Seasoned Vegan in Harlem is a Gem in the NYC Organic Restaurant Scene

Written by Max Goldberg on June 9, 2015. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.


My belief that I had a pretty good pulse on the organic restaurant scene in NYC was called into serious question when I recently got an email from a reader, Joyce from Connecticut.

She told me about this place in Harlem called Seasoned Vegan, and apparently, it has been open for close to a year already. Yet, I had never heard about it before.  Read More »

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Wednesdays at Whole Foods – Good Karma, The Name Game, A Watermelon and Lemonade Summer

Written by Max Goldberg on June 3, 2015. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

On the first Wednesday of every other month, I have a column called Wednesdays at Whole Foods. It showcases the most interesting news, products, store events, and happenings at the company.


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In 1981, Whole Foods Market was just eight months old and its one location in Austin, Texas was hit by a flood that completely demolished the store’s interior and inventory. With no flood insurance, no savings, and no warehouse inventory, the company could have easily shut its doors for good. Read More »

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GREAT-WATCH: Legendary Musician Neil Young Releases Anti-GMO, Anti-Monsanto Anthem — ‘A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop’

Written by Max Goldberg on June 2, 2015. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

I think legendary rocker Neil Young has just become my favorite musician ever.

In a recently released song called “A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop”, Neil Young rips into Starbucks for not only supporting Monsanto but also for being a member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, an organization which is suing Vermont to overturn the state’s GMO-labeling bill. (Starbucks buys milk which comes from animals who have been fed Monsanto’s GMO-feed). Read More »

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Top 5 Foods for Beauty — with TV Host and NYT Best Selling Author Sophie Uliano

Written by Max Goldberg on May 28, 2015. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

Sophie Uliano, green beauty expert, NYT best selling author, and TV host, was in New York City recently and we shot what turned out to be one of my favorite interviews yet.

As you can tell from the video above, not only is Sophie Uliano an incredibly engaging individual, but she has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to holistic health, nutrition, wellness, and beauty.

In her brand new book, Gorgeous for Good, Sophie shares all of this information in a very practical and approachable format. What I particularly love about this book is that it incorporates the different components of beauty – physical, emotional, and spiritual — in a “skin to soul” program. While the food we consume is certainly a major contributor to beauty, it is by no means the only one and people need to pay equal attention to these other components. Read More »

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A LOT of Confusion About the New Non-GMO Seal, Serious Problems Loom

Written by Max Goldberg on May 21, 2015. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

There has been an incredible amount of misinformation about the new Non-GMO seal that was recently announced.

After having had multiple conversations with the USDA, I shot a video yesterday that clears up the confusion about this new Non-GMO seal and I discuss two very serious potential problems that loom ahead, as a result of the introduction of this seal. Read More »

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Eco-Friendly Fridays: Why an Organic Mattress is So Important for Your Health

Written by Max Goldberg on May 15, 2015. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

On the third Friday of every month, I have a column called Eco-Friendly Fridays. I started this column because I run across so many amazing organic, non-food items that I believe people ought to know about.

When a person talks about living an organic lifestyle, the immediate things that come to mind are food, body care products, and home cleaning products.

Yet, the mattresses that we spend 1/3rd of our life on do not get nearly enough attention as they should. Read More »

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3 Reasons why Organic Consumers Should Be Thrilled about Whole Foods’ BIG Announcement

Written by Max Goldberg on May 12, 2015. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

In case you hadn’t heard the big news, Whole Foods Market announced last week that it would open up a separate, lower-priced grocery chain.

In a press release, Co-CEO Walter Robb said that ““we are excited to announce the launch of a new, uniquely-branded store concept unlike anything that currently exists in the marketplace. Offering our industry leading standards at value prices, this new format will feature a modern, streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection. It will deliver a convenient, transparent, and values-oriented experience geared toward millennial shoppers, while appealing to anyone looking for high-quality fresh food at great prices.” Read More »

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