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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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Perfect Foods Bar

Perfect Foods Bar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

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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Category: Bars

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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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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