Staff Pick: Allergy Rescue

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“It really works!”

For people like Rachel, who are prone to frequent and oftentimes harsh allergic reactions to the environment, herbal Allergy Rescue is exactly that… a life-saver. She gives it both thumbs up! ;)

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Quinoa to the Rescue!

Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) has recently taken the health world by storm as a simple, versatile, gluten-free super-grain. It is also an excellent source of protein, fiber, antioxidants, minerals, and amino acids that are essential to maintain our bodies’ healthy functions.

…And it just may become a sustainable addition to the cultures and diets of people living in mountainous regions of Asia and Africa.

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Recipe: Tropical Cucumber Salad

Even though Back-to-School season is in full swing, there’s still some Summer left! Embrace it with this sweet, savory, refreshing salad.

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Staff Pick: School Supplies!

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Well, it’s that time of year again… Time to get your last beach visits in and load up on all things back-to-school.

Here Michael presents just a few of our cool supplies! We’ve got notebooks, highlighters, pens, erasers, sticky notes, rulers, and more, all made of recycled plastics, bamboo, or other Earth-friendly materials. We’ll see you soon ;)

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Crickets as a Sustainable Protein?

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There are indeed a few food companies in the US, such as San Francisco-based Bitty Foods, ready to embrace the use of cricket flour in their protein bars and starches for baking.

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All About Parabens

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What exactly ARE parabens, and why do we want to avoid them?

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Staff Pick: Hail Merry Miracle Tart

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When Dan is feeling indulgent, he reaches for a super-decadent Coconut Vanilla Crème Miracle Tart by Hail Merry. Vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, and made with raw oils, this treat features a heavenly coconut oil-based and organic maple syrup-sweetened ganache nestled inside a raw almond flour crust. Delicious!

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Oil Pulling 101

There has been a lot of buzz lately about “oil pulling,” which is the practice of swishing coconut or sesame oil around your mouth for a few minutes to help remove plaque, stains, and other toxins. Many people believe in these healthy benefits, while others remain skeptic. Here’s what we learned:

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Racing for Health and Community

We are excited to announce that next month, Nature’s Corner will host a Juice for the Community week in support of 180 Turning Lives Around, a Hazlet-based nonprofit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence in our Jersey Shore community!

Last weekend, 180 spent an amazing day at The Jersey Girl Triathlon in Long Branch, raising awareness and funds to support their cause. Despite wind and rain, hundreds upon hundreds of strong, committed women woke in the predawn hours to test themselves both physically and emotionally while swimming, biking and running to victory – A true inspiration.

A separate event begins at 8:30AM tomorrow morning (Saturday, August 9), the Asbury Park 5k kicks off! Funds from this race (as well as those raised during our last Juice for the Community week) will directly support our friends at Play it Forward and the Lakehouse Music Academy! If you’d like to run but haven’t already registered, you may sign up in the park across Convention Hall at 7AM tomorrow. :)

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Staff Pick: Liz Lovely Cowboy Cookies

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Packed with delicious fiber-rich oatmeal, walnuts, and chocolate, Liz Lovely Cowboy Cookies are Jes’s treat of choice!

In addition to containing 100% vegan, non-GMO, and organic ingredients, these soft-baked wonders are also 100% gluten-free, making them an ideal decadent dessert for just about any diet. …And there’s two big cookies in each pack – perfect for sharing! ;)

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