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Nutritional Visionary – Thomas C. Martindale

Thomas C. Martindale, our store founder’s son, was a pioneer in health and wellness; Philly’s own nutritional visionary. Decades before Dr. Oz, Richard Simmons, or even Jack LaLanne, Thomas C. imported unique dietetic foods for his…

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Prizes, Prizes, Prizes – Our Anniversary Giveaway

Founded in 1869, we are known as the country’s first health food store. We will celebrate our 150th year anniversary this spring with an in-store random drawing Giveaway of cool prizes from our many sponsoring partners.…

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Plant Based Fats for the Heart

Is it true that eating plant-based mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) is healthier than eating animal-based MUFAs? To answer this question, doctors conducted a long-term study of 93,378 men and women who filled out detailed food questionnaires…

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Hazelnuts Boost Magnesium and Vitamin E

Do you like nuts? If you want a change of nutty taste, try hazelnuts. Also known as filberts, these sweet, buttery, crunchy gems are loaded with essential vitamins and healthy fats. For example, a single, one-ounce…

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Weight Loss with Black Seed

Black seed, known as black cumin seed, and a host of other names has been favorited around the world and the fans are increasing. Why? In particular, studies focused on weight loss, accomplished by means of…

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Nine Naturals to Make You Glow

Don’t fake your glow with toxic products that hurt you and your dwelling. Here are nine natural products that will make you glow — inside and out! Polish your sheen with healthy ingredients. These are perfect for…

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9 Specialty Shop Products with Flavor

Taste what your local specialty shop has in store for you! These nine out-of-the-ordinary products will add pizzazz to the dining table. Big-box stores all seem alike so get a real find at your independent health…

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Get a Natural Thanksgiving Feast

Serve the very best feast to your loved ones this Thanksgiving Day holiday. Order organic, free-range turkey, and shop all the fixin’s that go with it. Find local freshly baked pies and baked goods. Find Thanksgiving vegan…

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Hearty Vegan Lentil Soup

Control Blood Sugar Better with Lentils Have you tried lentils? If you haven’t, you should, and here’s why. These nutritionally mighty legumes are packed with seven essential minerals, B vitamins, proteins and almost no fat. Amazingly,…