Monday, July 3, 2017

Out & Active in July

On-the-go Gadgets and Utensils make for sustainable summer activities.  Try Brewer's Yeast during this buggy season - for people and pets.   Power up with new tasty vegan protein.  Free your natural beauty: Indira Skin care Demo.  Keep your brain active and save during the Summer Reading Sale!  
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20% OFF Books

Valid thru July 31, 2017.  Coupon Code:  BOOK2
When it is time to relax with a good book, get inspired to take charge of your health and expand your horizons this summer.  Choose a Do-It-Yourself book on culturing and fermentation, organic body care and herbal preparations, detoxification recipes, or organic gardening and composting. Learn more about specific uses and benefits of herbs, apple cider vinegar, alkaline water, and more with the Bragg's book series. Have culinary adventures with raw foods, juices and smoothies, or learn new allergy-friendly dishes with one of our many recipe books. There's a wealth of information on health and wellness topics, so find one that suits you and SAVE!
FRESHEN YOUR AIRSPACE wherever you go!

ABELA AromaWand Mister  Reg. $22.99 NOW $19.99
USB MISTY Ultrasonic Diffuser  
Reg. $17.99 NOW $14.99

ABELA AromaWand Mist Sprayer creates a nano-scale mist you can't get with a regular aerosol spray bottle.  With just a little water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil, you can take your charged up sprayer with you in a purse or backpack.  Hold sprayer vertically about 15 cm from your body and push down the sliding cap to spray.  Great to use outdoors with oils like geranium or lemon eucalyptus to keep mosquitoes and other insect pests at bay.  With a full 7ml fill-up, mister can be used in 30 second intervals up to 120 times before needing a recharge.  The charge/usage indicator lets you know when it needs a recharge with the USB cord (included.)  Comes with cleaning bottle as well.

MISTY Ultrasonic portable diffuser is perfect for the car, especially on summer time road-trips.  Sleek, compact diffuser fits into any USB port, so it works perfectly in your home or office computer, with no worry about spillage.  It has 3 adjustable time intervals and swivels 180 degrees so you can aim the scent where you like.  Comes with a loading/mixing bottle so you fill it up perfectly every time. 

Get it before it's GONE
As part of getting fit and active this summer, consider doing some yoga!  Physical benefits include: increased flexibility and muscle tone, improved respiration, circulation and energy, weight loss and reduction of chronic pain and insomnia, and overall better athletic performance. Of equal importance, yoga can offer mental and emotional benefits of stress management, development of coping skills, and improved concentration.

While we encourage practicing yoga, we will no longer be carrying the Hugger Mugger Yoga gear.  Just a few mats, blocks, and harnesses left.  One of the most unique items is the "Para Rubber" Mat, made with natural rubber sustainably harvested from a non-Amazon source. The Para Rubber Yoga Mat is equally grippy on both sides providing extra stability and a more connected feeling to your practice. The excellent, stable, dense cushioning is ideal for any yoga practice, for a long-lasting, durable mat you'll enjoy for years.  Yoga practice can be adapted to all ages and abilities, so almost anyone can incorporate it into a routine. With everything you need at a CLEARANCE PRICES, there are no more excuses! Start getting centered today!

Stay Hydrated with  LIFE FACTORY
22oz bottles are just $25.49 (reg. $26.99).

Life Factory water bottles have been one of our store favorites with the sleek sleeve design and "Active Flip Cap," which offers a high flow rate for tip-and-sip drinking.  Works well during high-intensity activities too, when you feel like chugging!  No messy straw to worry about.  The leak resistant cap includes a stainless steel hinge with spring action. The pivoting handle provides a great way to carry the bottle and stows out of the way while drinking.

  • Glass bottles offer a pure taste with no leaching from plastics or metals
  • A unique three-dimensional sleeve design provides durability and superior grip
  • Dishwasher safe (place cap on top rack/no need to remove silicone sleeve)
  • Made in the U.S.A. and France, assembled in the U.S.
  • BPA/BPS-free and phthalate-free
  • Wide-mouth access allow for easy addition of cubes, citrus slices, or tea bags or protein powders.

Protein Boost by SPROUT LIVING


EPIC Protein - Vanilla Lucuma

This plant-based protein starts sprouted brown rice, yellow pea, and sacha inchi as the backbone to provide a complete amino acid profile that is easy to digest and utilize by your muscles.  Whole superfoods like cranberry seed, lucuma fruit and jerusalem artichoke provide flavor and nutritional benefits .  It is ultra clean (no fillers or additives), organic, vegan and hypoallergenic.

  • 19 grams per serving of complete vegan protein. 
  • Creamy texture, rich real flavor and full-bodied sweetness with no ‘fake’ aftertaste. 
  • Nutrient-rich superfood blend with exotic lucuma fruit and delicious vanilla bean.

Pumpkin Seed Protein

  • 19 grams per serving of high quality, pure vegan protein. 
  • Cold-pressed, optimally dried and gently milled. 
  • Rich source of essential omega fatty acids 3, 6 and 9. 
  • No “natural” flavoring, “other ingredients” or additives whatsoever.
Try either flavor for just $28.99 ea.
ToGo Ware for Wherever!
Perfect for camping, backpacking, or just in a lunch bag, bamboo utensils set by To Go Ware includes sturdy and lightweight fork, knife, spoon, and chopsticks.  New Kids set is a slightly smaller version with no chopsticks.  The knife is tapered and curved, so it is great for scooping and spreading, and just sharp enough to cut food without cutting you.  Bamboo doesn't stain or absorb odors, and may be put in a dishwasher.  For increased longevity, however, hand washing is recommended.  Comes in a carrying case with velcro flap and carabiner to easily attach to your bag.  $12.99/adult or $9.99/kids. 


OK, it's not an herb..but Supplement of the Month doesn't sound as good.

Brewer's Yeast & Bugs

Though it may sound far-fetched, there has been plenty of anecdotal evidence suggesting that eating Brewer's Yeast may help repel mosquitoes. It is high in vitamin B1 (thiamine), which is apparently offensive to mosquitos, but not detectable by humans. So, after we consume brewer's yeast, the odor is excreted through our skin to provide a bit of extra protection.  Brewer's yeast is often recommended for dogs too to repel fleas and ticks!  It is probably best to plan ahead and start taking it a day or two ahead of time as well as the day of mosquito exposure. Any edge we can give ourselves to keep mosquitos, ticks, and other pests away naturally is worth a try, right? Especially when there are so many other benefits.

Brewer's yeast is obviously used in brewing beer, but can also be grown on sugar beets or any glucose-rich medium.  The Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast is cultivated on malted barley or some other grain used in the beer-making process and after fermentation, the yeast is separated from the beer, dried and debittered.  While it is being cultivated, the S. cerevisiae divides about 20 times and manufacture amino acids and vitamins in the process.  When cultivated for a food supplement, it is dried at to ensure that it is non-active and will not continue to ferment.

Brewer's Yeast is a rich source of B vitamins (except B12) including:
  • Thiamine (Vitamin B1) 
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 
  • Niacin (Vitamin B3) 
  • Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) 
  • Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) 
  • Folic acid (Vitamin B9)
  • Biotin (Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H) 

These vitamins help break down carbs, fats, and proteins, and promotes cellular energy production. They also support the nervous system, help maintain the muscles used for digestion, and keep skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and liver healthy.

Other significant nutrients include

  • Chromium
  • protein
  • selenium
  • potassium
  • iron
  • zinc
  • magnesium
Save 10% on select Brewer's Yeast Items

NOW Brewer's Yeast 1lb. was $10.99 NOW $9.89
Starwest Brewer's Yeast 1oz. was $1.16 NOW $1.04/oz
ActiPet Brewer's Yeast Dog Chewable Tablets (90ct.) was $11.49 NOW $10.34

Available as a powder or flakes, its cheese-like flavor is a favorite on popcorn, pasta, in salad dressings or soup.  Typically, it is advised to add a teaspoon or two at the end of the cooking process so the high heat doesn't destroy some of the B vitamins.  It can also be used as a B-boost in a smoothie.  


There is no official recommended dose, so most experts say to start small to check for potential side effects.  Some people do not tolerate yeasts or are sensitive to glutamates (brewer's yeast contains glutamic acid as part of it's amino acid profile.) 

There are some potential interactions with drugs, so always consult your health care provider first, especially if you are on MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) used for treating depression or meperidine, a narcotic pain medication.  Interactions with these can cause a dangerous increase in blood pressure, or hypertensive crisis.  Brewer's yeast may also enhance the effect of diabetes medications, and should be monitored closely to avoid hypoglycemia.

Consult your healthcare provider before taking brewer’s yeast if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.   Use caution if you have a central venous catheter, Crohn’s disease,  frequent yeast infections or yeast allergies or weakened immune system.*

Indira Skin Nutrition IN STORE DEMO
Tues. July 11   10am-12pm

Come out and talk to the Owner and producer of Michigan-made Indira Skin Nutrition products. Find out what makes our skincare products different, sample the goods, pick her brain, and receive 20% off all Indira Skincare products today!
In Store FLYER!
Click images to see in PDF format.  Must have a PDF reader enabled.  Specials are valid all month!*
*may be excluded from 20% Tuesday sale


New Massage Therapist  Lori Burdick, CMT

Available for Walk-ins Friday & Sat 11am - 3pm 
(Or By Appointment)

Techniques include:  Swedish Massage, Anatomy, Energy Therapy, Reflexology, Myofascial release, Muscle Isolation, and Pregnancy Massage.
$15 for 15 min Chair Massage
$35 for 30 min Full Body
$65 for 60 min Full Body
ADELPHA Thermography
Mon.  Aug 14th
Wed. Oct 11th

 by Appointment Only
with Linda Alchin RN

Infrared Thermography has redefined early detection for Breast Cancer by providing the earliest and most sensitive means of screening.
This simple procedure of taking digital computerized pictures with a specialized Thermography camera is safe, non toxic, highly accurate and an inexpensive form of diagnostic imaging used by progressive physicians in the US and Europe since 1952.
Must have a current medical doctor, MD or DO.  To schedule Call LINDA  at 248-797-1191
 Cost $165  Appointments take about 30 minutes.
Learn More
Email Linda
*Disclaimer: Statements made on this newsletter, have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.