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NEW!! Wednesdays at Whole Foods – Detroit Update, Rooftop Farms, Selling Vinyl, and More

NEW!! Wednesdays at Whole Foods - Detroit Update, Rooftop Farms, Selling Vinyl, and More

Whole Foods has a very important place in both the organic industry and the American cultural landscape, and as I have gotten to know the company better, the more fascinated that I have become with it. Since the company has so many cool initiatives going on all of the time, most of which do not […]

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Whole Foods has a very important place in both the organic industry and the American cultural landscape, and as I have gotten to know the company better, the more fascinated that I have become with it.

Since the company has so many cool initiatives going on all of the time, most of which do not get the attention that they deserve, I have decided to create something called Wednesdays at Whole Foods. This column will appear on the first and third Wednesday of each month and will showcase a wide variety of news, interviews, and other features.

If you have any suggestions, ideas, or things that you would like to see in this post, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to hear from you.

In the meantime, enjoy my new column – Wednesdays at Whole Foods!

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THE LATEST IN MOTOWN

In one of the most anticipated events in the company’s history, Whole Foods cut the ribbon on a new store in inner city Detroit a few months ago and as you can tell from the picture above, it was an absolute mob scene on opening day. Read more »


Sealand Birk is the The Next Coconut Water, FREE Giveaway

Sealand Birk is the The Next Coconut Water, FREE Giveaway

When I was at Natural Products Expo West recently, I came across a drink that wowed me in a major, major way. It easily would have made my Top 5 Organic Food Products of the show, but I knew that I wanted to dedicate an entire post to it, given how special it is. Never […]

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When I was at Natural Products Expo West recently, I came across a drink that wowed me in a major, major way.

It easily would have made my Top 5 Organic Food Products of the show, but I knew that I wanted to dedicate an entire post to it, given how special it is.

Never seen before on U.S. supermarket shelves, Sealand Birk comes from Denmark, where it has been a beverage for thousands of years.

So, what exactly is Sealand Birk?

It is the juice that is tapped from a birch tree, and harvesting takes place only once a year, from April to May.

The birch tree naturally purifies over 100 liters of water per day through its roots system, and in this process it adds minerals and nutrients.

The end result is a fluid which is slightly “syrupy”, light, refreshing, and naturally sweet.

I can’t compare it to any other drink that I have had in the past because it is so unique and different.

What I can tell you is that I absolutely LOVE Sealand Birk, have had a lot of trouble putting it down, and believe that it is going to be a massive hit in the U.S. beverage market. If marketed correctly, this drink has the potential to be the next coconut water. Read more »


My Organic Remedy to Help Keep the Flu Away – Fire Cider

My Organic Remedy to Help Keep the Flu Away - Fire Cider

(Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, and this article is not intended to treat or cure any illness or ailment. It is for informational purposes only, and please consult your doctor before taking anything.) With 48 states fighting the flu and 29 children having died from the virus, it has definitely been on my […]

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(Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, and this article is not intended to treat or cure any illness or ailment. It is for informational purposes only, and please consult your doctor before taking anything.)

With 48 states fighting the flu and 29 children having died from the virus, it has definitely been on my mind, especially since it is in the news every single day.

That being said, I have not gotten and would never get a flu shot. (My friend Vani Hari wrote about the garbage that they put in these shots, in case you are interested.)

My idea of staying healthy and avoiding being sick is to make sure that my immune system is strong as it can be.

So, I am:

– Getting as much rest as I can.

– Juicing a ton. Mostly green juice, ginger shots, and carrot juice. Separately. Read more »


My Breakfast Today: Green Tea Cacao Smoothie

My Breakfast Today: Green Tea Cacao Smoothie

Several days a week, I make smoothies for breakfast. For the base of the smoothies, I often use Brazil nuts or black sesame seeds to make the milk. However, when I am in the mood for something a little lighter, I’ll substitute nuts/seeds with tea. Yes, tea. While I am completely sold on the medicinal […]

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Several days a week, I make smoothies for breakfast.

For the base of the smoothies, I often use Brazil nuts or black sesame seeds to make the milk.

However, when I am in the mood for something a little lighter, I’ll substitute nuts/seeds with tea. Yes, tea.

While I am completely sold on the medicinal benefits of tea, I am just not a (hot) tea drinker. So, in order to get the huge amounts of antioxidant benefits of tea, I’ll use it in my smoothies. Read more »


How I Buy and Store Organic Nuts and Seeds

How I Buy and Store Organic Nuts and Seeds

I buy a good amount of organic nuts and seeds each week. Not only do I always take them with me when traveling, but I use them to make nut milk smoothies quite often for breakfast. Here is some information about how I buy, prepare, and use organic nuts and seeds.

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I buy a good amount of organic nuts and seeds each week. Not only do I always take them with me when traveling, but I use them to make nut milk smoothies quite often for breakfast.

Here is some information about how I buy, prepare, and use organic nuts and seeds. Read more »


Runa Launches a Line of Bottled Teas … and They’re Fantastic

Runa Launches a Line of Bottled Teas ... and They're Fantastic

Runa, one of my favorite organic tea brands, recently launched four bottled flavors of its very unique Guayusa tea, and I think they’re excellent. I first spotted these bottles at the Green Festival NYC a few months ago and knew that I had to write about them. What makes Runa different from any other tea […]

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Runa, one of my favorite organic tea brands, recently launched four bottled flavors of its very unique Guayusa tea, and I think they’re excellent.

I first spotted these bottles at the Green Festival NYC a few months ago and knew that I had to write about them.

What makes Runa different from any other tea that I have tasted is that it doesn’t have the astringency that most teas have. It is incredibly smooth, with no twinge of bitterness at all.

Interestingly, Runa’s tea, which is made from a leaf called Guayusa, has the same amount of caffeine as coffee and twice the amount of antioxidants as green tea.

All certified organic and fair trade certified, Runa’s bottled tea products come in four flavors — traditional, lemon-lemongrass, mint, hibiscus-berry — and they can be found at supermarkets in a select number of states across the country (check Runa’s store locator to see if they’re available near you). By far, my favorite flavor is the mint. Read more »


Farmageddon, a Must-Watch Movie, is Now Available on DVD

Farmageddon, a Must-Watch Movie, is Now Available on DVD

If you’re a new reader to my blog, you may not be aware of a very important documentary called Farrmageddon. Last year, I wrote several posts about this movie and also screened it for a fundraiser that I held to raise money for The Center for Food Safety. Farmageddon exposes the USDA’s brutal crackdown on […]

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If you’re a new reader to my blog, you may not be aware of a very important documentary called Farrmageddon.

Last year, I wrote several posts about this movie and also screened it for a fundraiser that I held to raise money for The Center for Food Safety.

Farmageddon exposes the USDA’s brutal crackdown on farmers selling raw milk and how the agency’s heavy-handed, corrupt and politically-motivated ways have destroyed the lives of small, organic farmers trying to do the right thing. Read more »