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What are Enagi Crystals and Why I Don’t Go Anywhere Without Them

What are Enagi Crystals and Why I Don't Go Anywhere Without Them

If you are interested in or believe in the power of crystals, Enagi is one product that you will absolutely want to know about. In this post, I will discuss what makes these crystals so unique, what Zero Point Energy is, and the impact that these crystals have had on my life, particularly my sleep. […]

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If you are interested in or believe in the power of crystals, Enagi is one product that you will absolutely want to know about.

In this post, I will discuss what makes these crystals so unique, what Zero Point Energy is, and the impact that these crystals have had on my life, particularly my sleep.

THE BASICS

A crystal is simply elements put into a harmonious structure — harmoniously ordered on an atomic level.

And fluorite is a specific crystal made of the elements calcium and fluoride. Fluorite can be found everywhere in the world — in the ground — but primarily in China. Not only is fluorite used to make beautiful jewelry, but it is a commonly used component in durable materials such as asphalt and iron. Read more »


Want to Learn More About the Vegan Ketogenic Diet? If So, You’ll Definitely Want This Book

Want to Learn More About the Vegan Ketogenic Diet? If So, You'll Definitely Want This Book

Everywhere you turn these days, you’ll find news and stories about the ketogenic diet. This low-carb, high-fat, high-protein diet is helping people lose weight and giving them much needed mental clarity. However, one of the misconceptions of the keto diet is that animal products are an essential component of it. And for people who only […]

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Everywhere you turn these days, you’ll find news and stories about the ketogenic diet.

This low-carb, high-fat, high-protein diet is helping people lose weight and giving them much needed mental clarity.

However, one of the misconceptions of the keto diet is that animal products are an essential component of it. And for people who only eat plant-based, this can be quite disconcerting.

Along with her co-author Nicole Derseweh, my good friend Whitney Lauritsen — also widely known as the EcoVegan Gal — has just come out with a fantastic book called The Vegan Ketogenic Diet Cookbook, and it is a phenomenal resource for people looking to explore this lifestyle.

Not only does it clear up a lot of the confusion about the keto diet requiring the consumption of animal products, but it provides 75 delicious recipes. And when I was sent an early version of the book, I literally read it cover-to-cover in one sitting. I was that impressed by it. Read more »


Another Reason to Eat Organic — Child Labor and Sustainability Issues with Many Conventional Chocolate Brands

Another Reason to Eat Organic -- Child Labor and Sustainability Issues with Many Conventional Chocolate Brands

(Photo courtesy of Green America) For many of us when we eat a piece of chocolate, our biggest concern is how many grams of sugar we are consuming. Yet, how often do we ask ourselves — was this chocolate bar made with the help of child labor? Or, was the cocoa produced in a way […]

Chocolate Getting Started with Organic Organic Superfoods
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(Photo courtesy of Green America)

For many of us when we eat a piece of chocolate, our biggest concern is how many grams of sugar we are consuming.

Yet, how often do we ask ourselves — was this chocolate bar made with the help of child labor? Or, was the cocoa produced in a way that resulted in deforestation to the environment?

The truth about cocoa – the main ingredient in chocolate – is quite grim. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Products from Natural Products Expo East 2019

Top 5 Organic Products from Natural Products Expo East 2019

As I do each year after Natural Products Expo East, I give awards for the best organic products of the show. This year, it was exceedingly difficult to narrow the list down to five, as I easily could have easily named at least twelve standout products, all of which demonstrated excellent innovation and had fantastic […]

Expo East Trade Shows
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As I do each year after Natural Products Expo East, I give awards for the best organic products of the show.

This year, it was exceedingly difficult to narrow the list down to five, as I easily could have easily named at least twelve standout products, all of which demonstrated excellent innovation and had fantastic taste.

Here are my top 5 organic products from Natural Products Expo East 2019 in Baltimore.

POZOLE BROTH BY OCEAN’S HALO

There may be organic brands that are more well-known or have been around longer but when it comes to product development, Ocean’s Halo is as good as anyone in the entire industry. Anyone.

Several of the broths from Ocean’s Halo easily could have made this list, but its new Pozole took home the award.

Pozole is a traditional Mexican soup, and this version is roasted with organic ancho peppers, kelp and loads of spices. Read more »


Another Reason to Eat Organic — Organic Apples Contain More Diverse, Healthier Bacteria than Conventional

Another Reason to Eat Organic -- Organic Apples Contain More Diverse, Healthier Bacteria than Conventional

An apple a day will keep the doctor away. Thanks to a new study, that saying has taken on even more meaning, particularly for organic apples. In a recently published paper in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, it was found that organic apples contain a more diverse population of beneficial bacteria than conventional apples. Researchers […]

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An apple a day will keep the doctor away.

Thanks to a new study, that saying has taken on even more meaning, particularly for organic apples.

In a recently published paper in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, it was found that organic apples contain a more diverse population of beneficial bacteria than conventional apples.

Researchers analyzed the peel, flesh, seeds, and stem of both organically and conventionally grown apples, looking to find how much and what kinds of bacteria were present. While organic and conventional apples contained the same amount of bacteria, there was a big discrepancy in the types of bacteria found. Read more »


Pure Rooms are a MUST for Wellness-Minded Travelers

Pure Rooms are a MUST for Wellness-Minded Travelers

Having recently returned from Natural Products Expo West, a very intense and long five days visiting hundreds of trade show booths and meeting with dozens and dozens of people, one thing is very clear — I felt incredibly fortunate to have stayed in a Pure Room. Launched by a company called Pure Wellness, a Pure […]

Cities/Places Expo West Health Organic Hotels Trade Shows
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Having recently returned from Natural Products Expo West, a very intense and long five days visiting hundreds of trade show booths and meeting with dozens and dozens of people, one thing is very clear — I felt incredibly fortunate to have stayed in a Pure Room.

Launched by a company called Pure Wellness, a Pure Room is an extremely unique hotel offering that is addressing the needs of wellness-minded travelers in a way that I have never seen before. For people who place a serious priority on health, such as myself and many Living Maxwell readers, it is reassuring to know that this lifestyle can be maintained when on the road.

And now that I have stayed in a Pure Room on three separate occasions — most recently at two different hotels in the Los Angeles area for Natural Products Expo West — these hotel rooms have completely changed the way that I think about travel and how I book my accommodations. Read more »


Best Trade Show Booths from Natural Products Expo West 2019 — General Mills, REBBL, Om Mushrooms

Best Trade Show Booths from Natural Products Expo West 2019 -- General Mills, REBBL, Om Mushrooms

One of my favorite things to do each year at Natural Products Expo West is to pick out the best trade show booths. While the majority of people’s time and attention is focused on showcasing new products, it cannot be overlooked that a good number of brands invest a tremendous amount of energy and resources into […]

Expo West Trade Shows
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One of my favorite things to do each year at Natural Products Expo West is to pick out the best trade show booths. While the majority of people’s time and attention is focused on showcasing new products, it cannot be overlooked that a good number of brands invest a tremendous amount of energy and resources into building their trade show booths.

As such, I like to recognize those companies that go the extra mile and present something special.

What I look for most are originality, interactive experiences, and impact. Two of this year’s winners brought a very educational and scientific approach to their booths, and the other one took home the prize for sheer dedication to a cause.

Here are my Best Trade Show Booths at Expo West 2019.

GENERAL MILLS 

On the first day of the show when I was interviewing Carla Vernon, President of the Natural and Organic Operating Unit for General Mills, she said, “Make sure you see our booth. I think you’re going to like it.”

Given that General Mills won my award for Best Trade Show Booth of Expo West 2018, Carla knew that I was on the lookout for creative and unique presentations. Read more »