Staff Pick: Alva Pick Loves Farmstead Ferments Garlicky Greens Krout

Staff Pick: Alva Pick Loves Farmstead Ferments Garlicky Greens Krout

I am always looking for new ways to supplement and feed the "food guys" in the microbiome (gut), and raw, fermented kraut is the easiest and tastiest way to do so.

Like most Americans, leaky gut and digestive problems are always an issue. Raw kraut is an excellent way to supplement your daily probiotic by adding 1/4 cup to a meal. There are so many tasty selections to add to salads, vegetables, eggs, fish, etc.

So eat your kraut! Its delicious and nutritious!

Vendor Q&A: Get to Know Yogi G Natural Products

Vendor Q&A: Get to Know Yogi G Natural Products

We’ve all heard people in our lives say “I’m just not a health person” or “exercise isn’t really my thing.”

The reality, however, is that how we care for and nourish our bodies matters. It affects not only our physical health, but our emotional and mental wellbeing as well.

At Health Nut Nutrition, we aim to provide the Lynchburg community with the knowledge and products they need to not only live a balanced lifestyle but to understand and experience how holistic, natural living is something from which everyone can benefit — and thrive!

For the last couple weeks, we’ve been sharing the hearts and stories of some of our favorite vendors, and today we would like to know a few things about Yogi G Natural Products.

Vendor Q&A: Get to Know Good Karma Tea Co.

Vendor Q&A: Get to Know Good Karma Tea Co.

Consider the practice of mindful shopping.

Instead of making purchases that follow the latest trend or indulgence, truly "treat yo self" by investing in your own wellbeing. 

This is a big part of the intention behind what we provide to anyone who walks through the doors of Health Nut Nutrition. As such, we are elated to carry tea from the wonderful women at Good Karma Tea Co.

Read below to hear about the love and magic that goes into their blends. You can also get to know them in person during our 2nd Annual Holiday Open House and Gluten-Free Christmas Dessert Bakeoff on December 9!

Vendor Q&A: Keitha's Artful Garden

Vendor Q&A: Keitha's Artful Garden

In keeping with Health Nut Nutrition’s mission of providing the Lynchburg community with natural products that provide true benefit to our customers, we are selective with the sort of products we carry on our shelves.

One such product line comes from Keitha’s Artful Garden, owned and operated by Keitha Cloudt (who just so happens to be the mother of HNN Whole Body Specialist Krissy Mitchell!). Although this company was founded just this year, her natural goodies are already a store favorite.

Holiday meals don’t have to burn. Try Taking Betaine HCl for acid reflux.

Holiday meals don’t have to burn. Try Taking Betaine HCl for acid reflux.

So many people I meet suffer from health problems for which there are natural solutions. Lack of understanding and outright misinformation about health conditions can keep you in a loop of dependence on medications that do not truly restore wellness. One such condition is acid reflux.

Vendor Q&A: Get to Know Thistle Hill Botanicals

Vendor Q&A: Get to Know Thistle Hill Botanicals

At Health Nut Nutrition, we are dedicated to working with local companies that provide intentional, sustainable products that are meant to bring true benefit to those that use them. For this reason, we work with Thistle Hill Botanicals.

We Welcome Dr. Alexandra Cope to Health Nut Nutrition!

We Welcome Dr. Alexandra Cope to Health Nut Nutrition!

Our naturopathic physician is offering cleanse programs to keep you fit for the holidays and support on how to stay healthy during the fall and winter seasons on mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual levels.

Giving Thanks as a Path to Wellness

Giving Thanks as a Path to Wellness

Don’t get me wrong, I’m typically a pretty upbeat person.

I try to find the good in situations and be an encouragement to others. But let’s face it: life is hard. Expectations aren’t met, sickness takes over, people fail, friends die, families fall apart … the list goes on. 

The truth is that no one is immune to heartache, disappointments, and hardships.

Staff Pick from HNN Bulk Manager Jake Johnston: FITAID

Staff Pick from HNN Bulk Manager Jake Johnston: FITAID

I choose Fitaid because of the benefits it offers after a hard workout. 

Recovery is a crucial part of living an active lifestyle. With magnesium, a blend of amino acids, and turmeric, Fitaid kickstarts that process. Magnesium and turmeric help to reduce muscle soreness and inflammation. And while it’s not an energy drink, it still has B Vitamins as a clean source of energy. 

An added bonus is the low sugar content compared to most sports drinks.

For support against the flu, common cold and respiratory infections, try Herbs for Kids' Eldertussin Elderberry Syrup

For support against the flu, common cold and respiratory infections, try Herbs for Kids' Eldertussin Elderberry Syrup

If your family is anything like mine, fluctuations in the weather during the fall and winter mean an increased likelihood of hoarse voices, congestion, and sad coughs. To address the root issues behind these seasonal symptoms, I prefer to discover what’s available straight from the earth.

This season, I’ve been giving my children Herbs for Kids' Eldertussin Elderberry Syrup — specifically formulated for young ones. This sugar-free, synergistic blend of herbs is a natural tonic for colds, flus, and respiratory infections. 

Why We’re Nuts about Cashews (with simple recipe)

Why We’re Nuts about Cashews (with simple recipe)

High in healthy fats and a great source of protein and fiber, these legumes provide healthy the omega-3 fatty acids (as opposed to saturated animal fats) that help manage cholesterol levels. This helps avoid cardiac arrest, which is one of the leading causes of death in America, despite it being highly preventable through responsible eating. 

The omega-3 fatty acids are also critical for fortifying cell membranes (the lipid layer) of brain cells! Pretty rad. 

Try Diatomaceous Earth for "Joint Health, Heart Health, Body Cleansing ... " and more

Try Diatomaceous Earth for "Joint Health, Heart Health, Body Cleansing ... " and more

Diatomaceous earth (better known as DE) is made from fossilized aquatic organisms called diatoms. It is extremely beneficial, versatile, and inexpensive. DE is mostly made of silica, which is an important component of cartilage, ligaments, blood vessels, and bones. Therefore, it is beneficial for joint health, heart health, body cleansing and detoxifying, and fighting intestinal organisms, for humans and animals alike. 

Get to Know Kombucha

Get to Know Kombucha

I have been brewing, bottling, and flavoring kombucha for about two years now. Whether you are opening a bottle of it for the first time or beginning to ferment your very own batch at home, I am excited for you to experience this tasty tonic!

First of all, what is it? 
Kombucha (kom-BOO-cha) is simply fermented tea. It has been consumed for thousands of years for its health benefits! The first recorded use of it dates back to around 220 BC in the Chinese Tsin Dynasty, where it was known as the “Tea of Immortality.”

Getting Kids to Eat Vegan (the Struggle is Real)

Getting Kids to Eat Vegan (the Struggle is Real)

Maybe it was different for you, but when I was growing up, my parents’ lifestyle didn’t change very much, which for us meant our mealtimes rotated through a catalog of "Standard American Diet" fare: bread, eggs, American cheese singles (individually wrapped in plastic), fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, meatloaf, hamburgers, hot dogs, mac and cheese, salty soups, sugar-laden salad dressings, and so on.

After I had children of my own, my parents (well, my mother mainly) became more aware of diet-related health concerns right around the same time I did as well. But where my mom stopped at Whole 30, I decided to go from quasi-paleo to becoming full-fledged vegan. 

Morning Vibes: Vegan Butter and Probiotic Gut Shots

Morning Vibes: Vegan Butter and Probiotic Gut Shots

What’s your morning ritual? Health Nut is here to help you make yours actionable and affordable! Let’s share with one another what helps us get going at the start of the day.

Setting that routine is difficult on the outset, but works as a positive feedback loop that not only keeps itself going, but also keeps your daily and long-term goals on target.

It can be challenging, but at Health Nut Nutrition is here to provide the information and products you need to live a more natural, healthy, happy, and productive life.

On Sale: Organic India Herbal Supplements

On Sale: Organic India Herbal Supplements

SUPPLEMENT SALE!

At Health Nut, our mission is to bring you products that don’t just benefit your body, thoughts, and emotions — our planet and our farmers shouldn’t have to suffer for us to gain.

For that reason, we carry brands like Organic India, whose products are as incredible as they are ethical. To celebrate this company’s dedication to responsibility and quality, we have included all Organic India herbal supplements in this month’s sales flyer!

Treating A UTI: "I use D-Mannose and uva ursi."

Treating A UTI: "I use D-Mannose and uva ursi."

Hi, I want to tell you about a couple supplements that have helped me immensely. I get a few urinary tract infections (UTIs) every year. They can become totally excruciating if I don’t catch them early. Before I started working at Health Nut Nutrition, I didn’t know how easy it was to treat UTIs naturally.

I did not understand what they were or seek alternative solutions to the usual protocol (you know, call the doctor, sit in the waiting room, awkwardly discuss painful and frequent urination, provide a urine sample, and then take antibiotics for a week or two). I didn’t want to go through that anymore, now I have no need for a doctor when these happen!

Tummy Tonic by Gaia Herbs: Formulated with Care

Tummy Tonic by Gaia Herbs: Formulated with Care

Now that Lynchburg City Schools are now back in session, we wanted to share one of our favorite products designed for healthy little learners — Tummy Tonic by Gaia Herbs.

This tincture was formulated with care to relieve digestive discomfort by easing irritation and promoting healthy movement. The chamomile gently eases tension and inflammation while fennel relaxes the muscles of the intestines, alleviating intestinal cramping and allowing trapped gas to be dispelled.

STAFF PICK: Krissy Mitchell recommends Gaia Kids Echinacea Supreme

STAFF PICK: Krissy Mitchell recommends Gaia Kids Echinacea Supreme

You may be sweltering in this heat, but know that cold and flu season draws near. To boost your immune system (hyper-charging the body’s natural response to illness) and to speed up the recovery process, Krissy recommends Gaia Kids Echinacea Supreme herbal drops for humans 6 months old and older.

While echinacea is native to North America, Gaia grows theirs organically, locally, and harvests it at peak potency in the southwestern Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, maintaining strict purity standards (thus making it an ideal choice for children, but safe for the whole family).

Staff Pick: Krissy Mitchell Recommends MegaFood's Multi for Women 40+

Staff Pick: Krissy Mitchell Recommends MegaFood's Multi for Women 40+

It’s true — some bodies have more difficulty than others when it comes to readily processing multivitamin and mineral tablets. That’s why we carry MegaFoo's Multi for Women 40+, which is specifically designed for people who struggle with nutrient absorption.

Not a woman of 40 years old or older? No problem — despite the gender on the label, this supplement contains ZERO hormone balancers, so it can be taken by women, men and children* of any age!