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.
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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).
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!
In honor of Hemp History week (June 5-11), we are celebrating this wonderfully nutritious plant by extending a 10 percent discount to all hemp-based products (excluding products already on sale in this month’s flyer).
We love provide our customers with inspiration to experiment with the all-natural food we carry (who says healthy eating can’t be amazing?), and so here is an on-the-fly recipe for how to use two incredible hemp products — Organic Hemp Pro Fiber and Hemp Oil from Manitoba Harvest — to concoct some deliciously vegan, non-psychoactive, grain-free chocolate hemp brownies.
In this day and age, it can be tricky to use food as our body’s natural medication. And let’s be honest, we don’t always have the time to cook a healthy meal. So in the midst of the busyness, how do we get our daily nutrients? How do we address those irritating symptoms we deal with? Well, supplements are one answer. In our culture, we’re often overfed and yet, surprisingly, nutrient deficient. When you take the right supplements on a regular basis, you’ll discover that you’re more energized. Your appetite may decrease as well, because food cravings often come from nutrient deficiencies. So that's great to know, right, but how do you look for the ideal supplement? Keep reading and discover four tips that will change the way you shop.
Check for Fillers
Many herbal supplement brands put fillers in their capsules. These fillers, or extra herbs, sound great, but there isn’t enough to provide real, medicinal value. For this reason, it’s important to look at the ingredients, especially if you have any food allergies or food intolerances.
Sometimes, these brands don’t list their fillers in the ingredients, and on occasion, they don’t even contain the herb on the label. Recently in New York, four major store chains were forced to stop selling their adulterated supplements by the NY Attorney General (click here to learn more). That’s why it’s important to purchase from a brand you can trust.
Here at the Health Nut, we carry professional-grade, hypoallergenic supplements like Pure Encapsulations, Source Naturals, Designs for Health, and many more. We also carry great cost-effective brands. These options may contain fillers, but rest assured, they’re all sourced from companies who put everything in the list of ingredients. We also have our own Health Nut brand that is often a solid choice.
How are your herbs harvested?
It’s important to purchase your supplements from a company dedicated to the sustainable harvest of herbs. Certain herbs like Ginseng are over-harvested, and as a result, their population is declining in America and other parts of the world. Over-harvesting isn’t the only factor for their decline, but you can make a difference by supporting companies who practice sustainable wildcrafting. Additionally, during mass harvests these companies may dry the herbs under too much heat, which endangers the herb’s array of phytonutrients.
So naturally, it’s important to know and trust your brand. We do our best to source from companies who offer professional-grade, herbal supplements while practicing sustainable wildcrafting.
Reduce your pill intake
Capsules are perfect when you need a boost in your health. Herbal supplements are a quick and easy way to take a concentrated dose of an herb, but once you’re back to health, there are amazing ways to maintain your health and reduce your pill intake.
You can take herbs as a tea or tincture. The Health Nut in-store brand has a wide range of quality tinctures, which lessens the amount of capsules you’re taking. It’s as simple as adding the recommended number of drops into your water, juice, or tea.
Once again, we recommend our professional-grade supplements. They were created by biochemists and doctors who worked together to create the ultimate formula for specific issues like joint pain, osteoporosis, etc. They combine the herbs you need into one capsule, so you don’t have to take several supplements at once or figure it out on your own.
As always, do your homework
We want to help you! But no one knows your body better than you. If you do your homework, so to speak, it’ll make your shopping experience that much better. Feel free to tell us what you’ve learned! We’re here to educate you, yes, but we’re also here to learn.
We look forward to seeing you during your next visit.
- the Health Nut Nutrition team
New Location, New Opportunities
As we expand into the new store, we couldn't be more excited about the opportunities that a larger space provides. Over the next couple months, we'll be growing into our new space and offering unique ways to connect with you and the greater Lynchburg community:
Millie's Living Cafe: Coming April 17th
We're so excited to introduce Millies Living Cafe to Lynchburg! Millies will offer organic smoothies, raw and vegan food, medicinal teas, and Kombucha on tap.
The Community Room: TBD
On the second floor, we plan on creating a space for workshops on essential oils, soap making, bath products, healthy cooking, yoga, and more. We want to get to know you, educate you, and in some small way, help make your 2015 a healthy and joyful year. We'll let you know when these classes start up.
In 2015, we're expanding each major department in some cool ways. We're offering more, high quality supplements like clean, natural, and approved sports supplements. We're increasing our bulk section to include honey, exotic bulk items like culinary spices, medicinal herbs, and more. Our grocery section is expanding to offer better gluten free, allergen free, vegetarian, and vegan food options. You've asked us about many of these products, and we're delighted to finally offer them!
Starting January 5th, our loyalty program will be up and running.
Thanks and see you soon!
—The Health Nut Nutrition Team