. Note: Not a tear free formula.

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

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Company: Badger

Category: Baby Products

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Baby Gourmet Simple Purees

Baby Gourmet Simple Purees

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Baby Gourmet Purees make quick meals and eating on-the-go so simple. They are loaded with organic nutrients and have tasty combinations that your little one will love. Simple pureés are a simple starting point when it comes to introducing solid foods to your baby. Once you introduce your little one to individual ingredients, move on to more interesting combinations. They actually taste every single batch and if they don't absolutely love it, they will toss it and start from scratch. These purees have no thickeners or fillers, no added sugar, no added salt, Kosher, BPA-free re-sealable packaging and are all USDA, FDA and organic certification. We love the juicy pear and garden greens combo because it's a naturally sweet way to get in organic pears, organic broccoli, and organic spinach into baby's diet. This will help develop their palate and taste for vegetables. 

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

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Category: Baby Food

Posted: April 13, 2012

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Avalon Vitamin C Moisture Plus Lotion SPF 15

Avalon Vitamin C Moisture Plus Lotion SPF 15

Dietary Needs:
None

We love this lotion! This is moisturizer with SPF 15 loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants. The 'signature ingredient' in this product is Magnesium Ascorbal Phosphate which is a form of vitamin C that is readily utilized by the skin cells to protect against damaging free radicals. This form of vitamin C can also aid in collagen and elastin production. Other ingredients include aloe, hyaluronic acid and Rosehip oil which makes this product very hydrating and refreshing. This company values sustainability and their office and warehouse are 100% solar powered. This is definitely a business that is forward thinking and promotes long-term solutions to environmental problems. Avalon is an affordable product line and you will pay about the same price for this moisturizer as you would at the drug store.

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

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Company: Avalon Organics

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: January 26, 2012

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Avalon Organics Ylang Ylang Lotion

Avalon Organics Ylang Ylang Lotion

Dietary Needs:
None

This is a Whole Journey Favorite because of its light moisturizing application and its invigorating fragrance. The variety is great and there are many essential oil scents to choose from. Some of the ingredients include shaea butter, avocado oil, sunflower oil and aloe vera, all of which help to keep the skin supple. Avalong Organics is comparable to the brand EO. We love that they always consider 'consciousness and cosmetics' together.  They are consistently working towards the expansion of their organic products while prioritizing organic and sustainable farming. Their natural botanical ingredients are 100% vegetarian and free from anything artificial. 

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

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Company: Avalon Organics

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Avalon Organics Baby Massage Oil

Avalon Organics Baby Massage Oil

Dietary Needs:
None

Avalon Organics work to bring together 'consciousness and cosmetics', which of course we love. They are consistently working towards the expansion of organic products while prioritizing organic and sustainable farming. Their natural botanical ingredients are 100% vegetarian and free from anything artificial. We like this product to use for a baby massage. It's simple yet clean and made with organic almond, sunflower, olive, borage (high in omega 6), and sesame oils. It absorbs into the skin so won't leave your baby feeling oily. Leaps and bounds better than a mainstream oil like Johnson and Johnson which uses mineral oil and petroleum, two things that do not belong on that pristine skin. 

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

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Company: Avalon Organics

Category: Baby Products

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Aunt Patty's Organic Agave Syrup

Aunt Patty's Organic Agave Syrup

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

While agave is touted as a natural fructose sweetener, it actually undergoes fairly rigid processing and manufacturing. After the Westin A Price Foundation research stated that agave must be processed through the liver in the same way as high fructose corn syrup, we don’t actively promote or support it any longer. We recommend raw honey and organic maple syrup over agave these days but still use it in some of our recipes. Aunt Patty's agave is farmed in a sustainable manner where the agave plant is harvested but left in the ground to regenerate for next season. Aunt Patty's Certified Organic Agave Syrup is also certified Kosher and is available in retail and industrial quantities.  Agave nectar is 1.4x sweeter than sugar. It is an amber nectar that is certified organic and GMO-Free. It is stable, non-crystallizing and quick dissolving.

Company Website: http://www.auntpattys.glorybee.com/

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Company: Aunt Patty's

Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: January 7, 2012

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Aubrey Organics Sunscreen

Aubrey Organics Sunscreen

Dietary Needs:
None

This sunscreen is made with our favorite sunscreen ingredients: Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which will allow the sunscreen to go on smooth. Other featured ingredients are macadamia and kukuit nut oils making it high in essential fatty acids and great for skin texture. Huge upgrade to Banana Boat and the others out there that contain parabens and a litany of other ingredients we cannot pronounce. 

Company Website: http://www.aubrey-organics.com/

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Company: Aubrey Skin Care

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: March 21, 2014

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BearNaked Soft Baked Granola Cookies

BearNaked Soft Baked Granola Cookies

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free

These cookies are made from whole grain oats, nuts and fruit. 100% of the ingredients used are pure and natural. We like that all of the ingredients are recognizable and pronounceable. These cookies are an upgrade from other processed and packaged cookies because they contain no artificial flavors, no preservatives, no cholesterol, no hydrogenated oils and no high fructose corn syrup. Each cookie has 9 grams of sugar and the third ingredient is evaporated cane juice which doens't really make them a 'health food.' These cookies are really soft and do taste great. We would love to see them come out with a version with all organic ingredients sweetened with fruit or honey.

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

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Company: Bear Naked

Category: Low-Glycemic Desserts/Sweets

Posted: May 18, 2012

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Aubrey Organics Moisturizing Cream

Aubrey Organics Moisturizing Cream

Dietary Needs:
None

The nice thing about this brand is that they cover all skin types, so you can customize their line to your personal skin needs. This daytime moisturizer offers antioxidant protection and is invigorating to the skin. Because of the high quality oils such evening primrose oil and rosehip seed oil it has the ability to restore moisture and softness. Anytime skin care products contain antioxidants, it will help to prevent the formation of free radicals and go a long way toward anti-aging. We like Aubrey's skin care line because each line comes with a cleanser, a toner and a moisturizing cream. They also have skin specific items such as eye creams, night creams and blemish control creams. Their motto is “all products are creatively designed to work in harmony with nature.'' Right in alignment with our Whole Journey Philosophy.

Company Website: http://www.aubrey-organics.com/

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Company: Aubrey Skin Care

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Aubrey Organics Blue Camomile Hydrating Shampoo

Aubrey Organics Blue Camomile Hydrating Shampoo

Dietary Needs:
None

This is a good nutrient rich 'clean' shampoo. It lathers great, is mild and clean  and leaves you with soft, shiny locks. That natural shampoo is made with organic blue camomile and shea butter. The scent is fresh and herbal with the light essence of Camomile. 

Company Website: http://www.aubrey-organics.com/

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Company: Aubrey Skin Care

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Artisana Walnut Butter

Artisana Walnut Butter

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

 This is a fabulous nut butter packed with healthy nutrients. Walnuts are a super food loaded with Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and folic acid. They also contain a wealth of minerals, such as iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. Studies have proven walnut butter to lower LDL cholesterol. Walnuts are also a good source of Omega 3. The only two ingredients in this product are Organic, Raw Walnuts and Organic, Raw Cashews. You can't beat this kind of purity and quality. Whole Journey Select product!

Company Website: http://www.premierorganics.org/

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Company: Artisana

Category: Nut Butters

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Artisana Coconut Butter

Artisana Coconut Butter

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Artisana is one of those companies that stands out among the rest. This coconut butter is made from hand selected organic coconuts. The taste is pure, smooth and decadent. They are a company focused on supporting small organic family farms, and very focused on sustainable living. All of their products are absent or pesticides, preservatives, stabilizers and GMO's. Try stir frying veggies in this coconut oil, or perhaps mix Artisana Coconut Butter with Agave Nectar, Vanilla, and a pinch of Sea Salt for a fantastic raw frosting.

Company Website: http://www.premierorganics.org/

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Company: Artisana

Category: Nut Butters

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water

Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water

Dietary Needs:
None

We have found that Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water (make sure to only drink this kind as they now also have purified water we do not recommend) is one of the only bottled waters on the market that is pH balanced at a neutral 7.0. We always suggest consuming products as nature intended which is why we favor mountain spring water with naturally occurring minerals. The springs they choose are consistently replenished and the water is filtered naturally. As far as we know, they are the only water company using non-leaching plastic containers (except for their 3 & 5 gallon containers) and that is HUGE in our book. Arrowhead gets a super high rating because they have reduced their PET in the plastic by over 60% in the last 15 years.

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

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Company: Arrowhead

Category: Bottled Water

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Arrowhead Mills Organic Sesame Tahini

Arrowhead Mills Organic Sesame Tahini

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Sesame seeds maybe the oldest condiment known to man, making our human food scene in the 1600s. They are high in copper, manganese, tryptophan, calcium and magnesium. Arrowhead Mills Tahini, is made from mechanically hulled (no chemicals) Latin American sesame seeds. You can use this pure, creamy, delicious tahini as a spread on toast or crackers. You can also use it to make hummus, gravy or creamy dressings which is very helpful to get the creaminess without using a dairy product. Arrowhead Mills uses a simple mechanical process free of caustic sodas, salts, and chemicals to naturally separate the oil for this product. We definitely suggest you weave this product into your diet! Check out our recipes page for ideas on how to do that. Our only other wish here is that Arrowhead Mills would become non-GMO project certified and also get into social consciousness by supporting the Amerinca Farmland Trust, an organization that raises awareness and funds to preserve land for sustainable farming. They are certainly a big enough company to have a great influence in that regard.

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

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Company: Arrowhead Mills

Category: Nut Butters

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Arrowhead Mills Organic Millet

Arrowhead Mills Organic Millet

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Enjoy the great nutrition and versatility of Arrowhead Mills Hulled Millet. A good source of protein, it is also rich in B vitamins, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine and folate. Arrowhead Mills Hulled Millet can be used to add a nutty taste and texture to breads, served as a pilaf or stuffing, or sprinkled on top of salad as a crunchy topping. Millet, along with quinoa is one of the least allergy prone grains. Arrowhead Mills sources more than 70 percent of our ingredients from local farmers, with fully 90 percent coming from North America.

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

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Company: Arrowhead Mills

Category: Whole Grains

Posted: January 26, 2012

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Arrowhead Mills Organic Buckwheat Flour

Arrowhead Mills Organic Buckwheat Flour

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

What can we say, we really dig this company because their products help us to do our job better. We appreciate that they offer ground flax, a gluten-free hot cereal and a ton of alternative flour options. Give your baking a truly distinctive flavor with Arrowhead Mills Buckwheat Flour. An excellent source of fiber, Buckwheat is actually not wheat and does not contain any wheat. Buckwheat or kasha, hails from Russia and is considered a very warming grain and great for the winter. Bob’s buckwheat berries are ground into flour can be used for an array of international dishes such as soba noodles, crepes and pancakes.

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

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Company: Arrowhead Mills

Category: Baking Flour

Posted: March 21, 2014

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ARIIX  Rejuveniix

ARIIX Rejuveniix

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free

ARIIX's Rejuveniix is targeted to be a natural energy and alertness booster. We like that Rejuveniix is a food-based supplement, combining a unique blend of superfruit extracts from the acai berry, mangosteen, lycium berry, Hawaiian noni fruit and sea buckthorn. This product also includes the maqui berry which contains high level of the class of antioxidants known as anthrocyanins, which helps to reduce the harmful effects of oxidative stress by intercepting the chain reaction of free radical damage, which subsequently, boosts immune function.  This product also contains kava kava, L-theanine, and caffeine from green coffee bean extract. We typically don't suggest a supplement with added caffeine as many people have to much caffeine in their diets as is. The l-theanine is a great amino acid that reduces anxiety and decreases brain inflammation by binding to and inhibiting glutamate receptors. Ariix is a multi-level marketing company, which we typically don't often promote, however the product is a good one. When used in moderation (because of the added caffeine) this is a safe and effective way to stay awake and energized and certainly beats out a daily sugar or Starbucks habit!

Company Website: http://ariixproducts.com/nutrionals/rejuveniix/

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Company: Ariix

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: April 20, 2012

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Aquafina

Aquafina

Dietary Needs:
None

Aquafina is purified, reverse osmosis water. It originates from public water sources and is then purified through a rigorous, seven step purification process called Hyrdo-7. This process removes things like chloride, salts and other substances that can affect water's taste. Mineral water is always leaps and bounds better, cleaner and healthier but Aquafina's process is good. We are never thrilled with the plastic component of bottled water because of the environmental havoc it wreaks and because who knows how long those plastic bottles might have sat on a truck or in the sun and how much leaching occurred.

Company Website: www.aquafina.com/

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Company: Aquafina

Category: Bottled Water

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Annie's Goddess Dressing

Annie's Goddess Dressing

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

When we don't have time to make our own dressing, this is one of our go-tos. Annie's Goddess dressing is made from tahini (sesame paste) so it gives you that rich, creamy consistency without the dairy. We love the lemon juice, cider vinegar, sea salt and herbs in this product but are a bit leary of the oil. They list (canola, soy and/or sunflower oil) on the ingredient list and we must say, we really don't like when companies do that because there is no way of knowing how much and what particular oil you are consuming. We dropped their rating when this change came and hope it doesn't stick. Nonetheless, of the dressing choices on the shelves, if you are not going to make your own, this is a good one. And no sugar on the ingredients list makes us happy. 

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

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Company: Annie's

Category: Salad Dressings

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Annie's Cowgirl Ranch

Annie's Cowgirl Ranch

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Gluten Free

This is a huge upgrade from Hidden Valley Ranch or many other conventional ranch dressings because they do not use soybean, modified food starch, MSG or the long list of preservatives you find at the end of the ingredient list with conventional brands. They use less sugar than these other brands as well. What we love most about Annie's dressings are that they use apple cider vinegar in many of them. What we wish we could upgrade is the oil. They use high quality canola oil (expeller pressed) but it is not organic and we are concerned about the fast-growing genetic modification of canola (or the rapeseed plant, which is what it comes from). This dressing does contain sugar as well. 

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

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Company: Annie's

Category: Salad Dressings

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Annie Chun's Sesame Seaweed Snacks

Annie Chun's Sesame Seaweed Snacks

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Seaweed snacks taste so much better then they sound! Here’s your chance to discover a delicious new snack that’s full of flavor and chocked-full of vitamins and minerals. This roasted seasweed comes from Korea and is seasoned with salt and sesame seed oil. Sea vegetables are high in iodine, which is the ideal food to support a low functioning thyroid. Sea vegetables contain 10 to 20 times the minerals and vitamins of land vegetables. Gram for gram, they are higher in vitamins and minerals than any other class of food. They are also a good source of bioavailable iron. These truly have a delicious savory taste that makes for a perfect afternoon snack.

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

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Company: Annie Chuns

Category: Snacks

Posted: May 18, 2012

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Anne's Cranberry Lime Kombucha

Anne's Cranberry Lime Kombucha

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Kombucha Tea is a fermented probiotic drink made with a live Kombucha culture comprising of healthy bacteria, yeasts and other micro-organisms. We love the properties of Kombucha tea because it is a great way to alkalize the body and load up on probiotics. One bottle has 1 billion lactobacillius bacterium which will help keep the flora of the GI tract healthy and support healthy digestion and elimination. Kombucha Tea is detoxifying, loaded with antioxidants and great for a natural afternoon pick-me-up. Anne's Kombucha is uniquely made with flower essence which “incorporates the use of “chi” energies within living organisms.” While there are no additives or preservative in this beverage, it does contain evaporated cane juice so it looses a star for that reason. Note that kombucha tea is contraindicated for those struggling with systemic candida/yeast overgrowth. 

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

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Company: Anne's Kombucha

Category: Beverages

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Ann Webb Goji Berry Skin Care

Ann Webb Goji Berry Skin Care

Dietary Needs:
None

This Goji Berry skin care line was developed by an esthetician struggling with her own severe cystic acne. After 10 years of study, thankfully she learned that “creating beautiful skin goes far beyond topical medications and antibiotics.” Her goal was to create a natural skin care line that was approachable and affordable. Her products are organic, light, moisturizing and of course paraben-free and gluten-free. 

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

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Company: Ann Webb

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Andalou Omega Glow Facial Concentrate

Andalou Omega Glow Facial Concentrate

Dietary Needs:
None

Andalou's Omega Glow Facial Concentrate is known as the ‘miracle in a bottle.'  We often talk about how important essential fatty acids are in the diet and how therapeutic they are to the skin as well. This product deeply nourishes with Omega 3-6-9 fatty acids for improved elasticity and dermal support. It is unique in that it is loaded with eight different organic berries (which means antioxidants)! This entire product line smells amazing and is ideal if your skin goals are vitality and younger looking and feeling skin. The eight berries work bioactively on the living tissue of the skin. They include: the Brazilian super fruit acai, aronia, bear, bil, black elderberry, gogi, rosehips and sea buckthorn, all of which support cell turnover and strengthen dermal immunity for cell renewal. Soothing and oxygenating while rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids. 

Company Website: http://andalou.com/

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Company: Andalou Naturals

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Ancient Harvest Quinoa

Ancient Harvest Quinoa

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Twenty years ago, the Quinoa Corporation reintroduced quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) to the world. Today, Ancient Harvest is the leading source for high quality organic quinoa. With 1,800 varieties of quinoa available, not all quinoa is created equal. Look for the quality and commitment behind the Quinoa Corporation's own brand, Ancient Harvest quinoa, for the best quinoa products available. Quinoa is a non-allergenic grain, safe for the candida diet, low-carb diets, diabetics and vegans. It is higher in protein than any other grain. Far and away, quinoa is our favorite grain for health. It also tastes great. To make it even healthier, soak it in water for 1-8 hours before cooking to activate enzymes and decrease phytic acid.

Company Website: http://www.quinoa.net/

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Company: Ancient Harvest

Category: Whole Grains

Posted: January 7, 2012

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Amy's Organic Salsa

Amy's Organic Salsa

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Incredibly fresh tasting salsa made with sweet organic vine ripened tomatoes. Amy’s is the best store bought salsa and even works for the candida diet since they don’t use vinegar. Never any trans fats, msg or preservatives. The only ingredients are organic tomato puree, organic onions, filtered water, jalapeño peppers, organic cilantro, organic lime juice, sea salt, organic garlic, spices.

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

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Company: Amy's

Category: Condiments

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Amy's Medium Chili

Amy's Medium Chili

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Amy's kitchen started in the family barn, truly homegrown with high quality vegetarian ingredients as well as the right values. They make convenience clean with organic, vegetarian, delicious meals available frozen or canned. All products are free of MSGs, preservatives, trans fats and hidden chemicals. Cheeses are made with pasteurized rBST hormone-free milk and do not contain animal enzymes or rennet. This chili is mild in flavor made from organic red beans and tofu. We are not a fan of the tofu in it as our experience and clinical research proves that processed soy blocks the uptake of iodine, which the thyroid and every cell in the body needs. We can recommend this chili to those who like the flavor of chili, but not the heat- but please, pick around the tofu!

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

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Company: Amy's

Category: Soup

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Amy's Lentil Soup

Amy's Lentil Soup

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This vegan soup is high in protein as 26% of the lentil is protein. They also contain the essential mood boosting b vitamin folic acid and high amounts of dietary fiber. The ingredients are simple including organic lentils, celery, carrots, onions, potatoes, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and spices. It sounds a bit like grandma's homemade soup! Amy's kitchen started in the family barn, truly homegrown with not only the right ingredients but also the right values. They make convenience clean with organic, vegetarian, delicious meals available frozen or canned.

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

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Company: Amy's

Category: Soup

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Amy and Brian's Coconut Juice

Amy and Brian's Coconut Juice

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Coconut Water is Nature's Gatorade! Amy & Brian Coconut Juice is a natural isotonic beverage that is high in potassium and other electrolytes. Great for any active lifestyle, it is an effective rehydration beverage for before, during or after exercise. Made from the water of young coconuts, Amy & Brian Coconut Juice doesn't contain the added sugar or artificial additives found in other sports drinks. Coconut juice is nature's sports drink. In addition to tasting great, coconut juice is the healthy choice. It has more potassium per equivalent serving than a banana, is lower in natural sugar & calories than most fruit juices including grapefruit and has 10% of the sodium found in tomato juice. It absorbs into the body quickly because it resembles plasma in its salt concentration.

Company Website: http://amyandbriannaturals.com/

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Company: Amy and Brian's

Category: Beverages

Posted: December 6, 2011

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Amazing Grass Green Superfood

Amazing Grass Green Superfood

Dietary Needs:
None

Amazing Grass green super food is a tasty green drink full of alkalizing greens and antioxidant rich foods. Amazing Grass ingredients are grown in the fertile soils of the Midwest and include organic wheat grass, organic barley grass, organic alfalfa, organic oat grass and organic rye grass. What sets this green drink apart from the others is that their crops are only harvested once a year resulting in rich nutrient value.  Amazing Grass is certified organic and they don’t use herbicides or pesticides. They strongly believe that putting back more into the soil than what they take out ensures the most nutrient-rich cereal grasses you can get. If only more companies had that mentality, our food supply would heal instead of deplete. Whole Journey Approved!

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

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Company: Amazing Grass

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Alvarado Street Bakery Sprouted Wheat Multi-Grain Bread

Alvarado Street Bakery Sprouted Wheat Multi-Grain Bread

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free

Spouted is always better! This bread is healthy because by sprouting the seeds, they become more nutrient dense and less acidic. This bakery uses dates, raisins, molasses or honey to sweeten their products, which is another very good thing in our book. Some of their breads also contain sprouted beans, which allow for more protein and complex carbohydrates for lasting, even energy. Other ingredients include organic sprouted wheat berries, millet, sunflower seeds and flax seeds. We give them 4.5 stars because of the soy lecithin.     

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

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Company: Alvarado Street Bakery

Category: Bread

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Alta Dena Yogurt

Alta Dena Yogurt

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Gluten Free

Alta Dena is a decent, widely available brand of clean dairy products. In a conventional grocery store, they are a higher quality brand and in the health food store, there are better options. The best thing about them is that their milk comes from cows not treated with the growth hormone rBST*. All milk comes from family farmers under contract to Alta Dena. Cows receive a nutritious diet including fresh alfalfa hay which is much better than corn (and increases them by 1 star). They also use ingredients approved by the Natural Food Industry, such as natural sweeteners, honey and fructose. They never add powdered milk to fortify milk. It is ESSENTIAL these days to support companies that DO NOT treat their cows with hormones or antibiotics. They destroy our health on so many levels. Alta Dena is a fairly good choice and is widely available. 

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

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Company: Alta Dena

Category: Dairy (cow, goat and sheep)

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Immaculate Baking Company Pie crusts

Immaculate Baking Company Pie crusts

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free

This company uses natural and organic ingredients and makes creative recipes. They use wheat flour and cane juice which are two ingredients that are not Whole Journey approved; sugar for obvious reasons and wheat flour because we find that most people are sensitive to wheat and if not, it is very acidic and harder to digest than other flours. That being said, they are still a MUCH healthier brand than most conventional brands you see and would be considered an upgrade from most conventional brands. 

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

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Category: Low-Glycemic Desserts/Sweets

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Alor Vanilla Bean Honey

Alor Vanilla Bean Honey

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Big Tree Farms is one of our favorite companies because they use organic and sustainably sourced ingredients in all their products. With a blend of exotic raw honeys and truly raw vanilla beans, Alor Vanilla Bean Honey packs a delicious and nutritious punch. Raw honey has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties strengthening the immune system. Vanilla beans have health benefits of their own containing all the B-complex vitamins and some minerals such as potassium, magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc, and calcium. This honey is sweet and decadent making it delicious drizzled on coconut milk ice cream, desserts, in coffee, or in tea.

Company Website: http://bigtreefarms.com/

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Company: Big Tree Farms

Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: March 13, 2013

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Almond Paleo Bread

Almond Paleo Bread

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Julian Bakery has created nutritious and delicious Paleo Bread! This Paleo Bread was inspired by the Paleo lifestyle having a diet free of all grains. With the diet based on lean meats, vegetables, seafood, and nuts, Julian Bakery’s Paleo Bread will fulfill any bread craving while being completely grain, starch, and yeast free! This Almond variety has only six simple ingredients: purified water, blanched almonds, egg whites, psyllium, organic apple cider vinegar, and baking soda. Because this variety of Paleo Bread has almonds in it, it brings a wide spectrum of health benefits. Almonds are great for the brain, heart, and skin. Almonds also help regulate cholesterol levels, are great for weight loss, high in fiber, boost energy levels, and are diabetic friendly! Low in calories and carbohydrates, Paleo bread is high in protein with 9g per slice! Try using this bread when making sandwiches or simply as your morning toast. 

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

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Company: Julian Bakery

Category: Bread

Posted: December 26, 2012

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Almond Dream

Almond Dream

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Delicious and creamy Almond Dream provides an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins A and E and is fortified with vitamins B12, D, and calcium. The unsweetened varieties are the healthiest. Almond milk is one of our favorite milk replacements because it is low glycemic and packed with nutrients that most Americans don't consume on a daily basis.  While it is a TWJ Select Product because of how great it is in comparison to what's out there, it gets 4 out of 5 stars because the almonds are not organic.

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

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Company: Almond Dream

Category: Dairy Alternatives

Posted: March 7, 2014

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Sea Tangle Raw Kelp Noodles

Sea Tangle Raw Kelp Noodles

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Kelp Noodles are a sea vegetable in the form of an easy to eat raw noodle. Made of only kelp, sodium alginate (sodium salt extracted from a brown seaweed), and water, Kelp Noodles are fat-free, gluten-free, and very low in carbohydrates and calories. This is a super healthy food to get trace minerals from, especially iodine (which supports a sluggish thyroid gland - or hypothyroidism). Their noodle form and neutral taste allow for a variety of uses including salads, stir-fries, hot broths, and casseroles. Their unique texture completes the package, making Kelp Noodles a one-of-a-kind healthful and tasty alternative to pasta and rice noodles. Best of all, no cooking is required. Just rinse and add the noodles to any dish and they are ready to eat! They do not taste fishy at all. Whole Journey select product!

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

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Category: Pasta

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Alexia Sweet Potato Fries

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Sweet potato fries are quickly gaining popularity and becoming more readily available, thanks to companies like Alexia. Sweet potatos are a complex carbohydrate that we often suggest because they nourish the pancreas, stimulating an increased production of pancreatic enzymes, while also giving you a sweet flavor that won't spike blood sugar. They are also high in fiber, protein, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium. Alexia's fries are a careful balance of sweet and savory flavor with a hint of sea salt. These are made with canola oil and cane sugar - which knocks down their rating to 3.5. We would love to see them not using any added sweeteners and chosing a healthier oil, like grapeseed or sunflower.  4g of sugar per serving which brings them down in our rating. However, compared to conventional white potato fries, they are a huge upgrade. 

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

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Company: Alexia

Category: Snacks

Posted: April 13, 2012

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Miracle Noodle

Miracle Noodle

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Shirataki pastas are made mainly of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber acts to slow digestion so that you stay full longer. By doing this, it allows for the slower absorption of glucose which is the reason behind its beneficial effects in diabetes. Switching from regular pasta to this product will have an impact on your energy levels and your waistline but there are better ways to lose weight (than to trick your body). Use this noodle like a glass noodle. It will absorb the flavor of whatever sauce you are cooking with. This is definitely a healthy option but in our practice we encourage clients to use kelp noodles which are even healthier because they are packed with highly absorbable iodine. 

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

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Category: Pasta

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Alba's Kukui Nut Body Oil

Alba's Kukui Nut Body Oil

Dietary Needs:
None

Alba's Kukui Nut body oil is made with almond, coconut, flaxseed and sunflower oils. This product is nutrient-rich, smoothing and will absorbing quickly into the skin. High in essential fatty acids this oil will hydrate and protect skin from moisture loss. Alba products incorporate pure plant proteins, natural botanicals, vitamins, advanced sea enzymes as well as nut and plant essences from the Hawaiian Islands. Their products are EU safe cosmetics directive compliant. More than 1,300 commonly used ingredients are banned in the European Union because they are known or suspected of causing cancer, birth defects or fertility problems. This company doesn't use any of them.

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

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Company: Alba

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: January 15, 2012

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Woodstock Farms Raw Almond Butter

Woodstock Farms Raw Almond Butter

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We LOVE companies like this one where the 'belief that good food came from simple ingredients farmed from sources you could trust.' Woodstock Farms has recently teamed up with a non-profit American Farmland Trust to raise awareness about the importance of preserving land for sustainable farming. This almond butter is processed with minimal additional heat to preserve the delicate almond flavor. The ingredient list is short only containing raw unblanched almonds, although we subtracted one star for non-organic almonds. 

Company Website: http://www.woodstock-farms.com

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Company: Woodstock Farms

Category: Nut Butters

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Alaffia Shea Butter

Alaffia Shea Butter

Dietary Needs:
None

This shea butter is unfiltered and unrefined which we love. It's naturally nourishing for the skin filled with vitamins A. Due to these properties it enhances cell regeneration which helps minimize stretch marks, and scaring. We like it for its anti-inflammatory benefits. It naturally prevents the skin from UV rays, which of course helps to prevent wrinkles. Alaffia Shea Butter is a good choice to sooth irritated and chapped skin. The unscented product smells like pure Shea which has a mild nutty scent. Scented varieties are also available. Alaffia is determined to create a bridge between the consumer and the local workers in providing equal employment opportunities while engaging in environmentally sustainably practices. A stand up company. 

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

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Company: Alaffia

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Larabar

Larabar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Larabar is a delicious blend of raw, unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices. Made from 100% whole food, each flavor contains no more than six ingredients. Pure and simple, a perfect snack. If you do not have time for breakfast, this is a great thing to keep on hand or to take with you on the road as a healthy snack. Christa has been recommending Larabars to her clients every single day for the past six years because it is simply whole foods with no additives, preservatives or ingredients you cannot pronounce. Kids love these and parents can feel good about giving them a wholesome, nourishing snack. A few of their new flavors like cookie dough have sugar in them so you do have to start reading labels on Larabar. We would be so happy and give them 5 stars if their ingredients were organic. 

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

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Company: Larabar

Category: Bars

Posted: December 6, 2011

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Orthomolecular AdreneVive

Orthomolecular AdreneVive

Dietary Needs:
None

This is another Orthomolecular product we could not practice without. During times of acute stress, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is over-stimulated and needs help re-balancing. The over-production of cortisol and other stress hormones is typical for individuals with HPA axis overload. AdreneVive is formulated to help respond to HPA axis overload by reducing cortisol levels and limiting the negative impact of acute adrenal stress. Combining three popular adaptogenic herbs (Siberian Ginseng, Rhodiola and Ashwagandha), this formula also includes an extract of Scuterlaria baicalensis to help support the immune system during times of stress. Phosphatidylserine is known for its ability to reduce cortisol production during HPA axis overload and is a precursor to important neuron metabolites. L-theanine, an amino acid found naturally in tea, is able to act as a calming agent, reducing the perception of stress, reducing cortisol levels and helping to maintain healthy immune status. Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement.  

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Orthomolecular Adren-All

Orthomolecular Adren-All

Dietary Needs:
None

Adren-All is one of our favorite products to use to support more severe cases of adrenal fatigue because it contains a bovine adrenal glandular as well as adaptogenic herbs and the appropriate amount of b vitamins and antioxidants to nourish tired adrenals. High in B6, B12 and pantothenic acid this product helps to calm the nervous system while providing a direct source of cortisol to the adrenals. The adaptogenic herbs including schizandra, rhodiola, gensing and licorice create a synergistic combination that is noticeable after just a few days of use. Schizandra is used to bring balance to the adrenals while rhodiola has been used for centuries in Russia to help with fatigue, stress, and to boost immune health. Siberian Ginseng is used to help boost energy levels, decrease fatigue, and improve overall immune health and licorice root increases the half life of endogenous cortisol and is instrumental in adrenal support. We never suggest the use of licorice to those with high blood pressure and would never recommend this product without seeing results from  a full hormone test because glandulars should always and only be taken as directed by a health care practitioner. Orthomolecur's tag line is "because efficacy matters". That is so true for this company and their products. It is one of the most effective lines we have worked with to date. Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement.  

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: February 14, 2012

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Orthomolecular Adapten All

Orthomolecular Adapten All

Dietary Needs:
None

Adapten All is an awesome, extremely effective product for those who are simply tired, overwhelmed, and needing some support through life's stressful times. We call it a multivitamin for the chronically stressed. It is a complex of five different, high-potency, adaptogenic herbs combined with copious amounts of the four types of B vitamins which the body needs for energy metabolism. It also has an appropriate amount of vitamins A, C, and E which are needed for proper adrenal function. We have fantastic results with this product and always have it stocked in our office. Of course, you would not want to take this product without checking with your doctor, especially if you are on any kind of prescription medications or if you have high blood pressure. Adapten All contains licorice which can raise blood pressure, because those with tired adrenals, tend to have low blood pressure. Orthomolecular's tagline is "because efficacy matters" which is so true for this company and their products. Orthomolecular is one of the most effective lines we have worked with to date. Adapten All is a TWJ-select product through and through! Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement.  

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Garden of Life Vitamin Code

Garden of Life Vitamin Code

Dietary Needs:
None

This product truly is an exciting breakthrough in vitamin and mineral supplementation. Completely RAW Vitamins & Minerals (and no toxic binders or byproducts), these vitamins adhere to meticulous quality control standards to ensure the RAW Food-Created Nutrients in Vitamin Code are optimally maintained and preserved. They have a Vitamin Code for Women, Men, and different ages. The RAW certification makes these vitamins better able to be absorbed by the body. They have several varieties. For those looking for convenience, we reviewed the Family multi-vit here. It has extra vitamin D and calcium for both growing and aging bones and plenty of vitamin B and folic acid to ward off today's stress-filled lifestyle. 

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

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Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Garden of Life Primal Defense

Garden of Life Primal Defense

Dietary Needs:
None

Garden of Life is a top notch company in the health food store, where quality and efficacy are of upmost importance.  Primal Defense contains a unique whole food blend with Homeostatic Soil Organisms (HSOs). The HSOs in Primal Defense are important probiotics you would get in abundance if your food came from soil untouched by pesticides, herbicides and other widely used chemicals. To replenish the valuable probiotics our pasteurized, irradiated and disinfected food no longer provides, Primal Defense includes 12 species of hardy beneficial microorganisms in the form of the HSO Probiotic Blend.  The only ingredient we are not thrilled with (in any supplement) is magnesium stearate, which is in over 95% of supplements on the market. It is a harmful ingredient used to lubricate the machinery that makes the pills, resulting in a combination of hydrogenated oils. Nonetheless probiotics are an important part of digestive and immune wellness. 

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Kinnikinnick Waffles

Kinnikinnick Waffles

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

These waffles are a tasty gluten-free option made with rice flour, tapioca and pea starch. While the flour is good, this product does contain sugar. Keep in mind that gluten-free does not always mean super healthy. We would love to see them switch to stevia, xylitol or another natural sweetener to bump up their star rating, as would organic ingredients. 

Company Website: http://consumer.kinnikinnick.com/

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Category: Whole Grains

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Spry gum and mints

Spry gum and mints

Dietary Needs:
None

Spry Chewing Gum is sugar-free, and sweetened with 100% xylitol, which is used world-wide for oral health to protect the enamal on the teeth. Xylitol is a naturally-occurring sugar alcohol that comes from the birch tree. Studies show it can prevent tooth decay by up to 80%!  Recommended by dentists, doctors, periodontists, and pediatricians, Spry gum is one of the best ways to effectively increase dental hygiene! No need for other gum and mints that are full of sugar or worse, the neuro-toxic artificial sweeteners. Please avoid asparatme, saccharin and sucrolose at all costs. No need to ingest those things when infinitely healthier alternatives exist. 

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

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Category: Gum/Mints

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Mauk Family Farms Mineral Rich Crusts

Mauk Family Farms Mineral Rich Crusts

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This mineral rich crust is loaded with all of the good heathy fats that support our immune function and lower inflammation, including pumpkin seeds, black sesame seed, white sesame seeds and golden flax seeds. These products are certified organic, raw and gluten-free. You can do special orders for those who need to avoid a certain spice or seed. Super healthy snack across the board. Whole Journey approved!

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

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Company: Mauk Family Farms

Category: Raw Foods

Posted: March 11, 2014

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Kopali Organics Goldenberries

Kopali Organics Goldenberries

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Kopali Organics is a mission-driven company, founded to bring its consumers natural, organic, high quality products that are produced sustainably and with compassion for the people who work to bring it to you.They connect small organic farmers with the growing market of shoppers who care where their food comes from and how it is grown. A very noble mission. Goldenberries are native to Columbia and Peru. They contain bioflavinoids which prevent cellular damage from free radicals and they are high in vitamin A. At The Whole Journey we call them "nature's Sour Patch Kids". They pack a tangy, sweet punch. An under the radar nutrition tip is that an extreme sour flavor takes away a sweet craving. Our mouths are watering just thinking about them! 

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

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Company: Kopali Organics

Category: Raw Foods

Posted: March 14, 2014

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Sunshine Burgers

Sunshine Burgers

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This is an awesome pure, clean, organic, gluten free, wheat free, soy free vegan burger. So often you will find soy in Garden Burgers and Boca Burgers so thank goodness for Sunshine Burgers!! The ingredients include ground raw sun-flower seeds, Lundberg Family Farms brown rice, carrots, herbs and sea salt. That's it! No additives, fillers or junk that you find in other veggie burgers. The protein in these sunflower based burgers all begins in rich organic soil. The taste is great, however some clients report that the texture is a bit to soft. We love supporting a company like this one who is USDA certified organic, non-GMO, and supporting a variety of charities and organizations to become a cleaner and greener world. You will always find Sunshine Burgers stocked in our freezer for a quick meal. Whole Journey Select product through and through! 

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

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Category: Meat Alternatives

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Rise Bar

Rise Bar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Rise bars are designed with different formulations, for various times of day. The ingredients in the different formulations are carefully thought out. For example, the body needs a different sort of fuel first thing in the morning than it needs mid-afternoon, or than just before a workout. Different varieties include energy +, protein + and breakfast bars. This crunchy perfect pumpkin rise bar is designed to give you lasting energy in the morning. The ingredients include honey, which give you a quick source of energy first thing in the morning, fruit including dates, raisins, cranberries and apricots in big chunks to digest slower, and pumpkin seeds along with amaranth crisp for sustained energy and to slow the release of glucose. This is a smart snack to grab on the go, however it doesn't count as your breakfast. All rise bars are free of gluten, preservatives, GMOs, dairy, soy and peanuts. This company has been making these bars for years under the names Boomi Bar and Prana Bar so you might recognize those names as well as this concept.

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

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Company: Rise

Category: Bars

Posted: June 11, 2012

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Nutiva Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil

Nutiva Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This cold-pressed hemp oil is raw, unrefined and loaded with vitamin E, Omega-3s and Omega-6 EFA's (essential fatty acids) that play a crucial role in brain function and help to fight inflammation. These oils are pressed in small batches maintaining a very high quality product. Nutiva's motto is "to nourishing people and planet." Using hemp oil is a simple way to add the nutritional benefits of hemp (an Omega 3 alternative or adjunct to flax) to your diet. You can use organic hemp oil for delicious salad dressings, sauces, and smoothies, or to pour onto steamed veggies or grains. The flavor is a little overpowering especially when used in salad dressings so mix it with olive oil or another high quality oil to temper the bitterness. It is best to keep hemp oil refrigerated and to use it within 8-12 weeks of opening. We like supporting a company like this one with firm values in organic farming, green energy, and fair trade practices within the global economy. We really wanted to give this product five stars, but had to give them four because of taste. It's not Nutiva's fault. :)    

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

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Category: Oils

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Lundberg Brown Rice Couscous

Lundberg Brown Rice Couscous

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We LOVE this brand! Lundberg offers brown rice alternatives to nearly every food. Our latest discovery is brown rice couscous. Made with organic brown rice, this delicious couscous is a perfect wheat and gluten-free alternative that cooks in only 10 minutes! Try cooking it in vegetable or free-range chicken broth and half a diced white onion for added flavor. Lundberg has made this great tasting product available in several different flavors to spice up any couscous dish. Lundberg Family Farms is non-GMO and uses eco-positive farming methods. Of course we at The Whole Journey love that! Check it out, a high B vitamin and fiber product made in 1/5 of the time it takes to cook brown rice. Pretty cool. 

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

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Category: Whole Grains

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Lundberg Short Grain Brown Rice

Lundberg Short Grain Brown Rice

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This is a healthy whole grain rice that is full of flavor. This particular kind of rice tends to be soft and even sticky after cooking so is perfect for those recipes such as sushi, puddings, risotto or paella. If you tend to cook with white rice, try this for healthy upgrade. Lundberg products are always non-GMO and with eco-friendly farming practices, which is a huge thumbs up in our book!

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

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Category: Whole Grains

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Orthobiotic

Orthobiotic

Dietary Needs:
None

Orthomolecular's tagline is "because efficacy matters". It was not until we started using their products in our practice that our efficacy in getting people well fast sky rocketed. This is the single best probiotic available today. It is a multistrain probiotic (not just one or two or three strains) and includes saccharomyces boulardii, which is a yeast-eating strain of probiotics. Each strain of probiotic in Orthobiotic has a slightly different profile to maximize the environment for strains already in the gut. Probiotics are an essential part of wellness for anyone with autoimmune issues, intentinal problems, or anyone who take birth control pills or antidepressants. Whole Journey Select product a million times over.  Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement.

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 12, 2011

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Fiji Natural Artesian Water

Fiji Natural Artesian Water

Dietary Needs:
None

By definition, artesian water comes from a source deep within the earth, protected by layers of clay and rock. There is no opening, not even a porthole to the surface. As a result, the water never comes into contact with the air, protecting it from environmental pollutants and other contamination. Fiji Green has partnered with Conservation International to become the first carbon negative product in their industry and to save the largest rainforest in Fiji, and they are also reducing the amount of packaging in their products and leading the charge to expand recycling programs and incentives.

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

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Company: Fiji

Category: Bottled Water

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Vita Spelt Pasta

Vita Spelt Pasta

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

Spelt is an ancient grain that traces its heritage back long before many wheat hybrids. It has a rich, nutty flavor and a smoother texture, containing a "balanced" protein made up of all eight of the essential amino acids your body requires. Spelt products are more easily digested than wheat and consequently place less stress on the body. Chances are if you have a low gluten sensitivity that you will process spelt just fine due to the fact that it is an ancient grain and has never been genetically modified. Vita-Spelt comes in spaghetti, elbows, angel hair, rotini, and lasagne. This is not an organic product so they get all stars but that one. 4 star product! 

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

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Company: VitaSpelt

Category: Pasta

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Muir Glen Organic Salsa

Muir Glen Organic Salsa

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Their medium salsa boasts a perfect mix of heat, spice and organic tomato taste. Organic ingredients, including cilantro (which helps eliminate heavy metals from the body), lime juice and vinegar, add wonderful layers of flavor. We love that they don’t use any sweetener, which is rare these days. We also like that they use naturally derived preservatives. All ingredients are organic which makes it a great choice for store bought salsa.

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

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Company: Muir Glen

Category: Condiments

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Himalania Organic Goji Berries

Himalania Organic Goji Berries

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Goji berries are over 5000 years old. Hailing from the pure mountain air of the Himalayan Mountain Range, they have long since been used in Chinese and Tibetan Medicine for myriad of health issues. Organically grown and certified. They are a super food to snack on to boost your immune health! We suggest adding them to trail mix. Gojis contain 20 amino acids, 8 necessary amino acids, 3% polysaccharide and more that 30 macro and micro elements. Contains high level of antioxidants and trace minerals, such as iron, zinc, and selenium work to enhance immunity. We LOVE this company! Also try their Himalayan pink salt. TWJ Select Product!

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

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Company: Himilania

Category: Snacks

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Ricochet Gum

Ricochet Gum

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Ricochet gum is sweetened with xylitol (a naturally occurring sugar alcohol that comes from the birch tree.) Research points to the fact that chewing this gum after eating both cleans and protects teeth while preventing cavities (because it protect the enamel on the teeth). This is a HUGE upgrade from your typical grocery store gum because there are fewer calories and carbohydrates and it contains no artificial colors flavorings or aspartame.  Check out their flavors including peppermint, spearmint, fruit punch and cinnamon. As a sidenote, chewing gum forces the body to secrete amalayse, a digestive enzyme, which then tricks the body into thinking food is on the way that needs to be digested. Because no food comes and we make enzymes anyway, it's a bit of a false alarm that ultimately depletes our enzyme production so chew gum on occassion, not as an addiction. Nonetheless, we LOVE Richochet gum as an enormous upgrade to Extra, Trident and all the other usual suspects you typically see at the checkout counter. 

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

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Category: Gum/Mints

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Redwood Hill Farms Goat Milk Kefir

Redwood Hill Farms Goat Milk Kefir

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This goat kefir is a great choice for those who are lactose intolerant. The complete protein in kefir is partially digested which makes it easy for the body to utilize. Kefir is different than yogurt because of the amount of live and active cultures. Typically kefir has more than twice the amount of live cultures than yogurt, and in this particular kefir there are 10 active and live cultures including: L. bulgaricus, L. acidophilus, L. casei, L. rhamnosus, L. lactis, L. diacetylactis, S. thermophilus, L. cremoris, Leuconostoc cremoris and B. bifidum. This product is all natural with no sugar, artificial coloring, preservatives, stabilizers or powdered milk. Goat's milk products digest in much less time than cow's milk products.. Our favorite flavor is the blueberry pomegranate.

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

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Category: Dairy (cow, goat and sheep)

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Pumpkorn Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkorn Pumpkin Seeds

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Among the healthiest snacks to choose from, Pumpkorn is pumpkin seeds that have been shelled, dry roasted and seasoned. Pumpkin seeds are full of essential fatty acids and have been valued around the world for their nutritive qualities and delicious taste. This snack is also a good source of protein, electrolytes and minerals including zinc, iron, potassium, copper, and magnesium. Try these as a snack or in soups and salads. All ingredients are organic and pumkins are highly alkalizing, which is always a good thing for cancer prevention, inflammation and weight loss. 

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

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Category: Snacks

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Organic Valley Eggs

Organic Valley Eggs

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Organic Valley Eggs come from a 76 different egg farm owners who are focused on quality over quantity. This means that the the eggs are farmed on a much smaller scale leaving plenty of wide open spaces for the chickens (how it should be). Their hen houses have natural sunlight and access to fresh air. Their animals are raised humanely and given certified organic feed process with high integrity. The chickens are even fed extra flaxseed, which produces eggs high in Omega-3 fatty acids. We feel strongly that it is well worth paying a few extra dollars for a carton of high quality clean organic eggs. Organic Valley is a trusted brand, but for absolute top-of-the-line eggs, look for the term "pastured". 

Company Website: http://www.organicvalley.coop/

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Category: Eggs

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Organic Pastures Raw Milk

Organic Pastures Raw Milk

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

WE LOVE THIS COMPANY! Out of 1750 dairy's in CA, only 2 are raw. Organic Pastures has fought tooth and nail to keep that status and to keep raw dairy products available to the public. They have recently been incredibly challenged by state and government organizations and we are hoping and praying that they prevail. Organic Pastures is lead by family farmers  who live completely in harmony with nature without ever giving antibiotics, synthetic hormones or pesticides to their animals.  Their cows are treated super well, get tested twice weekly for microbes and eat nothing but nutritious grass their entire lives. The owners lectures all over the country about the benefits of raw milk because of their firm believe in the vast health benefits. Check out their raw butter, milk and cream. Believe it or not, we use it judiciously in our prenatal protocols with astounding success. We also like to use raw milk for certain specific cases of gut repair, immune rebuilding and to help eliminate asthma. TWJ select product all the way!

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

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Category: Dairy (cow, goat and sheep)

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Lifeway Kefir

Lifeway Kefir

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Gluten Free

Kefir is a cow milk based cultured drink that is packed with easy-to-use probiotics.  It is more nutritious than yogurt. This kefir has 12 different strains of probioitics and seven-ten billion CFU's per unit (colony forming unit is the way probiotic bacteria is measured.) Check out their multiple flavors and varieties that including lowfat, whole milk and organic versions. They also have kefir that is kid-friendly (however it is sweetened with cane juice and has 13 g of sugar per serving).

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

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Category: Dairy (cow, goat and sheep)

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Kind Snack Bars

Kind Snack Bars

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

We love this company which is built on a foundation of economic sustainability and social consciousness, seeking to cultivate economic cooperation and co-existance in conflict regions worldwide. Their motto is  “being KIND means to “Be KIND to your body, your taste buds, and the world.” This company feels strongly about natural ingredients that you can see and pronounce.  Available in several different gluten free combinations including a variety of mixed nuts and flax seed, making them an excellent source of omega-3. Each bar contains 7g Protein, 3g fiber, and only 5g sugar. They are only 4 stars because we would like to see them come out with some bars sweetened with something other than sugar.

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

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Category: Bars

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Natural Vitality Kids Natural Calm Multi Vitamin

Natural Vitality Kids Natural Calm Multi Vitamin

Dietary Needs:
None

This liquid supplement is a smart one for kids as they have covered all of the bases in this formula. It is loaded with 24 organic fruits and veggies as well as incorporating some of the superfoods we love such as: organic pomegranate, açaí, goji and noni. This mixture also includes EPA and DHA and the fish oil is sourced from wild sardine and anchovy sourced off the coast of South America where there are significantly less environmental impurities. Omega-3's (EPH and DHA) are an integral part of cell membranes and precursors of several important cellular messengers. DHA has been recognized as necessary for brain, visual and nervous system health and development. This kids multi includes components of Natural Calm as well including a balance of magnesium and calcium. We liked the taste and think kids will too. It's fruity and sweetened with organic stevia and organic agave. We appreciate that is all Natural Vitality products there ingredients are organic and never genetically modified.

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

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Company: Natural Vitality

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: June 11, 2012

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Natural Vitality NutraRev

Natural Vitality NutraRev

Dietary Needs:
None

NutraRev is a potent blend of antioxidants, which helps to protect the body against free-radical damage. We love that NutraRev is made with whole-food antioxidants including a blend of açaí, goji, mangosteen, grape, grapeseed, wild blueberry, raspberry, raspberry seed, cranberry, prune, tart cherry, wild bilberry and strawberry. This blend also includes alpha lipoic acid (fatty acid that plays a crucial role in the energy producing structures of the cells), D-ribose (used by all the body’s cells and essential in energy metabolism), ALC (a modified amino acid which, like alpha lipoic acid, enhances energy production in the cells) and CoQ-10 (a vitamin-like substance that plays a crucial role in energy production and is one of the body’s most powerful antioxidants.) This is a good way to boost your energy and is a quick, easy source of superfoods.

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

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Company: Natural Vitality

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: June 11, 2012

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Navitas Naturals Power Snack

Navitas Naturals Power Snack

Dietary Needs:
None

Navitas cacao goji superfood power snacks are like a mini protein nuggets that taste delicoius. These snacks are made from the most nutrient-dense plants found in nature including some of our absolute favorite super foods like cacao, maca, chia, and camu-camu. Navitas takes pride in using the most nutritious, wholesome, and sustainably-cultivated ingredients they can find in the world. Ingredients are sourced directly from farmers, and cultivated sustainably while in accordance with fair trade practices. This bag contains 100% pure superfoods and natural whole foods that are certified organic, raw, vegan, and gluten-free. We love this company and all that they stand for. Five stars all the way.

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

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Company: Navitas

Category: Snacks

Posted: June 11, 2012

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Natural Vitality Osteo Calm

Natural Vitality Osteo Calm

Dietary Needs:
None

We like this product because it is all about the calcuim/magnesium balance. We hear a lot about calcium, and how important it is to our bones. But what we don’t often hear is that the balance of calcium and magnesium is a critical factor not only to bone health but to our overall health. Magnesium helps the body absorb and transport calcium into the bones as well as makes bones stronger and more flexible. Approximately 50 percent of total body magnesium is found in bone. Osteo Calm is made with calcium gluconate, which has high bioavailability and is significantly superior to many other forms of calcium, such as calcium carbonate. The magnesium is from Natural Calm (see review for Natural Calm.) This is sweetened with agave which isn't our favorite sweetener, but is much better then cane sugar or high fructose corn syrup.

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

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Company: Natural Vitality

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: June 11, 2012

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Natural Vitality Life Vitamins

Natural Vitality Life Vitamins

Dietary Needs:
None

Natural Vitality has come up with a smart way to get your daily dose of vitamins in liquid form- and they actually taste pretty good! Liquid supplements are often absorbed better into the small intestine, especially important for those suffering from any kind of intestinal permeability, or leaky gut syndrome. This liquid supplement is loaded with nutrients including organic aloe vera, 24 organic superfruits, veggies and fruits. Organic Life Vitamins provides a range of important vitamins including A, B vitamins, C, D and E. It also includes 800 IU of vitamin D3, 450 mg of trace minerals, a good amount of chromium and selenium. These vitamins are sweetened with agave and stevia. We find them a bit too sweet. One bottle will last you one month.

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

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Company: Natural Vitality

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: June 11, 2012

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Natural Vitality CALM

Natural Vitality CALM

Dietary Needs:
None

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.

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

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Company: Natural Vitality

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: June 11, 2012

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Justin's Milk Chocolate Peanut Candy Bar

Justin's Milk Chocolate Peanut Candy Bar

Dietary Needs:
Gluten Free

Meet the new Snickers Bar. With Justin's Milk Chocolate Peanut Candy Bar, there is absolutely no reason to ever eat a Snicker's bar again. This candy bar is made with high quality natural ingredients. All ingredients are organic and include milk chocolate, caramel made from brown rice syrup, sugar and condensed milk, marshmallow cream and dry roasted peanuts. It's not exactly your perfect health food, but it's nice to see a sweet treat like this available without any artificial flavors, transfats, additives or preservatives. Snicker's contain partially hydrogenated soybean oil, which is HORRIBLE for your health. We will always support a company like Justin's Nut Butter because of their dedication to sourcing organic and sustainably harvested, local ingredients. They get four stars because of the sugar,  however, they ROCK!

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

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Company: Justin's

Category: Low-Glycemic Desserts/Sweets

Posted: April 29, 2012

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Justin's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Justin's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Dietary Needs:
Gluten Free

Talk about an ideal upgrade from the chocolate candy that is lining the check out stand at the supermarket. Justin's has made a peanut butter cup that is all organic, made with high quality, natural ingredients. And these taste a-mazing! All ingredients are organic, and include dark chocolate, peanut butter, evaporated cane sugar, cocoa butter and vanilla. We will always support a company like Justin's Nut Butter because of their dedication to sourcing organic and sustainability harvested, local ingredients. These get 4 out of 5 stars because they contain sugar, however Justin's Peanut Butter Cups are a HUGE, and super smart upgrade to a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.

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

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Company: Justin's

Category: Low-Glycemic Desserts/Sweets

Posted: April 29, 2012

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Muir Glen Organic Canned Tomatoes

Muir Glen Organic Canned Tomatoes

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Muir Glen harvests their tomatoes in late summer at their peak of ripeness, which helps them use less sugar in their products. They deliver the tomatoes to the processing facility within eight hours of picking. Their processing equipment is triple-washed to guarantee no cleaning agents are present. Tomatoes are packaged without synthetic chemical additives of any kind. Once processed, Muir Glen tomatoes' vine-ripened flavor, pure and intact, is packaged in their signature white enamel-lined cans and are BPA-free. Each can has 4 g of sugar.

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

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Company: Muir Glen

Category: Soup

Posted: January 7, 2012

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Kirkland Wild Alaskan Salmon

Kirkland Wild Alaskan Salmon

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Wild salmon is linked to numerous heatlh benefits and this is fast, easy and inexpensive way to work it into your diet. Found at Costco stores nationwide, try making a healthy salmon salad out this product. Mix in a healthy vinaigrette dressing, 1/2 a chopped onion, 1/2 green apple chopped and some chopped celery and you have a super healthy, omega 3 packed meal. You will never find canned salmon that is not wild. We are not fans of farm-raised fish and also because farm-raised salmon has dye in it to give it color and no DHA/EPA content, which is the entire reason we eat salmon, to get those health-promoting oils. Farmed salmon would turn to liquid in three days because it lacks these essential fats that would otherwise hold it together. 

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

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Company: Kirkland

Category: Meat / Poultry / Fish

Posted: December 19, 2011

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Health Valley Organic Soups

Health Valley Organic Soups

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

For nearly 40 years, Health Valley Organic has used sustainable agricultural practices to bring healthy food from the land. All products are USDA-certified organic products don't have any artificial chemicals, flavors, colors, synthetic pesticides, or genetically modified ingredients. This brand has started using BPA-free can linings in some products and has set a timeline to remove BPA from all packaging in the near future. We love all of this!

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

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Company: Health Valley

Category: Soup

Posted: January 7, 2012

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Sonrise Ranch Meats

Sonrise Ranch Meats

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This is one we wish we could sing from the rooftops. Sonrise Ranch has a standard of meat that we do not know where to find anywhere else. They are in Northern California, in Carmel Valley. Their animals (chickens, sheep, pigs, & cows) live the life that nature intended for them to live, only better because they are treated kindly and fed top quality grass whle enjoying lots of sunshine. They are available locally at our Leucadia Farmer's Market, but outside of that we think you can order online or call the company to order. They also do fractional beef ownership if you like to keep it stocked in an outside freezer. This is the way our food supply should be and the way our animals should be treated. The Sonrise folks are good friends with the Westin A Price Foundation and hold their values high. We absolutely love them. You will definitely taste the difference. 

Company Website: http://onlygrassfed.com/

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Company: Sonrise Ranch

Category: Meat / Poultry / Fish

Posted: December 19, 2011

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Earth's Best Organic Infant Yogurt

Earth's Best Organic Infant Yogurt

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Gluten Free

We love this product. It's a healthy and smart choice when it comes to yogurt. There is NO added sugar which is difficult to find in a typical grocery store. This yogurt is a great source of calcium, protein, and vitamins to support your baby's healthy development. Ingredients include organic fruit and fruit juices, tapioca atarch, chicory root and 7 live probiotic cultures help aid baby's digestion. Each yogurt contains 5g protein, vitamins A & C, calcium, Vitamin D and zinc. This product is gluten free and hormone free (rBST free). 5 stars

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

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Company: Earth's Best

Category: Baby Food

Posted: June 11, 2012

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Plant Life Soap

Plant Life Soap

Dietary Needs:
None

This hand-crafted soap uses great aromatherapy.  Plant life is committed to using the freshest herbs and 100% essential oils with no fillers. This natural bar soap will invigorate and relax you! 

Company Website: http://www.plantlife.net/

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Company: Plant Life

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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Mineral Fusion Mineral Makeup

Mineral Fusion Mineral Makeup

Dietary Needs:
None

Your face will thank you if you choose a mineral based product over a conventional product filled with additives and chemicals. There are no added chemicals to Mineral Fusion makeup. It is only micronized minerals so it sits on the surface of the skin and isn’t absorbed into it. Mineral makeup will not clog pores or give a cakey look in lines or creases. This pharmaceutical grade makeup is free of parabens, chemical dyes and perfumes and uses natural preservatives. They are also talc free. Types of minerals include micronized titanium dioxide (acts as natural sunscreen), zinc oxide (a natural sunscreen which also soothes skin), and iron oxide (which give the color to the makeup). We would recommend this line to anyone looking for a clean mineral makeup line.

Company Website: http://mineralfusion.com/

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Posted: November 14, 2011

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Robert's American Gourmet Pirate's Booty

Robert's American Gourmet Pirate's Booty

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Head’s up parents, these are your new “cheesy poofs”. Baked puffs of rice and corn made with aged white cheddar. There are not so many ingredients in this, making it healthier snacking option for kids. No preservatives and the use of expeller pressed oils are both good things. The corn meal listed is not organic so we are not sure if it’s GMO or not, which definitely drops it a star in that category. They also don’t list if the rice is white or brown. This is not a low-glycemic snack.

Company Website: http://piratebrands.com/

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Company: Robert's American

Category: Snacks

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Woodstock Farms Organic Tomato Ketchup

Woodstock Farms Organic Tomato Ketchup

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

SUGAR-Sweet organic ketchup so they lose a full star for not making it naturally sweetened. However, this is a HUGE upgrade from the high fructose corn syrup that Heinz uses. We are glad that the tomatoes and other ingredients are organic and are always thrilled to see the Non-GMO project certification on any product. We are overjoyed that they are a main sponsor of the American Farmland Trust, an organization that raises awareness and funds to preserve land for sustainable farming.

Company Website: http://www.woodstock-foods.com/

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Company: Woodstock Farms

Category: Condiments

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Redwood Hill Farms Goat Cheese

Redwood Hill Farms Goat Cheese

Dietary Needs:
None

We are huge fans of goats milk as opposed to dairy milk. Goat milk products are digested within about 20 minutes whereas dairy products can take up to 8 hours to be digested. Redwood Hill Farms is located in Sonoma County, California and are a family owned business creating raw goat products for the past 40 years. We love this artisan raw goat milk feta cheese. This creamy cheese is brined in a natural, salt water brine before being bagged for aging. Raw goats milk has the tendency to balance the good bacteria in our GI track and is a nourishing food rich in vitamins, minerals, and complete proteins. We love supporting a company like this one!

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

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Category: Dairy (cow, goat and sheep)

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Ricochet Sours

Ricochet Sours

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Ricochet gum is sweetened with xylitol (a naturally occurring sugar alcohol from the birch tree.) Research points to the fact that chewing this gum after eating cleans and protects teeth and can even help to prevent cavities. This is a HUGE upgrade from your typical grocery store gum because there are fewer calories and carbohydrates, and it contains no artificial colors flavorings or aspartame.  Check out their flavors including peppermint, spearmint, fruit punch and cinnamon.

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

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Category: Gum/Mints

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Purity Farms Ghee

Purity Farms Ghee

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Ghee is recognized by Indian Ayurvedic medicine as being the best fat a person can eat and absolutely essential to the diet. Ghee is clarified butter meaning that all impurities, milk solids, and moisture are removed. Purity Farms has grass fed, organic, and pasture-raised cows that they make butter from to make ghee. Omega 3 and Omega 9 essential fatty acids are present in ghee as well as the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. These fatty acids and vitamins are what make ghee useful for digestive aid, skin health, and energy. Because ghee is so pure, when food is cooked in it, the vitamins and nutrients penetrate deeper into the body to give the most benefit. Ghee is a very healing food and can help nourish permeability in the small intestine. Ghee tastes delicious and is yummy to melt over popcorn, omelets, pasta, baking and is safe to cook with at high heat.

Company Website: http://purityfarms.com

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Category: Dairy (cow, goat and sheep)

Posted: August 20, 2012

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Penta Ultra-Purified Water

Penta Ultra-Purified Water

Dietary Needs:
None

Penta water is ultra-purified so it is touted to maximize antioxidant activity because of ease of absorption. The jury is still out on that one because we cannot understand the science behind that and we are wondering where the trace minerals come from? It is one of the most expensive waters out there and when we tested it with our pH strips, it came up acidic. We are never thrilled with the plastic component of bottled water because of the environmental havoc it wreaks and because who knows how long those plastic bottles might have sat on a truck or in the sun and how much leaching occurred.

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

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Company: Penta

Category: Bottled Water

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Justin's Almond Butter Packs

Justin's Almond Butter Packs

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Why someone did not think of this sooner, we don't know. Justin's gives us the option for portable almond butter packets which are wonderful for travel or portion control. The only two ingredients are dry roasted almonds and organic palm fruit oil. We love both of those ingredients. Palm oil is extracted from the pulp of the fruit of the oil palm tree and is healthy for you (nothing like the properties of palm kernal oil). This oil does not require hydrogenation and oh how we wish we could swap out all the hydrogenated oil out there for this one which is 50% saturated, 50% unsaturated fat. It has a mixed tocopheral profile which means it supports healthy lung and liver function. Justin's is part of the Conscious Alliance so he is a changemaker and we are all over that. Maybe someday, they will come out with a raw, organic variety. That would be very cool. In the meantime, we are just happy to share this brand with our friends, family and clients to add a touch of healthy convenience their everyday life. 

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

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Company: Justin's

Category: Nut Butters

Posted: December 18, 2011

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MaraNantha Organic Raw Almond Butter

MaraNantha Organic Raw Almond Butter

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

MaraNantha Organic Almond Butters are made with USDA certified organic almonds grown in California. Almond Butter is a perfect companion to sliced apples, bananas and crackers. It is also delicious with toast and raw honey with cinnamon and/or sea salt. We usually recommend almond butter over peanut butter because almonds are lower in mold, more alkalizing and contain higher amounts of magnesium, which nourishes the nervous system. 1 Tablespoon adds a nice flavor and dose of protein to plain yogurt or smoothies as well. Even healthier, yet more expensive, they offer Organic Raw Almond Butter and we always like raw better because you get more nutrients and enzymes. We like to buy our own really raw almonds at the Farmer’s market and make our own almond butter in the Vitamix, but surely Maranantha will be a good choice.

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Nutiva's Coconut Manna Coconut Butter

Nutiva's Coconut Manna Coconut Butter

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Delicious! Coconut butter gives you a rich and decadent option that is incredibly versatile.  Even though coconut oil products are mostly saturated fats, they do not require bile to digest and are processed immediately through the small intestine and transported to the liver to be used as fuel. Isn't that fantastic? Coconut butter is also a natural antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal food. It has a light taste and is pure white in color. Try it melted over berries with a touch of xylitol or use it to make a healthy frosting. Nutivia products are all Non-GMO, certified organic and have zero Trans Fats. Refrigeration is not required and will last on your shelf for several months. Try this product in your next batch of cookies or check out our recipes for additional ideas, especially Cashew Cake Batter Pudding (a WJ favorite). 

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

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Category: Nut Butters

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Daiya foods Vegan Cheese

Daiya foods Vegan Cheese

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

You don't have to give up cheese just because you have to give up dairy! Daiya has created an awesome cheese that is vegan, and dairy free. This cheese melts, stretches and tastes just like the cheese you are used to. It's made with non-GMO ingredients including tapioca and arrowroot flours, canola, safflower and coconut oil. This product is cholesterol free and does not have any artificial ingredients or preservatives. We like the taste and consistently.  Try it on our Paleo Pizza recipe. 

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

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Category: Dairy Alternatives

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Butter Blend

Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Butter Blend

Dietary Needs:
None

Green Pastures is a family owned business that provides the HIGHEST quality oils available in the United States. It’s the one we use in our private practice and the one in our personal pantries. They pride themselves on sustainable and non-commercial fishing practices. While most fish oil companies use a distillation process, this company stands out among the others because they use the historical practice of fermenting the liver of the cod in order maintain the naturally occurring high levels of Vitamins A, D, E, K and CoQ enzymes. All of the fish is wild caught from the Arctic. This butter blend is different and elite to any other cod liver on the market. Dr. Weston A.Price discovered High Vitamin Butter Oil in the 1930's. The pinnacle of his X-Factor discovery was the extreme synergistic effect between High Vitamin Butter Oil and traditional cod liver oil. "One without the other did not do his patients justice, but the two together worked like magic." This product comes in a liquid and capsule form and  is incredibly effective at protecting immune health by strengthening the outside lipid layer of the cell.  In order to protect the nutrient content no processing occurs that effects taste, color or odor. That being said, this is not going to taste good, but that’s not why we use fish oil anyway. Go for the pills instead of the gels.

Company Website: http://www.greenpasture.org/

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Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Premier C

Premier C

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We love Premier Vitamin C Complex because it is made from the richest source of natural vitamin C: Camu-camu berries blended with additional non-hybrid natural vitamin C sources; it contains no synthetic vitamin C (ascorbic acid made in a test tube). Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin which must be obtained through the diet. In human biochemistry, it acts as a free radical scavenger and antioxidant while providing important health factors. Vitamin C supports the healthy biosynthesis of collagen and carnitine as well as neurotransmitter formation.

Company Website: http://prlabs.com

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Company: Premier Research Labs

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: October 1, 2013

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Premier Research Labs Tranquinol

Premier Research Labs Tranquinol

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Tranquinol is a great supplement to balance your neurotransmitters. This will result in a healthy mood, relaxation and deep, restful sleep. We love Tranquinol because it helps you get into a deep REM sleep so you wake up feeling refreshed. Tranquinol is a non-addictive supplement which will not cause daytime sleepiness. Some of the key ingredients in Tranquinol are: L-Theanine, noni, valerian root and magnesium glycinate.

Company Website: http://prlabs.com

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Company: Premier Research Labs

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: October 1, 2013

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Max Stress B

Max Stress B

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

B-Vitamins are crucial for optimal health, liver detoxification, energy, handling stress, heart health and mood balance, which a lot of people suffer dificiencies. We love Max Stress B (now called MAX B-ND) becasue its a B complex instead of an isolated B vitamin. Also most people feel energy right away due to its liquid supplementation. Each 1/2 teaspoon supplies high energy, end-chain vitamin B forms (the form ready to use by the cell) including vitamin B6, vitamin B5, folic acid and much more. 

Company Website: http://prlabs.com

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Company: Premier Research Labs

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: October 1, 2013

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Justin's Natural Almond Butter

Justin's Natural Almond Butter

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Justin's Nut Butter products are made in small batches to preserve premium quality standards and fresh taste. They will only use the highest quality natural and organic ingredients that are sustainably harvested and found as locally as possible. The company is mindful with all business practices by working toward reducing their environmental footprint on the natural environment. That gives them the social consciousness star.  We LOVE them especially for their convenience factor because we have all of our clients travel with these packets. Whole Journey Select product!

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Lily Organics Sensitive Facial Cleanser

Lily Organics Sensitive Facial Cleanser

Dietary Needs:
None

Lily organics sensitive facial cleanser will leave your skin with that dewy look which is fresh and supple. Ingredients include homemade almond oil soap, kosher vegetable glycerin, tincture of lily flower and organic compfrey root. Lily's entire sweet skin care line has their own certified organic farm. They make their product fresh weekly from farm to bottle. 

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

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Company: Lily Organics

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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L’uvalla Eye/lip Cream

L’uvalla Eye/lip Cream

Dietary Needs:
None

This is a product where you will see a visible difference of younger and brighter skin. L'uvalla is committed to the highest standard of organic biodynamic ingredients, which we love. Nicole, our bath and body products reviewer and former Whole Foods Buyer thinks this products formula is magic for anti-aging and reduction of fine lines/wrinkles. They use a very rare oil called argon oil which has twice the amount of vitamin E than olive oil. Palmorosa and rosewood oil have amazing regenerative effects and also contain natural occurring omega fatty acids that aid inboosting your own natural collagen production. This product fits Whole Foods Market premium body care standards, also fair trade and vegan. 

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

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Company: L'uvalla

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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Kinkycurly Original Curling Custard

Kinkycurly Original Curling Custard

Dietary Needs:
None

This is a 'curling custard' perfect product for wavy or curly hair. It will add moisture and curl definition. We like it because not only does it go on light and smooth, but it tends to reduce bulk and elongate curls. All in all it's a great product free of all the bad stuff like petroleum, silicone, plastics, mineral oil, carbomer, acrylics, alcohol, wax, and parabens. This product passes all of Whole Foods standards as well - as do all bath and body products on our site. 

Company Website: http://www.kinky-curly.com/

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Company: Kinkycurly Original

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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MyChelle Apple Brightening Peel

MyChelle Apple Brightening Peel

Dietary Needs:
None

All of us have MyChelle’s apple brightening peel in our medicine cabinet. This peel takes off the first dead layer of skin and leaves you clean, soft, bright skin. MyChelle’s formulas use plant and marine ingredients and are always free of phthalates, parabeans, fragrances, and artificial colors. With the latest skin care research there products are dermaceutical-grade and bioactive ingredients that guarantee visible results. MyChelle employs conscious practices. They are always cruelty-free and never tested on animals. 

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

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Company: MyChelle Skin Care

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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Jurlique Clarifying Day Care Lotion

Jurlique Clarifying Day Care Lotion

Dietary Needs:
None

Julique's lightweight clarifying daycare lotion is ideal for oily skin and helps to re-balance skin with ingredients such as avocado, safflower, jojoba, shea butter, macadamia and evening primrose. All of these ingredients work to keep oily skin hydrated, while preventing moisture loss. Green tea, grapeseed, turmeric and vitamins A and E provide natural antioxidant protection. This is a line that yields results quickly. 

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

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Company: Jurlique

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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Jane Carter Condition and Sculpt

Jane Carter Condition and Sculpt

Dietary Needs:
None

Jane Carters invests in 'hair care with a conscience'. They believe what you put on your hair and body should be wellness for both your body and the earth. condition & sculpt is perfect for curly hair or for a 'just out of the shower wet look.' This will dry crunchy or comb out clean. The blend of botanicals make for strong and moist hair follicles. Ingredients include shea butter, kokum butter, illippe butter and mango enrich your hair with vitamins A,D & E. Jane Carter supports grassroots initiatives that contribute to the protection, development, and growth of our global communities. 

Company Website: www.janecartersolution.com/

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Company: Jane Carter

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel

Dietary Needs:
None

This Whole Journey favorite is made with 100% organic juices. The formulation includes aloe vera, honey, botanicals, plant oils and raw cane sugar (which is ok if it is going on the skin!) There products do not contain pesticides, petroleum, sulfates, artificial colors or dyes synthetic fragrances, or phthalates. Try using this green apple peel after a mask. Put it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse. You will have a brighter look and smoother skin. 

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

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Company: Juice Beauty

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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John Masters Zinc and Sage Shampoo with Conditioner

John Masters Zinc and Sage Shampoo with Conditioner

Dietary Needs:
None

JohnMasters zinc and sage shampoo and conditioner will leave your hair full of body and shine. There are wheat amino acids and 12 certified organic extracts oils leaving you with a slight coconut smell. It gently cleanses with the zinc, and the sage increases balance in oil production, helping to reduce scalp flaking. This comes in a sweet vanilla scent.

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

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Company: John Masters

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 12, 2011

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Hugo Naturals Lotion

Hugo Naturals Lotion

Dietary Needs:
None

This lotion is one of our local favorites! Vanilla & Sweet Orange, Hugo’s style exceeds our expectations. This marvelous rich and creamy lotion absorbs quickly and provides lasting hydration, just what the skin asks for. Hugo Naturals uses 100% natural essential oils and botanical extracts. No water or alcohols are found in the extracts. Natural preservatives are used such as Japanese honey suckle extract and rosemary extract. This is a full body care line including baby care products. While they work to make products that keep the skin healthy and glowing, Hugo uses conscious work practices such as no animal testing, and a vegan ingredient list. Definitely a 5 star product line! 

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

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Company: Hugo Naturals

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 12, 2011

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Hemp Organics Lip Tint

Hemp Organics Lip Tint

Dietary Needs:
None

This yummy lip tint provides a perfect balance of moisture and color. Hemp Organics is a conscious company with a mission to “ color the world we live in.” They give back to the community and use sustainable practices. This spf 15 lip tint adds shine and color, while adding nutrients to your lips. Certifiecd organic ingredients include: castor oil, beeswax, carnauba was, hemp seed oil, jojboa oil and natural vitamin E. 

Company Website: http://www.colorganics.net/

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Company: Hemp Organics

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 12, 2011

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Intelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Hair and Scalp Treatment Oil

Intelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Hair and Scalp Treatment Oil

Dietary Needs:
None

Intelligent Nutrients hair oil is like a supplement for the hair. This product line was developed by the founder of Aveda. He is a pioneer in aromatherapy and plant botanicals for hair. Ingredients include oatmeal blended with non-toxic plant emollients for hydration. The best way to use this product is to apply to dry hair before shampooing.  Concentrate on damaged areas and massage for 3 - 5 minutes. If you are looking for a high grade product for hair repair, you found it.  Alternate this product with your shampoo (it does not lather) and think of it as a nutrient for your hair. 

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

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Company: Intelligent Nutrients

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 12, 2011

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Innersense Organic Color Awakening

Innersense Organic Color Awakening

Dietary Needs:
None

Color Awakening is a gentle cleansing therapy for color treated hair. Derived from fatty acids of apricots and natural plant sources, this formula creates a kind and gentle bath for the hair and scalp. This product will will keep hair color bright and healthy without the use of heavy chemicals. The smell is light, natural and herbal. Innersense organics products are crafted by certified organic and bio-dynamic ingredients, free of synthetics, petrochemicals and other environmental pollutants. 

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

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Company: Innersense Organic

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 12, 2011

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Indigo Wild Zum Soap

Indigo Wild Zum Soap

Dietary Needs:
None

Zum soaps are 100% pure essential oil, shea butter, meadowfoam seed oil, soy wax, and goat’s milk. The soap feels nice on the skin and leaves you with a mild and delicious scent. We stand behind companies like this one that care about the environment, never test on animals and make high quality products. 

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

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Company: Indigo Wild

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 12, 2011

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Giovani Organic Deep Hair Conditioner

Giovani Organic Deep Hair Conditioner

Dietary Needs:
None

This family owned cosmetic company stands out among the rest because they use vitamins, minerals, herbs, proteins and essential oils in their hair and skin care products. The oils in these products are cold pressed, making of the highest quality. This conditioner is a direct leave-in light conditioner for all hair types. It repairs and creates thickness at the same time. Perfect to use as a detangler for an easy comb-out. It's a great anti-frizz product that is also moisturizing (compared to most chemical-based anti-frizz agents, which can be drying).

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

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Company: Giovani

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 12, 2011

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Griffin Remedy Lotion

Griffin Remedy Lotion

Dietary Needs:
None

What makes this product so special is that Griffin Remedy Ultra Moisturizing Skin Food is loaded with omega 3s (essential fatty acids that our body can not make on its own. They are very healing oils to the skin) and MSM (an organic sulphur compound found in all living plant and animal tissues) which is known as nature's beauty mineral. These ingredients will maintain youthful skin to help fight off environmental toxins. This product is vegan, no (SLS), Paraben free and Gluten- free.

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

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Company: Griffin

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 12, 2011

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Lundberg Brown Rice Cakes

Lundberg Brown Rice Cakes

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Lundberg rice cakes are made with freshly milled brown rice to ensure freshness, great taste and whole grain goodness. With nearly twice-as-much rice as other brands, their cakes are packed with twice the flavor, value and nutrition. Lundberg Family Farms Rice Cakes are wheat free, gluten free. We love Lundberg from how they grow and source to how they are always mindful of their environmental impact. 

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

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Company: Lundberg

Category: Snacks

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Health Valley Organic Sesame Crackers

Health Valley Organic Sesame Crackers

Dietary Needs:
None

The good thing about these crackers is that the ingredients are organic (NO GMO ingredients) and they use expeller pressed oils, which are high in quality. Like so many other companies and products, the crackers contain cane sugar. They also use fruit juice. We so wish they would ditch the cane sugar and simply use more juice for sweetness. Not a dairy-free or gluten-free product. Taste is good.

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

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Category: Snacks

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Ian's Crackers

Ian's Crackers

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free

This is not necessarily a health food brand, but a much healthier option than many conventional brands. Ian's has gluten-free options for people with allergies that are well worth looking into. The crackers are made with organic ingredients, no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. No hydrogenated oils, or bleached flours. They DO have evaporated cane juice, which is sugar. Sunflower oil is better than safflower or canola, which many other brands use.

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

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Company: Ian's

Category: Snacks

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Pacific Bakery Spelt Multi-Grain Bread

Pacific Bakery Spelt Multi-Grain Bread

Dietary Needs:
None

This is a yeast-free bread that we love since many of our clients tend to decrease yeast in their diet. Pacific Bakery's slogan is ancient grains for modern times. Ingredients include organically grown whole grain spelt (wheat), organically grown whole grains (millet, barley, oats, brown rice), organically grown sesame seeds, filtered water, sea salt, poppyseeds. Spelt has high water solubility, so the nutrients are easily absorbed by the body. Spelt contains special carbohydrates which are an important factor in blood clotting and stimulating the body's immune system. It is also a superb fiber resource and has large amounts of B-complex vitamins. Total protein content is from 10 to 25% greater than the common varieties of commercial wheat. While this bread is not gluten-free many clients with food sensitivited to gluten do just fine with spelt because it is an ancient grain and of course not genetically modified. 

Company Website: http://pacificbakery.com/

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Category: Bread

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Mauk Family Farms Flax Crisps

Mauk Family Farms Flax Crisps

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

These crisps are certified organic, raw and gluten-free. Ingredients include brown flax seed, garlic, parsley, lemon peel powder, sea salt and water.  It's as simple as that!  All seeds have been germinated and then dehydrated at 105 degrees. This company will also do special orders for those who may be avoiding a spice or specific seed. No doubt about it, 5 stars - Whole Journey Select product!

Company Website: maukfamilyfarms.com

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Category: Snacks

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Solaray Grapefruit Seed Extract

Solaray Grapefruit Seed Extract

Dietary Needs:
None

Grapefruit seed extract is a great substance. It contains good amounts of disease-fighting, free-radical eliminating antioxidants and phytonutrients called bioflavonoids. One of these powerful bioflavanoids (plant antioxidants) include the chemical component hesperidin, a well-known natural immune-system stimulator and booster. Chemical analysis of grapefruit seed extract shows additional antioxidant constituents including Vitamin C, sterols, tocopherols, citric acid, liminoids, and other trace minerals. We recommend Solaray because it's easy to find and honestly one of the only companies that makes it in pill form and not a tincture, which is easy for our clients to take. It does wonders to remove fungus from the body/intestinal tract. We also like the tincture to help with melsasma or darkened skin, mixed with water and used as a tincture. Another use for the tincture is to add a few drops to grains when soaking to eliminate more phytic acid, which grains contain. 

Company Website: http://www.solaray.co.uk/

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Company: Solaray

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 19, 2011

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Morning Star Minerals Energy Boost

Morning Star Minerals Energy Boost

Dietary Needs:
None

This is an exceptional way to get easy to use organic, bioavailable plant minerals to support all kinds of functions in the body including digestion, immune support, hormonal health and mental/emotional health. We love using Morning Star minerals because they are a neutral tasting liquid that delivers minerals almost immediately since they do have to go through the digestive system. Energy boost is pure extracted Fulvic Acid from humate, which has been referred to as a "fountain of youth" because of its role in plant and animal nutrition. Fulvic acid mineral complexes are the world's finest electrolyte, which improves energy function, increases assimlation, stimulates metabolism, restores electrochemical balance, reduces high blood pressure, enhances nutrients, and helps rebuild the immune system.

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

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Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Progon B

Progon B

Dietary Needs:
None

Progon B is designed to provide progesterone support for the those who have reduced progesterone levels. It is an herbal supplement designed to support proper hormone balance. A natural plant derived bio-identical progesterone supplement, it may help with symptoms of low progesterone such as breast tenderness, PMS, irritability, irregular periods, mood swings, and low libido. Progon-B provides a standardized dose of natural progesterone to support proper hormone balance. We always test our clients hormones before suggesting progesterone supplementation. 

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

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Company: Bezweckin

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 18, 2011

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MRM Gluten Free Enzyme

MRM Gluten Free Enzyme

Dietary Needs:
None

Sensitivities to gluten and dairy proteins are common and can result in digestive discomfort and a dramatically lowered immune response. Avoiding specific foods (rye, wheat, barley, oats, dairy, etc.) is not always an option and when that is the case, we recommend using an enzyme to help your body assimilate nutrients. MRM’s Gluten FREE is an enzyme blend developed to assist the digestion of foods containing gluten and dairy proteins. Proteins consist of single or multiple polypeptide units, which are long chains of amino acids connected through peptide bonds. Peptides are short chains of amino acids that occur during the breakdown of polypeptides chains into amino acids. Sensitivity to rye, wheat, barley, and dairy can be attributed to the incomplete digestion of certain peptides found in gluten and dairy protein. These partially digested peptide fragments can lead to inflammation of the intestinal lining, bloating, malabsorption, and/or gut permeability. Supplementing with Gluten FREE can help you obtain vital nutrients when you eat these foods (which is only on rare occasion, we hope). 

Company Website: http://www.mrm-usa.com/v2/index.php

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Company: MRM

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Isocort

Isocort

Dietary Needs:
None

You must be guided by a health care practioner before taking this product. It is a concentrated adrenal glandular that comes from New Zealand Sheep. We love the efficacy of this product. It literally helps us (in careful combination with other vitamins and minerals) to give our clients back their lives when they have suffered from chronic exhaustion and adrenal fatigue for years on end. Isocort was specifically designed by Bezwecken to address the problems of adrenal fatigue and reduced cortisol levels. It can provide relief from cortisol-related issues such as fatigue, allergies, food cravings and anxiety. Isorcort works by providing a standardized dose of Cortisol (an adreno-cortical substance) to help support adrenal function. Your adrenal glands are responsible for handling all types of stress. They manufacture hormones like cortisol, estrogen and testosterone to help keep your body in balance when you’re ‘under attack’ physically or emotionally. During times of stress, your body sends out cortisol to cool inflammation and minimize oxidation. However, if you don’t have enough cortisol, your body will be forced to remain in a ‘stressed’ state. This can lead to various health issues.

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

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Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 18, 2011

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MRM Whey Protein Powder

MRM Whey Protein Powder

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

MRM makes delicious, creamy protein powders that scientifically formulated without the use of hormones, antibiotics, sugar or artificial sweeteners. We love that they make a whey, egg white and plant-based protein powder so that we can customize our client protocols according to their blood work.  Their unique protein blend META-Pro is bioengineered to increase muscle size, strength and promote lean body mass. MRM protein supplements are perfect for our vegetarian clients who are protein deficient or for people who simply don't eat enough protein but want to feel better fast.  Their powders boast a stellar amino acid content and contain ZERO ADDED SUGARS. As we mentioned, their animal protein powders always comes from cows/chickens that were not treated with growth hormone or antibiotics - absolutely essential to recieve a good rating! MRM is fairly priced for the quality and widely available in health food stores accross the US. They are local to SD and are good people with pure intentions to produce products that help and heal. Carrageenan is the only questionable ingredient that there is still controvery over in the nutrition world. 

Company Website: http://www.mrm-usa.com/v2/index.php

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Company: MRM

Category: Protein Powder

Posted: December 12, 2011

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MRM Veggie Protein

MRM Veggie Protein

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This is a new product from MRM. We are so happy that they came out with a plant-based protein powder for our clients who are either vegan or intolerant to eggs and whey. This is a good-tasting plant protein powder rich in omega 3-6-9 essential fatty acids, essential amino acids, digestive enzymes, vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. It is easy-to-digest and great for blood sugar balance. No artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives, which we love. Available in chocolate and vanilla. Make sure if you are using a plant-based protein powder that contains a grain like brown rice, NOT to add fruit to it to ensure good digestion and proper food combining. Have a look at the recipe section of our site for our avocado smoothie recipe. 

Company Website: http://www.mrm-usa.com/v2/index.php

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Company: MRM

Category: Protein Powder

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Jay Robb Whey Protein

Jay Robb Whey Protein

Dietary Needs:
Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Over and over again, we suggest eating something with protein and healthy fat within one hour of waking to feed the adrenals. For our breakfast skippers or those who are not hungry in the morning, mixing a scoop of protein powder with coconut milk is a good choice. Jay Robb's Flavored Whey Protein comes from cold-processed cross-flow microfiltered whey protein isolate. It is from grass-fed, pasture-grazed cows not treated with rBGH (Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone). You'll get 25 Grams of protein in their Whey Isolate and 24 grams in their Whey Concentrate. It's fat free, has no artificial sweeteners no Casein No MSG and is gluten free. If you have food sensitivities then try the unflavored whey protein Isolate. For those avoiding all forms of dairy, Jay Robb's Egg white protein contains 24 Grams Of Protein Per Serving, is Lactose Free, has No Fat, No Cholesterol, No MSG, No Aspartame, No Acesulfame-K, No Sucralose, No Artificial Flavors, No Artificial Sweeteners, No Artificial Colors. We like how they are switching from those big plastic tubs to more eco-friendly packaging with packets. So much better for our precious environment. 

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

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Category: Protein Powder

Posted: December 12, 2011

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MRM Egg White Protein Powder

MRM Egg White Protein Powder

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

MRM makes delicious, creamy protein powders that scientifically formulated without the use of hormones, antibiotics, sugar or artificial sweeteners. We love that they make a whey, egg white and plant-based protein powder so that we can customize our client protocols according to their blood work.  Their unique protein blend META-Pro is bioengineered to increase muscle size, strength and promote lean body mass. MRM protein supplements are perfect for our vegetarian clients who are protein deficient or for people who simply don't eat enough protein but want to feel better fast.  Their powders boast a stellar amino acid content and contain ZERO ADDED SUGARS. As we mentioned, their animal protein powders always comes from cows/chickens that were not treated with growth hormone or antibiotics - absolutely essential to recieve a good rating! MRM is fairly priced for the quality and widely available in health food stores accross the US. They are local to SD and are good people with pure intentions to produce products that help and heal. Carrageenan is the only questionable ingredient that there is still controvery over in the nutrition world. 

Company Website: http://www.mrm-usa.com/v2/index.php

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Category: Protein Powder

Posted: December 12, 2011

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HealthForce Warrior Food Vegan Protein

HealthForce Warrior Food Vegan Protein

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This company gets 5 stars through and through!!! They not only use certified organic ingredients, but seek out the HIGHEST quality possible and have coined the term TruGanic™ as a result: “the purist, hard-core quality standard for sourcing and production significantly beyond organic.” This company also believes in the  power of additional homeopathic, magnetic and vibrational elements to their products. This protein is derived from raw, non-GMO, sprouted organic brown rice protein and hemp protein. This is an easy type of protein to absorb and assimilate. Warrior Food contains 19g protein per serving size of 25g, which is a high quality potency. Brown rice protein typically doesn't taste as good as a whey protein, so be sure to add this to your favorite morning smoothie recipe (but skip the fruit, because you should not combine fruit and grain in an effort to support optimal digestive health.)

Company Website: http://bit.ly/1v2VJxJ

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Company: HealthForce

Category: Protein Powder

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Greens First Greens

Greens First Greens

Dietary Needs:
None

Quite possibly the best tasting green powder on the market, Greens First tastes sweet and minty. It can be mixed with water for a quick pick-me-up.  One serving of Green's First contains more than 10 servings of organic fruits & vegetables including barley grass, chlorella and spirulina; all of which are greens that detoxify the body. This product contains extracts and concentrates from organic fruits & vegetables, probiotics, soluble and insoluble fibers, herbs, spices and enzymes.

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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HealthForce Earth

HealthForce Earth

Dietary Needs:
None

What an incredibly powerful food this is! It includes over 25 high quality vibrant ingredients all supporting detoxification, immune system, healthy colon and longevity. HealthForce formulated Earth™ to be made into a Healing Earth Broth, a Healing Earth Soup, or a Healing Earth Tea. Unlike green superfoods that should be taken raw for maximum benefit, the botanicals in Earth actually become significantly more potent when wet heat is applied. Earth can be taken raw, but is even better when released with fire. It can also be used in a smoothie, but it has a unique, savory flavor that lends itself better to soups and broths. Earth can be used on its own and is also the perfect counterbalance to any green superfood (like Vitamineral Green™). The roots, barks, spices, and other healing botanicals in Earth will nourish you at a deep level - some of the powerful ingredients include burdock root, marshmallow root, ginger, slippery elm park, watercress, sprouted flax and chia seeds and milk thistle seeds. HealthForce is simply one of the highest quality brands on the market today. Tried and true to their mission of creating an entirely new level of organic. Thank you HealthForce for your commitment to exceptional quality!  

Company Website: http://bit.ly/1sn5YbV

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Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Tera's Whey Goat Milk Protein

Tera's Whey Goat Milk Protein

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We LOVE this company! They take every opportunity to implement cost effective sustainability solutions.  Goat whey protein is a smart alternative especially for those who have discovered a food sensitivity to dairy whey and eggs (two typically great sources of bio-available protein).  Each serving of tera'swhey Goat Milk Protein Powder has 20g of protein and 5g of carbs. They use stevia to sweeten the whey which of course we are huge advocates of. Tera'swhey is focused on quality over quantity. They built the only plant in the US that batch processes rather than uses the continual flow process. This makes it possible to not only monitor quality but know exactly what animals your whey is coming from. Check out their unique flavors loaded with all natural ingredients including fair trade dark chocolate and bourbon vanilla. Our favorite flavor is the cherry pomegranate.

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

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Company: Tera's Whey

Category: Protein Powder

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Greens First Boost (berry)

Greens First Boost (berry)

Dietary Needs:
None

Load up on your antioxidants with Green's First Berry shake. It is filled with organic fruits including raspberry, strawberry, blackberry and blueberry which will give your immune system a huge boost.  It also contains the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin, which is a naturally occurring carotenoid pigment that helps reduce damage and decreases LDL-cholesterol. The high quality fruits are combined with vegetables,  rice bran, flax seed, and a probiotic blend for healthy digestion. It's great to support a company like this one who strongly believes in non-GMO and organic ingredients. We introduced this product to two small children under the age of 4 and they loved the taste so much they fought over it. Need we say more? 

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil

Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil

Dietary Needs:
None

Green Pastures is a family owned business that provides the HIGHEST quality oils available in the United States today. This is the primary fish oil we use in our private practice and the one always stocked in our personal pantries. Green Pastures pride themselves on sustainable and non-commercial fishing practices. While most fish oil companies use a distillation process, Green Pastures stands out among the others because they use the historical practice of fermenting the liver of the cod in order maintain the naturally occurring high levels of Vitamins A, D, E, K and CoQ enzymes. All of the fish is wild caught from the Arctic. This product comes in a liquid and capsule form.  In order to protect the nutrient content no processing occurs that effects taste, color or odor. That being said, this is not going to taste good, but that’s not why we use fish oil anyway. Go for the pills instead of the gels. Essential product for pre and post natal nutrition. 

Company Website: http://www.greenpasture.org/

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Yummi Bears

Yummi Bears

Dietary Needs:
None

When it comes to childrens vitamins this is a huge upgrade from Flinstones vitamins. Yummi Bears has several products including wholefood, vitamin C, echinacea, calcium & vitamin D, DHA, fiber, vitamin D3, Omega 3-6-9, multi-vitamin, and child bright am & pm formula. This is an option to use if your child isn't eating very much or very healthy choices. However, the first two ingredients are glucose syrup and cane juice giving one serving 4 grams of sugar. They use fractionated coconut oil to prevent sticking and fractionated oils are broken fats. As a result they get 2.5 stars (but Flinstones wouldn't get any). 

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

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Company: Yummi Bears

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Lifelight Organic Tempeh

Lifelight Organic Tempeh

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This is a huge upgrade from tofu! Because this soy is fermented it won't affect the thyroid and iodine uptake in the body. This company is built on a foundation of social consciousness and giving back to a very long list of charities. This organic tempeh come in a variety of flavors such as flax, veggie, three grain and wild rice. It contains 20g of protein per 4 oz serving. Lifelight Tempeh is loaded with fiber and provides probiotics and B vitamins. The gluten free versions include: Organic Soy Tempeh, Organic Garden Veggie Tempeh, Organic Flax Tempeh, and Organic Wild Rice Tempeh. It is a great way to add some variety to your recipes.

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Jennies Coconut Macaroons

Jennies Coconut Macaroons

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

We suggest these cookies to all of our clients because they are delicious and simple. Just 3 ingredients: Coconut, honey and egg whites. Who knew macaroons could be so healthy with lauric acid (medium chain fatty acid from the coconut) that has anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-viral properties. These cookies are lactose-free, gluten-free, sulfite-free, wheat-free. Four stars since ingredients are not organic. Beware though, Jennie's has recently added sugar to a few different varieties...let's hope they keep one nice and clean using only honey as the sweetener. 

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

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Category: Snacks

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Gold Circle Farms Eggs

Gold Circle Farms Eggs

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Clean eggs are one of the most important upgrades you can make in your diet. Gold Circle Farms eggs are much different then your standard eggs because of their incredibly high DHA Omega-3 content.  Their all natural vegetarian diet is actually enriched with cold-water micro algae, which increase the DHA Omega-3 content to 150 mg of DHA per egg versus 18 mg in a regular egg. This means about 3 eggs equals the same amount of DHA Omega-3 as a three oz serving of salmon. Anytime you can increase the Omega-3's in your diet, it is hugely beneficial to your health. Omega-3's (in balance in the body) decrease inflammation, support brain health and are great for the heart. Next time you are grocery shopping reach for those clean, free range, high DHA eggs. You'll notice they look a little different and taste a whole lot better.

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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San J Brown Rice Crackers

San J Brown Rice Crackers

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

One of the most delicious crackers you will ever taste! San J's gluten-free brown rice crackers are flavored with tamari (wheat-free soy sauce). Perfect when you are looking for a lighter cracker with a salty spin.

Company Website: http://www.san-j.com/

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Category: Snacks

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Near East Couscous

Near East Couscous

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free

Near East products are high quality, easy to prepare and 100% natural. Combining interesting ingredients and authentic flavors, this is a good brand for falafel and taboule. 1/3 c serving has 8 grams of protein. However, coucous is simply pasta. It cooks in about 5 minutes. It is not considered a grain and isn't very healthy. We prefer brown rice couscous. No sugar in Near East couscous, which is a plus. 

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Laughing Giraffe Organics Banana Coconut Snackaroons

Laughing Giraffe Organics Banana Coconut Snackaroons

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

A friend of ours and fellow IIN graduate started this small family owned company after years of working in NYC raw foods restaurant. His mission was to create handcrafted, minimally processed, nutrient dense, nourishing snacks. Mission accomplished! Their taste advantage is that they blend the most interesting flavors together which makes them very unique. For starters try their banana coconut snackaroon which is a gluten-free granola-type snack. They are organic and super high quality. Whole Journey select product!

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

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Company: Laughing Giraffe Organics

Category: Snacks

Posted: March 17, 2014

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Kopali Organics Chocolate Espresso Beans

Kopali Organics Chocolate Espresso Beans

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free

A mission-driven company, founded to bring its consumers natural, organic, high quality products that are produced sustainably and with compassion for the people who work to bring it to you. While we LOVE this company, as nutritionists, what can we say about chocolate and a straight shot of caffeine all in one? Not the best for your biochemistry, but we embrace and 80/20 rule of balance and need our chocolate and coffee fix from time to time too. They taste great, but have evaporated cane juice in them as well as soy lecithin. We give this product 2.5 stars because of the sugar and soy. They use cocoa powder to make the chocolate, which is fine, but using the superfood power of raw cacao would have also bumped up the rating on this product. 

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

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Company: Kopali Organics

Category: Low-Glycemic Desserts/Sweets

Posted: March 14, 2014

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Milton's Crackers

Milton's Crackers

Dietary Needs:
None

Hailing from our own neighborhood here in North County San Diego, Milton's is one of the healthier crackers in a conventional grocery store  and even found at many Costco's. However, in a health food store, it is a less healthy option. Milton's Crackers are all natural baked multi-grain crackers containing zero trans fats. We love how they are multi grain, but they do lose a star for not being organic (because we are not sure if the wheat is genetically modified) and they do contain sugar, which drops them another star. 

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

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Company: Milton's

Category: Snacks

Posted: March 19, 2014

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Kopali Organics Dried Mango

Kopali Organics Dried Mango

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Kopali's dried mango slices are picked fully ripe for all their intense natural flavor, sweetness and high nutrient profile. They are dried immediately right on site. Often in dried fruit snacks you will find a significant amount of added sugar and we love this company because its JUST pure fruit.  There is no added sugar, sulfites or oil. Fantastic snack when you are wanting a sweet treat. Kopali Organics is a mission-driven company, founded to bring its consumers natural, organic, high quality products that are produced sustainably and with compassion for the people who work to bring it to you. They connect small organic farmers with the growing market of shoppers who care where their food comes from and how it is grown. A very noble mission in our opinion.

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

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Category: Snacks

Posted: March 14, 2014

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PureFit Nutrition Bars

PureFit Nutrition Bars

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This is a soy-based bar and we are not a proponent of any soy in the diet unless it has been fermented. However many of our clients used to buy this at Costco and asked us to review it. The PureFit bar is better than the Zone, Atkins, Balance Bar and lots of other ones on the market because it is naturally sweetened with brown rice syrup and agave nectar. It is also Kosher-certified and vegan-approved PureFit bars do not contain dairy, wheat, or gluten, and will not melt in their packaging. PureFit strives to provide products without artificial ingredients or common allergens, including milk, wheat or gluten. 100% All-Natural Ingredients, 18 Grams of Soy Protein, Non-GMO Soy. 3 stars (they lose a full two stars because of the soy protein). If they ever upgrade their protein, we would be happy to make them a Whole Journey Select product. 

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

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Company: Pure Fit

Category: Bars

Posted: March 14, 2014

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Nordic Naturals Omega LDL

Nordic Naturals Omega LDL

Dietary Needs:
None

Nordic Naturals Omega LDL exceeds International Pharmaceutical Standards. They get stars for exceptional freshness, high integrity processing, and great purity. This is one of the best brands found in the health food store for fish oil. We use this product to help our clients get their cholesterol lowered naturally (while we are working on inflammation which is the root cause of high cholesterol) because, in addition to fish oil, it contains red yeast rice and CoQ10, both exceptional nutrients for heart health. Red yeast rice is a natural statin and should never be combined with any cholesterol lowering medications. 

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

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Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Green & Black's Organic Dark Chocolate

Green & Black's Organic Dark Chocolate

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Gluten Free

Green and Black's entire range of chocolate is organic and they are one of the world's leaders in the creation of organic and fair trade chocolate. The Trinitario and Criollo cocoa pods are harvested from from the Dominican Republic and Belize. This 70% cocoa chocolate bar is a darker shade of chocolate meaning they use higher levels of cocoa mass in the chocolate. Dark chocolate when eaten in moderation can be a good source of antioxidants and has been proven to reduce blood pressure. This company ensures that every one of their ingredients are grown using natural, sustainable farming methods with no pesticides.

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

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Company: Green and Black's

Category: Snacks

Posted: January 26, 2012

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Sprouts Organic Baby Food

Sprouts Organic Baby Food

Dietary Needs:
None

This baby food line believes it is important to introduce babies to real food and pure ingredients as early as possible to create a foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating. Ingredients are organic, nutrient rich and free of artificial ingredients. What makes this company unique is the convenience factor. Their baby food comes in pouches that can be served at room temperature. This makes for a must have in your diaper bag for those time when time is short and baby is hungry! Sprouts organic baby food offers a wide variety of options. The quinoa mixed with black beans is our favorite because it tastes just like you made it from scratch. If in a hurry this is a line you can trust. This baby food is always certified organic contains no high fructose corn syrup, no trans fats and comes in BPA-free packaging. 

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

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Company: Sprouts Organic Baby

Category: Baby Food

Posted: November 14, 2011

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Seventh Generation Diapers

Seventh Generation Diapers

Dietary Needs:
None

Earth Day is every day with Seventh Generation. If only all of us thought about how our actions effect others for seven generations, it would be a different world. They really set the standard for their environmental foot print, always working towards using the most conscious choice for packaging. These are SO different from your typical diapers because they do not use chemicals for water absorption. SG diapers use organic cotton which of course is much safer on baby's brand new skin. Baby learns how to communicate and feel when the diaper is wet, which is overall a better way to do it. Using SG diapers is a huge upgrade to Huggies and the rest. However, diapers are still a huge weight on our precious environment. The average baby goes through 5000 diapers in their life. That is a lot of diapers filling our landfills.  

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

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Company: Seventh Generation

Category: Baby Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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Sonoma Soap Company

Sonoma Soap Company

Dietary Needs:
None

This traditional Sonoma soap blend is filled with certified organic ingredients including lavender, citrus, wildflowers, cedarwood, maple and more. The products are between 99.5% and 100% natural, vegetarian, as well as paraben and phthalate free. They do not contain artificial colors or fragrances. The scents are divine. 

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

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Company: Sonoma Soap Company

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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Nature’s Baby Organics Baby Body Wash

Nature’s Baby Organics Baby Body Wash

Dietary Needs:
None

This is hands down our favorite baby body wash. The tangerine vanilla makes baby’s head smell sweet. Because of how gentle the ingredients are, it can actually help with cradle cap. These healing and cleansing ingredients include organic aloe, comfrey, calendula & chamomile. Nature’s Baby have their own certified aloe farm to ensure purity so that consumers could have an aloe without pre-preserved methylparabens and phenoxythanol. 100% vegan and hypo allergenic. Just what we look for at The Whole Journey! 

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

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Company: Nature's Baby

Category: Baby Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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Plum Organics sweet potato, corn & apple

Plum Organics sweet potato, corn & apple

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Plum believes that “introducing babies to real food with delightful tastes and pure ingredients as early as possible, can create a foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating", and we could not agree more. Taste actually begins in utuero with what the mother consumes. Research has shown that eating a variety of healthy foods and minimizing the intake of processed foods with additives and preservatives can help avoid health concerns later in life such as allergies, obesity, and early onset diabetes. We love to see organic, high quality baby foods available in grocery stores. Most conventional baby foods can contain soy, artificial ingredients, and even high fructose syrup - which is a travesty. Plum organics values cooking the food just the right amount to preserve nutrient content. This is a huge upgrade to other processing methods used by conventional baby food companies that expose foods to high temperatures and lengthy cooking times. They have a full line of baby food for 4 months and up. Some of their foods for 8 months and up combine fruit and grain, which we don't love to see as the two different food categories compete for digestion, which results in increased acid, fermentation, and bloating. Try their varieties that do not combine fruit and grain. We do love that there are no artificial ingredients, added sugar, and that the packaging is BPA-free. 

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

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Company: Plum Organics

Category: Baby Food

Posted: April 13, 2012

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Bellwether Farms Sheep's Milk Yogurt

Bellwether Farms Sheep's Milk Yogurt

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Gluten Free

Sheeps milk is a great alternative to cow's milk yogurt which many people are sensitive or allergic to and a great upgrade to make. Sheep milk is sweeter than goats milk and does not have the harmful effects of soy milk (which we ALWAYS recommend you to steer clear of). This yogurt contains no antibiotics or growth hormones. The blackberries, strawberries and blueberries in the yogurt are organically sourced from the Oregon Columbia River area. Active cultures include L.bulfarieus, S. themophilus, L. acidophilus, and Bifidus which are nearly essential for maintaining healthy gut flora and boosting immune health.  This thick and creamy yogurt tastes great. Whole Journey Approved!

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

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Company: Bellwether Farms

Category: Dairy (cow, goat and sheep)

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Little Twig Happy Tangerine Baby Wash

Little Twig Happy Tangerine Baby Wash

Dietary Needs:
None

This Happy Tangerine baby wash is so wonderful. It is dermatologist tested and contains skin softening vitamin E and calendula with a light rosemary citrus sent. It is pH balanced for sensitive skin, paraben-free, sulfate-free, non-irritating and contains no artificial colors or synthetic fragrances. Little Twig cares about children and works toward putting out a gentle product, that parents can trust. 

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

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Company: Little Twig

Category: Baby Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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Seventh Generation Free and Clear Baby Diapers

Seventh Generation Free and Clear Baby Diapers

Dietary Needs:
None

Fantastic eco-friendly brand that needs to be supported! Seventh Generation creates household and personal care products that are effective and safe for the air, the surfaces, the fabrics, the pets and the people living in your home. Their baby diapers are FREE of chlorine processing; they are also FREE of fragrances, latex and petroleum-based lotions because a baby's skin should not be exposed to those things.  They have an improved (but still not fantastic) environmental footprint, due to a redesigned core that is more efficient at absorption and uses less processed chlorine free wood pulp. 4 out of 5 stars - because while they are great diapers, they still dramatically effect our precious environment. The average child uses 5000 diapers during the entire time they are wearing them. That is a serious impact to consider. 

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

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Company: Seventh Generation

Category: Baby Products

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Navitas Maca Powder

Navitas Maca Powder

Dietary Needs:
None

Maca root is a powerful superfood that can be used to balance hormones, increase energy, fertility and stamina. It has been used in indigenous Andean societies as a source of nourishment and healing for thousands of years, and continues to be one of the most appreciated superfoods today. Maca root has powerful adaptogenic properties meaning it can help prevent hormonal imbalances that can result from stress because it helps to balance the pituitary gland. Navitas sourcing is second to none and the maca is cultivated in its indigenous region of the Junin Plateau amongst the Peruvian Andes. After harvest, the maca roots are slow-dried and gently milled at low temperatures to preserve the food’s natural integrity. This product has only one ingredient, maca root, and is raw, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, and 100% organic. Maca has a rich earthy taste and is a delicious addition to our breakfast smoothie, various nut milks, sprinkled on cereals or yogurt. 

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

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Category: Superfoods

Posted: April 13, 2012

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Sambazon Acaí Smoothie Packs

Sambazon Acaí Smoothie Packs

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We LOVE this product! Acaí, pronounced (ah-sigh-ee), is a super yummy superfood. These little purple immune-boosting berries are found atop 50 foot palm trees along the banks of the Amazon. Acaí is loaded with a rich source of antioxidants called anthocyanins (these are the same phytochemicals that are found in red wine and are known for having very healthy benefits.) This berry truly is amazing considering it contains high levels of antioxidants (2x that of blueberries), contains high levels of dietary fiber, and contains high levels of essential amino acids and trace minerals. Something surprising about this berry is that it has healthy unsaturated fats, a fatty acid ratio similar to olive oil, and its protein profile is similar to that of an egg! Açaí is also known to be a low glycemic food, at about half the glycemic index of an orange. Sambazon's efforts in sustainability are significant and have been recognized all over the world. We recommend the unsweetened smoothie packs since there is no added sugar. To make your own 'acai bowl' blend two unsweetened smoothie packs with a banana (to sweeten naturally.) Sprinkle raw cacao, hemp seeds and almonds on top for a healthy delicious snack.

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

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Category: Superfoods

Posted: February 3, 2012

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Navitas Maqui Powder

Navitas Maqui Powder

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Maqui, (pronounced ma-kee) are little purple berries of the native Chilean evergreen shrub. For centuries, the Chilean Mapuche Indians have consumed this powerful antioxidant packed berry. To this day, they are one of the longest-living cultures in the world. With an amazingly high ORAC value, maqui berries are considered a 'superfood' because they offer more antioxidants than any discovered fruit with a particularly high potency of anti-aging flavonoids like anthocyanins and polyphenols. Recent studies have demonstrated these antioxidants to support a wide variety of bodily functions, including improved brain performance, heart health, liver strength, anticancer activity and as the Machupe Indians have proven, overall longevity. This powerhouse berry also offers a premium source of vitamin C, calcium, iron, potassium, and is a natural anti-inflammatory food. Because of the rich concentration of phytochemicals, even using just small amounts of maqui powder will vastly enhance the nutritional benefits of other foods or recipes. We love blending this in with smoothies and desserts.

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

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Category: Superfoods

Posted: May 18, 2012

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Sunfood Chlorella Tablets

Sunfood Chlorella Tablets

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Chlorellais a type of algae that grows in fresh water and is abundant in chlorophyll. Chlorella is great for our immune and digestive systems. It is an incredible superfood that is filled with necessary B vitamins and all the essential amino acids. Sunfood chlorella tabletsare made from 100% raw chlorella powder and use a process to make tablets that preserves all the amazing raw qualities of the powder. Sunfood brand is our favorite because it uses the strain of chlorella, Chlorella pyreneidosa, which is the only strain that has Chlorella Growth Factors. Chlorella Growth Factors are important because they activate cells in our bodies that help protect against bacteria, viruses, and cancer. Research shows that supplementing chlorella is an effective way to chelate metals out of the body, and is powerful in reducing radiation in the body which makes it an effective supplement for post cancer treatments.

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

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Category: Superfoods

Posted: October 16, 2012

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Navitas Chia Seeds

Navitas Chia Seeds

Dietary Needs:
None

Chia seeds are known for being high in fiber, healthy omega fats, protein and antioxidants. Navitas Naturals offers these small, whole, organic chia seeds in their pure state. Chia is a superfood that has been long used by the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incans as a staple food along with corn and beans. Chia can be used to promote weight loss as these little seeds can actually absorb 10 times their weight in water which leaves you with a “full” feeling. Chia seeds also slow down how fast our bodies convert carbohydrates into simple sugars. Studies indicate these seeds can help control blood sugar. This chia is raw, gluten-free, kosher, vegan, and 100% organic. Try sprinkling these mildly nutty seeds in with your breakfast bowl, mix into a salad dressing or dip, or soak them in water or juice to form a gel and use as natural thickening agent for soups and other recipes.

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

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Category: Superfoods

Posted: April 13, 2012

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Navitas Wheatgrass Powder

Navitas Wheatgrass Powder

Dietary Needs:
None

Commonly known as “Green Gold” wheatgrass has long been used to help cleanse the body of toxins. This fine brightly colored green powder started as wheat grass juice that was cold-temperature dried into this concentrated powder. Wheatgrass is one of the lowest-calorie, most nutrient-rich foods available on the planet which makes it an incredibly potent superfood. We are constantly working with clients to increase the alkalinity in the body and research has shown wheatgrass to contain 70% chlorophyll composition, making it exceptionally alkaline. It also contains over 70 minerals and vitamins, hundreds of live enzymes, amino acids, antioxidants, and is highly concentrated with protein. This sweet and smooth wheatgrass can offer a lift in energy, and is a great component to any detox or cleansing program. Due to the potency of wheatgrass, nausea is occasionally reported after consumption. This symptom typically arises when the body is toxic can be a hint that the body really needs to detox. We always say 'fresh is best' so freshly squeezed wheatgrass is going to be an upgrade to the powder, however this gets 5 stars for meeting our criteria as well as the convenience factor.

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

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Category: Superfoods

Posted: May 18, 2012

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Sunfood Camu Powder

Sunfood Camu Powder

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Sunfood Camu Camu powder is made from a berry that grows on the camu camu bush native to the rain forests of South America. The Camu-Camu fruit is about the size of a large grape and has a purplish red skin with a yellow pulp. Taken from the wisdom of the ancient Amazonian, this berry was dried and turned into a powder for consumption throughout the year. It has been traditionally used as a medicinal herb, improving the bodily functions of the eyes, brain, liver, and skin. Because of its rich source of vitamin C, it is also believed to boost the immune system and help ward off the common cold, influenza, and other viral diseases. This tasty fruit is also known to help balance mood. It is estimated to have 30 times more vitamin C than oranges. This delicious tangy berry adds a nice accent to smoothies and desserts.

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

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Category: Superfoods

Posted: October 16, 2012

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New Chapter Immunity Take Care for Kids

New Chapter Immunity Take Care for Kids

Dietary Needs:
None

These are great tasting lozenges that kids love. The main ingredient is elderberry extract which is a great immune-booster. On the playground, in the classroom and at home, our kids’ immune systems are constantly being challenged. So keeping our kids’ immune systems strong and healthy helps keep our kids happy and healthy. Great thing to give them at the onset of a cold, before they fly or when someone at home or school is sick. New Chapter believes nature got it right the first time, thus all their products are food-based, NOT synthesized in a lab. Because it's food and not chemical isolates, you get the full benefit of nature's wisdom. This means a whole-food complex of vitamins, minerals and herbs that contain all of the plant's active, natural biochemistries. Gotta love it. 

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

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Company: New Chapter Organics

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 18, 2011

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New Chapter Lifeshield Immunity

New Chapter Lifeshield Immunity

Dietary Needs:
None

Polysaccharides called beta-glucans are contained in medicinal mushrooms like reishi, maitake and shitake. Their primary function is to modulate the immune system by activating key cells that are part of the immune system's first line of defense. New Chapter's Mushrooms are high potency containing a minimum of 15% level of beta-glucans. Their mushrooms attain their full growth cycle and come from superior strains. We believe this product should be in every medicine cabinet in America to take at the very first sign of a cold or before a flight. We refer to it as nature's Airborne as it will boost your immunity by 300% after taking it. We take it when we are feeling run down or if someone else around us is sick, with amazing results. Found in all major health food stores and online. New Chapter is a fantastic company that produces products with superior quality. 

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

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Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 18, 2011

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New Chapter Men's Multivitamin

New Chapter Men's Multivitamin

Dietary Needs:
None

New Chapter believes nature got it right the first time, thus all their products are food-based, NOT synthesized in a lab. Because it's food and not chemical isolates, you get the full benefit of nature's wisdom. This means a whole-food complex of vitamins, minerals and herbs that contain all of the plant's active, natural biochemistries. We think this is one of the best brands available in health food stores today. New Chapter Every Man is a great choice for active men under forty (if you are over forty, get their 40+ multi). The body recognizes these nutrients as food and can digest and assimilate them well- even on an empty stomach. We love this multi also because it supports a lowered stress response, heart health and the immune system. 

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

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Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 18, 2011

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New Chapter Perfect Prenatal

New Chapter Perfect Prenatal

Dietary Needs:
None

This is the only prenatal vitamin we recommend. New Herbs and cultured whole-food vitamins & minerals work together to promote optimal health and condition-specific benefits – not just to address nutrient deficiencies. Perfect Prenatal whole-food multi-vitamin, includes targeted levels of whole-food folate, formulated specifically to nourish mother and baby. They also contain cultured herbs that are safe for pregnancy combined with live probiotics to support a strong immune system and good digestive health during pregnancy. A blend of broccoli, kale, and other cruciferous sprouts supports healthy estrogen metabolism and breast health. Their formula calls for once-per-meal. It is easy-to-take, easy-to-digest, and can be taken anytime – even on an empty stomach!

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

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Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 19, 2011

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New Chapter Turmeric Force

New Chapter Turmeric Force

Dietary Needs:
None

Turmeric is among the best dietary anti-inflammatories and antioxidants found in nature. It will stimulate the body's own production of antioxidants for hours after it is consumed, unlike Vitamin C and E that loses efficacy after it extinguishes free radicals. We consider this is a must have as a regular supplement for anyone with a liver issue or auto-immune related aches and pains as well as those with high cholesterol. Turmeric is a powerful neuro-protector as well, which means it will ward off brain inflammation and neurological damage linked to Alzheimers, MS, and Parkinson's Disease. For those clients who don't like to take many supplements, we have them make (and drink daily) our Vibrant Turmeric and Ginger Tea from the recipes section of our site. New Chapter believes nature got it right the first time, thus all their products are food-based, NOT synthesized in a lab. Because it's food and not chemical isolates, you get the full benefit of nature's wisdom. This means a whole-food complex of vitamins, minerals and herbs that contain all of the plant's active, natural biochemistries.

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

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Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 18, 2011

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New Chapter Wholemega

New Chapter Wholemega

Dietary Needs:
None

New Chapter’s Wholemega Whole Fish Oil supplement offers a whole-food approach to fish oil supplements. It's a naturally pure 100% wild-caught Alaskan salmon oil that delivers the whole, natural omegas, antioxidants and vitamins found in wild Alaskan salmon – the good stuff “purified” fish oils can reduce with chemical processing. We are blown away by the quality and efficacy of this fish oil and think it's safe to say that it is the highest quality fish oil you can find in the health food store. It is so wonderful to find a fish oil that has a balanced omega profile and not just omega 3s as well as one that is pure enough that it does not have to be distilled to get metals out. Wholemega contains antioxidants and 17 whole omegas. If you are not taking a fish oil yet, definitely put this on your grocery list. 

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

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Company: New Chapter Organics

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 18, 2011

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New Chapter’s Tropical Tamanu Oil

New Chapter’s Tropical Tamanu Oil

Dietary Needs:
None

New Chapter is a highly respected organic food-based vitamin company that holds a very high standard when it comes to supplements in the health food store. Tamanu oil is "an ancient secret of south east Asia’s beautiful skin." Tamanu Oil has been used by indigenous cultures for centuries and sparked interest by scientists for its unique benefits. The healing properties in this oil make it versatile. What we love it for and use it for most is to quickly heal cuts and wounds.

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

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Company: New Chapter Organics

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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Lundberg Organic Brown Rice Pasta

Lundberg Organic Brown Rice Pasta

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We love this company. Lundberg Family Farms take brown rice to another level. This is a delicious, whole grain brown rice pastas that is wheat-free, gluten-free, cholesterol-free, and do not contain dairy, so everyone can enjoy them, regardless of their dietary challenges. The taste is light and great, just make sure not to overcook as it can become a bit sticky. Try it al dente. Whole Journey Select product from the way they grow to their social consciousness. 

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Kettle Brand Organic Potato Chips

Kettle Brand Organic Potato Chips

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

While we are not advocating eat potato chips as part of healthy diet, we do love how Kettle Brand focuses on natural ingredients. They contain no trans fats, no MSG, no artificial ingredients. They use whole slices of locally grown, select non-GMO potatoes, which we love. We only recommend the plain/lightly salted versions because they do not contain evaporated cane juice, yeast extract and maltodextrin. It's nice to read a package and only see 3 ingredients! The only reason they get a 4 is because eating potato chips (fried foods) should not be a regular snack if you're shooting for a healthy diet.

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

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Company: Kettle

Category: Snacks

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta

Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We consistently recommend brown rice to clients, because it has not been refined like white rice and still has the fiber. This is a 100% organic wheat-free, gluten-free alternative to traditional wheat-based pasta. This complements a light diet and is a smart complex carb addition to lunch or dinner. Made with just brown rice and water, this pasta is stone ground and formed to gourmet class. This pasta is a Whole Journey favorite amongst our clients in the taste catagory. It is easy to cook and eat. 

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

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Category: Pasta

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Rudi's Gluten Free Bread

Rudi's Gluten Free Bread

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Rudi's motto is “Gluten-free doesn't mean bread free.” This family business has been striving to make great tasting breads that are gluten free since 1976. They have teamed up with experts to make sure their products are safe. They always display the recognizable Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO) GF Symbol which is what most people with Celiacs Disease look for when shopping. In addition, their breads are monitored and certified by Quality Assurance International, an independent organic foods certification company which helps to maintain such a fabulous high standard of quality. Ingredients in most of the breads include potato extract, rice flour, organic honey and evaporated cane juice. The taste is good but they loose a star since these breads sweetened with cane juice. We would love to see them use a natural healthy sweetener. What do you think Rudi's?

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Mary's Gone Crackers

Mary's Gone Crackers

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Oh how we love Mary's! Every single client gets at least one package of Mary's from us to try out, and we always point out their products in our grocery store tours. Mary's has made a great, very healthy, gluten-free cracker that is highly nutritious and delicious, and we are proud to promote and support them. Many of our clients' food sensitivity reports come back letting us know that their body does not react well to gluten. In fact, it lowers most people's immune systems when they eat it, so we often suggest keeping your home gluten-free whenever possible. Mary's has combined whole grain brown rice, quinoa, flax seeds, and sesame seeds into their especially crunchy cracker. Thank you, Mary, for your dedication "to heal humanity and the planet by inspiring conscious eating". We are with you in that mission! Their products are also USDA Organic and Non-GMO project certified. What more could you ask for? Try them with hummus, guacamole, nut butter, or salsa. We also crush them up and use them as bread crumbs. Mary's Gone Crackers is a TWJ-select product, of course! 

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

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Company: Mary's Gone Crackers

Category: Snacks

Posted: December 12, 2011

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Namaste Foods Waffle and Pancake Mix

Namaste Foods Waffle and Pancake Mix

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

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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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Gopals Japanese Power Wraps

Gopals Japanese Power Wraps

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

With Hawaiian ginger and spirulina and wasabi. Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Unpasturized Miso They are carefully hand wrapped and dehydrated to desired consistency; as most people like them somewhat soft. Dedicated to organic foods of the highest quality Gopal's Healthfoods is one of the leaders in the organic raw food industry. It is still one of the few companies that will actually soak and germinate most of its nuts and seeds so that you can get maximum nutrition and absorption from what you eat. You will find these products easily digestible and naturally flavorful, due to their high enzyme or life factor. All of Gopal's foods are uncooked, unprocessed, vegan, GMO free, wheat free, gluten free, and certified organic.

Company Website: http://gopalshealthfoods.com

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Category: Superfoods

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Perfect Foods Bar

Perfect Foods Bar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Perfect Foods Bar has changed it's name to Perfect Bar.  What ever they want to call themselves we LOVE this company! Finally, a raw, organic protein bar at truly tastes delicious! It's definitely one of our favorites to recommend to breakfast skippers to feed their stress hormones upon waking. Their motto is 'Real food and simple ingredients you can pronounce without a chemistry degree.' We dig it. It's how food should be. High in protein, fiber and Omega-3s, these bars are hand made locally in San Diego. They use whey protein and sweeten the bar with raw organic honey. There are 18g of protein per bar and with the nut profile, they are packed with healthy fat. Because of the raw high quality ingredients, you will find these in the refrigerated section of your health food store (or if you are not on the west coast, you'll have to order them online). Our favorite is the almond butter flavor (which is perfect for those sensitive to peanuts). There are a total of 5 flavors to choose from so you are guaranteed to find one you like. Hands down, this bar rates the tastiest among our clientele. 

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

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Company: Perfect Foods

Category: Bars

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Mary's Gone Crackers Sticks and Twigs

Mary's Gone Crackers Sticks and Twigs

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We might be keeping Mary's in business too because of how often we suggest them. :) Mary's is a brand we promote on a daily basis and in all of our grocery store tours. These sticks and twigs are truly a gift to pretzel lovers! This unique gluten-free snack is light and crunchy and tastes strikingly similiar to a pretzel and all of our clients love them.  Sticks & Twigs are made with nutrient dense whole grains including brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, and millet.  Flax, sesame and chia seeds add great flavor and a healthy combo of Omega-3 and Omega-6. Check out all 3 flavors- sea salt, curry and chipotle tomato. Thank you Mary's for existing and helping us to help people gracefully and tastefully go gluten free! 

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Ian's Gluten-free Animal Cookies

Ian's Gluten-free Animal Cookies

Dietary Needs:
Gluten Free

Made with organic ingredients, no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. It is difficult for parents to find animal crackers that are gluten-free so we are happy that Ian’s is doing this! Their products contain no hydrogenated oils but they do use cane juice. We would gladly give them an extra star if they used a lower glycemic sweetener like brown rice syrup, coconut sugar, fruit juice or even agave nectar. Much better option compared to conventional brand like Oreo's or Chips Ahoy, but Nana's cookies would be a better option. Definitely check out the rest of their products because they make a whole line of healthier chicken nuggets and other products that are dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free and nut-free.

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

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Company: Ian's

Category: Snacks

Posted: March 21, 2014

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GoodOnYa Bar

GoodOnYa Bar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We cannot say enough good things about this product and their mission! Their slogan is "every ingredient matters". It does and it shows. This is largely a peanut-based bar (except for the breakfast bar variety). Kris Fillat, their founder, is very involved in every stage of the process as well as in the pressing issues regarding our food supply today. She uses only organic Valencia peanuts, which are lower in mold than other peanut varieties. All ingredients are organic and super nutritious. There are no fillers to puff up the bar. Each GoodOnYa bar delivers 24% of your daily RDA of fiber and 7.6g of bio-available protein, making it a great, high energy snack or a quick breakfast for those of you who usually skip it. You can feel great about what you are eating and who you are supporting with this choice. 4.5 stars out of 5 and this is because only about 70% of our client-base loves the taste. 

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

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Category: Bars

Posted: March 10, 2014

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GoodOnYa Superhero Bar

GoodOnYa Superhero Bar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We cannot say enough good things about this company and their mission! Their slogan is "every ingredient matters." It does, and it shows. The Superhero Bar contains all real food ingredients that your body will use as fuel, unlike other bars that contain protein powders, concentrated sugars and chemically processed ingredients. Superhero bars are packed with superfoods to help meet the demands of our ever-stressful lives. The taste is creamy, chocolaty coconut. And, they are totally gluten-free and grain-free. Amazing! GoodOnYa continues to impress us with their committment to quality, certified organic, non-GMO ingredients.

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

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Company: GoodOnYa

Category: Bars

Posted: July 13, 2014

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Glutino Gluten Free Breads

Glutino Gluten Free Breads

Dietary Needs:
Gluten Free

Glutino is a gluten-free bread. This is considered a health food brand in conventional grocery stores but not necessarily at a health food. While we are advocates of gluten-free products, the ingredients in this bread are not high quality. It contains canola oil, rice bran, and sugar. Some of our clients report that the flavor of this bread is not great but that Glutino's other products are better.

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Pure Wraps

Pure Wraps

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Say goodbye to bread and tortillas! Pure Wraps are gluten-free, raw, and vegan. These wraps are made from 3 simple ingredients: coconut meat, coconut water, and Himalayan sea salt. Pure Wraps are free of all major allergens so they are great for those with food allergies or intolerances. Use these wraps for all your favorite recipes. You can fill them with organic eggs and spinach for breakfast or avocado and tomato for lunch! Versatile and delicious, Pure Wraps are a Whole Journey favorite! 

Company Website: http://improveat.com/whatoffer.php

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Company: Pure Wraps

Category: Snacks

Posted: October 22, 2012

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Purely Elizabeth Original Ancient Grain Granola Cereal

Purely Elizabeth Original Ancient Grain Granola Cereal

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Purely Elizabeth products are delicious, pure, home-baked goodies. All products are gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO project verified, and sweetened with organic coconut sugar (which is a low-glycemic sweetener that we love - only 35 on the glycemic index). This cereal is made with all natural, organic ingredients including quinoa, amaranth, chia seeds and raw virgin coconut oil. We love that they use coconut oil as it is a medium-chain fatty acids that get used as energy rather than stored as fat. This company donates 1% of sales to non-profit organizations striving to help the health of our planet and future generations Purely Elizabeth believes that “good health begins with what you put into your body. When you eat better, you feel better.” A simple yet important concept that we, at the Whole Journey, live by.

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

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Company: Purely Elizabeth

Category: Cereal

Posted: April 12, 2012

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Kashi GOLEAN Crisp! Toasted Berry Crumble

Kashi GOLEAN Crisp! Toasted Berry Crumble

Dietary Needs:
None

Kashi is a brand you might see in both conventional grocery stores and health food stores alike. In our opinion it isn't necessarily considered 'health food.' This cereal has both added sugar and is made from soy which we are not proponents of in any way. This cereal is made with whole grain clusters and is naturally sweetened with a blend of cranberries and wild blueberries. GOLEAN has 9 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber which is approximately twice the protein and fiber of other cereals, which will leave you feeling full longer. Kashi is now part of the non-GMO movement and right now 7 of their products are verified GMO-free. We suggest you only purchase Kashi products with the Non-GMO Project seal on it. 

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

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Company: Kashi

Category: Cereal

Posted: May 18, 2012

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Nature's Path Organic Flax Cereal

Nature's Path Organic Flax Cereal

Dietary Needs:
None

This home grown company prides themselves on the fact that they never “sold out” when it comes to their core beliefs of organic farming and sustainability. Their cereals are made with ingredients including whole corn meal, brown rice flour, quinoa, flax seeds, and buckwheat flour.  Some cereals are gluten free which we like, however the cereals are sweetened with molasses and evaporated cane juice which of course brings down their star rating a bit. They offer a variety of products including cereals, granola and oatmeal. 

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

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Category: Cereal

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Two Moms in the Raw Blueberry Cereal

Two Moms in the Raw Blueberry Cereal

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

The founder of this company was desperate to find a healthy, raw, organic snack that was free of additives, chemicals and refined sugar. She began experimenting with natural whole foods and creative ingredients. Not long after, her granola and sea crackers were born. These products are vegan, all natural with out any added oils or sugars. Ingredients in the organic granola include gluten free oats, millet, buckwheat, coconut, flax seed, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pecans and almonds. All of their products are sweetened with agave, so we subtracted one star; because new reasearch shows that agave is processed through liver similar to corn syrup. 

Company Website: http://www.2momsintheraw.com/

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Company: Two Moms in the Raw

Category: Cereal

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Numi Tea - Rooibos

Numi Tea - Rooibos

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Rooibos also known as Red Tea, is an herb indigenous to the Cederberg region of South Africa. It has a deep, earthy vanilla taste, is rich in antioxidants and known for its calming affects. Rooibos tea is known to help with irritability, headaches, disturbed sleeping patterns and can help to relieve stomach cramps and colic in infants.. Rooibos tea contains no caffeine and therefore has a soothing effect on the central nervous system. It is also low in tannin and therefore does not have a negative effect on the absorption of iron and proteins into the body. Numi uses only real fruits, flowers, herbs and spices in their tea bags, without the added oils or flavorings (including "natural flavorings") common to the market. They use only full-leaf tea in their teabags ensuring loose-leaf quality tea. Teas and herbs are certified Organic, Fair Trade, Kosher & Halal.

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

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Category: Tea

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Teeccino Herbal Coffee

Teeccino Herbal Coffee

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

Teeccino Herbal coffee is a blend of herbs, nuts, fruits and grains that are roasted, ground and brewed just like coffee.  Dark, rich, and full-bodied, Teeccino brings you all the satisfaction of a robust brew with no caffeine reaction or acidity response. It tastes mildly sweet from dates and figs, but only has 15 calories per cup. Teeccino contains 65mg of potassium to give your body a natural energy lift and 365mg of inulin to enhance your digestion and improve your elimination. Coffee lovers are attracted to its full-bodied, dark roasted java flavor. Teeccino allows coffee drinkers to keep their cherished coffee ritual with all the enjoyment and satisfaction of a freshly brewed cup! We have been recommending it to clients for years!  Teechino does contain barley therefore would not be suitable for those with a gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease.

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

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Company: Teecino

Category: Coffee Alternatives

Posted: December 12, 2011

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Tea Gallerie

Tea Gallerie

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Tea Gallerie sources organic, exotic and delicious teas from around the world. This company is local to San Diego. They are passionate and creative when it comes to their high quality range of teas. One of our favorites is this coconut chai, a micture of black tea, ginger root, cinnamon, shredded coconut, ginger, and vanilla. We also liked the lemon ginger for digestion, which is a combination of lemon verbena, lemongrass, botanicals, and ginger with the sweetness of African rooibos and honeybush. This tea range runs expensive for tea, however it's a great way to treat yourself and a great upgrade from coffee or your typical Lipton's tea. 

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Teeccino Herbal Coffee Tea Bags

Teeccino Herbal Coffee Tea Bags

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We've been recommending Teeccino for years and they just keep coming out with more ways to help us do that. Teeccino's newest product is very creative, a Tee-bag that tastes like coffee without any caffeine. This takes convenience to a whole new level. Teecino tea bags blend carob, dates, figs barley and almonds which create a robust and full bodied cup of “coffee” that is alkalizing (versus acidic like coffee) and improves elimination.  The Tee-bags come individually wrapped in a variety of flavors including vanilla nut, hazelnut, almond amaretto and french roast. What we love most about Teeccino products is that they are full of antioxidants and contain potassium and soluble fiber which makes this an incredibly healthy alternative to coffee.  Teechino does contain barley therefore would not be suitable for those with a gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease.

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

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Category: Coffee Alternatives

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Pero Instant Beverage

Pero Instant Beverage

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

PERO is a product from Switzerland, a 100% natural beverage with a coffee-like taste. It's 100% naturally caffeine free and blended from select all natural ingredients --- malted barley, barley, chicory and rye. And because PERO contains no stimulants it will not elevate heart rate or blood pressure, cause sleeplessness or create any adverse physical ailments typically associated with caffeine consumption. Plus, the low acidity of this natural beverage makes it easy to enjoy morning, noon or night without fear of stomach upset. We think the Extra Dark Roast Pero has a great coffee flavor compared to other coffee substitutes. Note: barley contains gluten.

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Company: Pero

Category: Coffee Alternatives

Posted: February 7, 2012

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Pacific Almond Milk

Pacific Almond Milk

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Made from organic almonds and water with no artificial flavorings or additives. The unsweetened varieties of almond milk are the healthiest. Pacific almond milk has a good flavor, all the enrichments of regular milk and is easy to digest. Almond milk is one of our favorite milk replacements because it is low-glycemic and packed with nutrients (like magnesium) that most Americans don't get enough of on a daily basis. It contains vitamin A palmitate, carrageenan and rice starch – 3 ingredients we think would be better left out if a better substitute could be found. 

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

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Company: Pacific

Category: Dairy Alternatives

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Manitoba Harvest Unsweetened Original Hemp Bliss

Manitoba Harvest Unsweetened Original Hemp Bliss

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Hemp Bliss is a leader in hemp foods & oils, and online source for natural, sustainable and certified organic hemp food products. Hemp provides omega 3 fatty acids, which are necessary for myriad of functions in the body. Most Americans are deficient in omega 3s and this is a great way to boost your daily supply. HEMP BLISS is certified organic. Products are made daily in their kosher and organic certified production facility. Be sure to get the red label 'unsweetened original' as they use organic evaporated cane sugar to sweeten the original hemp bliss. We love the fact that the unsweetened option contains no added sugar or sweetener but still contains the great nutty flavor.

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

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Company: Manitoba

Category: Dairy Alternatives

Posted: February 3, 2012

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Pacific Oat Milk

Pacific Oat Milk

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

Keeping ingredients to a minimum is what makes this non-dairy beverage such a delicious, completely lactose-free and cholesterol-free alternative to dairy. Just organic oats combined with vitamins A & D and riboflavin. There is no sugar added, but instead they convert the starch in the oats to glucose for a naturally sweet drink that is nice alone or with cereal, coffee, tea and even in smoothies. There are two ingredients in this milk that would be better left out, carrageenan and vitamin A palmitate. However, you find these ingredients in most milk alternatives. 

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

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Company: Pacific

Category: Dairy Alternatives

Posted: March 21, 2014

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So Delicious Coconut Creamer

So Delicious Coconut Creamer

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Thank goodness for this product! This coconut creamer is ideal for people trying to cut out dairy and soy in their diets. We love this product because you don't feel cheated whatsoever. It's creamy, delicious and available in the original flavor as well as hazelnut (though we prefer original because it's lower in sugar). One tablespoon serving has 4 g of sugar, which makes them loose a star. We would like to see them come out with a sugar-free version that is naturally sweetened. So Delicious is a company that sources high quality organic products. They are also members of the Food Trade Sustainability Leadership Association (FTSLA), a non-profit trade association dedicated to helping the organic food trade transition to more sustainable practices. Thank you for making this product So Delicious!

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

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Company: So Delicious

Category: Dairy Alternatives

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Pacific Hemp Milk

Pacific Hemp Milk

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

The hemp seed is a nutritional powerhouse – packed with vitamins, minerals and 10 essential amino acids, it also features a balance of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Sweetened with brown rice syrup and flavored with natural vanilla, Pacific hemp milk delivers 4 grams of protein, 50% of the RDA of calcium and is an excellent source of Vitamins D, B12 and Riboflavin. A huge upgrade to dairy milk. We would love to see organic ingredients and a few less preservatives, but all of these boxed milk alternatives have something to keep them shelf stable. All and all a great product. We are wishing they come out with an unsweetened hemp milk too. 

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

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Company: Pacific

Category: Dairy Alternatives

Posted: December 6, 2011

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Rice Dream Enriched Rice Drink

Rice Dream Enriched Rice Drink

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Dairy alternative that is easy for the body to process. Make sure to buy it unsweetened. Rice Dream is enriched with vitamins A, D & B12, has the same amount of calcium as milk, is low fat and all natural. This company was built upon the founders ideas of creating good tasting, healthy, natural and organic foods. We love that they recently they came out with an all organic version of Rice Dream.

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

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Company: Rice Dream

Category: Dairy Alternatives

Posted: February 7, 2012

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So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk

So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

At The Whole Journey we are constancy upgrading our clients from dairy products to dairy alternatives. So Delicious has created a product that is a fabulous milk substitute to both dairy and soy milk. It's tasty in smoothies, cereals, and and especially in desserts. We always suggest unsweetened when it comes to any milk substitute. Per 1 cup serving, this unsweetened coconut milk has 0g of sugar and is a good source of Vitamin B12. Surprisingly, coconut milk is a good source of manganese as well as iron. The naturally occurring Lauric acid found in coconuts builds our immune system to fight infections. Try this coconut milk in a the healthy homemade ice cream recipe on our site.

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

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Company: So Delicious

Category: Dairy Alternatives

Posted: August 20, 2012

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Organicville Ketchup

Organicville Ketchup

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Organicville's ketchup is made with the vine-ripened tomatoes and organic seasonings. This is one of the only ketchups out there without any added sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Sweetened with agave nectar, this richly flavored ketchup has the fresh hearty taste and texture you love. Organicville's Ketchup is USDA certified organic, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and is low glycemic. It also has less sodium than other brands, and of course because of the tomatoes, is an excellent source of lycopene. Organic ketchups have higher levels of lycopene and anti-oxidant activities than other brands tested, which is very cool. We give it 4.5 out of 5 stars because we would love to see them switch their sweetener to stevia or xylitol eventually.

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

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Company: Organicville

Category: Condiments

Posted: March 21, 2014

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San J Organic Tamari

San J Organic Tamari

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Tamari is a wheat-free soy sauce. Something would not be right if this wasn't stocked in our pantry. We avoid gluten for many reasons and are glad that there is an alternative to regular soy sauce (which contains 60% wheat to thicken it). San J is a great company, well-versed in traditional Japanese foods. What we are most excited about is that they recently came out with little packets so we can take them in our pockets or purse when we go out for sushi. Look for them in your local health food store. Again, our take on soy is that we only suggest eating fermented forms of soy via tamari, miso or tempeh. And be sure to get organic tamari, because it's the only way to ensure that the soybeans are non-GMO. San J Tamari would be your upgrade from Kikkoman. 

Company Website: http://www.san-j.com/

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Company: San J

Category: Condiments

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Woodstock Farms Organic Yellow Mustard

Woodstock Farms Organic Yellow Mustard

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Believe it or not, the best mustard choice is the yellow mustard because of the turmeric it contains. Turmeric is one of natures most powerful anti-inflammatories. Woodstock farms is our GOLD STAR condiment company. They use all organic ingredients, are Non-GMO project certified and consistently give back. We are overjoyed that they are a main sponsor of the American Farmland Trust, an organization that raises awareness and funds to preserve land for sustainable farming. Helping to get our food supply back to the way it should be, the way nature intended. This mustard only has 5 ingredients, no preservatives.

Company Website: http://www.woodstock-foods.com/

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Company: Woodstock Farms

Category: Condiments

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Lydia Bars Cacao Crunch Bars

Lydia Bars Cacao Crunch Bars

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Simple and delicious. Lydia bars are raw, vegan and gluten-free. They are made with sprouted buckwheat. Buckwheat is not actually wheat and contains no gluten, thus it can be eaten by people with Celiac Disease or gluten sensitivities. Other ingredients include agave nectar, sprouted sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, sprouted quinoa, cacao powder, cinnamon, original Himalayan crystal salt . We love that they use sprouted grains as it is much easier for the body to digest grains that have been sprouted. We would love to see this bar sweetened with a better sweetener such as brown rice syrup or honey. These bars are tasty and very nutritious.

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

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Company: Lydia's

Category: Bars

Posted: June 11, 2012

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Kit's Organic Peanut Butter Snack Bar

Kit's Organic Peanut Butter Snack Bar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Kit's organic peanut butter snack bar is made by CLIF bar and is simply 100% organic fruit and nuts. This is a huge upgrade to the well-known CLIF bar because this one is soy-free, dairy-free and gluten-free, which we love love love. Kit is the CEO of CLIF bar and wanted to create a more natural product. The ingredient list is short and sweet including organic dates, organic peanuts, organic almonds and sea salt. We love to see companies that continue to evolve with better sustainable practices, and higher quality ingredients. Good job, CLIF Bar! 

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

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Company: Clif Bar

Category: Bars

Posted: June 11, 2012

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Zola Superfruit Smoothies

Zola Superfruit Smoothies

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Zola Brazilian Superfruit is known for harvesting the highest quality Brazilian Superfruits for maximum nutrition and best taste. In a 12-hour window they harvest and process their acai fruit and completely control the process from tree to bottle to ensure premium quality. Açaí is a little berry with a deep purple color.  It is similar in shape to blueberries and has a large inner seed. Açaí is a nutrient-rich powerful anitoxidant that has the ability to fight to free radicals, disease and aging. Overall this company holds solid values in sustainiblity and is 100% USDA organic which are two of our rating categories. Oh how we wish their smoothies used a natural sweetener instead of evaprated cane juice (as the second ingredient). We hate to do it, but had to drop them a full star for that. They contain soy lecithin as well.  3.5 stars. 

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

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Company: Zola

Category: Beverages

Posted: March 20, 2014

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Shelton's Canned Chicken

Shelton's Canned Chicken

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Shelton's poultry all began with two turkeys and two people in 1924. Today,  Shelton's has grown into the largest Natural Poultry marketer in the country. With the motto of  “Our chickens don't do drugs,” they are huge advocates of free range all natural poultry; chicken, turkey and duck without the use of antibiotics or artificial growth stimulants. This canned chicken is premium chicken breast from free-range chicken raised without antibiotics. We like this product because it's convenience and high quality at the same time. It's great for sandwiches and salads. Shelton's has lots of products to choose from including turkey burgers, turkey jerky, canned chicken and much more. Whole Journey Approved! Now we just need to make sure they are using Bisphenol-A free cans (BPA free). 

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

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Category: Meat / Poultry / Fish

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Seventh Generation Dish Detergent

Seventh Generation Dish Detergent

Dietary Needs:
None

Seventh Generation dish detergent bottles are made from from 90% post-consumer recycled plastic. Their ingredients are non-toxic and biogradable, hypo-allergenic and free of phosphates. We also like that they do not test on animals and their formula is septic-safe. There are other dish detergents that are even more enviro-friendly that we will be reviewing shortly. 

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

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Category: Cleaners

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Terra Crinkles Sweet Potato Sea Salt Chips

Terra Crinkles Sweet Potato Sea Salt Chips

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Most of Terra Chips products are much higher quality than the conventional brands like Lays, Doritos, etc. They contain only root vegetables, oil and salt. No artificial colors, flavors or hydrogenated oils. Sweet potatoes are much lower on the glycemic index than white potatoes, which is a nice upgrade. The oil they use is a combo of canola oil and safflower oil. It would be great if brands actually let us know which oil they decided to use and how much of it. Canola oil is largely genetically modified if it’s not organic and so we are not sure about that here. Safflower oil is a good oil, high in Omega 6 & 9.

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

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Company: Terra Chips

Category: Snacks

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Vitamin Water 10

Vitamin Water 10

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Vitamin Water 10 contains only ten calories per serving and is naturally sweetened with eurythritol, a sugar alcohol that comes from corn. We prefer xylitol as a sugar alcohol since it comes from the birch tree. We eat entirely too many products produced from corn in this country. Nonetheless, this a MUCH better choice than Gatorade (because of the dye and high fructose corn syrup Gatorade contains) and a lower sugar option than regular Vitamin Water. Coconut Water is the single best re-hydrant and electrolyte replacement but this is another decent choice.

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

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Company: Vitamin Water

Category: Beverages

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Vaska Laundry Detergent

Vaska Laundry Detergent

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free

We love this natural, safe detergent. Vaska has made an incredibly high quality 100% biodegradable, hypoallergenic laundry detergent. This company stands out among other conventional laundry detergents companies because they value sustainability and are very environmentally conscious. This detergent doesn't contain pollutants, irritants, toxins, dyes or binding agents. Clothes are left feeling and looking great. All of their bottles are made from recycled goods. The ingredient list is clear and simple: plant-based surfactants, vegetable conditioner, water-soluable degreasing agent, lavender extract, filtered water. This product is just as effective as your conventional detergents without any of the chemicals or the hazard.

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

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Company: Vaska

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: April 12, 2012

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Think Thin Organic Bars

Think Thin Organic Bars

Dietary Needs:
Gluten Free

Think Thin Organic Bars are made with quality organic ingredients. There are 20g of protein in each bar and are gluten free. Unfortunately these bars are sweetened with maltitol which is an artificial sweetener and is used as a sugar substitute. It has 75-90% of the sweetness of sucrose. The protein used in these bars is both whey protein and soy protein. Even though these bars taste really good, they rank poorly due to the fact that they have both soy and artificial sugars.

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

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Company: Think Organic

Category: Bars

Posted: January 26, 2012

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Sorrell Ridge Jam

Sorrell Ridge Jam

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

We love this jam because it is one of the only jams on the market without added sugar. Sorrell Ridge waits until their fruits are perfectly ripe and then harvests them at their peak quality and flavor. Tastes great too. Try using this jam in our Almond Torte Cookie recipe. They would get 5 stars if the berries were organic.

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Category: Condiments

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Theraneem Organix Neem Bar Soap

Theraneem Organix Neem Bar Soap

Dietary Needs:
None

Neem has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic treatments. Neem has high levels of antioxidants. This neem oil soap contains high levels of fatty acids that soak in quickly to soothe and nourish even chronically dry and itchy skin. When taken internally neem oil works as a blood purifer, tonic and helps boost healthy immune function. Neem oil also helps as a anti-fungal support. The shampoo and conditioner are great for those with dry scalp conditions. 

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

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Company: Theraneem Organix

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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Liquimins Trace Minerals

Liquimins Trace Minerals

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Adding trace minerals to purified water is very important due to the fact that the purification process filters out everytihng from water, including the minerals. This product contains over 70 minerals and trace elements that your body needs for optimal health, diegestion and nervous system function. Liquimins are absorbed quickly because they're liquid. Because the minerals are ionically charged they increase the absorption of other nutrients and hydrate the cells much better then unmineralized water. We LOVE this company and this product. WJ select!

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

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Company: Trace Mineral Research

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 13, 2014

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Vita Coco

Vita Coco

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Coconut Water is Nature's Gatorade! Made from coconuts sourced from Brazil and in Southeast Asia, Vita Coco is a delicious way to stay hydrated. It has the 5 essential electrolytes: potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorous. Coconut water comes from inside younger coconuts filled with a clear, electrolyte-rich juice that contains zero fat and zero cholesterol. This water is flash pasteurize the water at 120 degrees. We suggest getting the 100% pure coconut water version to avoid added sugars.

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

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Company: Vita Coco

Category: Beverages

Posted: February 7, 2012

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Navitas Trail Powder

Navitas Trail Powder

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This company specializes in organic superfoods like mulberries, goji berries, raw cacao, green stevia and raw coconut oil. Navitas Naturals is a green business, supporting fair-trade policies and sustainable agriculture. Their foods are certified organic, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, raw, and certified kosher. Goji berries are wonderful for immune function. They contain an exceptional amount of food-delivered vitamin C, B6, vitamin E and are packed with carotenoids. We love Gogi Berries and all of Nativas products- from the way they source, to their pinacle quality to how they go beyond organic. Whole Journey Select Product!

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

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Company: Navitas

Category: Raw Foods

Posted: March 12, 2014

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Shelton's Turkey Burgers

Shelton's Turkey Burgers

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Shelton's does all free range poultry products so you can trust thier motto "our chickens don't do drugs". Their turkey burgers are good for a pinch or a quick dinner, but freshly made turkey burgers taste best. Regardless, we are happy to have a clean source of animal protein to trust that contains nothing but 100% pure ground turkey meat with no fillers. Thank you Shelton's. If possible, let's go organic down the road. 

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

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Company: Shelton's

Category: Meat / Poultry / Fish

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Kyani Sunrise

Kyani Sunrise

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

A good supplement, especially for kids who hate to take vitamins. Kyani provides a good-tasting composition of potent health producing, all-natural superfoods like the Alaska Wild Blueberry and other exotic berries.  Best taken as a shot in the am or added to a smoothie. Contains trace minerals in a very palatable form (straight trace minerals can be too overpowering in flavor most of the time). Kyani is an MLM (multi-level marketing) product that was sent to us to review. While the ingredients look good we never activley support nor sell MLM proudcts. Overall score is a 3 out of 5. 

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

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Company: Kyani

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 17, 2014

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Artisana Organic Super Food Berry Antioxidant Nut Butter

Artisana Organic Super Food Berry Antioxidant Nut Butter

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Artisana gets big points for creativity on these super food nut butters. When it comes to antioxidants- it's all about fighting free radicals and that is just what these powerful goji berry and elderberries do. They deliver a potent antioxidant punch and are a rich source of Omega 3. It has long been known by indigenous native Americans that wild berries have potent health benefits. The powerful antioxidants found in wild berries include flavonoids and other phenolics such as anthocyanins. Berries are perfect for just about anyone as they have a low glycemic index. Ingredients are simple which we love: Organic Raw Artisana Cashew Butter, Organic Almond Oil, Organic Goji Berry, Organic Elderberry, Organic Agave. 4.5 stars because we are not big agave fans since it has to be processed through the liver. 

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

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Posted: April 12, 2012

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Smart Chicken

Smart Chicken

Dietary Needs:
Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Chicken is most unclean meat available today because of what we have done to their food supply and because of factory farming. Be especially careful when eating out because that can be a big source of what we call polluted meat (chickens injected with hormones and those who eat feed containing antibiotics). Smart chicken birds are raised under strict USDA Certified Organic standards set forth by the Iowa Department of Agriculture Land Stewardship They are range, which means they have access to a natural outdoor environment. They are fed a 100% organic grain diet certified free of chemical agents and have no exposure to chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides. MBA Poultry has added the "Certified Humane Raised and Handled" label to their entire line of Organic Smart Chicken(R). This label certifies that Organic Smart Chicken(R) has been produced according to strict HFAC's* standards for humane. This is a great brand that you can trust. The highest of all quality chicken that you can find is pasture-raised, which means they lived a life exactly as nature intended from start to finish. This also means that those pasture raised chickens will have less fat and more protein because chickens are not vegetarians by nature. They eat bugs and worms so when they are farmed with only grain, a little something is missing. All and all, we are thrilled that Smart Chicken exists and that it is as widely available as it is. 

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

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Company: Smart Chicken

Category: Meat / Poultry / Fish

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Smartwater

Smartwater

Dietary Needs:
None

Smartwater is made using purified water, which the FDA defines as: Water that is produced by distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis or other suitable processes and that meets the definition of purified water. Smartwater is re-mineralized by the addition of the electrolytes calcium chloride, magnesium choride, and potassium bicarbonate. Mineral water is best because it is as nature intended.

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

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Company: Smart Water

Category: Bottled Water

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Woodstock Farms Organic Tahini

Woodstock Farms Organic Tahini

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Sesame seeds maybe the oldest condiment known to man, making our human food scene in the 1600s. They are high in copper, manganese, tryptophan, calcium and magnesium. You can use this pure, creamy, delicious tahini as a spread on toast or crackers. You can also use it to make hummus, gravy or creamy dressings which is very helpful to get the creaminess without using a dairy product. Woodstock Farms makes their paste from dry roasted sesame seeds. Your food is organic so why not your condiments as well? Woodstock Farms is now a certified non-GMO company by the Non-GMO project (http://www.nongmoproject.org/), which we absolutely L-O-V-E. It is so important to be informed about the quality of your food and how it was grown. We are also overjoyed that they are a main sponsor of the American Farmland Trust, an organization that raises awareness and funds to preserve land for sustainable farming.

Company Website: http://www.woodstock-foods.com/

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Category: Nut Butters

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Wolfgang Puck Organic Tortilla Soup

Wolfgang Puck Organic Tortilla Soup

Dietary Needs:
Gluten Free

Wolfgang Puck soups include only the finest ingredients to create a superb line of restaurant-quality, all natural and organic soups, stocks and broths. This organic tortilla soup is a Southwest-inspired soup with black beans, and just the right amount of spice. These cans are not BPA-free.

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

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Company: Wolfgang Puck

Category: Soup

Posted: January 7, 2012

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Zevia Natural Diet Soda

Zevia Natural Diet Soda

Dietary Needs:
None

Oh how we LOVE Zevia! This company helps us get our clients off of the neurotoxic artificial sweeteners in diet soda right after our first meeting! Zevia is naturally sweetened with stevia, the healthiest, safest and lowest glycemic natural sweetener. It is truly is the first all natural zero calorie soda to hit the market. It contains no artificial sugar substitutes, no aspartame, no sucralose, and no saccharin. This is such an enormous upgrade for those who are addicted to Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi. Zevia now comes in tons of flavors. Some recent great news is that stevia was approved by the American Pregnancy Association as a safe natural sweetener to use during pregnancy. We give it four stars because while we love it, soda should be drunk in moderation since any carbonation thins the lining of the gut.

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

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Category: Beverages

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Suzanne's Ricemellow crème

Suzanne's Ricemellow crème

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Suzanne's products use no preservatives, refined sugars, artificial colors or flavors. Suzanne's Specialties products are fat-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, and vegan. All great things. We love their philosophy to avoid the over-refining grains where the identity of the plant itself has been removed because of the immense value in keeping the original color, proteins, residual oils, and micronutrients of the grains. Now we just wish they would jump on our anti-soy bandwagon with their Ricemellow creame because we have to drop them a full 2 stars due to the use of soy protein isolate (see our soy blog if you want more info on this). It is the first (and only) all natural, vegan marshmallow creme. This product is made with brown rice syrup and it is an exceptional alternative to marshmallow. Check out the rest of their product line.

Company Website: http://www.suzannes-specialties.com/

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Category: Low-Glycemic Desserts/Sweets

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Mi-del Gluten Free Cookies

Mi-del Gluten Free Cookies

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Gluten Free

Mi-del offers a full line of organic and gluten-free cookies that taste great. Their organic cookies made without pesticides, food additives or GMO's. Outside of sugar (organic dehydrated evaporated cane juice), most of the ingredients are very healthy, free of trans-fats and high fructose corn syrup. If they upgrade their sweetener to fruit juice, coconut or palm sugar, they would be a WJ select product. The gluten-free line is mostly free of dairy and corn.

Company Website: http://www.midelcookies.com/products/gluten-free–

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Company: Mi-del

Category: Low-Glycemic Desserts/Sweets

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Nana's Gluten Free Cookies

Nana's Gluten Free Cookies

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

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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Category: Low-Glycemic Desserts/Sweets

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Newman-O's

Newman-O's

Dietary Needs:
None

Newman-Os are a HUGE upgrade from Oreos. The first ingredient in Oreos is sugar which means that is really all they are whereas the first ingredient in Newman- Os is Organic Unbleached Wheat Flour. Their ingredients are certified organic. While they use sugar, at least it's real sugar and not high fructose corn syrup. And the oils are palm fruit oil and canola oil which are much better than the soybean oil that Oreos uses. We would not have such an obesity and diabetes epidemic in this country if we ate real food and less chemicals. Newman-Os taste just like Oreos but they are much better for you. Check out their other varieties of wheat-free, dairy-free products. We are so thrilled that Newman's created this product. The reason it gets 2.5 stars is because, well, it's a treat and we suggest you keep sugar to bare minimum. 

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

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Company: Newman's

Category: Low-Glycemic Desserts/Sweets

Posted: December 6, 2011

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Mary's Gone Crackers Double Chocolate Cookies

Mary's Gone Crackers Double Chocolate Cookies

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Mary's Double Chocolate cookies are a big hit with our tribe. They blend a rich, fudgy, chocolate cookie with dark chocolate chips. Organic, gluten-free,  and low-glycemic. They use mostly palm sugar (except in their chocolate chips) which is a healthy low glycemic sweetener resembling the taste of brown sugar or butterscotch. We like this sweetener to avoid those dreaded blood sugar spikes. Thank you for Mary's for giving us another great product and chance at healthy, conscious eating. Mary's cookies are also available in chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and ginger. 

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

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Category: Low-Glycemic Desserts/Sweets

Posted: December 12, 2011

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Purely Elizabeth Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Cookies

Purely Elizabeth Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Cookies

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

 All products are 70% organic, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO project verified and sweetened with organic coconut sugar, which is a low-glycemic sweetener that we love. These oatmeal cinnamon raisin cookies use California raisins, wholesome gluten-free oats and coconut palm sugar. We love that the cookies are crispy on the edge and soft in the middle. Ingredients include millet flour; an ancient grain high in B vitamins, almond flour; garbanzo and fava bean flour; and chia seeds; providing excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and antioxidant. This company donates 1% of sales to non-profit organizations striving to help the health of our planet and future generations Purely Elizabeth believes that “good health begins with what you put into your body. When you eat better, you feel better.” A simple yet important concept that we, at the Whole Journey, live by.

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

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Category: Low-Glycemic Desserts/Sweets

Posted: April 12, 2012

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Pamela's Ginger Gluten-Free Cookies

Pamela's Ginger Gluten-Free Cookies

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

These cookies taste amazing. They are ginger cookies that are gluten-free and sweetened with molasses. Other ingredients include; Flour Base (Brown Rice Flour, White Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, Sweet Rice Flour, Xanthan Gum); Monounsaturated Safflower Oil; Sliced Almonds; Ginger; Cinnamon; Baking Soda; Nutmeg; Allspice; We appreciate a company like this one who has been committed to making delicious gluten-free treats for over 20 years. 4.5 stars. They would get 5 stars if they swapped out their white rice flour for a lower glycemic option. 

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

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Company: Pamela's

Category: Low-Glycemic Desserts/Sweets

Posted: April 12, 2012

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Nunaturals White Stevia Powder

Nunaturals White Stevia Powder

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This is a safe and good alternative to sugar or yellow, pink and blue packets for your morning tea or coffee. Nunaturals stevia powder is made with maltodextrin, which is a carbohydrate derived from grain. Stevia is about 100 sweeter than sugar so a little goes a long way. You won't need more then ½  teaspoon to sweeten cereal, yogurt or a beverage. For health, dark liquid stevia is always the best because it hasn’t yet been refined. Stevia can also be used in baked goods to cut down the amount of sugar you have to use. Nunaturals has an edge in that they somehow cut out the metallic aftertaste than stevia can sometimes deliver. Four out of five stars because it's been refined. Still, an ENORMOUS upgrade from Equal, Splenda or Sweet n Low. Please never use any of those. They do not belong in a human body and should have long-since been left in the lab. 

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

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Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Nunaturals Alcohol Free Stevia

Nunaturals Alcohol Free Stevia

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This is a safe and good alternative to sugar or yellow, pink and blue packets for your morning tea or coffee. Nunaturals stevia powder is made with maltodextrin, which is a carbohydrate derived from grain. Stevia is about 100 times as sweet as sugar, so it is a very potent natural sweetener. You won't need more then one or two drops to sweeten your food or drink. This stevia is milder than the alcohol-based liquid sweeteners, making it the best choice for those on a candida diet. The base is vegetable glycerine. Clients report a metallic aftertaste but we found we liked the product especially in a lemonade or a pasta sauce.

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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NuNaturals More Fiber Baking Blend

NuNaturals More Fiber Baking Blend

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

You don’t have to feel guilty about eating baked goods if you eat them smarter. NuNaturals gets points for creativity with their high quality MoreFiber blend to use in baking. Try using it to substitute sugar. Because it is naturally sweeter than sugar you will use less (about ½ of what is called for in your recipe). MoreFiber will also absorb a bit more liquid. Add 1-3 T more liquid in your recipe or cut out some of the flour. This is a safe and good alternative to sugar. This fiber stevia powder blend is made with maltodextrin, which is a carbohydrate derived from grain (not sure if it is corn in this case, but hope not). Stevia is about 100 times as sweet as sugar, so it is a very potent natural sweetener. We tried it in our healtlhy carrot cake and loved it.

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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NuNaturals Cocobean Extract

NuNaturals Cocobean Extract

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Cocobean Extract Stevia definitely gets the star for taste! Our clients love the chocolate flavor and it seriously helps us keep them on the ever arduous candida cleanse (zero sugar cleanse). The extract is combined with non-bitter Nunaturals stevia and is a fun way to mix up the way you sweeten almost anything. This extract contains polyphenols good source of antioxidants.  Hailing originally from South America, this is a safe and good alternative to sugar and is about 100 times as sweet as sugar, so a little goes a long way!

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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NuNaturals Erythritol crystals

NuNaturals Erythritol crystals

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Sweet Health, Erythritol Crystals are derived from corn starch...which is a bit of a bummer to us. Nonetheless, it's a natural sweetener that looks and tastes like sugar yet has almost no calories but does not have any adverse effects on blood sugar. We are getting corn through every step of the food chain these days which is creating radical imbalances in our food supply and in our bodies, however this sugar replacement it will not raise your blood sugar, and will not decay teeth. It is about three fourths as sweet as fructose, and gluten-free. Again we are not huge proponents of corn as it is overused in our food supply and acid-forming in the body. However, this is still a pretty big upgrade from sugar.

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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NuNaturals Liquid Stevia

NuNaturals Liquid Stevia

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

NuNaturals produces many different forms of Stevia Extract. What we like best about NuNaturals is that they have figured out how to keep the metallic aftertaste of stevia to a minimum so our clients are more willing to use it consistently. You will need much less NuNaturals Stevia because it is stronger than most stevia products on the market. Use the liquid because the powdered, white form contains maltodextrin, an undesirable ingredient (most of the time in our opinion if it comes from corn). Maltodextrin from tapioca is much better but more expensive. Our clients LOVE the vanilla flavored liquid product. It helps them eat so much less sugar, to drink more water and to healthfully flavor their smoothies and hot cereals. NuNaturals use plant based (herbs and berries) extracts in very small amounts to enhance the taste of Stevia products. These natural flavors do not contain msg (monosodium glutamate) or any other chemicals that have been known to cause allergic reactions in people.Stevia is about 100 times as sweet as sugar, so it is a very potent natural sweetener and one bottle will last a long time since you only use 1-3 drops per serving. This is a safe and good alternative to sugar or yellow, pink and blue packets for your morning tea or coffee.

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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NuNaturals No Carb Stevia

NuNaturals No Carb Stevia

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

No Carb Stevia is made with erythritol, which is a natural filler (sugar alcohol) that is produced from corn. It's a natural sweetener that looks and tastes like sugar yet has almost no calories and does not have any adverse effects on blood sugar. Some of you may have watched the documentary King Korn. We are getting corn through every step of the food chain these days which is creating radical imbalances in our food supply and in our bodies. Consider mixing it with other healthy sweeteners, like xylitol, to increase its flavor profile. Erythritol has a low molecular weight which means it won't brown the way other sugars do when baked but it will extend the shelf life of products it's used in. We give it a 3 because of the metallic aftertaste and the refining process. We’d also like to see xylitol replace the erythritol since xylitol comes from the birch tree, improves enamel on teeth and challenges fungus and yeast in the body.

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

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Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: March 21, 2014

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NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia

NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This product is made from vanilla beans and has a great vanilla flavor. Our clients super love it and it is well worth stocking in your pantry. We suggest adding it to coffee, smoothies, lemonade, pudding or yogurt. Liquid stevia is a safe and good alternative to sugar and will add a unique flavor to your morning tea or coffee.  Stevia is about 100 times as sweet as sugar so go easy on it. 

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Honey Gardens Apitherapy Raw Honey

Honey Gardens Apitherapy Raw Honey

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Honey Gardens were truly some of the pioneers of raw honey in the 1960’s, leading the raw honey market in the Northeast. Raw honey has not been heated so none of the nutritional properties have been destroyed. It supports digestion, the immune & respiratory systems and aids in seasonal allergy relief. Honey Gardens is committed to offering the highest quality. They are helping with sustainable beekeeping and gifting their beehives all over the northeast to advance this mission of being responsible stewards of the earth. Apitherapy raw honey and plant medicine is made from truly raw honey, flower pollen, propolis, and medicinal plants. Note that if you want to use raw honey to mitigate seasonal allergies, then you must use a local variety close to home.

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

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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Natural Rush Raw Honey

Natural Rush Raw Honey

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

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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Posted: March 21, 2014

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Lundberg Brown Rice Syrup

Lundberg Brown Rice Syrup

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Lightly sweet, honey-colored and smooth, Lundberg Sweet Dreams(R) is a nutritive sweetener about one half as sweet as sugar. Brown rice syrup is a low glycemic alternative for those who watch their sugar intake. Bake with it, pour it over ice cream or pancakes, or stir it into your favorite coffee. Taste and consistency resemble butterscotch. This is a natural sweetener used a lot in macrobiotic cooking. We love Lundberg as a company. They uphold high ideals of organic and sustainable farming. 

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

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Company: Lundberg

Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: December 18, 2011

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XyloSweet Sweetener

XyloSweet Sweetener

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

XyloSweet, a xylitol-based sweetener, is the sweetest of all bulk sugar substitutes. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that comes from the birch tree. It is currently used in many sugar-free products and is increasingly gaining acceptance as an alternative sweetener; using it actually helps reduce the development of dental cavities by protecting the enamel on the teeth. It is very low on the glycemic index and is slowly absorbed and partially used by the body. It can be used cup for cup in place of sugar in any recipe. We like xylitol over the other sugar alcohols like erythritol because because it comes from the birch tree and not from corn.

Company Website: http://www.xlear.com/XyloSweet

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Company: Xylosweet

Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: January 7, 2012

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Sunfood's Organic Yacon Syrup

Sunfood's Organic Yacon Syrup

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

100% Raw organic yacon syrup is a new vegan sweetener similar to molasses. It is low glycemic and safe for diabetics. Pressed from the yacon root, it has been enjoyed for centuries in the Andean highlands of Peru. As a prebiotic, yacon is good for digestion, safeguards against colon cancer, and helps with the absorption of calcium and vitamins. Though packed with sweetness, the sugar in yacon is mainly fructooligosaccharide, which cannot be absorbed by the body. This means yacon is both naturally low-calorie and low in mono and disaccharides (less than 1/2 g per serving), sugars that rapidly elevate blood sugar levels. Use it as you would honey or maple syrup on foods and in recipes or sweeten beverages with a spoonful. Sunfood is a world renowned source of the highest quality raw foods and superfoods the planet has to offer. Rated a 4 because we are not crazy about the taste. It’s worth a try.

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

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Company: Sunfood

Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: February 3, 2012

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Madhava Organic Agave Nectar

Madhava Organic Agave Nectar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

While we still use it from time to time, we no longer recommend agave due to recent research on the manufacturing process and newly discovered interactions in the body/liver. The body processes agave in the liver like it processes high fructose corn syrup. That being said, Madhava is a good company. They have been in business for 35 years. They have both organic and kosher certification and are gluten and allergen free.

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

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Company: Madhava

Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: February 7, 2012

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Sunfood Sun Is Shining Green Superfood

Sunfood Sun Is Shining Green Superfood

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This product takes green superfoods to a whole new level. Every single ingredient in this potent mixture is 100% raw and organic. The taste is mild and neutral and can be easily added into your morning routine. Try adding this to smoothies or simply shake in water or coconut water. We like that this product is packed with a high quality probiotic formulation which supports the GI tract and with a full digestive enzyme complex it is very easy for the body to absorb. By supplementing with a product like this one it can greatly increase your energy and is a powerful yet gentle way to slowly detox the body. This green superfood is created with low-temperature food drying technology which result in even more preservation of the nutrients. Ingredients include whole leaf barley grass, whole leaf wheat grass, nettle leaf, horsetail, alfalfa leaf juice, dandelion leaf juice, kamut grass juice, barley grass juice, oat grass juice, broccoli juice, kale juice, spinach juice, parsley juice, burdock root, nopal cactus, ginger, amla berry.

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

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Company: Sunfood

Category: Superfoods

Posted: October 16, 2012

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Perfect Organics Sea Salt Scrub

Perfect Organics Sea Salt Scrub

Dietary Needs:
None

This sea salt scrubs with essential oils and is a safe way to slough off dead skin to uncover your youthful healthy glow. The lavender in this scrub simultaneously relaxes and soothes the skin. Perfect Organics products maintain integrity with every ingredient being good for both the body and the environment.  This vegan, nourishing line is right up our alley. 

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

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Company: Perfect Organics

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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Yogi Tea Stomach Ease

Yogi Tea Stomach Ease

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This yummy tea is a combination of fennel seed with licorice. These flavorful herbs naturally soothe the stomach. Other herbs include peppermint and warming herbs such as cardamom, coriander, and ginger which help promote digestion. We love to suggest this tea for after meals to aid in digestion. Yogi Tea creates more than 50 pure and organic tea blends that are grounded in ancient wisdom and in a simple, natural way of living. Many of yogi teas can be used medicinally in lieu of over-the-counter drugs for everyday ailments. As a bonus, there is an inspirational quote with every bag which reminds us to slow our roll and be present, which we love. Other Yogi Tea blends we love include DeTox, Breathe Deep and Cold Season.

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

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Company: Yogi Tea

Category: Tea

Posted: February 7, 2012

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Guayaki Yerba Mate

Guayaki Yerba Mate

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Guayaki partners with small farmers and indigenous communities to source mate from the sub-tropical forests of South America. From the simple love of a beverage, Guayaki drinkers have become a driving force for conservation and community development by paying a fair trade price for rainforest-grown mate. Guayaki has a mission to restore 200,00 acres of rainforest and to create 1000 living wage jobs by 2020. In South America, yerba mate has been revered for centuries as the "drink of the gods" and is drunk daily for optimum health, sustained energy and mental clarity. Of the six commonly used stimulants in the world: yerba mate, coffee, tea, kola nut, cocoa, and guarana, yerba mate triumphs as natures most balanced stimulant, delivering both energy and nutrition. If you must have caffeine, this is a good choice. We can not love this product enough!

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

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Company: Guayaki

Category: Beverages

Posted: February 7, 2012

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Pure Synergy - The Original Green Superfood

Pure Synergy - The Original Green Superfood

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Pure Synergy is a simply phenomenal, incredibly effective product. It won the Natural News's Editor's Choice Award for top superfood product. They describe Pure Synergy as "one of the most nutritionally dense superfood powders you'll find anywhere." Noting that Pure Synergy is "rich in microalgae and seaweeds, sprouts, Chinese medicinal mushrooms, herbal extracts and Western herbs," Natural News concludes that the product contains "over ten thousand different phytonutrients" and offers a broad-spectrum formula that "will blow your mind." It is produced sustainably with the utmost respect for the environment in mind. They never add fillers or bulking agents (such as whole grasses, apple fiber or pectin, rice bran or flax), which dilute nutritional potency and are a potential source of genetically modified material. Because the cellulose fiber in whole grass is indigestible, it prevents the grass's valuable phytonutrients from being released in the digestive system. For this reason, they use only grass juices. In every spoonful of Pure Synergy, you receive densely packed nutrition that intensely nourishes and strengthens every system in the body, resulting in sustained energy, enhanced recovery, mental clarity and overall well being. This is a super star product in our book!

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

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Company: Pure Synergy

Category: Beverages

Posted: February 7, 2012

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HealthForce Intestinal Drawing Formula

HealthForce Intestinal Drawing Formula

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We use this formula OR a straight bentonite clay in our digestive clearing and/or mold/yeast clearing protocols. HealthForce is a company that truly is the best of the best. Everything they do is of the highest quality and we just can't say enough positive things about them. This Intestinal Drawing Formula is superior in its formulation because it has been designed to draw in and absorb poisons from the bowel, allowing you to eliminate them without reabsorbing them... essential during a fast or juice cleanse to avoid auto intoxication. It also adds fibrous bulk (without psyllium, which can irritate and cause bloating). HealthForce Intestinal Drawing Formula™ nourishes, soothes, and lubricates the intestines as it moves through. HealthForce Nutritionals is a 20+ year 100% hardcore vegan therapeutic superfoods company. They coined the term Truganic, which is their purist, hard-core quality standard for sourcing and production that goes significantly beyond Organic. TWJ select without a doubt!

Company Website: http://bit.ly/1otrfjp

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Company: HealthForce

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 18, 2011

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Jadience Herbal Detox Soak

Jadience Herbal Detox Soak

Dietary Needs:
None

This Herbal detox soak is ideal if you are in the middle of a detox and you begin to get those typical 'detox symptoms' such as feeling tired or stressed (due to the toxins surfacing.) This formula is an herbal formula that supports your process instead of leaving you feeling drained. Ingredients include dandlelion (known for being a great liver cleanser) burdock root, and licorice root (which is known to increase energy and balance your system). Use this soak to help you feel calm during those uncomfortable times during a detoxing phase. 

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

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Company: Jadience Herbal

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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HealthForce Vitamineral Green

HealthForce Vitamineral Green

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Vitamineral Green is a hard-core nutrition-dense green superfood complex with green leafy vegetables, hard-core algae, sea vegetables, enzymes and probiotics.  It nutritionally supports detoxification, liver, kidneys, blood, bones, colon, circulation, digestion, and more.  The taste of the powder is very green, so we prefer the capsule form.  HealthForce not only uses certified organic ingredients whenver possible, but they seek out the HIGHEST quality available and have coined the term TruGanic™: “the purist, hard-core quality standard for sourcing and production significantly beyond Organic.”  Thank you HealthForce for helping us get our clients healthy with this product.  It’s one we recommend ALL the time with GREAT success. 

Company Website: http://bit.ly/1kzZyGx

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Company: HealthForce

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Traditional Medicinals Pau d' Arco Tea

Traditional Medicinals Pau d' Arco Tea

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Pau d'arco is the inner bark of a tall tree that grows throughout South America. It has been used by traditional healers in Brazil, Argentina, Peru and other South American regions for centuries We use this tea in our candida cleanse protocol as it helps to kill yeast and mold while boosting immunity. It has a very earthy taste and is slightly bitter. All teas are formulated according to the well-defined systems of Traditional Herbal Medicine (THM). They use pharmacopoeial grade herbs and are committed to the scientific study of products, including rigorous quality control testing, following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and sponsoring clinical research. 5 stars for sure.

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

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Company: Traditional Medicinals

Category: Tea

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Ritual Cleanse

Ritual Cleanse

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We love the Ritual Cleanse and use it consistently with our clients in our In-Home Cleansing Program.They have made cleansing a no brainer by providing as much ease and convenience as possible. They start with 100% organic, raw ingredients and create juices with special formulations to fit the exact cleanse your body needs. This cleanse is perfect for someone who wants to continue to workout while cleansing as it provides dense nutrient value so you are not starving. These juice mixtures flood the cells with easy-to-aborb vitamins and minerals and create a gentle, yet potent detox. We like the 'reset' cleanse best as it gives you six fresh pressed pure vegetable, fruit, and nut juices each day. We noticed while doing the cleanse ourselves that it increases mental clarity, boosts energy, lightens mood and improves digestion and sleep. Most people report after coming off the cleanse their cravings for salt and sugar is dramatically decreased.  We give them 4.5 stars because we would like to see them sweeten the juices with stevia or xylitol instead of agave.

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

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Category: Cleanses

Posted: March 21, 2014

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So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream

So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This is a HUGE upgrade from your favorite dairy ice cream. Coconut milk contains lauric acid which plays a fundamental role in building our body’s immune system (lauric acid is a highly nutritious acid also found in breast milk). Once in our system it transforms into an antibacterial and antiviral substance called "monolaurin" which helps to destroy viruses and diseases. This ice cream is made with organic flavors and agave syrup instead of sugar (with the exception of a few flavors...cookie dough & peanut butter). All products contains no trans fats and certified vegan. It is pasteurized for necessity to be able to travel and remain shelf stable. 

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

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Company: So Delicious

Category: Dairy Alternatives

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Stonyfield Farms Plain Organic Yogurt

Stonyfield Farms Plain Organic Yogurt

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

All ingredients are certified organic to assure adherence to strict organic standards. Organic standards prohibit the use of antibiotics, synthetic growth hormones and toxic pesticides and fertilizers. And, organic foods are produced in a way that enhances the earth's long-term health and fertility. Every time you choose organic foods, you're contributing to a cleaner, safer earth and doing something extra good for yourself. Stoneyfield were pioneers in the organic dairy movement. They have fought for the health of our food supply and continue to assist conventional farmers convert to organic. They strive to support local family farms. Those are values we believe in and are inspired by.

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

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Company: Stonyfield

Category: Dairy (cow, goat and sheep)

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Sunfood Goji Berries

Sunfood Goji Berries

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Goji berries are a powerful superfood that is juicy, sweet, and a nutritionally rich fruit. Similar to the flavor of cranberries or cherries, Goji berries pack a powerful punch of antioxidants, vitamins, and trace minerals. The antioxidants in goji berries, particularly carotenoids such as beta carotene and zeaxanthin are helpful in protecting the retina of the eye and improving eye sight. Believe it or not, goji berries are a complete protein containing over 15 amino acids. Sunfood brand products are certified organic, GMO free, and guaranteed delicious! Their sun-dried goji berries are great to snack on, add into a trail mix or simply enjoyed tossed into salads.

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

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Company: Sunfood

Category: Superfoods

Posted: October 16, 2012

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Kashi Layered Granola

Kashi Layered Granola

Dietary Needs:
None

Kashi is a brand you might see in both conventional grocery stores and health food stores alike. In our opinion it isn't considered 'health food.' We do like the fact that Kashi is becoming part of the non-GMO movement. They now have seven products that are GMO-free. Theese Layered Granola Bars include a blend of 7 whole grains but they are not gmo-free verified quite yet. Each bar is layered with a soft fruit mixed with dark chocolate, coconut and walnuts. Each bar has 4g Fiber and 4g Protein. We like that these bars are free of artificial flavors and preservatives, however they are made with soy protein isolate as well as evaporated cane sugar which makes them loose big points in our book.

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

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Company: Kashi

Category: Cereal

Posted: May 18, 2012

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Spectrum Avocado Oil

Spectrum Avocado Oil

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Spectrum's Avocado Oil is a high heat wonder, with rich stores of monounsaturated fat. It is first cold pressed, then gently refined (to make it safe for high heat) using natural methods to create a clean, fresh oil that's a perfect match for high heat cooking. Avocado oil is best for high heat applications like sauteing, frying and all-purpose cooking. Excellent for skin care and massage in it’s unrefined state. Also high in vitamin E when less refined. Spectrum was the first company to introduce all-vegetable shortening containing no hydrogenated oils and zero trans-fats. We support a company that is innovative, organic and dynamic like this one.

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

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Company: Spectrum

Category: Oils

Posted: January 15, 2012

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Spectrum Organic Flax Oil

Spectrum Organic Flax Oil

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Flax Oil is nature's richest source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 essential fatty acid your body naturally converts to EPA and DHA - the same fatty acids in fish oil that support heart health, reduce inflammation and improve cellular integrity. Spectrum organic flax oil is always fresh and never bitter due to their 3-step organic filtration process that removes impurities. The result is a clean, fresh-tasting golden oil. Use on already popped popcorn, in salad dressings or to top steamed veggies. This company is dedicated to providing the world with heart healthy oils that are easily accessible and affordable.

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

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Company: Spectrum

Category: Oils

Posted: January 15, 2012

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Spectrum Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Spectrum Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Spectrum Naturals Organic Coconut Oil is grown without the use of pesticides and is closer to nature than other coconut oils found on the market, which tend to be over-processed or hydrogenated. Organic Coconut Oil has subtle coconut flavor and is unrefined. Packaged in a wide mouth glass jar, it is typically found in the culinary oils section of the store. Coconut oil is extracted from the meat of the tropical coconut. It is 100% vegetable oil and vegan. Coconut oil's fatty acid profile consists of about 92% saturated fat, making it very stable and safe to store at room temperature. Because of its natural stability, Spectrum's Organic Coconut Oil is a good alternative to butter and shortening for medium heat baking and sauteing. In addition to its long and successful history as a tropical culinary oil, coconut oil has been used for centuries as a body care product that nourishes, moisturizes and protects skin and hair. As an added bonus the medium chain fatty acids in Coconut Oil help the body to burn the bad fat! This company is dedicated to providing the world with heart healthy oils that are easily accessible and affordable

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

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Company: Spectrum

Category: Oils

Posted: February 3, 2012

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Spectrum Toasted Sesame Oil

Spectrum Toasted Sesame Oil

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Spectrum Organic Products is the nation's top-selling brand of organic, expeller pressed culinary and nutritional oils. We always have toasted sesame oil stocked in our cabinets because it adds intense fragrance and a robust, savory, nutty flavor to any dish you wish to give an Asian flare to. This company is dedicated to providing the world with heart healthy oils that are easily accessible and affordable.

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

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Company: Spectrum

Category: Oils

Posted: February 3, 2012

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Instead Soft Cup

Instead Soft Cup

Dietary Needs:
None

Softcup is a natural alternative to the tampon. It's a durable, flexible, reusable cup that can be worn during your menstrual cycle for up to 12 hours. One reusable softcup can be used for an entire period. Softcup is made out of the same material that baby bottle nipples are made from. It contains no latex, silicone, phthalates, Bisphenol-a (BPA) nor dioxins. It contains no residual fibers, bleach, pesticides, carcinogens nor polycarbonates (PCBs). This definitely takes some time to get used to, however we believe it's worth a try. No environmental impact, and zero risk of TSS. 

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

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Company: Instead

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: April 13, 2012

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La Tourangelle Grapeseed Oil

La Tourangelle Grapeseed Oil

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

When it comes to high heat cooking, grapeseed oil is a Whole Journey favorite. This oil has a mild flavor and a high 'smoke point' making it a smart choice for any hot heat saute, baking, cooking or grilling. Grapeseed oil is the oil extracted from grape seeds, a byproduct of the wine making and jam/juice industries. It is a polyunsaturated oil, which normally would mean that it isn't suitable for cooking. But grapeseed has less impurities, and therefore less volatility, than other polyunsaturated oils. It's important to note that not all grapeseed oils are created equal.  Because grape seeds contain very little oil, grapeseed oils are rarely expeller extracted (which is the preferred, non-chemical method for extracting oils when cold-pressing isn't an option.) Instead, a method called hexane extraction is often used. (Hexane is a solvent that many people would prefer not to be used in their food production.) Look for for expeller extracted grapeseed oils if you wish to avoid hexane. La Tourangelle is a brand we trust that does use the expeller press method for their grapeseed oil. Originally, the production of these gourmet oils started in France where each village had a mill which roasted and extracted the oil from nuts gathered by local farmers. La Tourangelle is one of just a handful of these remaining mills that keep this tradition alive, and has successfully recreated the spirit of this traditional French mill in Woodland, CA. We appreciate this companies quality and tradition of producing such fantastic products.

Company Website: http://bronzehornstudios.net/latour/

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Company: La Tourangelle

Category: Oils

Posted: July 13, 2012

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Texmati Organic Brown Rice

Texmati Organic Brown Rice

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We consistently recommend brown rice because it has not been refined like white rice and still has the fiber. It has a much lower glycemic index value then white rice and can be very healing to the pancreas when well-cooked and chewed thoroughly.  RiceSelect introduced Texmati, the first brown basmati rice to be successfully grown in America over 30 years ago. This organic rice has a delicious nutty taste and a slightly chewy texture. We have yet to find out information on their soil quality, but are working on it. 

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

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Company: Texmati

Category: Whole Grains

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Kopali Organic MIX

Kopali Organic MIX

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Kopali organics just got that much better. Delivering full-spectrum flavor, this organic mix will help aid in sustained energy and is an ideal source of antioxidants and bioflavonoids. Ingredients include organic dried goji berries, organic dried mulberries, organic pistachios and organic cacao nibs. The perfect combination of sweet, salty and bitter. Kopali supports thousands of farmers who grow these high quality ingredients in harmony with the ecosystems that support all life. All ingredients are 100% Organic. Kopali is beyond passionate about fair trade practices. Their high quality products are carefully sourced with the utmost integrity, which is apparent in each package of superfood goodness. We LOVE these guys!!!

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

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Company: Kopali Organics

Category: Raw Foods

Posted: April 13, 2012

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Melt Buttery Spread

Melt Buttery Spread

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We are delighted to see a natural healthy spread like Melt Organic buttery spread on the grocery store shelves. For years America was sold on the no fat/low fat idea that has been detrimental to consumers. This is North America’s first line of butter replacements made with organic virgin coconut oil in the perfect blend for rich and creamy taste and good health. Each variety of Melt supports healthy weight and a healthier gut when replacing other fats in your daily diet. Coconut oil is a stable, healthful saturated fat and great source of medium chain fatty acids. This is the “good fat” that can help combat the “bad fat.” This spread is blended with flaxseed and high oleic sunflower oil. This is a HUGE upgrade to margarine!! Melt buttery spread is certified organic and kosher, transfat-free, soy-free, gluten-free and made with non-GMO ingredients. We love that this company is focused on eco-social and fair trade certified ingredients. 

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

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Company: Melt

Category: Oils

Posted: April 13, 2012

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Saccharomyces Boulardii

Saccharomyces Boulardii

Dietary Needs:
None

Saccharomyces boulardii is a non-pathogenic probiotic yeast.  S.boulardii has been well studied for its use in the prevention of gastrointestinal disturbances often associated with the use of antibiotics (like candida albicans overgrowth).  S.boulardii has also been used in clinical trials in patients with irritable bowel disorders.  Saccharomyces boulardii has been found to exert many beneficial effects in humans and acts in two principle ways:  first by inhibiting some bacterial toxins or their effects; and secondly by having direct effects on the intestinal mucosa. We use this product in all of our anti-candida protocols. We do not suggest staying on it (or any single strain probiotic) for more than four weeks at a time.  Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement.

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: December 19, 2011

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Ortho Digestzyme

Ortho Digestzyme

Dietary Needs:
None

When it comes to poor digestion and absorbtion this product is an all star. In order to receive the nutritional benefits from the foods we eat, it is critical that the food gets digested, absorbed and eliminated. Ortho Digestzyme includes all of the essential enzymes needed for digestion and absorption for the entire GI tract. It includes Pancreatin (which is composed of three different enzymes: amylase, lipase and protease. Amylases break down starches, lipases breakdown lipids, and proteases breakdown proteins. Other enzymes include HCL, Pepsin, Ox Bile extract (which aids in the digestion of fats) Bromelain (extracted from pineapple) and Papain (extracted from papya). The combination of all of these enzymes creates powerful synergistic properties and can be helpful for many digestive issues. Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement.  

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: January 26, 2012

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HealthForce Chlorella Manna

HealthForce Chlorella Manna

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This chlorella is a broken-cell wall chlorella powder. Chlorella is known as the “king of alkaline-forming foods.” This single celled fresh-water algae is the first known form of a plant with a nucleus, and has the toughest cell wall of any algae. This is the only plant on the planet that can quadruple its growth in less than one day. It contains Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), which is a potent phytonutrient comprised of amino acids, beta glucans, nucleic acids, peptides, and polysaccharides. These micronutrients work together to help regenerate cells faster than normal and are incredibly powerful in cell production when used in the body. Chlorella can stimulate T-cells which boost the immune system. Chlorella has powerful detoxifying properties and can help break down toxins found in mercury and cadmium. We use this in all of our heavy metal cleansing protocols. HealthForce Nutritionals is a 20+ year 100% hardcore vegan therapeutic superfoods company. They coined the term Truganic, which is their purist, hard-core quality standard for sourcing and production that goes significantly beyond Organic. TWJ select without a doubt. Thank you HealthForce being one of the highest integrity companies that exist in this field!

Company Website: http://bit.ly/UNUpye

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Company: HealthForce

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: April 12, 2012

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Sinatrol

Sinatrol

Dietary Needs:
None

Great for immune health, Sinatrol has all the right ingredients to provide support to the sinus and respiratory systems. This product helps the circulation of your sinuses by breaking down mucus to clear your sinus tract. The ingredients in Sinatrol include the following:  N-Acetyl Cysteine which decreases viscosity of mucus, Turmeric and Bromelain known to fight inflammation, Bernerine Sulfate shown to have antibacterial properites, Licorice Root which improves T-cell count, Andrographis which is helpful for nasal secretion, Siberian Ginseng known to improve the common cold symptoms, and Thyme which soothes sinuses and loosens mucus. All those ingredients put into one pill make the perfect supplement to boost your immune system! Ortho Molecular Products follow the tag line “because efficacy matters” and with their Sinatrol product, it does just that!  Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement.     

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: November 7, 2012

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Hero Nutritionals Slice of Life Vitamins

Hero Nutritionals Slice of Life Vitamins

Dietary Needs:
None

Slice of life offers a full spectrum of nutritional supplements for all ages. These gummy vitamins are easy to chew and are gluten and allergen free. The line includes a standard multi, a fish-free Omega 3-6-9 complex, and vitamin C. We don't like the fact that the first two ingredients are glucose syrup and natural cane sugar, however.  Each vitamin dose is 22 calories, with 4 grams of sugar. It's important to consider if you take several vitamins from the Slice of Life line, you’ll be ingesting the sugar equivalent of a serving of Cap’n Crunch. That makes us drop the star rating quite a bit. 

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

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Company: Hero Nutritionals

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: April 12, 2012

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Himalania Pink Salt

Himalania Pink Salt

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This is the number one salt The Whole Journey recommends! Sourced deep within the Himalayan Mountain range where it has been trapped for hundreds of millions of years. This salt has never been exposed to any modern chemicals, toxins or radiation sources which makes it the purest of all salts. Himilania Pink Salts have the highest concentration of minerals of any sea salt with highly flavorful and unique taste. Best sea salt you can use to improve your health. We suggest stocking it asap! Salt is not bad for you and mineralized, natural salt will not raise your blood pressure. Food for thought: a salt craving most of the time is a craving for minerals, yet we feed that craving with refined, iodized salt and so it the minerals are not delivered and the craving ensures. 

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

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Category: Condiments

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Lundberg Brown Rice Crisps

Lundberg Brown Rice Crisps

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Just when we thought Lundberg couldn't get any better they came out with these incredibly tasty brown rice crisps. These are a Whole Journey favorite to pair with hummus or guacamole. These chips are made with all organic grains and the product is 70% organic. This company is Non-GMO-Project verified with that logo on every bag of chips. This brown rice crisp is a wholesome, healthy-for-you snack, which adds fiber and B vitamins. Lundberg has removed the ingredient yeast extract from this product to improve the quality even more, which we love. Check out the four new flavors: Sesame and Seaweed, Fiesta Lime, Santa Fe Barbeque and Original. Thank you, Lundberg. You rock!

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

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Company: Lundberg

Category: Snacks

Posted: April 12, 2012

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Maine Coast Sea Vegetables: Kelp, Dulse, and Nori

Maine Coast Sea Vegetables: Kelp, Dulse, and Nori

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

One cannot find a more nutrient-dense condiment than sea vegetables. They are packed with essential trace minerals needed for blood and bones, the proper composition of body fluids, healthy nerve function and proper operation of the cardiovascular system. Main coast offers six organically certified varieties: arame, dulse, kelp, laver, sea lettuce and bladderwrack. They are hand harvested directly from their beds at low tides, dried at low temperatures by sun, wood or forced hot air and packed without further processing. Sea vegetables improve digestion, blood sugar balance, promote weight loss and mood balance. We suggest always keeping them stocked (they do not taste fishy, just a bit salty) and shaking them daily on anything savory from soup to salads to stir fry.

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

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Company: Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Category: Condiments

Posted: February 7, 2012

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Spice Hunter Turmeric

Spice Hunter Turmeric

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Turmeric is an Eastern delight that enhances curries, meats, eggs, soups and vegetables. This is a powerful dietary spice for auto-immune-related inflammation and pain. Turmeric is also a fantastic source of indirect antioxidants, which means that it boosts and stimulates the body’s own production of antioxidants for hours after consumption. Some of the longest-living people in the world are in Okinawa, Japan and research shows that their longevity is credited to their ability to manage the inflammation process. Turmeric is widely consumed in Japan which might contribute to their longevity. Spice Hunter's spices are high quality and sealed for freshness. It's also important to know that The Spice Hunter does not irradiate any ingredients. The Spice Hunter is committed to responsible business practices and exploring ways to make the business more sustainable. They also source spices from the best areas and harvest in small batches.  Check out the recipe for our anit-inflammatory tumeric and ginger tea. They get 4.5 stars, and the only reason for that is because fresh is always better than dried. 

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

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Company: Spice Hunter

Category: Condiments

Posted: April 12, 2012

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Greens Plus Energy Bar - original

Greens Plus Energy Bar - original

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Greens Plus uses organic and wild crafted ingredients and superfoods like Hawaiian spirulina, bee pollen and royal jelly, among other health promoting substances. We like that these bars are sweetened with dates. Their products are consistently being made fresh daily without harmful preservatives. Try their Chia seed bar for a powerful delivery of Omega 3 fatty acids. For a sweet treat, they offer a naturally sweetened chocolate coated bar as well as a peanut butter protein bar for an extra hit of protein. We so wish these bars did not contain soy protein because of the toxic processing and negative interaction in the body. They do have an Organic Greens Plus Energy Bar that is made with brown rice protein which is a huge upgrade from the soy protien.

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

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Company: Greens Plus

Category: Bars

Posted: February 7, 2012

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Vaska Oxygen Brightener

Vaska Oxygen Brightener

Dietary Needs:
None

This product is the natural version of bleach. While bleach has many harmful chemicals, this product has three simple ingredients: hydrogen peroxide, plant based surfactants and filtered water. Most people don't know that bleach is actually a pesticide which is also found in many household cleaning products that contain a "disinfectant" to kill germs. Vaska is a HUGE upgrade to bleach and will keep linens clean and white without weakening fibers. Be aware that it does not brighten quite as much as bleach does. We love supporting a company like this one with strong values in sustainability and environmental consciousness. 

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

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Company: Vaska

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: April 12, 2012

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Voss Artesian Water

Voss Artesian Water

Dietary Needs:
None

Voss Artesian Water from Norway comes from an aquifer in Southern Norway, protected from the pollutants by layers of rock and sand. They used to bottle it in glass, in which case it would have received 5 stars. Now they bottle it in plastic like all the other brands. We are never thrilled with the plastic component of bottled water because of the environmental havoc it wreaks and because who knows how long those plastic bottles might have sat on a truck or in the sun and how much leaching occurred. Still, we are happy to see water that comes from the earth and contains all of its mineral content vs. a purified water that doesn't work as well to hydrate the body. 

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

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Company: Voss

Category: Bottled Water

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Westbrae Natural Organic Beans

Westbrae Natural Organic Beans

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Westbrae Natural Organic Beans are versatile, convenient and nutritious. Also called legumes, most beans have little or no fat, (except for garbanzos and soy beans), are a source of fiber and protein, and are cholesterol free. Westbrae Natural beans provide a foundation for vegetarian meals centered around vegetables, whole grains and legumes. These black beans have no artificial flavor, color, or preservatives but many cans still do contain BPA. As of mid-2013, Westbrae has labeled many of its cans as non-BPA lining, though we aren't sure what the new lining consists of.

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

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Company: Westbrae

Category: Beans

Posted: January 7, 2012

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GT's Synergy Kombucha

GT's Synergy Kombucha

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Kombucha tea is still controversial, depending on when it is harvested (must be an exact window of time for it to be "ripe"), however people still report positive benefits of this pro-biotic packed drink. Some perks are immediate increased energy levels, decreased appetite, improved digestion, healthier skin and hair, and even a stronger immune system. Contains: Beneficial pro-biotics, Live active enzymes, Antioxidants, Organic acids Polyphenols. Do not drink if you have Candida (yeast overgrowth). We love the taste of GT’s Synergy better than any other kombucha we have tried.

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

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Category: Beverages

Posted: February 7, 2012

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Mega Food Balanced B Complex

Mega Food Balanced B Complex

Dietary Needs:
None

This B Complex is a balanced ratio of 100% whole food B vitamins in their most bioavailable food form. Clients ask us often what is the best B complex they can get at the health food store- and our answer is this product from Mega Food. They have studied a broad range of different B rich fruits, vegetables and whole grains to determine the ratios of B vitamins that exist inherently within nature. B vitamins are essential for the production of energy within the body as well as playing an important role in promoting health of the nervous system. Megafoods draws on the collective wisdom of Ayurvedic, Chinese and Herbal medicine combined with current, sound nutritional science to produce 100% whole food supplements.

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

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Company: Mega Food

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: February 7, 2012

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Jason Citrus Satin Shower Body Wash

Jason Citrus Satin Shower Body Wash

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free

Jason products are high quality and effective. Their formulations are infused with botanicals, plants, roots, herbs, proteins, vitamins and minerals, all from the earth. It is their belief and ours that our beautiful planet gives us everything we need. This is a reasonably priced line and these products do not contain Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates which we love. This body wash is concentrated and moisturizing and will leave your skin soft and radiant. This citrus satin scent is delicious.

Company Website: http://www.jason-natural.com

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Company: Jason

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: February 3, 2012

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Manna Organics Millet Rice Sprouted Bread

Manna Organics Millet Rice Sprouted Bread

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

Manna makes frozen sprouted breads that are organic, sustainable, and made without yeast. Many of our clients come back with bakers yeast on their food sensitivity tests and this is a great upgrade. Manna Organics are currently launching a line of wheat/gluten free variations however they are not yet available. This breads are made without salt, oil, sweeteners, or leavening agents. Available in nine flavorful varieties, these tasty and nutritious breads are a great source of protein and fiber. The Millet Rice Sprouted Bread has sprouted organic wheat kernels, filtered water, organic millet, organic brown rice. Millet, along with quinoa is one of the least allergy prone grains. We love it.

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

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Category: Bread

Posted: January 26, 2012

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Natural Value Organic Mustard

Natural Value Organic Mustard

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

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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Gold Mine Natural Foods Co Ohsawa Kombu

Gold Mine Natural Foods Co Ohsawa Kombu

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Kombu is a sea vegetable that is easy to use and integrate into your cooking routine. High in iodine and minerals this 'sea jurkey' has a unique quality in cooking, harmonizing and enhancing flavors of the foods it’s prepared with. It also has the ability to help break down foods to make them easier to digest. We suggest using kombu like a bay leaf and adding a 3'' piece while cooking rice, beans or other grains. Pull the kombu piece out while the grains are finished cooking and discard.Kombu is vegan, raw, kosher and gluten free. This company also specializes in organic and "heirloom" grains. Heirloom-quality grains are varieties that have been grown for many generations, without hybridization of the strain or genetic alterations. Nice and natural, how it should be!

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

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Company: Gold Mine

Category: Raw Foods

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Luna Bar

Luna Bar

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free

LUNA bars are made with 70% USDA certified organic ingredients. They shoot for ingredients that retain more nutrients like essential vitamins and minerals, green tea extract, organic brown rice syrup, and nuts and seeds. While they are conscious about which nutrients are ideal for women such as folic acid and Vitamins A,B, C and D the protein source is soy. We would much rather see this company embrace a different plant based protein such as pea or hemp. Soy can have a negative impact on the body if it isn't fermented. We do like this company as they are active in supporting sustainable agriculture, they support the Breast Cancer Fund and Healthy Child Healthy World. A less processed bar would be a better choice.

Company Website: http://http://lunabar.com

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Company: Luna Bar

Category: Bars

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Go Raw Spirulina Energy Bar

Go Raw Spirulina Energy Bar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

All of Go Raw's foods are uncooked, unprocessed, vegan, GMO free, wheat free, gluten free, and certified organic. One cannot go wrong eating anything this company has to offer! All live (uncooked) foods have a higher nutritional value than they do when cooked. Living food also contains enzymes, which actually aid the digestion process, providing greater nutrient absorption. This bar is the Spirulina Energy Bar- Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that contains the most remarkable concentration of nutrients. It contains over 60% digestible vegetable protein. It has an extremely high concentration of beta carotene, vitamin B-12, iron and trace minerals and the rare essential fatty acid GLA. These make spirulina a great whole food alternative to isolated vitamin and minerals. Other flavors include Live 'Granola' Bar, Live Pumpkin Bar, Real Live Flax Bar & Banana 'Bread' Flax. When sprouted, flax is arguably the healthiest seed on earth. One of nature's best sources of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, flax is also loaded with lignans (known for having antibacterial and anti-cancer properties), protein & fiber.

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

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Company: Go Raw Freeland Foods

Category: Bars

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Gopals Almond Sprout Bar

Gopals Almond Sprout Bar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This Almond Spout Bar is 100% raw, organic and delicious. Ingredients include organic almonds (germinated), organic raisins, organic raw agave nectar and organic cardamom. We love the simplicity of this bar! Dedicated to organic foods of the highest quality Gopal's Healthfoods is one of the leaders in the organic raw food industry. It is still one of the few companies that will actually soak and germinate most of its nuts and seeds so that you can get maximum nutrition and absorption from what you eat. You will find these products easily digestible and naturally flavorful, due to their high enzyme or life factor. Considering the value of most of the ingredients used, you will also find these products very reasonably priced.

Company Website: http://gopalshealthfoods.com

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Company: Gopals

Category: Bars

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Tom's of Maine Toothpaste

Tom's of Maine Toothpaste

Dietary Needs:
None

Tom’s makes great natural products which are free from artificial ingredients, never tested on animals, and produced using environmentally sustainable business practices. However, some formulations of Tom's toothpaste now include the ingredient sodium laureth sulfate, which has corrosive properties and is much too harsh for our bodies. This is an ingredient that we recommend you avoid at all costs in your personal care products. Tom’s toothpaste is certified Kosher and PETA certified. If you are going to use this product, your best bet is to choose from their fluoride-free varieties.  Click here to check the safety of the personal care product you are using.    

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

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Company: Tom's of Maine

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: January 15, 2012

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Living Harvest Hemp Protein

Living Harvest Hemp Protein

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This Organic Hemp Protein is the perfect high performance plant-based whole food. With food allergies on the rise, hemp protein makes for an awesome alternative to dairy, eggs, nuts and soy (all of which are food sensitivities we see on a daily basis.)  Living Harvest Hemp Protein is 100% certified organic, raw, gluten free and vegan. It contains all 10 Essential Amino Acids, a balanced ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids and GLA and an excellent source of fiber. Hemp is our favorite vegan source of protein because we find it is alkalizing, more bioavailable than rice, pea and soy protein and the most hypoallergenic of the plant proteins. Living Harvest believes in sustainable farming practices and are environmentally conscious. Be sure to get the original flavor, because the vanilla spice is sweetened with cane sugar. Check out Living Harvest also for their hemp milk, hemp oil, and hemp ice cream. We like it...all things hemp! 

Company Website: http://livingharvest.com/

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Company: Living Harvest

Category: Protein Powder

Posted: January 15, 2012

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Nature's Gate Aloe Vera Shampoo

Nature's Gate Aloe Vera Shampoo

Dietary Needs:
None

Nature's Gate Aloe Vera Shampoo is great for cleansing while restoring moisture. This healthy hair blend includes Panthenol, Soy Proteins, Vegetable Proteins, Jojoba Oil, Borage Flower Seed Oil, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. We like this product because of the aloe which has been used for centuries for its soothing, hydrating and refreshing properties. Nature's Gate combines natural floral and herbal extracts in hair, body, sun, skin and oral care. Many of their organic products have essences and extracts grown locally in California. We love the environmental sustainability of this product line but like to stay away from any products (shampoos) that contain laurel laureth sulfates.

Company Website: http://www.natures-gate.com/

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Company: Nature's Gate

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: January 15, 2012

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Niman Ranch Filet Mignon

Niman Ranch Filet Mignon

Dietary Needs:
None

Niman Ranch works with small U.S. family farmers who are committed to raising the highest quality breeds and are dedicated to caring for their livestock traditionally. These guiding philosophies, from the genetics they source, to the feeds they use, to the humane animal raising standards contribute to the consistently, best tasting, all-natural beef, pork, lamb and smoked and prepared meats. We love their commitment to the land, the animals and to smaller family farmers. Niman Ranch network has grown to include over 676 independent American farmers and ranchers. Whether they’re raising hogs, cattle or lamb, they all share Niman Ranch's dedication to the strictest protocols and the belief that all-natural, humane and sustainable methods produce the best possible flavor.

Company Website: http://store.nimanranch.com/

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Company: Niman Ranch

Category: Meat / Poultry / Fish

Posted: December 19, 2011

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Muir Glen Organic Soups

Muir Glen Organic Soups

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free

Muir Glen growers' certified organic farming methods create healthy, nutrient-rich soil. All products are all certified organic and bear the USDA Organic seal. This garden vegetable soup is carrots, celery, green beans, peas, and penne pasta in tomato broth. All cans are now BPA-free which we love. One cup has 5 g of sugar from cane juice.

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

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Company: Muir Glen

Category: Soup

Posted: January 7, 2012

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Pacifica Natural Soap

Pacifica Natural Soap

Dietary Needs:
None

This vast and well-known product line is known for  a variety of amazing scents weaved into soy candles, soap, lotion, body wash and perfumes. Pacifica products are made without animal testing, animal bi-products, phthalates, parabens, sulfates, propylene glycol, benzene, GMOs, mineral oil, peanut oil and triclosan. All Pacifica products are also cruelty-free. This fig soap is an earthy, green combination of palm, cyclamen, sweet fig, moss, and clove. 

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

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Company: Pacifica

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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Honey Girl Super Rich Creme

Honey Girl Super Rich Creme

Dietary Needs:
None

This yummy super rich crème was created while harvesting honey in Hawaii. After squeezing the honey out of beeswax capping, the founder noticed his incredibly soft his hands....and thus, Honey Girl was born. This bees wax is emulsified with extra virgin olive oil creating the perfect balance. Honey Girl Super Rich Creme is literally food for your skin, a concept we love. 

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

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Company: Honey Girl

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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Suki Balancing Facial Moisture

Suki Balancing Facial Moisture

Dietary Needs:
None

This vegan balancing oil is formulated for those suffering from acne as well as for sensitive skin and combination skin types. Active ingredients include caffeic acid (organic echinacea) and bisabolols (organic chamomile) which help fight bacteria. This oil will soothe the skin, balance oil production and calms irritation all without clogging pores or leaving you feeling greasy. We call it the fast track to a facial. 100% organic ingredients along with a scientific approach to face care. We like it! 

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

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Company: Suki

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 14, 2011

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Weleda's One-Step Cleanser & Toner

Weleda's One-Step Cleanser & Toner

Dietary Needs:
None

Weleda's one-step citrus cleanser & toner makes taking care of your skin that much easier. This milky lotion is for normal to combination skin and will help to clarify without over-drying your skin. Perfect for those looking to simplify their facial-care routine, this rinse-off lotion cleanses with olive oil soap and tones with witch hazel extract. Weleda's products are all made with 100% natural ingredients making this a very clean line. It is considered premium body care according to Whole Foods standards. This company has successfully created organic and high quality products for over 50 years. They value sourcing high quality ingredients including their plant botanicals and essential oils. This company produces under EU guidelines, kosher and participates in fair trade.

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

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Company: Weleda

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: January 15, 2012

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Jay Robb Jay Bar

Jay Robb Jay Bar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

JayBAR is a protein bar without sugar, corn syrup, casein, artificial sweeteners, maltitol, acesulfame-K, evaporated cane juice, aspartame, or sucralose. We love that but think this bar is overly sweet tasting. They use xylitol in it which is a low-glycemic sweetener. The bar is made locally in San Diego with organic nut butters. Jay Robb products MOSTLY do not contain protein from cows treated with growth or hormone or antibiotics, which is the most important thing to look for.

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

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Company: Jay Robb

Category: Bars

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Kashi  Soft n' Chewy Bars

Kashi Soft n' Chewy Bars

Dietary Needs:
None

Kashi is a brand you might see in both conventional grocery stores and health food stores alike. In our opinion it isn't considered 'health food.' Kashi is becoming part of the non-GMO movement and seven of their products are GMO-free, but not these bars just yet. These soft bars are made with both fruits and veggies and are free of artificial ingredients. Each bar is topped with real fruit spread and nuts including 4g of fiber and 4g of protein. This banana bread flavor has dark chocolate chips and makes for tasty comfort food. We like that these bars are free of artificial flavors and preservatives, however they are made with soy protein isolate as well as evaporated cane sugar which makes them loose big points in our book. Only two stars here. 

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

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Company: Kashi

Category: Cereal

Posted: May 18, 2012

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Biopharma Superfoods Nano Greens

Biopharma Superfoods Nano Greens

Dietary Needs:
None

We like this mixture of greens because they include a large spectrum of antioxidants in the mixture which is a powerful tool when it comes to combating free radicals in the body. Biopharma pays close attention to how well the body absorbs nutrients when it comes to supplementing. They encapsulate their ingredients in a natural phospholipid liposome or “fat body” versus using gel caps. By doing this, it creates a safe passage through the stomach and into the small intestine where nutrient absorption occurs. All of the ingredients are certified organic and vegan. This mixture includes an array of fruits and veggies including barley grass, spirulina, chlorella, kale, broccoli, spinach, green tea and grapeseed.

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

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Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 21, 2014

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Sweet Tree Coconut Sugar

Sweet Tree Coconut Sugar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This is another great upgrade from the refined white stuff called sugar and even from brown sugar as well. Coconut palm trees are known world wide for being the “tree of life” due to the variety of ways the tree can be used. SweetTree Organic Coconut Sugar is a minimally processed, unbleached natural sweetener made from the nectar of the coconut palm tree. Coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index than cane sugar and produces an average of 50-75% more sugar per acre than sugar cane with using less than one fifth of the soil nutrients and water. Coconut sugar is composed of about 75% sucrose followed by glucose and fructose. It ranks 35 out of 100 on the glycemic index, where table sugar is 100. Coconut sugar is high in potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron and is a natural source of the vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and C. When purchasing coconut palm sugar be sure to double check the ingredients because many on the market today are mixed with cane sugar and other malt-based ingredients. Try this coconut sugar in our flourless black bean brownies! Delicious! 

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

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Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: March 21, 2014

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John Masters Lavender and Avocado intensive conditioner

John Masters Lavender and Avocado intensive conditioner

Dietary Needs:
None

Lavender and Avocado intensive conditioner is known for bringing your hair intense moisture. Key ingredients include lavender oil which is known for slowing hair loss, avocado oil for deep conditioning, soy protein to help strengthen hair follicles, white tea to detoxify the scalp and arnica to stimulate hair growth. This salon grade line is certainly worth a try.

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

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Company: John Masters

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: November 12, 2011

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Luna and Larry's Coconut Bliss Bars

Luna and Larry's Coconut Bliss Bars

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Thank you Luna and Larry for creating such a healthy alternative to ice-cream! This product is organic, dairy free & made with coconut milk and agave syrup. Most recent, trusted research reveals that agave must be processed through the liver, just like corn syrup, so we deducted one star for the agave. Coconut milk has germ fighting and heart-protective properties. Unlike other fats, medium chain fats do not need to be broken down and can be used immediately by the body as energy; it's the ideal fat for people who commonly have trouble digesting fat, such as those with a slow metabolism, colitis, and hypothyroidism. Coconut fat actually stimulates metabolism. Ingredients in Coconut Bliss are Fair Trade as well, which is always a huge plus. Stellar product that we are proud to have on our site!

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

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Company: Luna and Larry's

Category: Low-Glycemic Desserts/Sweets

Posted: December 6, 2011

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Big Tree Farms White Peppercorns

Big Tree Farms White Peppercorns

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

White peppercorns have been known to improve digestive function and intestinal health. In the hills behind the village of Muntok, on the Indonesian island of Bangka, pepper farmers climb traditional bamboo tripods and hand-pick fruit spikes of red ripe pepper berries. The fruit spikes are packed into rice sacks and soaked in slow running streams of water that come down off the mountains above. 7 days later the outermost skin of the pepper has disintegrated and the peppercorns are piled together for a traditional trampling called “nari mereca” or the Pepper Dance. The dancing separates the peppercorns from the fruit spike and after a final washing the berries are left to dry in the sun where they will bleach to a whitish-cream.

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

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Company: Big Tree Farms

Category: Condiments

Posted: December 19, 2011

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NuNaturals Peppermint Stevia

NuNaturals Peppermint Stevia

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We love NuNaturals stevia products and now there is a peppermint flavor! Stevia is very sweet and therefore only small amounts are needed compared to regular sugar. NuNuturals uses high quality peppermint to make this stevia flavor bold and minty. This brand is superior in the fact that their stevia products don’t leave a metallic aftertaste like other stevias do. NuNaturals Peppermint Stevia is great for a minty spin in our raw chocolate truffle recipe! Also, try making mint hot chocolate with it, yum!

Company Website: http://nunaturals.com/

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Company: Nu Naturals

Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: November 30, 2012

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Nectresse

Nectresse

Dietary Needs:
None

Another no calorie sweetener is on the shelves. Nectresse uses Monk Fruit extract but also included is erythritol, sugar, and molasses. Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that is used in many products such as gums, low carbohydrate foods, and low calorie sweeteners. Sugar alcohols can have negative side effects such as bloating and gas. Erythritol looks and tastes just likes sugar but with no calories.  It is also known that erythritol comes from corn and unfortunately most of the corn in America is GMO corn. Although Nectresse is marketed as being natural fruit sugar, make sure to pay attention to the other added ingredients. Nectresse is way better than Splenda or any other artificial sweeteners so we definitely see this product as a step in the right direction!

Company Website: http://nectresse.com/

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Company: Nectresse

Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: November 30, 2012

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Vega One Nutritional Shake

Vega One Nutritional Shake

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Vega started as one man’s determination to find a plant-based diet to fuel an active and healthy lifestyle. Ironman triathlete, Brendan Brazier, did years of research to formulate some of the most nutritious, plant-based whole foods into one daily shake. Sold in a powder form, all this shake requires is to be mixed with a liquid of your choice. We recommend a non-dairy alternative such as almond milk or coconut milk. It can also be used as a nutrient supplementation to your favorite smoothie recipe! From a nutrition standpoint, Vega One Nutritional Shake gives 50% of the daily intake for vitamins and minerals. It has a broad spectrum of proteins such as pea protein and whole grain brown rice protein supplying all essential amino acids and 15g of protein per serving. Because the protein is coming from a carbohydrate source, we recommend that you do not mix this powder with fruit due to the combination of carbohydrates and fruits together being bad for proper digestion. Try mixing with an avocado and ice instead! This shake is also loaded with fiber at 6g in each serving.  Vega One is also low glycemic, high in omega-3 fatty acids, and filled with antioxidants.  A Green Blend is also found in Vega One, delivering the equivalent of 3 servings of vegetables in a single scoop of powder. Vega One can also help maintain healthy intestinal flora with its high amount of probiotics and help digestion and absorption with its included digestive enzymes. Being free of dairy, gluten, and soy this is a great alternative to other types of nutritional shakes on the market. Aside from the original Natural flavor, this product is also available in Berry, Chocolate, and Vanilla Chai. 

Company Website: http://myvega.com

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Company: Vega

Category: Protein Powder

Posted: January 2, 2013

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Garden of Life Vitamin Code Liquid Multivitamin

Garden of Life Vitamin Code Liquid Multivitamin

Dietary Needs:
None

This is much more than your average multivitamin! Our bodies were made to recognize and assimilate nutrients coming from food. Pills synthesized in a lab aren’t always readily absorbed into our bodies to utilize and that is what makes this liquid multivitamin so effective. Garden of Life Vitamin Code Liquid Multivitamin is made from pure whole food vitamins and minerals. There are no chemical preservatives, synthetic nutrients, artificial colors, or artificial flavors. This product contains 35 different organic fruits, vegetables, and sprouts along with the other whole food vitamins and minerals! A great source of Vitamin D, Folic Acid, Iodine, probiotics, B vitamins, and countless others, Vitamin Code Liquid Multivitamin is a necessity in your daily routine. One bottle will last about 30 days and it is available in Orange Mango or Fruit Punch flavor.

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

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Company: Garden of Life

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: February 3, 2013

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New Chapter Perfect Energy Multivitamin

New Chapter Perfect Energy Multivitamin

Dietary Needs:
None

When looking for energy, most people reach to a stimulant such as caffeine in energy drinks or coffee. New Chapter Perfect Energy Vitamin is the ultimate food-based multivitamin formula focused to enhance energy and performance. New Chapter believes that nature got it right the first time, thus all their products are food-based and not synthesized in a lab. Because it is food-based, your body gets the natural vitamins, minerals, and herbs found in nature. This product contains energizing herbs such as ginseng, maca, and rhodiola. These herbs are able to produce energy on a cellular level so there is no “crash” like traditional stimulants. While getting your daily multivitamin, New Chapter Perfect Energy Vitamin gives your body the medicine from nature that it needs for sustained energy and focus.

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

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Company: New Chapter Organics

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: February 6, 2013

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Vita Spelt Organic Whole Grain Spelt Flour

Vita Spelt Organic Whole Grain Spelt Flour

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

Spelt is an ancient grain that is more nutritious than modern wheat. Unlike wheat, spelt remains unaffected by genetic modification. Spelt flour can be used in place of wheat flour in baking to make anything from breads to crackers and muffins. Spelt is not gluten-free but has a much lower and fragile gluten content making it easier to digest than modern wheat. Those with gluten sensitivity can sometimes tolerate spelt products depending on the severity of the sensitivity. Spelt is energy packed with complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It is also high in B vitamins! We like this product because it is organic and non GMO. Try using Vita Spelt Organic Whole Grain Spelt Flour in our Heavenly Macaroons recipe!

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

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Company: VitaSpelt

Category: Baking Flour

Posted: February 6, 2013

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Vita Spelt Organic Whole Grain Spelt Angel Hair Pasta

Vita Spelt Organic Whole Grain Spelt Angel Hair Pasta

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Low Glycemic

Vita Spelt Organic Whole Grain Angel Hair Pasta has a delicate taste and texture making it great for light pasta dishes. Spelt pasta is a healthier alternative to the traditional white or wheat pastas because it is more nutrient dense. Spelt has a higher protein content as well as being a slow digesting carbohydrate. With that being said, this pasta will leave you feeling satiated without over eating. Spelt also helps to stabilize blood sugar which in turn will leave you with less sugar cravings. Vita Spelt Organic Whole Grain Spelt Angel Hair Pasta is a great upgrade to make in your favorite pasta dishes.

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

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Company: VitaSpelt

Category: Pasta

Posted: February 6, 2013

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K-Pax Pro

K-Pax Pro

Dietary Needs:
None

K-Pax Pro is the mother of all multivitamins and will work to generate cellular energy, so that you can truly heal and achieve a lasting level of wellness. It contains higher amounts of B vitamins and minerals to nourish the adrenal glands, which will provide more energy and a sense of well-being. K-Pax Pro is different than other multis, because it works by combining the benefit of key micronutrients and phytonutrients with physiologically-active doses of Acetyl L-Carnitine, Lipoic Acid and N-Acetyl Cysteine (amino acids and antioxidants) which have been shown to promote mitochondrial energy production. K-PAX was developed under the supervision of immune specialist, John Kaiser, MD, who designed this product to promote immune function and maintain optimal cellular energy. Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement.  

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: February 17, 2013

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Orthomega Select Fish Oil

Orthomega Select Fish Oil

Dietary Needs:
None

The body cannot produce its own Omega 3 fatty acids; therefore we must consume them via diet. If you are not eating wild fatty fish three times a week, then we recommend supplementing. Omega 3s are needed for proper prostaglandin function, which regulates pain and swelling, to maintain blood pressure, regulate cholesterol and to assist with nerve transmission and weight loss.  Sufficient Omega 3 fatty acids are thought to play a role in maintaining good cardiovascular health, and are essential for healthy implantation, prevention of miscarriage, and fetus development.  They have also been linked with helping arthritis, depression, and intestinal inflammation. Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement.  

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: February 17, 2013

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Organic Truly Raw Cold-Processed Cashew Nib Cluster

Organic Truly Raw Cold-Processed Cashew Nib Cluster

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Big Tree Farms has quickly risen to become one of our favorite companies because of their sustainably sourced, organic ingredients and their good vibes for truly, authentically caring about the planet, the people, and the food we eat. With four simple, high quality ingredients, Cashew Nib Clusters are a nutrient dense and energy-packed snack. Raw cashews are high in brain-boosting oleic acid and high in some critical micronutrients such as magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc. With the combination of nutrient packed raw cashews and high energy cacao nibs, this product will fulfill any snack craving. Coated in coconut nectar and Balinese sea salt, Cashew Nib Clusters have just the right touch of sweet and salty flavors. This product is certified organic, gluten-free, raw, vegan, and kosher. Whole Journey Select product!

Company Website: http://bigtreefarms.com/

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Company: Big Tree Farms

Category: Superfoods

Posted: February 23, 2013

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Super Aloe 450

Super Aloe 450

Dietary Needs:
None

Orthomolecular is a superior company and with this product it proves just that. Super Aloe is helpful for constipation. It provides relief without the use of harsh laxatives. This product is gentle on your body and will not cause cramping. Super Aloe provides natural support for normal elimination without the addition of artificial additives. High quality cape aloes are used in this product, making it one of the best on the market. Orthomolecular’s tag line is “because efficacy matters” and Super Aloe is another great representation of their high quality and effective products. Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement.  

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: February 23, 2013

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Mucosagen

Mucosagen

Dietary Needs:
None

Mucosagen is a product for those who have long-standing digestive discomfort. This product helps heal the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and in turn will help with intestinal bloating by controlling inflammation. Glutamine is a specific ingredient in this product that supports the intestinal lining which will help reduce the amount of endotoxins that are able to permeate through the gut wall. Mucosagen is a powerfully product for GI repair protocols for those who are suffering from conditions like leaky gut syndrome. Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement.  

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: February 23, 2013

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Korintje Cinnamon Honey

Korintje Cinnamon Honey

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Big Tree Farms uses wild-crafted local honey from Indonesia to create this raw, spiced honey delight. This blend of raw honey and Korintje cinnamon has been used traditionally in Indonesia as a powerful medicinal remedy for many ailments such as the common cold. Unlike processed honey, raw honey has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties. It is a powerful antioxidant while strengthening the immune system and eliminating allergies. This honey is delicious mixed in tea or warm lemon water. And if you’re looking for something extra sweet try it drizzled over coconut milk ice cream!

Company Website: http://bigtreefarms.com/

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Company: Big Tree Farms

Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: February 23, 2013

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Inflamma-bLOX

Inflamma-bLOX

Dietary Needs:
None

Inflamma-bLOX is another quality product from Orthomolecular! This supplement was formulated to promote a healthy inflammatory response and maintain gastrointestinal health. One specific ingredient in this product is turmeric which has been used medicinally for thousands of years to treat inflammation. The standardized turmeric used in Inflamma-bLOX is guaranteed to contain at least 95% curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric that combats inflammation. Another main ingredient in this supplement is skullcap root extract which has been used in Chinese medicine for healthy immune function and a balanced inflammatory response. Bee propolis is an ingredient also included that has antioxidant properties which protect the immune system. This product by Orthomolecular is very beneficial to supplement along with an anti-inflammatory diet. Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement.  

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 13, 2013

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Phosphatidylserine

Phosphatidylserine

Dietary Needs:
None

Phosphatidylserine is a fat-soluble phospholipid that is found in large quantities in nervous tissues and the brain. It is very helpful for those that are suffering from adrenal fatigue to help calm high nighttime cortisol levels. This will help to relax the body and promote undisrupted sleep throughout the night. Phosphatidylserine also promotes nerve cell function to help maintain a healthy nervous system. This supplement has also been used on a clinical level to improve memory and cognitive function. Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement.  

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 13, 2013

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Natural ZZZ's

Natural ZZZ's

Dietary Needs:
None

Sleeping is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle because the body needs rest in order to function properly throughout the day. This supplement by Orthomolecular combines natural ingredients to promote restful sleep without the negative side effects that are common with over the counter remedies. The four main ingredients found in Natural ZZZ’s are Valerian Root, Jujube Seed, Passion Flower, and Theanine. Valerian Root helps to promote muscle relaxation while Jujube Seed has been scientifically proven to be an effective sleep aid. Passion Flower is used to ease nervous tension and help the body fall asleep. Studies have shown that Theanine counter-balances caffeine in the body which is helpful for those who drink coffee.  Theanine also reduces stress and promotes rest by having a calming effect on the brain. All of these ingredients together will help to calm the mind and promote deep sleep at night in order to be productive the next day. Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement. This product is NOT to be combined with other sleeping medications or supplements.  

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 13, 2013

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Orthomolecular Vitamin D

Orthomolecular Vitamin D

Dietary Needs:
None

Vitamin D is commonly known as “the sunshine vitamin” due to the fact that our bodies can synthesize it when exposed to the sun. However, many people are deficient in vitamin D even when exposed to high amounts of sun.  This is because our bodies must convert vitamin D to the active form and that conversion is regulated by the parathyroid hormone, calcium, and phosphorus. Vitamin D is proven to promote bone health because it transports calcium into the bone, and without it, calcium will not be properly absorbed. Without the sufficient amounts of each vitamin and mineral our bodies cannot function at its optimum level. Vitamin D3 is the superior form so supplementing with a good quality vitamin D like this product by Orthomolecular is essential. Vitamin D has also been shown to maintain cardiovascular function and promote immune function. Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement.  

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 13, 2013

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Mycofend

Mycofend

Dietary Needs:
None

With all the sickness and disease in the world today, immune health is very important. Mycofend by Orthomolecular blends specific ingredients to support the immune cells to keep immune system functioning at its optimum. This supplement includes mushroom extracts which are known to be nature’s medicine. Mushrooms stimulate and increase your natural killer cell count and function to increase overall immune system function by 300%! Mushrooms are pure food as medicine. They also enhance the function of macrophages and T-cells which are both important for immune health.  Along with mushroom extracts, Mycofend includes beta-glucans which have shown to increase resilience to stress in order to keep the immune system strong under times of stress, whether it is environmental or physical. Use Mycofend to prime immune cells and boost immune function. Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement.  

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 14, 2013

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Glycemic Foundation

Glycemic Foundation

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

A steady blood sugar level is the one factor that every person who lives over 100 years old has in common. Orthomolecular created Glycemic Foundation using a unique blend of ingredients to help to maintain and support healthy blood sugar levels. One specific ingredient found in this product is Lipoic Acid which is a highly beneficial nutrient for individuals looking to maintain steady blood sugar levels. Vanadyl Sulfate, also found in Glycemic Foundation, has insulin-like activities promoting glucose uptake into cells. Another ingredient, Chromium, also promotes the uptake of glucose into cells which will work alongside the body’s own insulin production allowing for maintenance of healthy blood sugar levels. This product, coming in powder form, is meant to be mixed in a liquid of your choice. Because this product has brown rice protein in it, we recommend that you do not mix this powder with fruit due to the combination of grains and fruits together being troublesome for proper digestion.  Another highly effective product created by Orthomolecular! Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care practitioner or physician prior to starting a new supplement.  

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

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Company: Orthomolecular

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: March 14, 2013

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Organic Superfood Oat-Based Cereal

Organic Superfood Oat-Based Cereal

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We are so stoked on this new product by Vigilant Eats! This is a new wave of convenience foods for the health conscious. Filled with superfoods and antioxidants, this is power in a bowl. Organic gluten-free oats, goji berries, cacao nibs, and coconut sugar are just a few of the ingredients found in this superfood oat-based cereal. Dairy free, soy free, gluten free, preservative free, certified organic, vegan, and kosher, this cereal is perfect for anyone! Simply add water, coconut milk, almond milk, or your other favorite dairy alternative. With 8g of fiber and 11g of protein, this is a highly nutritious and delicious product with amazing taste and great consistency. This product is convenient for those who travel and are on-the-go frequently. This cereal by Vigilant Eats deserves no less than 5 stars!

Company Website: http://www.vigilant-eats.com/

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Company: Vigilant Eats

Category: Cereal

Posted: March 14, 2013

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Ultima Replenisher

Ultima Replenisher

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Most sports drinks on the market today are filled with sugar, artificial colors, sweeteners, and flavors. With Ultima Replenisher, you get quality ingredients while hydrating your body. Electrolytes are lost during perspiration, and it is important to replenish the body with those electrolytes. Sodium, magnesium, chloride, potassium, calcium, selenium, zinc, and phosphorus are the eight essential electrolytes found in Ultima Replenisher along with other essential minerals. Electrolyte drinks aren’t just for athletes. Replenishing the body with minerals and electrolytes is necessary for everyone. From toddlers to seniors, staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do for your body. Ultima Replenisher is non GMO, gluten-free, vegan, and sugar free. It is sweetened with stevia making it low-glycemic and great for diabetics. Replace the sugary sports drinks with a quality drink like Ultima Replenisher. This product comes in grape, orange, lemonade, and red raspberry flavors.

Company Website: http://ultimareplenisher.com/

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Company: Ultima Replenisher

Category: Beverages

Posted: April 4, 2013

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Harmless Harvest Raw Coconut Water

Harmless Harvest Raw Coconut Water

Dietary Needs:
None

There are so many good things to say about Harmless Harvest Raw Coconut Water! Not only is this company highly respectable, but this product is far superior to other coconut waters out on the market. It is high-pressure processed and never heated and preserves the flavor and nutrition of 100% raw coconut water. The coconuts used are single-origin sourced from a small group of farms in Thailand. Nothing is added or taken out of the coconut water; it’s 100% organic and raw. Because of that, you can really taste the difference between a processed bottle of coconut water and this raw coconut water. The difference is a delicious, pure, and fresh taste. More than just good taste, coconut water is amazing for hydration. It has electrolytes and minerals that regular bottled water does not. Coconut water matches the exact electrolyte profile of our blood plasma and was actually used for blood plasma transfusions in World War II. That’s pure food as medicine! Harmless Harvest Raw Coconut Water deserves 5 stars all the way.

Company Website: http://harmlessharvest.com/

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Company: Harmless Harvest

Category: Beverages

Posted: April 4, 2013

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Tinkyada Organic Brown Rice Spirals

Tinkyada Organic Brown Rice Spirals

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We love Tinkyada Organic Brown Rice Spirals for its superior taste and quality. Made with only stone ground brown rice flour and water, it is unrefined and an excellent source of whole grain. Brown rice pasta is a much healthier choice than white rice pasta because of the high fiber content. The consistency of the pasta holds up well when cooking, so it does not get mushy. Tinkyada is 100% organic, wheat free, and gluten-free making it a great alternative to the traditional wheat-based pastas. Also available from this brand are other varieties of noodles such as spaghetti, shells, penne, elbows, and even lasagna noodles. Try these brown rice spirals with our Cleansing Cilantro and Oregano Pesto recipe. You will never want to go back to wheat pasta again!

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

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Company: Tinkyada

Category: Pasta

Posted: April 4, 2013

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It Works! Deodorant

It Works! Deodorant

Dietary Needs:
None

It Works! Deodorant by Rooted-n-Nature is a natural alternative to traditional deodorants. It can be hard to find a natural deodorant that works well and cuts odor, but Rooted-n-Nature did a good job with this product. The Hint of Lemon deodorant is made with the following ingredients: Arrowroot Powder, Baking Soda, Herb Infused Oil, Candelilla Wax, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Lemon Essential Oil, and Rosewood Essential Oil. Because the ingredients are food based and non-synthetic, this deodorant sometimes spreads a bit cakey and you have to rub it in with your hands. All in all, this is a good natural deodorant.

Company Website: http://rooted-n-nature.com/

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Company: Rooted-n-Nature

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: April 27, 2013

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Source Naturals Wellness Formula

Source Naturals Wellness Formula

Dietary Needs:
None

Source Naturals Wellness Formula is what we always have our clients take at the first sign of getting sick. The blend of ingredients found in this supplement help boost immune function to assist your body in warding off sickness. A few of the ingredients found in Wellness Formula known to boost immune function are garlic, elderberry fruit extract, olive leaf extract, and propolis extract. This is a great product to take at the onset of a cold, before taking a flight, or if you are around others who are sick. Sometimes our immune systems need a bit of a boost and Source Naturals Wellness Formula does just that.

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

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Company: Source Naturals

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: April 28, 2013

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Garden of Life Q-Zyme

Garden of Life Q-Zyme

Dietary Needs:
None

Garden of Life Q-Zyme contains 21 different enzymes specifically to aid in digestion. Digestive enzymes are catalysts that help you to digest your food during times of malabsorption or food sensitivities by facilitating nutrient absorption throughout the GI tract. These are very helpful for those with digestive problems such as leaky gut. Digestive enzymes are a very helpful band-aid to allow you to absorb your nutrition without discomfort, but ultimately we want the body to produce its own enzymes and get to the root cause of digestive issues.

Company Website: http://gardenoflife.com/

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Company: Garden of Life

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: April 29, 2013

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Traditional Medicinals Smooth Move Tea

Traditional Medicinals Smooth Move Tea

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

For those individuals suffering from constipation, Smooth Move Tea provides relief that is gentle but effective. The main ingredient in this tea, senna leaf, is what stimulates the digestive system and provides a laxative effect that works overnight. This tea should only be used occasionally and never for prolonged periods of time because senna leaf has a scraping action on the colon and can be harmful in large doses. Along with senna leaf, also included in this tea are licorice root and fennel seed which both help to soothe the stomach to avoid any abdominal discomfort. We recommend this tea to clients who want relief quickly but in the process we want to get to the root cause of digestive distress.

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

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Company: Traditional Medicinals

Category: Tea

Posted: April 30, 2013

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PB8 Probiotic

PB8 Probiotic

Dietary Needs:
None

When it comes to probiotics, quality is key. PB8 Probiotic is one of the only health food store brand of probiotics we recommend to our clients. It is a multi-strain probiotic containing Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, and Lactobacillus plantarum just to name a few. Probiotics are a vital part of good digestion for anyone who suffers from intestinal problems, autoimmune disorders, anyone who takes birth control pills or people who take antibiotics. In simple terms, the role of probiotics is to increase the good bacteria in our intestinal tract to help fight off the bad bacteria in order to keep a healthy balance. PB8 can be found in the refrigerated section of the supplement aisle in your local health food store. Pay attention to purchase the vegetarian capsules as they are not made with animal-based gelatin.

Company Website: http://nutritionnow.com/

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Company: Nutrition Now

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: April 30, 2013

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Planetary Herbs Triphala

Planetary Herbs Triphala

Dietary Needs:
None

Trifala is a Whole Journey favorite! We use this constantly with our clients because it is such an effective product. Trifala is a popular herbal remedy used in Ayurvedic medicine to promote a healthy digestive system. It is made from three unique fruits, amla, harada, and behada, all known for their healing properties on the digestive system. Triphala has a gentle laxative effect and therefore beneficial for those with a sluggish digestive tract. We recommend this to clients who suffer from decreased elimination in order to keep bowel movements regular. It is safer than over-the-counter laxatives because it is all herbal based and non-habit forming. Triphala simply helps the body get back on track with digestion and elimination. We give this product 5 stars all the way.

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

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Company: Planetary Herbals

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: April 30, 2013

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Vitamix

Vitamix

Dietary Needs:
None

We absolutely LOVE this blender! The Vitamix makes healthy eating simple, quick, and easy. From smoothies to soups to dips and spreads, this blender does it all. There is little preparation required because the heavy duty power of the machine and sharp blades does all the chopping and mixing for you. This brand is awesome because it has a 7-year warranty so if anything happens to the machine you can get it fixed at no cost. Vitamix is the chosen blender of chefs worldwide because it is such a versatile product. It is also very easy to clean making it convenient for those with a busy lifestyle. We love this blender to make soups because when on the high setting, it actually heats the soup up! How easy it that? Try using this blender for your favorite green smoothie recipe or use it to make our Butternut Squash Soup recipe!

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

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Company: Vitamix

Category: Blenders and Juicers

Posted: May 11, 2013

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Omega Juicer

Omega Juicer

Dietary Needs:
None

A common question our clients ask us is what type of juicer is the best one to buy. Well this is it! We love the Omega 8006 Masticating Juicer for multiple reasons. This particular juicer is a low-speed, masticating juicer compared to a high-speed, centrifugal juicer. The benefit of a masticating juicer is preservation of enzymes and nutrients from the fruits and vegetables. Because it is operating at a low speed, it extracts the most juice out of the ingredients. Centrifugal juicers kill some of the live enzymes and do not extract all the juice possible. The Omega Juicer is an affordable option for those who are looking to live a lifestyle of juicing. We highly recommend this product!

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

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Company: Omega

Category: Blenders and Juicers

Posted: May 11, 2013

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Stemage

Stemage

Dietary Needs:
None

Our clients are always asking us for great skin products that make you look younger, healthier, and glowing without having to resort to fillers and injections. We believe that we found that with Stemage, a stem cell skin product. The stem cells come from live bone marrow donors (an adult Mesenchymal stem cell so definitely not for vegans). Surgeons developed Stemage and the line actually works really well! I have used this now for about two months and within a few weeks, I saw a great improvement in skin texture, tone and elasticity. While we're not super keen on using the word, “anti-aging”, because aging is part of life, but we can age gracefully and feel and look the best for our age. I just turned 35 and am happy to have Stemage in my back pocket to defend me against fine lines. I notice that my skin feels and looks healthier and more hydrated. Stemage is all natural and made with 70% organic ingredients and stem cells. There are no parabens, sulfates, or chemicals, and they don't test any of their products on animals, which gets a huge thumbs up in our book. All of these killer ingredients in one place are hard to find in one line! They include organic plants like aloe, kelp, apricot, green tea, rose, bilberry, maple, coQ10, hyaluronic acid, macadamia oil, neem oil, and more. We just love this stuff through and through and are so happy to have stumbled upon it!

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

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Company: Stemage

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: July 31, 2013

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Jane Iredale

Jane Iredale

Dietary Needs:
None

What we put IN our bodies is just as important as what we put ON our bodies. Jane Iredale is a high quality makeup brand that you can feel safe putting on your skin. It is made from the highest quality minerals that give your skin a natural and soft look while still providing with the right amount of coverage without clogging your pores. What we find wonderful about this makeup is that it doesn’t only provide you with good coverage but it also has properties that protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Protection from the sun is vital to keep your skin free of wrinkles, slow the process of aging, and protect against skin cancer. Jane Iredale was given the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation as being safe for daily use to protect the skin from sun-induced damage, we think that is awesome! There are no fillers used in this makeup which gives coverage that doesn’t require multiple touch-ups throughout the day. Free of parabens, this makeup is also allergy tested to make it safe for the most sensitive skin. We love finding companies such as Jane Iredale to confidently recommend it to all our clients. Thanks Jane Iredale!

Company Website: http://janeiredale.com/

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Company: Jane Iredale

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: July 31, 2013

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Theradome Laser Helmet

Theradome Laser Helmet

Dietary Needs:
None

Having full, healthy hair helps us look and feel beautiful. In our practice we see a lot of heavy metal toxicity and thyroid conditions, both of which can lead to hair loss. While we always strive to address the root cause, some clients want faster results while they are healing from the inside.  Cool laser treatments have been clinically proven to increase blood flow to the scalp and reduce scalp inflammation, both of which contribute to hair growth and overall scalp health. Up until now, you could only get true cool laser treatments at a hair restoration clinic. Theradome is the first FDA-approved, over-the-counter, clinical laser hair growth helmet, so you can treat hair loss affordably in the comfort of your home. You stop hair loss, grow new hair, and double the shaft of your existing hair with only two 20-minute sessions a week. Theradome uses proprietary lasers which generate very low heat (less than 1 degree Celsius) after a full 20 minute session. This balance of low heat versus effective delivery of cool laser light energy is the main difference between their clinical grade device and cheap imitations. Plus, it's made in the USA! Theradome offers a risk-free trial with a 120-day money-back guarantee (on US purchases.) For a $50 discount, enter promo code TWJ50 at checkout. 

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

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Company: Theradome

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: August 15, 2013

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NuttZo

NuttZo

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

NuttZo goes way beyond the traditional peanut butter or almond butter. Filled with 7 different nuts and seeds, it is packed with protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Our favorite is the Creamy Peanut Free NuttZo. It is made with cashews, almonds, Brazil nuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, and sea salt. Made with 100% organic ingredients and peanut free, it is a much healthier alternative to traditional nut butter. It requires a lot of stirring due to the oil separation, but the taste and texture is wonderful! Danielle LiVolsi, the founder of NuttZo, supports Project Left Behind, a non-profit organization that helps orphans around the world. Not only is NuttZo a great product, but the company also supports a great cause. We just love it! NuttZo also comes in Original and Chocolate varieties.

Company Website: http://gonuttzo.com/

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Company: NuttZo

Category: Nut Butters

Posted: August 28, 2013

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Rau-Cacao Beverage

Rau-Cacao Beverage

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We love Rau! Rau created a "chocolate milk" made with raw cacao and cacao butter. We love raw cacao because of dopamine production and magnesium! Raw Cacao Butter is an excellent source of healthy omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, and also contains natural antioxidants, as well as nutrients that support mood and the immune system! So nice to have a dairy-free chocolate milk that tastes AMAZING! Did I mention it has no sugar and GMO free! Rau earns 5 stars!

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

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Category: Beverages

Posted: September 26, 2013

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Nu Life Herbs Plant Protein

Nu Life Herbs Plant Protein

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

I can't say enough good things about Nu Life Herbs! I love all their products including The Matrix Meal which is a meal replacement that fuels your body's need for nutrients and helps increase your metabolism. This protein formula is made with organic brown rice protein, organic flax seed (flax seed has Omega-3 oils) and organic quinoa (a grain grown in South America and a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals). Not only is this product a complete protein, but it also contains a lot of super foods like maca and wheatgrass, and it is naturally sweetened with xylitol that comes from the birch tree. I give this product 5 stars! 

Company Website: http://www.nulifeherbs.com/buy-nulife-herbs/products/Matrix-Meal-3.php

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Company: NuLife Herbs

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: October 24, 2013

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Great Lakes Gelatin

Great Lakes Gelatin

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Great Lakes Gelatin is the highest quality in the industry! Great Lakes Gelatin has 6 grams of protein per tablespoon and is easy to digest! Great Lakes is high in amino acid glycine to soothe and balance the brain. It is also great for joint health and muscle repair. Did I mention that it's tasteless and mixes into smoothies, soups, or even tea or coffee? Get the green can because it's hydrolyzed and doesn't separate! This gelatin is a great food for recovering from thyroid problems and adrenal fatigue. Great Lakes Gelatin earns five starts here at The Whole Journey!  

Company Website: http://www.greatlakesgelatin.com/consumer/index.php

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Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: November 7, 2013

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Juti Bar Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk

Juti Bar Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Juti Bar is a wonderful, on-the-go energizing snack. Juti Bars are made with the highest quality ingredients available, and are totally organic, gluten-free, soy free and vegan. Thumbs up for that! There are no preservatives in these bars, so store them in the fridge or freezer; and they will be fine outside of the fridge for a couple hours (or days) if you want to take them on the go. Juti Bars are very filling and satisfying, so will you have lots of great natural energy throughout the day. We did subtract a half star for flavor. These bars are not sweet and have a slightly earthy flavor, which some of you might appreciate. But if your palette craves a little more sweetness, we recommend drizzling with a light coating of raw honey and a sprinkle of Himalayan pink salt. Overall we are very impressed with Juti’s commitment to excellence and good health!

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

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Company: Juti Organics

Category: Bars

Posted: May 5, 2014

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U.S. Wellness Meats

U.S. Wellness Meats

Dietary Needs:
Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

U.S. Wellness Meats is a thriving family-owned business still run by its four founding families. Their grass-fed beef is recognized for its exceptional taste, quality and health benefits by chefs, health experts, professional athletes, and many others. Grass-fed beef is rich in omega-3 anti-inflammatory fatty acids (the healthy fat found in salmon), in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a proven cancer fighter and lean muscle-building tool, as well as vitamins A and E, essential nutrients that are known for their antioxidant properties. When it comes to nutrition, grass-fed beef truly is a completely different animal! In addition, U.S. Wellness Meats has joined with like-minded small family farms across the country to expand its offerings to include grass-fed lamb, bison, and goat, as well as grass-fed butter and cheese, free-range poultry, honey, organic nuts, and other wellness products.

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

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Company: US Wellness Meats

Category: Meat / Poultry / Fish

Posted: May 5, 2014

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SweetLeaf Whole Leaf Stevia Concentrate

SweetLeaf Whole Leaf Stevia Concentrate

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

SweetLeaf Whole Leaf Stevia Concentrate (a.k.a. dark liquid stevia) is TWJ's sweetener of choice! It's 100% natural, chemical-free, zero-calorie, zero-carb, zero-glycemic index, and the only sweetener allowed on our Candida Diet. It’s made by taking the highest quality leaves of the stevia plant and extracting their naturally sweet taste with only purified water and a special cooking process. No chemicals. No alcohols. No additives. Its uses are endless – add a little sweetness to your favorite foods and beverages, including our Turmeric-Ginger Lemonade!

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

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Company: Sweetleaf

Category: Low-Glycemic Desserts/Sweets

Posted: May 5, 2014

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La Tourangelle Avocado Oil

La Tourangelle Avocado Oil

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

La Tourangelle Avocado Oil is 100% pure, all-natural and handcrafted from fresh premium avocados. The avocado pulp is first expeller-pressed in a manner similar to extra virgin olive oil, then lightly filtered. The result is a beautiful, olive-green oil. This product is produce in a plant that processes tree nuts, and may contain trace amounts of tree nuts, sesame seeds and milk protein. A true olive oil alternative. Enjoy it with seafood, shrimp, as a mayonnaise base or drench your regular tomato & mozzarella salad. A great match with pastas and truly amazing as a float on top of your Gazpacho. Suitable for medium high heat: Perfect for sauteing, baking, dipping, blending into a dressing/sauce, or drizzling on a finished dish. Smoke point 375F. Shelf Life Unopened: 24 months. Refrigerate after opening, and use within 6 months.

Company Website: http://latourangelle.com/

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Company: La Tourangelle

Category: Oils

Posted: May 5, 2014

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Luna and Larry's Coconut Bliss Pints

Luna and Larry's Coconut Bliss Pints

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Thank you Luna and Larry for creating a healthy alternative to ice cream - and so many wonderful flavors! This product is organic, dairy free & made with coconut milk and agave syrup. Rrecent research reveals that agave must  be processed through the liver like sugar and corn syrup, so we deducted one star for the agave. The company promotes the entire line of flavors as "low glycemic," but note that sugar grams vary by flavor, up to 15g per serving. Coconut milk has germ fighting and heart-protective properties. Unlike other fats, medium chain fats do not need to be broken down and can be used immediately by the body as energy; it's the ideal fat for people who commonly have trouble digesting fat, such as those with a slow metabolism, colitis, and hypothyroidism. Coconut fat actually stimulates metabolism. Ingredients in Coconut Bliss are Fair Trade as well, which is a huge plus!

Company Website: http://coconutbliss.com/

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Company: Luna and Larry's

Category: Low-Glycemic Desserts/Sweets

Posted: May 13, 2014

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Vital Farms Pasture-Raised Organic Eggs

Vital Farms Pasture-Raised Organic Eggs

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

The amazing crew at Vital Farms has figured out the formula for their girls: the hens get “plenty of salad and exercise”! The eggs are pasture-raised and organic, meaning they are free to roam, munch and play; and every few days the chickens are moved onto a new fresh patch of grass. A study conducted by Mother Earth News in 2007 showed pasture-raised eggs to contain 1/3 cholesterol, 1/4 saturated fat, 2/3 more vitamin A, 2 times omega-3, 3 times vitamin E and 7 times beta carotene than conventionally raised eggs. Not only are the eggs healthier, they taste better too, with a rich, darker yolk and thicker egg white. The darker color of the yolk is indicative of the great health and natural diet of the chickens. There are times of year when supplemental non-GMO feed may be required to nourish the hens, and there might be a trace amount of soy in the feed, but not enough to impact people with soy problems. Vital Farms goes above and beyond to care for their hens as well as the environment. They avoid all GMOs, antibiotics and use 100% recycled pulp cartons. Vital Farms is in partnership with more than 52 small family farms in six states, and they work with new farmers to create the highest level of quality and accountability on their farms.

Company Website: http://vitalfarms.com/pasture-raised-eggs

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Company: Vital Farms

Category: Eggs

Posted: May 13, 2014

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Mountain Rose Herbs Organic Coconut Oil, Unrefined

Mountain Rose Herbs Organic Coconut Oil, Unrefined

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

This is a truly spectacular coconut oil with a deep and mildly intoxicating scent of pure coconut pulp. Mountain Rose Herbs sells two kinds of organic coconut oil - refined and unrefined. We recommend the "unrefined" variety for food because of its cold pressed method of production, limited filtering, nutritional value, and its high fatty acid content. Will melt at 76 degrees. This particular oil is raw, virgin, unrefined, and has a pleasant, deep and full-bodied coconut aroma. Mountain Rose Herbs has consistently delivered exceptional quality certified organic products since 1987, with a strict emphasis on sustainable agriculture. They offer bulk organic herbs and spices, essential oils, herbal teas and a wide variety of other products.

Company Website: http://bit.ly/1ql6ERs

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Company: Mountain Rose Herbs

Category: Oils

Posted: July 16, 2014

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Annmarie Gianni Sample Kit

Annmarie Gianni Sample Kit

Dietary Needs:
Gluten Free

We love Annmarie Gianni's organic skincare products made from wild-crafted ingredients. This sample kit is suitable for most skin types and includes eight of their top products and treatments, all in one little stowaway. It's perfect for travel, too! This lovely set includes Aloe Herb Cleanser, Ayurvedic Scrub, Purifying Mud Mask, Dead Sea Facial Scrub, Neroli Toning Mist, Coconut Body Oil, Repair Serum and Herbal Facial Oil. The products are so high quality you can eat them (though we don't recommend it.) Five stars all the way! 

Company Website: http://bit.ly/1yDswbb

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Company: Annmarie Gianni Skin Care

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: August 1, 2014

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Annmarie Gianni Aloe Herb Facial Cleanser

Annmarie Gianni Aloe Herb Facial Cleanser

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Gluten Free

A gentle, cleansing blend of healing herbs and plants with a heavenly fresh smell. Removes dirt, oils and dead skin with no harsh detergents, and leaves skin clean, nourished, and soft. This unique blend of oil and extracts contains essential fatty acids, similar to those produced by your skin, and is rich in antioxidants like vitamin E to help prevent and repair free radical damage.

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Company: Annmarie Gianni Skin Care

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: August 1, 2014

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Annmarie Gianni Coconut Honey Mask

Annmarie Gianni Coconut Honey Mask

Dietary Needs:
Gluten Free

This product is so natural it’s good enough to eat! The live enzymes will nourish your inner and outer beauty. Organic Coconut Honey mask is the perfect moisturizing mask for those who want an even skin tone and want to smooth out fines lines and wrinkles. Honey is high in vitamin C, B vitamins, and amino acids, all of which nourishes your skin. It is a natural moisturizer, as well as an anti-irritant, making it suitable for sensitive skin types.

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Company: Annmarie Gianni Skin Care

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: August 1, 2014

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Annmarie Gianni Repair Serum

Annmarie Gianni Repair Serum

Dietary Needs:
Gluten Free

This Repair Serum is carefully formulated to transform your skin naturally. Using vegan stem cells derived from oranges, they have created a new way for your skin to build collagen, repair itself and prevent aging. This active blend of stem cells, along with Superoxide dismutase (SOD) - a powerful antioxidant - will make a noticeable difference in aging skin when used continuously over the course of 30-40 days. This serum is high in Vitamin C and has the essential oils of Lavender and Sandalwood, which are skin-lightening and balancing.

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Company: Annmarie Gianni Skin Care

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: August 1, 2014

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Annmarie Gianni Neroli Toning Mist

Annmarie Gianni Neroli Toning Mist

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Gluten Free

A soothing, refreshing mist that helps bring your skin back to perfect balance. It can soothe sensitive skin, improve the appearance of your skin, as well as reduce the size of pores. Neroli hydrosol, from orange blossoms, is great for your skin and will calm the subtle energies to balance your skin and your soul. Neroli has historically been used as a mood enhancer, as something to calm the soul, and as an aphrodisiac.

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Company: Annmarie Gianni Skin Care

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: August 1, 2014

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Annmarie Gianni Purifying Mud Mask

Annmarie Gianni Purifying Mud Mask

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Gluten Free

This purifying mask is a special blend of mineral rich clays and nutritive blue green algae that will cleanse, mineralize and remove impurities from your skin and pores without destroying its fine natural balance. Masks have been used for thousands of years, by many cultures for skin toning, tightening and as a natural spa treatment straight from Mother Earth.

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Company: Annmarie Gianni Skin Care

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: August 1, 2014

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NOW Foods Ubiquinol (CoQ10)

NOW Foods Ubiquinol (CoQ10)

Dietary Needs:
None

CoQ10 (and Ubiquinol) can help protect your body from free radical damage, support your immune and nervous system, help maintain normal blood sugar levels, boost your energy and stamina levels, promote cardiovascular health, and reduce the normal signs of aging. There are two forms of CoQ10, and the better, more effective version is called ubiquinol. Ubiquinol is the form your body actually uses to achieve its benefits. Substantial research shows that if you are over 25, this reduced form is superior for your health. If you're under 25 years old, your body is capable of converting CoQ10 to the reduced form fairly well and the additional expense of purchasing the reduced form is unnecessary. However, if you're older, your body becomes increasingly challenged to convert the oxidized CoQ10 to ubiquinol.

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

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Company: NOW Foods

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: August 1, 2014

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NOW Foods L-Theanine

NOW Foods L-Theanine

Dietary Needs:
Vegan

L-Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in green tea that promotes relaxation without the drowsiness or negative side effects associated with other calming agents. It brings down brain inflammation (lowers high glutamate in the brain) and calms anxiety naturally. L-Theanine also supports healthy cardiovascular function through this relaxing effect as well as its antioxidant properties. If you prefer to get it through food, mulberries are one of the highest foods in L-theanine.

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

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Company: NOW Foods

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: August 1, 2014

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Premier Research Labs D3 Serum

Premier Research Labs D3 Serum

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

The most natural way to get vitamin D is by exposing your bare skin (no sunblock) to sunlight for 20 minutes daily. Still, 80% of the lab tests we ran in our practice came back deficient in Vitamin D. It is very important to test and to also make sure you have enough vitamin K2 in your diet for Vitamin D absorption. Vitamin D is essential for healthy calcium metabolism, as it promotes intestinal calcium and phosphorus uptake and can also reduce urinary calcium excretion. It supports the bones, nerves, heart, brain, lungs, esophagus, breasts, colon, stomach, pancreas, prostate, uterus, ovaries and the kidneys. PRL's high-quality, live-source vitamin D3 liquid provides targeted immune and cardiovascular support with no toxic tagalongs, plus it's in olive oil which further improves absorption. Studies propose ideal vitamin D3 intake should be 2000 IU or more daily, but it really depends on your personal test results. The Vitamin D Council suggests that a level of 50 ng/ml is the optimal level to aim for.

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

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Company: Premier Research Labs

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: August 1, 2014

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Squatty Potty

Squatty Potty

Dietary Needs:
None

The Squatty Potty is a stool that’s shaped to fit around the foot of a toilet, allowing your feet to be elevated and your body to assume a squatting position. That posture straightens the bend in your rectum (the anorectal angle) so it’s easier for you to eliminate. The Squatty Potty makes elimination faster, easier, and more complete, which relieves constipation and prevents hemorrhoids. 

Company Website: http://bit.ly/1mXWkvx

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Company: Squatty Potty

Category: Self Care

Posted: August 1, 2014

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Radiant Life Desiccated Liver

Radiant Life Desiccated Liver

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

One of the world's most sacred foods, Radiant Life natural beef liver comes from healthy young grassland cattle, raised without any hormones, pesticides or antibiotics. Beef liver is a nutrient-dense source of iron, protein, vitamin A, vitamin B12, CoQ10, and more. It is useful for building and maintaining healthy muscles, building healthy red blood cells, and supporting liver and gall bladder function. As a folate-rich food, it is also a wonderful addition to a pre-natal regimen.

Company Website: http://bit.ly/Ug1yXo

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Company: Radiant Life

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: August 26, 2014

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Natural Value Organic Coconut Milk

Natural Value Organic Coconut Milk

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

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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OraWellness HealThy Mouth Blend

OraWellness HealThy Mouth Blend

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We are very excited about this product! The HealThy Mouth blend is a formulation of essential oils designed to kill bacteria that cause gum disease while freshening your breath. It supports the healing of damaged gum tissue and increases saliva production, which is highly beneficial to stop gum disease. It doesn't contain any flouride, fillers, or other poisons, just 100% organic ingredients: almond oil, cinnamon oil, clove oil, peppermint oil, spearmint oil, myrrh resin, manuka oil. It can be used as a standalone oral hygiene product, or in conjunction with your toothpaste. 

Company Website: http://bit.ly/1wFrSXR

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Company: OraWellness

Category: Self Care

Posted: August 26, 2014

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Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil

Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Brain Octane Oil is 18x stronger than coconut oil, designed for maximum cognitive function! It rapidly metabolizes into ketones, providing instant energy to the brain without breaking down glucose from dietary sugars or carbohydrates. Brain Octane Oil also has potent anti-microbial effects that help to support healthy digestion and immune function. It is completely tasteless and odorless, perfect for mixing with foods or Bulletproof Coffee!

Company Website: http://bit.ly/1nUp7Bg

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Company: Bulletproof

Category: Oils

Posted: August 26, 2014

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Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee

Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Upgrade your coffee routine with Bulletproof Coffee. The beans are cultivated by a Rainforest Alliance certified sustainable grower and processed right after picking using only clean cold water, which dramatically reduces harmful molds (mycotoxins) or bacteria. Try their Bulletproof Coffee recipe, i.e., coffee blended with grass-fed butter and MCT oil. Why butter? It has all the benefits of healthy milk fat (vitamins, such as A, D, and K2) with none of the damaging denatured casein proteins found in cream. Bulletproof Coffee tastes like a creamy latte! We suggest cutting the fat in their recipe by half; and if you have cholesterol issues, be sure to cut back on fat elsewhere in your diet. 

Company Website: http://bit.ly/1nUp7Bg

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Company: Bulletproof

Category: Coffee Alternatives

Posted: August 26, 2014

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