Health Nut Favorite - Charlotte’s Web CBD Plus

Health Nut Favorite - Charlotte’s Web CBD Plus

This week's #HNFridayFavorite was chosen by Health Nut owner, Dave Thomas. He has selected CW Hemp- Charlotte's Web CBD Plus. Dave has better focus when using this Colorado-sourced Hemp Oil. The entire portfolio of "The World's Most Trusted Hemp Extract" helps subdue stress and anxiety while creating a sense of calm and focus As a successful business owner, Dave finds that Charlotte's Web aids in a "brighter, lighter mood". These oils can also help with exercise-induced inflammation and recovery. The CBD Hemp Plus is approximately 25 mg of Hemp Extract in 1mL serving. Fortify your body and mind with the benefits of 80+ phytocannabinoids (naturally occurring cannabinoids) that are in every, single bottle of this family-owned product line. There's even CBD for your pets here at Health Nut Nutrition!

Health Nut Favorite - Garden of Life Raw Protein + Greens

Health Nut Favorite - Garden of Life Raw Protein + Greens

One of the hardest working women you will ever meet, Debby has chosen this week's #HNFridayFavorite and it is the Garden of Life Raw Protein + Greens!
As an on-the-go team member of Health Nut Nutrition, this creates a perfect shake that "...fills me up when I'm too busy for a 'real meal'." This USDA Organic, Non-GMO powder is packed with Spinach, Kale, Broccoli, Alfalfa Grass Juice, and so much more! This is one of Deb's favorite ways to boost her blood sugar level and give her that added energy needed for the most hectic days. She likes to mix the Vanilla Protein + Greens "...with berries and any type of milk or juice". With 20grams of protein and only 1gram of sugar, this energy-rich product utilizes Pea Plant, Chia, Sprouted Brown Rice, and has 1.5 billion live probiotics AND 13 enzymes! Come and try a packet of the Raw Protein + Greens or stock up with a bigger container. Whether you are working hard or hardly working, Garden of Life has got what you need! What would you mix with your Garden of Life Protein Powder.

Health Nut Favorite - Intelligent Elixers

Health Nut Favorite - Intelligent Elixers

This week, Thomas has chosen our #HNFridayFavorite Product! After leaving the beauty industry, his passion went from hair designs and makeup applications to maintaining healthy and NATURAL skin, hair and nails. "To me, empowerment begins with loving the skin you're in and promoting nature's true beauty."
One of his key products for skincare is Intelligent Elixers 15% Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum. Apowerful combination of L-ascorbic acid, ferulic acid and zinc provide antioxidant protection while boosting the skin's restorative functions. This phenomenal elixir for the skin will help firm and brighten while improving the appearance of surface lines, resulting in an overall healthy glow. 
Thomas said, "Vitamin C isn't created naturally by your body- so I like to start my day with orange juice or rose hip tea and use my Intelligent Elixirs Vitamin C Serum as a part of my skincare routine. This is SO important to protect your body from free radical damage on a daily basis." 
Thomas also uses the Refining Gel Cleaner and the Citrus Facial Scrub created by this amazing, non-toxic skincare line. Come in and find YOUR perfect skincare regimen, from cleansers and eye creams to tinted moisturizers and maybe the fountain of youth!

Health Nut Favorite - Mountain Run Farm local meat

Health Nut Favorite - Mountain Run Farm local meat

Health Nut Nutrition team member, Bea has chosen Mountain Run Farm as the #HNFridayFavorite for this week! This is a local farm in Big Island that has pasture-raised animals. With passion, Bea said, "I feel these are the medicines of the land that will keep our bodies healthy and strong." Supporting quality, local farms "strengthens the resilience of our community." Many of the #HealthNutTribe have been to their amazing farmland to see where we are getting our meats from. Bea loves how they take care of their animals and thinks that the fantastic work they are doing will bring healthier meals to all of our guests as well as preserve our environment. Be our guest and find the selection of local meats, eggs, and produce that we have here at Health Nut Nutrition.

Health Nut Favorite - Bulletproof Collagen Powder

Health Nut Favorite - Bulletproof Collagen Powder

This week's #HNFridayFavorite has been selected by #HealthNutTribeMember, Meghan. This is one of the newest products here at Health Nut Nutrition-Bulletproof Collagen Powder. Because of special enzymatic processing, Bulletproof Collagen doesn’t clump, and mixes invisibly into your favorite shakes, smoothies – or even plain water. Plus, because collagen is flavorless and more heat-stable than whey, it can be mixed into coffee (or any other hot beverage) without hurting its nutritional quality, or the taste. What is Collagen, you ask? Collagen is the largest and most abundant protein in the body, making up about 30 to 35% of the total protein. Collagen is in every tissue of the body and is the connective tissue in structures such as skin, hair, nails,
bones, lungs, heart and liver. It is often referred to as the glue that holds the body together. Whether you choose this Bulletproof Collagen Powder for skin hydration, stronger joints, or faster recovery(GREAT for post-work out/intermittent fasting) try it out here at Health Nut! From Brain Octane, to grass-fed Ghee Butter and coffee, we have an amazing selection of Bulletproof products! 

Health Nut Favorite - Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods

Health Nut Favorite - Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods

Steffi has chosen our #HNFridayFavoriteproduct! This week, it is Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods! Bob’s Red Mill was founded by Bob Moore and his wife. On his 81st Birthday, he gave ownership of his company to its employees through an employee stock ownership program- so this business is 100% employee owned! These amazing products now have a sourced non-GMO pledge. From their personal relationships with their farmers to the old fashioned stone mills, the range of unique whole grains, stone ground flours, cereals and baking mixes provide you with foods for every meal of the day (there are also a WIDE variety of gluten-free options). Steffi passionately said, "My personal favorite is the garbanzo bean flour to make the falafel recipe on the back." For an endless array of ingredients, come check out all of Health Nut Nutrition's selection of Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods!

Love Your Brain with a Teaonic Brew!

Love Your Brain with a Teaonic Brew!

Even if you don’t consider your lifestyle to be fast-paced and metropolitain, I’m willing to guess that there are often times that you have so much going on that you become overwhelmed, stressed, and tired. Your brain gets cloudy and your ability to concentrate seems to disappear (just like all your good ideas).

Teaonic’s I Love My Brain (For Brilliant Mind blend) combines many of the herbs your mind needs to operate more efficiently, giving you the focus to accomplish, excel, and innovate in light of the day’s needs.

This handcrafted, unsweetened herbal tea supplement is made to clear mental clutter and to increase focus and memory by actually supporting your brain tissue

Give Yourself the Gift of MegaFood Turmeric Powder

Give Yourself the Gift of MegaFood Turmeric Powder

The familiar story of magi bringing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to Jesus has been told and retold for many generations. The latter two gifts are precious and powerful resins with distinct medicinal properties. Gold, on the other hand, seems unbefitting for a spiritual teacher who strongly admonished against desire for wealth.

Integrative medicine expert Dr. Sunil Pai indicates that this gift of gold might actually have been the “Golden Spice” — turmeric! Turmeric has a rich history full of cultural and religious implications while being prized for its potent health benefits.

Last Minute Gluten-Free Christmas Dessert Recipes

Last Minute Gluten-Free Christmas Dessert Recipes

Thank you to everyone who came out to and participated in our 2nd Annual Holiday Open House and Gluten-Free Bake-Off!

The weather was a little on the slippery side, but we still had a great turn-out and lots of fun. So much so that we wish next year’s was here already. In case you didn’t have a chance to come out as a participant or as a taster (a VERY important job), the basic rundown of the event was that contestants created gluten-free Christmas desserts and brought them in to be graded for their flavor and appearance.

After our esteemed judges had a chance to savor each dessert, we asked our staff and customers to try each dessert and cast their own votes for which was their favorites. In addition ...

Vendor Q&A: Get to Know Beeswax Delights

Vendor Q&A: Get to Know Beeswax Delights

Among the more visually striking products we carry, the beeswax candle creations from Beeswax Delights surely stand out on the shelf. We love everything they make: from the numerical birthday candles to beehives, flowers, morel mushrooms and more.

The folks behind Beeswax Delights were kind enough to give us some behind-the-scenes details about their creations.
 

Q: Who is behind your company?  
A:
Emily and Arthur McKay are the owners and candle makers. ...

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.

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.