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What’s Your Nutritional Style?

What's Your Nutritional Style?

When you start delving into the world of health, one thing becomes very apparent. There are a ton of labels. Usually described as a way to eat or what to avoid, some of the most popular ones are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, paleo, raw, and pescatarian. Needless to say, there is a lot to […]

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When you start delving into the world of health, one thing becomes very apparent.

There are a ton of labels.

Usually described as a way to eat or what to avoid, some of the most popular ones are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, paleo, raw, and pescatarian.

Needless to say, there is a lot to figure out, and many people treat these labels as if they were absolute, with no room for flexibility.

And that is exactly why I think Holli Thompson’s approach in her new book – Discover Your Nutritional Style: Your Seasonal Plan to a Healthy, Happy and Delicious Life – works so well.

Her philosophy rests on the importance of figuring out what works for you, regardless of what the label says. Read more »


Cocobeet is a MUST-VISIT Organic Juice Bar in Boston

Cocobeet is a MUST-VISIT Organic Juice Bar in Boston

As a result of living in NYC but having grown up in Boston, I am quite aware of the difference between the two cities, in terms of the organic food and pressed juice offerings. NYC has a ton and Boston has very little. But with the recent opening of Cocobeet, ironically located between a Subway and Dunkin’ […]

Boston Juice/Smoothies Restaurant Visits/Pictures
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As a result of living in NYC but having grown up in Boston, I am quite aware of the difference between the two cities, in terms of the organic food and pressed juice offerings.

NYC has a ton and Boston has very little.

But with the recent opening of Cocobeet, ironically located between a Subway and Dunkin’ Donuts, it is an understatement to say that Bostonians are thrilled to have them there.

“On our second day of business, we sold 270 bottles of juice and had to close our doors because there was nothing left to sell,” Co-Founder Onur Ozkoc told me. Read more »


The Organic Food and Pressed Juice Scene in Nantucket

The Organic Food and Pressed Juice Scene in Nantucket

Recently, I spent time in Nantucket, an island off of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and was thrilled to have access to plenty of great organic food and juice. Below is a recap of Nantucket’s offerings for organic restaurants, pressed organic juice, organic farms, and organic markets. THE GREEN As the only organic restaurant on Nantucket, […]

Juice/Smoothies Nantucket Restaurant Visits/Pictures
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Recently, I spent time in Nantucket, an island off of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and was thrilled to have access to plenty of great organic food and juice.

Below is a recap of Nantucket’s offerings for organic restaurants, pressed organic juice, organic farms, and organic markets.

THE GREEN

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As the only organic restaurant on Nantucket, I had lunch at The Green quite a bit. They sell great burritos, bowls, smoothies, juices, and breakfast items. Read more »


Two of My Favorite Emerging Beverage Brands – Rawpothecary and LuliTonix

Two of My Favorite Emerging Beverage Brands - Rawpothecary and LuliTonix

Unless you live in the New York area and are immersed in the health and wellness world, there is a decent chance that you’ve never heard of Rawpothecary or LuliTonix. But that won’t be the case for long, as I expect both of these brands to become very recognizable, national players within a matter of time. Having closely […]

Drinks NYC Organic Product Reviews
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Unless you live in the New York area and are immersed in the health and wellness world, there is a decent chance that you’ve never heard of Rawpothecary or LuliTonix.

But that won’t be the case for long, as I expect both of these brands to become very recognizable, national players within a matter of time.

Having closely watched Rawpothecary and LuliTonix over the past year, I not only love what they’re putting on the shelves, but the women behind each of these NYC-based companies are two of the hardest-working entrepreneurs I’ve come across.

RAWPOTHECARY

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A few years ago, founder Stephanie Walczak had a close friend that was poisoned so badly from pesticides that he was literally on his death bed.  With conventional medicine completely failing him and few alternatives left, Stephanie, a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and The Natural Gourmet Institute, got into the kitchen and worked her magic with the Vitamix, making sure he got fed super-nutritious blended drinks. Read more »


Suja Rolls Out a Fantastic Line of Bottled Teas

Suja Rolls Out a Fantastic Line of Bottled Teas

If you think that Suja, which was recently named by Forbes as the #3 Most Promising Company in the U.S., is content to just sit on its hands and enjoy its current success, think again. In a bold and very savvy move, the company has made a departure from its pressed juices and smoothies to launch four […]

Drinks Product Reviews
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If you think that Suja, which was recently named by Forbes as the #3 Most Promising Company in the U.S., is content to just sit on its hands and enjoy its current success, think again.

In a bold and very savvy move, the company has made a departure from its pressed juices and smoothies to launch four HPP (high pressure processing) bottled teas including: Read more »


Abe’s Market Has Launched a Cool New Program Called Try for $2

Abe's Market Has Launched a Cool New Program Called Try for $2

If you’re anything like me, you absolutely LOVE trying new and interesting organic products. Yet, there are a few challenges with this. One, how do you find them. Two, there is a risk associated with spending money on all of these products, especially if you take one bite of a $7 granola and don’t like it. Three, if […]

Organic Product Reviews
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If you’re anything like me, you absolutely LOVE trying new and interesting organic products.

Yet, there are a few challenges with this.

One, how do you find them.

Two, there is a risk associated with spending money on all of these products, especially if you take one bite of a $7 granola and don’t like it.

Three, if you’re a subscriber to a monthly $20 box of healthy products, there is a decent chance that you won’t be inspired by many of the picks that show up at your door.

Abe’s Market, a fantastic e-commerce site that specializes in natural and organic products, has come up a great solution that addresses all of these problems. Read more »


Wedderspoon Makes Fantastic and Innovative Honey Products, FREE Giveaway

Wedderspoon Makes Fantastic and Innovative Honey Products, FREE Giveaway

While it may be easy to name the top brands of pressed organic juice, coconut water, or breakfast cereal, the same cannot be said for honey. Honey is just not as visible, and many vendors of honey are small and local. That doesn’t mean, however, that excellent national brands don’t exist. They do. And without […]

Bees Product Reviews Raw Food
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wedderspoon-organic-beechwood-honeyWhile it may be easy to name the top brands of pressed organic juice, coconut water, or breakfast cereal, the same cannot be said for honey.

Honey is just not as visible, and many vendors of honey are small and local.

That doesn’t mean, however, that excellent national brands don’t exist. They do.

And without question, one of the best is Wedderspoon.

I first discovered Wedderspoon in 2010 at Natural Products Expo East and gave the company my Best of Show Award for its Manuka honey.  Since that time, I have been keeping a close watch on the company as it has slowly launched a number of other very impressive honey-based products.

Yet, it is Wedderspoon’s Organic Beechwood Honey that has really caught my eye.

Aside from its light, distinct, and flavorful taste, this honey has some unusual characteristics. Read more »