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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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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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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, one cup of cooked lentils has…

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CoQ10 Plus Selenium – Dynamic Duo for Longer Life

Selenium and CoQ10 Extend Life Two important facts about these important nutrients, CoQ10 and selenium, you probably didn’t know: Every cell in the body needs selenium to function properly. CoQ10 helps each cell produce energy. Boost…

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Blueberries Boost Brain Power

Love blueberries? Here’s one more reason to love them even more: they’re good for your brain. In fact, a new study has found that older men and women who ate a daily serving of blueberries for…

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Green Leafy Vegetables and Your Brain

Eating one to two servings per day of green leafy vegetables may help slow the natural age-related decline in cognitive abilities. In this study, doctors measured the diets of 960 men and women, aged 58 to…

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Former Smoker? Eat Tomatoes, Apples and Bananas

Tomatoes are just starting to come in season, and what better time to indulge your senses with those red, juicy, slightly salty-sweet summer treats than now! If you’re a former smoker, you have an even better…

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Autism and Vitamin D Connection

Autism – or autism spectrum disorder – appears during early childhood and interferes with a person’s ability to communicate with others and interact socially. According to the Autism Society, the prevalence of autism is growing. Between…

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Multiple Sclerosis and Gut Microbiome Link

  March is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month, a time to get the word out about the causes, symptoms and treatments available for this debilitating autoimmune disease. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, MS occurs…

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Reduce Stroke With Eggs

Easter Eggs and Stroke Traditionally Easter is a time to consider (and decorate) the humble egg. It’s the season to consider new life from humble beginnings. Did you know consuming an egg each day can help…

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Tart Cherry Helps You Sleep

  Older people often have insomnia, but standard medications can increase falls and have other side effects. In this pilot study, eight adults over age 50 with confirmed insomnia took a placebo or 240 ml of…

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Nutrients Help Build Muscle Mass in Adults

Muscle mass and strength naturally decline with age. In this study, 42 healthy adults, ages 55 to 70, took a placebo, or 1,500 mg of l-carnitine with or without 2,000 mg of l-leucine, 3,000 mg creatine…

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Healthy Vitamin D: H-Pylori and Metabolic Syndrome

Vitamin D improves gut health and reduces chances for metabolic syndrome Healthy Gut Because vitamin D has many positive effects on the body, doctors wanted to study vitamin D and gut health. In this pilot study,…

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Prediabetic? Think Zinc

The country of Bangladesh has one of the lowest zinc deficiencies in its soil in all of Asia. No wonder the people are poor. Crops cannot be grown without this vital mineral.   The same is…

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That’s Just Peachy

Nothing says summer quite like a ripe, juicy, sweet peach. Go ahead – take a bite and savor that luscious burst of blossomy, fruity flavor. Add them to your favorite salads or if it’s not too…

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Turmeric Powder is Not Just For The Taste Buds

Turmeric is a perennial plant (Curcuma longa) of the ginger family native to India. The powdered turmeric root is a truly amazing herb popularly used as a spice in many delicious recipes as well as an…

Garlic–Nature’s Medicine

Celebrate your love of garlic by learning some interesting facts about this vegetable. There is much to be learned about garlic, its history, what it can do for your body and how to use it. Did…

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Magnesium and Artery Calcification

Nutrients Protect Against Heart and Circulatory Diseases Calcium can build up on artery walls, raising chances for heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Earlier studies found a link between low levels of magnesium…

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Going Gluten Free – Not Always Healthy Part 3

Looking for Part 1 and Part 2 of this series? Up Your Quality Replace the gluten infused foods you have eliminated with healthy whole foods. Try not to replace regular, unhealthy processed foods with processed gluten free foods…

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Eye Candy On a Plate – Veggies!

We all know fruits and vegetables are essential to our nutrition but eating healthy these days isn’t always easy and when you’re busy. Don’t feel defeated! Let’s talk about adorning your diet with a rainbow fruit…

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Going Gluten Free: Part 2

Did you miss “Thinking About Going Gluten Free” Part 1 of this series? Read it here. New Mindset   How do you go about living the gluten free lifestyle? Opt for whole natural gluten free foods…

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Thinking About Going Gluten Free? Part 1

Gluten intolerance and gluten sensitivity are on the rise. Many Americans have already made the decision to go gluten free for various reasons. Some are suffering from a disease aggravated by gluten called celiac disease. Others are…

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Coconut Oil: Nature’s Multi-Tasking Superfood

There are many uses and benefits of coconut oil and there is good reason why it is labeled a superfood. As one of the world’s healthiest foods known to man, coconut oil’s properties make this food…

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Tips On Maintaining Good Health In 2017

Entering into the new year is always a new and exciting time for change and growth. Many are looking forward to new arenas in life and how they can better themselves. Some even enter into a…

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Gift Cards for An Overflowing Heart

We want you to know that we have beautiful Martindale’s Gift Cards here for all your special people.   You could elect to wander our intriguing aisles finding yummy surprise after surprise for your spouse, kids,…

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5 Mood-Boosting Foods

Now that the winter months are upon us, many people begin feeling the “blues.” With our daylight hours dwindling and nights growing longer and colder, many Americans face changes in mood and energy. There are natural…

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Attention! Nutrients for a Better Brain

Studies have shown certain nutrients improve cognition, memory, and attention in adults. Here are reports about recent studies of vitamin K and the herb bacopa monnieri. Vitamin K and Cognition A new discovery links vitamin K…

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Java Joe – Moving On

It’s been almost 20 years and Joe is retiring! You may know him as “the coffee guy” because his expertise with all things coffee has served our customers for many years. Joe, as the coffee buyer, has…

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Apples for Bark in the Park 2016

Bark in the Park, a dog-friendly 5K and dog walk at Rose Tree Park in Media, Pa, is raising funds for the care of our community’s pets. Martindale’s Natural Market is pleased to donate ORGANIC apples…

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Apple Crunch Day 2016

Sabold Elementary Doing Healthy Education   Sabold Elementary School, in Springfield, PA, teaches our kids about health, nutrition, and safety. Martindale’s Natural Market is proud to be a part of that!   Each year, we breathlessly await October and…

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Two Benefits of Fenugreek

Fenugreek. Perhaps you know the flavorful seeds from the pea family as an herbal flavoring in mostly Indian dishes, or a natural remedy for indigestion. Some use it to help increase breast milk supply. The amazing…

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Non-GMO Month is Needed Now More Than Ever

Martindale’s is a proud sponsor of Non-GMO Month October 2016. Not only do we have organic food choices throughout the store, but more and more packages are showing up with the “verified non-GMO ” butterfly seal.…

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Local Blood Drive

Today the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce hosted our local American Red Cross Blood Drive. We are chamber members and are pleased to support this great opportunity of service by encouraging staff to give blood while on…

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Scream, Oh Scream, for Ice Cream

Ice Cream Day, Ice Cream Month   Let’s look for some excuses to eat ice cream. Here’s one: July is National Ice Cream Month! It’s only patriotic to eat ice cream, don’t you think? July 23rd is National…

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Nutrition Facts Label Updates

Our nutrition fact labels on our food packages just got updated by the FDA. It has been a couple of decades since the last update so this is way overdue. The most significant changes are:  …

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Thoughts on Mothers Day

by Judy Oakland – Judy came to Martindale’s in 2007, after being a stay-at-home mom for several years. She fits right into the back office in the role of Operations Manager, having an administrative secretarial background. Look for…

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Can Natural Remedies Boost Our Mood?

Bad moods can come and go throughout our daily grind. It might be a spilled coffee followed by a stubbed toe that sets you off. But sometimes, prolonged high-pressure situations can lead to depression or blues…

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More Vitamin E for Millennials

Are you a Millennial? You are probably low in Vitamin E. Nearly 9 out of 10 people age 20 to 30 were low in the vital nutrient Vitamin E in a recent study. Recently, a large study…

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Tell the Senate to Stop the “Dark Act”

Oppose GMO Labeling Opposition The bill is named the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act”, when it actually prevents states from requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods. That’s why we call this terrible legislation that passed…

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Healthy Coffee

Scientists first discovered antioxidants in green coffee beans in 1988 but worried that roasting could destroy them. Researchers in this study found that roasting, aging, grinding, and brewing coffee produces a different class of antioxidants that…

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Non-GMO Month 2015

Soon Non-GMO Month 2015 will be done. You’ll see less reminders of the dangers of genetically modified food. Less emails, less signage, less displays. We hope you’ll remember the lessons learned and strive to eat verified…

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700 Organic Apples for Apple Crunch Day

We are so pleased to provide pure organic apples to our local school for Apple Crunch Day! Four Seasons distributor joined Martindale’s Natural Market in the donation. Nothing but the best for our local kids! Watch…

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A New Sign for Martindale’s

Got a new logo. Then new canopies. Now we have a new sign on our store front. Day or night you’ll be able to find us far more easily even from the middle of Baltimore Pike…

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Fair Trade for a Good Appetite

Fair Trade for a Good Appetite

Chocolate! Vanilla! Coffee! Tea! Bananas! These are just a few of the amazing foods we get from farming communities of the world. Fair Trade Day usually occurs in May. Let’s make the world a better place…

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Bernardine Center Food Pantry

Since 1986 The Bernardine Center has provided emergency food to low income households in Chester.   Some food is supplied through government resources, but the food pantry also depends on local business and individuals to help…

YMCA Healthy Kids Day 2015

YMCA Healthy Kids Day 2015

We were so pleased to attend the YMCA Healthy Kids Day! It was a rollicking good time giving out free samples. Mark narrates it here in this video:

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Take Care of Our Earth

Earth Day. This means the whole earth: sky, clouds, trees, grass, dirt and all that lives here. Let’s consider the dirt. The dirt on planet earth is alive with life. Usually. Earthworms, microbes, bacteria and minerals…

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Curcumin Helps Osteoarthritis of Knees

Osteoarthritis (OA) has no cure but herbal remedies can help. The knee is a complex creation and when arthritis occurs in the knee it can affect cartilage, ligaments, underlying bone and even the lining of the joint. About 13% of…

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3 Nutrients That Boost Vision

You say you eat enough veggies. Are you consuming enough of the type that support vision? To function well, the brain needs the same antioxidants present in the eye. In a recent study, 64 healthy adults, aged…

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Nutrients Relieve Nausea and Vomiting

The standard treatment for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is dimenhydrinate, commonly known as Dramamine, an over-the-counter drug for motion sickness. Because of its side effects of drowsiness, doctors in this study were interested in finding a…

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Apple Crunch Day Apples

It’s time for Apple Crunch Day at Sabold Elementary School. Martindale’s Natural Market loves to provide the apples! They’re organic, of course. Apple Crunch Day organic apples were donated by Four Seasons Distributor, Paradise Farms, and…

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Remodel for More Fresh Foods

We have cold cases to offer you more grab-n-go fresh food. Now we’ll have plenty of room for more fresh prepared foods like entrees, salads, and dips. Two cold cases just arrived where bulk used to be.…

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Talk of the Town – Vote Martindale’s

We have been blessed to  be Talk of the Town Award winners 2010 through 2013.  We never take that for granted. Please vote for us TODAY! We are working hard to prove our worthiness in 2014.   Next…

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High Fiber Helps Blood Sugar

Dietary fiber is useful for many things. Insoluble fiber, like wheat bran, is not digested and is perfect for constipation sufferers as it helps keep you regular. Soluble fibers, like glucomannan or acacia, help your body keep…

8 Foods for Multiple Allergies

In honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week, here are 8 allergy friendly foods for the kitchen of those with multiple allergies. Some of us have a family member with one allergy or food intolerance. Some have a Celiac…

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Court Your Kids

Woo – woo! We’ve got to court our kids into choosing health. Otherwise, they may be swept off their feet by high sugar, artificial flavors and colors, and saturated fats. May it never be! The Lansdowne…

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Ice Storm Ice Cream

Who cares if there’s ice and snow in my driveway and on my window ledges? You can eat high quality, local ice cream any time of the year. The cool craftsmen at Trickling Springs Creamery hailing…

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NPA Responds to Critique of Vitamin D

Martindale’s is a proud member of the NPA (Natural Products Association). We were pleased to see this balanced perspective concerning a recent criticism of the value of taking supplemental Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin. We thought…

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New @ Your Natural Store

What’s New? Greetings Springfield, Philadelphia and beyond from your local natural store! Martindale’s is continually adding more and more new natural products to our store inventory each passing week. It’s way too much to document, however,…

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