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Top 5 Organic Products from Natural Products Expo East 2012

Top 5 Organic Products from Natural Products Expo East 2012

I just got back from the 2012 Natural Products Expo East trade show in Baltimore and had a fantastic few days. Even though I spent A LOT of time in Proposition 37 and GMO-labeling meetings, I was able to discover some really cool organic products on the trade show floor. Here were the five organic […]

Expo East Product Reviews
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I just got back from the 2012 Natural Products Expo East trade show in Baltimore and had a fantastic few days.

Even though I spent A LOT of time in Proposition 37 and GMO-labeling meetings, I was able to discover some really cool organic products on the trade show floor. Here were the five organic products that really caught my attention.

DAHLICIOUS GO YO! LASSI FOR KIDS – STRAWBERRY BANANA

I’m a huge fan of probiotics and if we can be giving them to kids at an early age, I firmly believe that we’ll be able to make a dent in the serious health problems that they are suffering from.

So, when I saw Dahlicious’ GoYo!’s Lassi, I got very excited. Read more »


Are Fermented Foods the Key to Happiness?

Are Fermented Foods the Key to Happiness?

Whether it is with a salad or any other dish that I am making at home, organic fermented foods – usually sauerkraut (above) or kimchee – can almost always be found on my plate. Why is this? I have come to understand that if we want to have a strong immune system, we must take […]

Antidepressants Expo West Personal Issues
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Whether it is with a salad or any other dish that I am making at home, organic fermented foods – usually sauerkraut (above) or kimchee – can almost always be found on my plate. Why is this?

I have come to understand that if we want to have a strong immune system, we must take care of our gut and provide it with beneficial bacteria.

And that is exactly what fermented foods give us – beneficial bacteria.

Dr. Natascha Campbell-McBride, a Russian neurologist and founder of the GAPS Diet, says that: Read more »


Kur Delights, a Fantastic Organic Snack, Officially Launch in the U.S.

Kur Delights, a Fantastic Organic Snack, Officially Launch in the U.S.

There were several highlights from last year’s 2011 Natural Products Expo East trade show in Baltimore. One of them was staying at the amazing Inn at the Black Olive hotel, the most green hotel that I have ever visited. Another was speaking on one of the panels at the show titled “Allergies, Additives and Special […]

Energy Bars Expo East Product Reviews
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There were several highlights from last year’s 2011 Natural Products Expo East trade show in Baltimore.

One of them was staying at the amazing Inn at the Black Olive hotel, the most green hotel that I have ever visited.

Another was speaking on one of the panels at the show titled “Allergies, Additives and Special Diets” – the first trade show panel that I was asked to be on.

And another one was a memory I have of driving back home to New York City from Baltimore. I was absolutely famished and reached into my bag looking for a food sample that I had received at the show.

I pulled out a Kur Delight, ripped open the wrapper, and bit into it. To this day, I vividly remember saying to myself “Wow, this is amazing.” I could not believe it how great it tasted. Read more »


Cell-nique’s Root Beer Drink is Extremely Impressive

Cell-nique's Root Beer Drink is Extremely Impressive

I cannot tell a lie. I have a real soft spot for root beer. It brings back memories of when I was a kid (decades before my organic days) and would have root beer floats in the summer. The taste just really does it for me. Except for the occasional glass of Sipp’s ginger blossom, […]

Drinks Expo West Product Reviews Superfoods
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I cannot tell a lie. I have a real soft spot for root beer.

It brings back memories of when I was a kid (decades before my organic days) and would have root beer floats in the summer. The taste just really does it for me.

Except for the occasional glass of Sipp’s ginger blossom, which is nearly impossible to resist, I don’t drink any soda.

So when I tasted Cell-nique’s root beer flavor at Expo West recently, I kind of flipped out.

Cell-nique is not a carbonated soda but a juice made of many of the world’s best superfoods. And that is what makes this beverage so impressive.
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Top 5 Non-Food Products from the 2012 Natural Products Expo West Trade Show

Top 5 Non-Food Products from the 2012 Natural Products Expo West Trade Show

At each trade show that I attend, there are thousands of products and not all of them are certified organic food ones. These non-food products at the 2012 Natural Products Expo West Trade Show really stood out to me, and I look forward to giving them all a try. DALE AUDREY AYURVEDIC ORAL PULLING RINSE […]

Expo West Packaging/Plastics
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At each trade show that I attend, there are thousands of products and not all of them are certified organic food ones.

These non-food products at the 2012 Natural Products Expo West Trade Show really stood out to me, and I look forward to giving them all a try.

DALE AUDREY AYURVEDIC ORAL PULLING RINSE

I am well aware of neem oil as a dental solution in Ayurveda but had never heard of an oil pulling mouth rinse before.

According to Dale Audrey, a long-time dental hygienist, Ayurvedic practitioners believe that oil pulling not only cleanses the mouth but also pulls toxins from the body.

The product is alcohol-free, gluten-free and vegan. Its ingredients include organic sesame oil, organic safflower oil, organic flavors, organic clove bud oil, tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), citric acid, organic pomegranate extract, organic olive oil, organic neem and organic myrrh.
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Top 5 Organic Products at the 2012 Natural Products Expo West Trade Show

Top 5 Organic Products at the 2012 Natural Products Expo West Trade Show

I just returned from the the 2012 Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, California and saw some fantastic organic products. These five, however, really captured my attention. BIG TREE FARMS MORINGA POWDER There is no other company that brings a greater number of healthy, sustainable, and innovative products to the market than Big […]

Expo West Food Trends Los Angeles Raw Food Superfruit
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I just returned from the the 2012 Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, California and saw some fantastic organic products.

These five, however, really captured my attention.

BIG TREE FARMS MORINGA POWDER

There is no other company that brings a greater number of healthy, sustainable, and innovative products to the market than Big Tree Farms.

Each year that I go to Expo West, I just shake my head in disbelief when company founders Ben Ripple and Frederick Schilling, two verifiable rock stars, show me their latest offerings. Not only do these guys set trends in the industry, but they are obsessive about employing manufacturing techniques that maximize nutrition levels.

While I could fill this entire post with Big Tree Farms products, the one that I left most excited about was their Tru Ra line of organic moringa, a green superfood that is almost beyond comparison – more Vitamin A than carrots, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, more Vitamin C than oranges, and more potassium than bananas. Read more »


Harmless Harvest is the Hottest Brand in the Organic Food Industry

Harmless Harvest is the Hottest Brand in the Organic Food Industry

I see a lot of products in the organic food world but there is a buzz about Harmless Harvest and its coconut water that I have never seen before. This tends to happen when you are in a super-hot category and you are the best tasting, healthiest product in that category. Harmless Harvest’s raw organic […]

Company Stories Drinks Expo West Product Reviews Video
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I see a lot of products in the organic food world but there is a buzz about Harmless Harvest and its coconut water that I have never seen before.

This tends to happen when you are in a super-hot category and you are the best tasting, healthiest product in that category.

Harmless Harvest’s raw organic coconut water is made by using a technology called high pressure pasteurization (HPP), which I named one of my top 5 organic food trends for 2012. Read more »