Organic India: Herbal Supplements to Support True Wellness

ORGANIC INDIA was formed in the 1990′s by a small group of people from around the world who met in Lucknow, a town in northern India. They had traveled to meet H.W.L. Poonja, the spiritual teacher fondly known as “Papaji.” Drawn by the search for truth and self-realization, they came to hear Papaji’s simple teachings:

“Keep Quiet. The eternal truth exists within you. Do not entertain a single thought and the truth will reveal itself to itself.”

Inspired by Papaji’s lifetime of service, this group of visionaries (and future founders of ORGANIC INDIA) together created a holistic business that would eventually change the face of agriculture in northern India. Their idea was simple: establish a sustainable business model to support the livelihood of thousands of impoverished farmers in India by providing training and education, enabling self-sufficiency and skills that could be passed on to future generations.

This idea became a movement as organic and biodynamic farming methods were developed and practiced. The founder’s mission to offer safe effective herbal products to the world is the driving force behind an organic revolution that started with ORGANIC INDIA and is now taking root all across India.

ORGANIC INDIA is inspired by and lovingly dedicated to Sri H.W.L. Poonja, Papaji, and Sri Ramana Maharshi, one and the same, embodiment of truth, of unconditional love for all beings and all creation, of supreme peace, of selfless service, of limitless compassion, of eternal wisdom, Sat, Chit, Ananda, Moksha.

 

References

Organic India (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.organicindia.com/

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SmartyPants Vitamins

SmartyPants offers the only All-in-One Gummy Vitamin for kids and adults that combines eco-friendly omega 3 DHA & EPA + a multivitamin + vitamin D3 in one serving. We started this company because it’s just become too hard to be healthy. We know what it’s like to stand bewildered in front of a wall of vitamins and wonder, What Now? So we decided to combine those well researched and supported nutrients that are toughest to get safely from food into one serving that tasted so good, you wouldn’t have to worry about remembering to take them every day. With a focus on extremely high quality, bio available and organic ingredients, we created the first all in one gummy vitamin. By making things easier, we hope to put health in the reach of more people every day. And because we think everyone deserves a great start in life, we provide a 1 for 1 matching nutrient grant to a child in need with every bottle we sell through our partnership with Vitamin Angels.

 

References

Smartypants (n.d.). Retrieved from http://smartypantsvitamins.com/

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Starwest Botanicals: Higher Quality Herbs And Spices

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Organic Turmeric Root Powder 1 lb, StarWest Botanicals

Organic Turmeric Root Powder 1 lb, StarWest Botanicals

Organic Lavender Flowers Extra Whole 1 lb, StarWest Botanicals

Organic Lavender Flowers Extra Whole 1 lb, StarWest Botanicals

Organic Spirulina Powder 1 lb, StarWest Botanicals

Organic Spirulina Powder 1 lb, StarWest Botanicals

Starwest Botanicals started as a small retail herb shop in 1975 in Sacramento, California. When we made the decision to begin selling herbs wholesale, we were faced with competition from more-established herb companies. We felt that our best chance to compete was to focus on selling a higher quality of herbs at good prices. Saying that you sell quality herbs sounds rather quaint, as most companies say they sell quality – we knew better. As I hit the road with my sample bag, I could demonstrate to the store buyers that our quality really was better, at equal or just slightly higher prices. Most stores I visited “got it.” They knew that their business would prosper if they carried herbs that were fresh, potent, and worked for the purpose intended.

We grew rapidly on the strength of our commitment to provide value through a combination of quality products, excellent customer service, and fair prices. In 1979, we built our first herb mill to have better control over the processing of our herbs. In 1980, we began importing herbs from several different countries and supplying manufacturers and wholesalers. We also began supporting the fledgling organic herb industry in 1980. In 1983, Starwest was named to Inc. magazines list of top 500 fastest-growing private companies.

Today, Starwest is one of the largest suppliers of organic herbs in the United States, with over 150,000 sq. ft. of modern warehouse and production space and over one million pounds of herbs and spices in stock. We are proud of our accomplishments, but the thing of which we are most proud is that we have many customers and suppliers that are still doing business with us over 40 years later.

We believe in offering the best value to our customers for their herbal purchases and, because we directly source our products from around the world and process them in-house, we can deliver on that belief. We also stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. I know it’s easy to make a claim that you’re committed to something; but, just like I showed those herbal stores years ago, we deliver on our commitments.

Today you have a choice – you can buy mediocre herbs and spices from the many storefronts that have sprung up on the internet, or you can buy higher quality herbs and spices from a company that you can trust. We’re sure you’ll see the same superior quality in our products that store owners saw more than 30 years ago.

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BPI Sports Pump-HD

BPI Sports Pump HD is formulated with well-researched, trialed and tested ingredients proven to build muscle and increase exercise performance. Combine this with the strongest PRE-WORKOUT ENERGY SYSTEM on shelves today, for explosive workouts unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. PUMP-HD contains THE clinically tested form of BETA-ALANINE, CarnoSyn, which has been shown in groundbreaking research to be the gold standard for improving performance, power, stamina, and endurance. CarnoSyn works as a lactic acid buffer, reducing fatigue and increasing exercise capacity. In short it allows you to train harder and longer. In fact, research shows that each dose of CarnoSyn literally builds on the dose before, and that performance continues to increase with ongoing use. PUMP-HD also contains ORNITHINE AKG for its pro-anabolic and anti-catabolic effects. CREATINE MONOHYDRATE the most researched muscle building supplement on the planet. LEUCINE for stimulating protein synthesis, pump and vascularity instigating profile unlike any other. To complete this lean muscle building formula we’ve added an advanced ELECTROLYTE blend to rehydrate and refresh for maximal muscle output.

See more at: http://www.vitasprings.com/bpi-sports.html

References
BPI Sports Pump HD (n.d.). Retrieved from http://bpisports.net/products/pump_hd

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Pycnogenol boosts cognitive function in middle-aged professionals

Looking to give your professional life a competitive edge? A report published in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences revealed that Pycnogenol®, a proanthocyanidin supplement derived from maritime pine, improved memory, focus and decision-making among healthy professionals between the ages of 35 to 55.

The study, conducted at Chieti-Pescara University in Italy, included 59 professional men and women assigned to a controlled health plan with or without supplementation with 150 milligrams Pycnogenol® per day for 12 weeks. Tests of attention, memory and executive function were conducted before and after the study period and blood samples were analyzed for free radicals and other factors.

Plasma free radicals were lower by the end of the study among those that received Pycnogenol®, while varying nonsignificantly among the control group. While aspects of cognitive function improved in both groups, the increase was more significant in the Pycnogenol® group. These subjects showed improvements in mood, mental performance, sustained attention and subjective memory, as well as in daily tasks such as simple decision making and dealing with people.

“This study completes a number of research observations indicating that Pycnogenol® can naturally help improve some aspects of cognitive functions throughout life,” stated lead researcher Gianni Belcaro, of Chieti
Pescara University’s Department of Biomedical Science. “Multiple studies have been conducted using Pycnogenol® and showing its positive effects in managing and improving some attention parameters in children with ADHD, in improving results of specific cognitive test in students and in improving several aspects of cognitive functions in adults over 60.”

“These latest findings are supported by decades of research on Pycnogenol®’s ability to naturally regulate oxidative stress levels (that may significantly affect some cognitive functions) and confirm the positive impact on overall cognitive function,” he concluded.

References
Life Extension (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.lifeextension.com/WhatsHot/2015/1/January-Whats-Hot-Articles/Page-01#Pycnogenol-boosts-cognitive-function-in-middle-aged-professionals

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Nature's Way Fenugreek Seed Sooths Stomach

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is an annual Mediterranean and Asiatic herb with aromatic seeds. It is used around the world as a culinary spice and food that is soothing to the stomach.

About Nature’s Way
In 1968, Tom Murdock, the eventual founder of Nature’s Way®, desperately searched for a way to improve his wife’s health. After relying on conventional options without success, Tom took a leap of faith in traditional Native American knowledge of the healing power of plants growing near their Arizona home. As a result, his wife’s health improved and she lived another 25 years.

In 1969, Tom’s quest to help his wife led to an herbal renaissance in America and the creation of Nature’s Way. By 1969, Tom was providing eight new herbal remedies. Now 40 years later, Nature’s Way is the preeminent brand of quality dietary supplements.

Nature’s Way has been at the forefront of the herbal health industry. An early leader in educating consumers and retailers on the effectiveness and safety of herbal supplements, we have always supported legislative efforts that help protect health freedoms, and are constantly striving to promote better health through the power of nature.

 References
Nature’s Way (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.naturesway.com/

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Aubrey: All-Natural Hair, Skin & Body Care

Aubrey

When Aubrey Hampton first mixed ground ginger, peppermint and eucalyptus leaf into a base of coconut oil in 1967, he never imagined that the batch of bath liquid he created to help combat those harsh New York City winters would change the personal care industry forever. Forty years and more than 200 products later, Aubrey®, the company he founded, remains the leader in natural hair, skin and body care, with products sold in more than 4500 retailers throughout the world.

Why use something synthetic when something natural works so much better? That’s the practical philosophy behind every Aubrey® product. This simple idea has been the cornerstone of their pioneering company since the beginning. Read their labels. You’ll find only the finest herbals and plant extracts in their most natural form, and no synthetic additives or petrochemicals of any kind in any of Aubrey products.

See more at: http://www.vitasprings.com/aubrey-organics.html

References
Aubrey (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.aubrey-organics.com/

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Introducing to Popular Yacon Syrup!

We’re glad that the Most Popular Yacon Syrup is Now In Stock!

Probiotic Sweetener with Low Glycemic Index!

Yacon is a distant relative of the sunflower with edible tubers and leaves. The syrup from this sweet root is raising eyebrows in the medical community and natural product world for its medicinal qualities. It contains fructooligosaccharides (FOS), which pass through the digestive track unmetabolized, providing few calories. The sugars, however, are metabolized by the bifidobacteria in the large intestine and contribute to improved digestions and absorption of vitamins, such as B-complex. The undigested portion of yacon serves as prebiotic-food for ‘friendly’ bacteria. Other benefits of FOS supplementation include increased production of beneficial short-chain fatty acids, such as butyrate, increased absorption of calcium and magnesium and improved elimination of toxic compounds. Preclinical studies indicate an increase in bone density after consumption of FOS. It may help diabetics regulate and normalize glucose levels in the blood due to its FOS content. It is considered hypoglycemic and holds promise as a sweetener for diabetics and others who choose not to consume sugar.

Traditional Ethnobotanical Information

This delicious root crop has been grown in the Andes by the Inca and their descendants. Related to sunflowers, Yacon has large succulent roots that have a juicy, watermelon flavor. From this we produce an exceptionally sweet syrup which can be used like honey or maple syrup.

You hold in your hands the finest traditional botanical available on earth. This botanical is a long standing favorite in South America where it has been empirically selected for its effectiveness over many generations. Only organically cultivated or sustainably wild harvested plants are collected and shipped to our laboratories.

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NOW Foods Bone Calcium

Bone meal is a natural source of Calcium Phosphate, a composition of Calcium and Phosphorus known as hydroxyapatite. Hydroxyapatite, found in teeth and bones, confers rigidity to these structures and is well absorbed from the digestive tract. Phosphorus is necessary for the production of bone tissue and plays an integral role in the maintenance of the body’s acid-base balance. NOW® Bone Calcium has been enhanced with Vitamin D, as well as complementary minerals, such as Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, and Boron, that work with Calcium to support healthy bone metabolism.* NOW® Bone Calcium is naturally derived from cattle raised in Australia. It is sterilized and tested for heavy metals such as lead and aluminum to assure the lowest levels possible.

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References
NOW Foods Bone Calcium (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/Bone-Calcium-240-Tablets.htm

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Holiday Survival Guide: 8 Strategies to Avoid Overeating

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Advanced Fiber Force, 100 Capsules, Good ‘N Natural

Herbal Laxative, 250 Tablets, Good ‘N Natural

Multi-Enzyme Formula, 100 Tablets, Good ‘N Natural

Colon Cleanser, 240 Capsules, Good ‘N Natural

Lemon Ginger Tea (Digestive Aid) 16 tea bags from Yogi Tea

Stomach Ease Tea 16 tea bags from Yogi Tea

Purely Peppermint Tea (Stomach Soother) 16 tea bags from Yogi Tea

Organic Gas Relief Tea, 16 Tea Bags, Traditional Medicinals Teas

Eater’s Digest Tea 16 bags, Traditional Medicinals Teas

With the holiday season upon us, food is everywhere. From festive holiday parties to dinners with friends and family, let’s face it, this time of year tends to center around food. And, it is perfectly OK to indulge on occasion, sans the guilt, without gaining weight. The trick is to enjoy what you are eating, and to eat mindfully while avoiding overindulging and gaining weight in the process.

For the good news, according to research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Americans, on average, gain just about one pound during the holiday season, with overweight individuals gaining a bit more. This is really not too bad, as long as we keep it to just one pound and get back on track come the New Year.

To help avoid gaining weight this holiday season while also enjoying your favorite foods, here are some strategies that I have used successfully with clients that I counsel in my nutrition practice.

1. Eat healthy MOST of the time.

Make healthy low-calorie choices when you can and do not waste calories nibbling at home while watching TV. Celebrate only at a holiday dinner party or during a holiday event. Plan your day and even plan for your occasional splurge.

2. Eat what you LOVE.

Do not waste calories overeating on cookies and junk food that you do not like just because they are sitting there or because someone else is eating them. Save your extra calories for special foods you enjoy during this time of year.

3. Mind your PORTIONS.

What I love about portion control is that you can still indulge in your favorite foods instead of banning them completely. And you do not have to eat tiny portions. The trick is to eat larger portions of healthy foods balanced with smaller portions of more indulgent and high-calorie choices.

4. Try eating off of RED plates.

Red is a festive color and red plates certainly go with the season. New research published in the journal Appetite found that we eat less when eating food on a red plate. Subjects who were given pretzels on a red plate ate significantly less than those given pretzels on a blue or white plate. Who knew? Certainly worth a try. The authors suggest that the color red may work as a subtle stop signal (like a red traffic light) which may guide us to reduce our intake.

5. Eat MORE fruits and veggies.

High in fiber, rich in nutrients, and low in calories, enjoying colorful fruits and vegetables is a win-win. Try filling half of your plate with fruits or vegetables at each meal.

6. Limit LIQUID calories.

When we drink our calories instead of eat them, we do not tend to register fullness and we often end up consuming extra unnecessary calories. For example, we often eat a bag of chips with the soda we are guzzling down. And liquid calories such as soda are pure empty calories. Many alcoholic drinks also tend to be high in calories and drinking tends to decrease our resistance to temptations. It is OK to enjoy an occasional glass of red wine, or white wine spritzer, but best to have the drink with dinner and not on an empty stomach. And, fill up on water or seltzer, both calorie free, before your meal.

7. Keep up your EXERCISE routine.

Choose an exercise routine you enjoy and pick a time that works for you so that you will stick to it.

8. DROP the guilt.

If you overate, do not feel guilty. And now there is now research to prove it.

New research found that people who feel guilty after eating large amounts of snack foods tend to gain more weight than those who don’t feel the guilt.

This year, enjoy the holiday season sans guilt!

References
Dr. Lisa Young (December 17, 2013). Holiday Survival Guide: 8 Strategies to Avoid Overeating. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-lisa-young/holiday-health_b_4441757.html?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living


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