Books, organic alternates to everyday foods and snacks, healthy gut support, paraben-free and petroleum-free hair care and skin care products, cleaning supplies, amazing superfoods, teas and tisanes (herbal tea), high-quality grass-fed beef

Aisle 4: Healthier Choices


It may seem nearly impossible, but it’s not.  Finding good, reliable, tasty, healthier alternatives to mainstream products is possible.  And, in most cases, those healthier alternatives do not have to be so expensive as to be cost-prohibitive.  Even if they are a bit more expensive, these organic, non-GMO, low-chemical items could save us money in the long run by helping us maintain better health*.  Check out our curated listed of healthier choices here. You’ll find items from companies you already trust, and many, many more to explore now, and in the near future.

BOOKS

Honestly, between you and me, I went a little overboard with this section and may have tried to stuff a little too much in it…  Learn More

EARTHING

How often do you walk among the rocks, in the sand, or dirt, or mud, or grass, barefoot?  Most of us would have to answer that that question with an honest “Hardly ever.” or “Never…” Learn More

ESSENTIAL OILS

Whether used topically or for diffused for aromatherapy, or to purify or add a certain aromatic accent to your home, car, or business establishment, essential oils can be powerfully helpful in their effect… Learn More

ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSERS

If esthetics matter there’s a diffuser just for you.  Need a diffuser for your home, or car, or even one that you can wear?  Take a look at… Learn More

GUT SUPPORT


DIGESTIVE ENZYMES

Optimal health begins in the gut, so optimal gut health is vital.  Age, diet, stress, etc. can negatively affect our ability to produce adequate digestive enzymes… Learn More  

PROBIOTICS

The options are many, so whether standard, or spore-based, or soil-based probiotics are your thing, start here and find what you need… Learn More  

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OTHER GUT AIDS

If the gut is the root of our health or dis-ease, then we must do whatever it takes to get it healthy and keep it healthy… Learn More  


IMMUNE SUPPORT

Protect your health with a great diet and augment your diet with appropriate supplementation… Learn More  

IN THE KITCHEN


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CHICAGO STEAK COMPANY

Looking for a good, healthy, hearty cut of steak? You will love the great meats at Chicago Steak Company… Learn More  

CLEANING SUPPLIES

Keeping our negative chemical-load low is extremely important not only in the foods we eat, the clothes we wear, and the things put on our skin (i.e. soaps, lotions, sprays, deodorants, etc), but also in the products we use to clean… Learn More  

FERMENTATION SUPPLIES

Creating your own, homemade cultured / fermented foods is not only easy and fun, but a great way to enhance your overall health using tasty whole-foods.  You will need a few items, a little knowledge (see book section), and some… Learn More  

HEALTHY FATS & OILS

From avocado oil to walnut oil, when it comes to healthy fats and oils, there are many great choices… Learn More  

HIGH-QUALITY BEEF, POULTRY & SEAFOOD

You’ve found two of THE best places to purchase grass-fed meat and wild-caught seafood.  Need wholesome bones for homemade bone broth?  This is your new source… Learn More  

PRODUCE CLEANERS

While a little dirt won’t hurt, and ingesting some soil bacteria can be beneficial, you’ll want to remove excess dirt, waxes, pesticides, and other chemicals from your fruits and vegetables prior to eating, even if they are organic… Learn More  

SALTS

While a little dirt won’t hurt, and ingesting some soil bacteria can be beneficial, you’ll want to remove excess dirt, waxes, pesticides, and other chemicals from your fruits and vegetables prior to eating, even if they are organic.… Learn More  

SMALL APPLIANCES

Simple acts like creating a smoothie or blended juice for breakfast, or using a food processor to create fermented vegetables, or ditching and pitching the microwave in favor of a counter-top oven are small steps that just could have a huge, positive impact on  your quest to live a healthier lifestyle.… Learn More  


Snacks and Treats


CHIPS & CRACKERS

Salty and savory, crispy and crunchy chips and crackers are here, and they’re organic and/or non-GMO.  Indulge in these with a dip, organic cheese, or nut butter, in soup… Learn More  

FRUITY THINGS

When whole, fresh or frozen fruit isn’t available or convenient due to the nature of your activity, you still have many choices.  You can pick from freeze-dried or dehydrated fruit, fruit bars, fruit “squeezies”, and general fruit snacks… Learn More  

GRANOLA GALORE

Need something wholesome to start the day, or a snack to keep you going in the afternoon?  Try one of these organic granola, granola bars, or cereals… Learn More  

JUST JERKY

Start with top of the line ingredients and you’ll find there is a jerky for just about every taste.  From the standard beef and turkey to alligator and vegan… Learn More  

NUTS & SEEDS

Nuts, seeds, and nut and seed butters, particularly those that have been sprouted, are not only great tasting, but they’re also highly nutritious, natural, on-the-go snacks.  When buying nuts and seeds, try to choose sprouted-organic, or raw organic, organic, raw non-GMO, or simply non-GMO… Learn More  

Sweet Selections


BETTER BAKING

Organic, gluten-free, GMO-free, guilt-free baking not only tastes great but is, in general, better for you.   Here you’ll find cakes, cookies, breads, muffins, and brownies mixes, and grain-free flours… Learn More  

ORGANIC HOT CHOCOLATE

If you live in an area that experiences cold, frigid winters, then you probably know about one of the joys of the season: hot chocolate with marshmallows… Learn More  

READY-TO-EAT TREATS

Sometimes, you just gotta indulge.  Sometimes, you just need candy.  Or chocolate.  Or a cookie.  Whatever the case, make it organic or non-GMO… Learn More  


Superfoods


A – G

As you know, superfoods are foods rich in nutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids, and other compounds) that may be very beneficial to our health and overall well-being*.  The list of superfoods is truly enormous and growing every year… Learn More  

H – Z

As you know, superfoods are foods rich in nutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids, and other compounds) that may be very beneficial to our health and overall well-being*.  The list of superfoods is truly enormous and growing every year… Learn More  


Taste Enhancers


EXTRACTS & FLAVORINGS

Looking for minor change of pace?  Add a little organic flavoring to your coffee, tea, smoothies, or baked goods.  Mix and match or try one extract at a time until… Learn More  

PEPPER, SEASONINGS, & SPICES

With the right spices, seasonings, and peppers, you can elevate an ordinary dish or salad to an extraordinary new level.  If you believe finding and using trusted organic and non-GMO options is important… Learn More  


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ASSORTMENTS & GIFT SETS

A tea set could be just the perfect gift for the tea lover in your life, especially if that person is you… Learn More  

DETOX & HEALTH TEAS

While teas and tisanes are known to have specific health benefits, they are not without controversy.  Some believe that since the human body has an amazing capacity to detoxify itself… Learn More  

HERBAL TEAS

Contrary to popular belief, “herbal tea” isn’t really tea, but tisane (French word meaning herbal infusion). Nonetheless, they are delicious and health enhancing*, and… Learn More  

REAL TEAS

Did you know that Black, Green, Oolong, and White tea are the only teas considered “real” teas?  Did you know these real teas all originate from the leaves of the same plant (camellia sinensis)?  What makes them so different is… Learn More  

PU-ERH TEA

Pu-erh, or pu’er, is tea fermented from real tea leaves.  It is said to have positive health benefits* as well as properties conducive for aiding weight… Learn More  

TEA KETTLES & TEAPOTS

To make a good cup of tea, you also need a good pot or kettle.  Whether electric or stovetop, you can’t go wrong with a sturdy stainless steel, glass, copper, or cast iron teapot… Learn More  


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THRIVE MARKET

Thrive Market is on a mission to make healthy living accessible and affordable for everyone! They are an online marketplace that offers all the non-GMO, Organic, Gluten-Free, and Vegan foods and healthy products you love at 25-50% below retail price and all shipped right to your front door… Learn More  

VINEGAR & CONDIMENTS

Adding a little flavor, some tang, some spice, some pop, doesn’t have to be tricky when eating organic and non-GMO.  A wide range of good, wholesome vinegars and condiments are available to suit your tastes… Learn More  


LIGHT THERAPY

Winter blues is real, and the lack of sunlight during the winter months can be a major contributing factor.  For some, sun-equivalent light therapy can make a major difference in well-being, outlook and… Learn More  

OMEGA SUPPLEMENTS

Most of us know essential fatty acids are, well, essential for good health*, but are we getting enough, and at the correct balance?  As with other supplemental nutrients, choose whole-food dietary options first, and then supplement if needed… Learn More  

Personal Products


BEARD CLEANSERS, OIL, BALM & WAX

Beards, ‘staches, goatees: all cool, all as unique as the men who sport them.  Take care of them, men, keep ’em clean, conditioned, and well-oiled… Learn More  

HAIR CONDITIONER & SHAMPOO

Finding good hair care products that are free of potentially dangerous and damaging chemicals such as parabens, sulfates, and phthalates is a real challenge, but, it can be done.  In creating this page, I’ve done a lot of research and rejected more potential products than I care to count, and as a result… Learn More  

ORAL CARE

The list of to-be-avoided chemicals is long and probably growing every day, so if you are seeking oral care products free from fluoride, GMOs, parabens, propylene glycol, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, and sodium lauryl sulfate, among other things, look no further… Learn More  

BAR & LIQUID SOAP

As you know, your skin is your largest organ, and its exposed to not only the environment around you but also to the products you chose to put on it.  That means the good, the bad, and the ugly chemicals are absorbed all the time.  Most would agree to the importance of minimizing exposure to potentially dangerous substances, especially when it comes to our skin care products… Learn More  

BODY LOTION & MOISTURIZER

The list of to-be-avoided chemicals is long and probably growing every day, so if you are seeking oral care products free from fluoride, GMOs, parabens, propylene glycol, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, and sodium lauryl sulfate, among other things, look no further… Learn More  

BODY WASH

As with the other categories, I have done a lot of the research for you so 99% of the products presented on this page truly are healthier alternatives to harsher body washes… Learn More  

DEODORANT

I have done a lot of the research for you so 99% of the products presented on this page truly are healthier alternatives to deodorants containing harsh chemicals such as aluminum, propylene glycol, and parabens… Learn More  

LIP BALM

…the products presented on this page truly are healthier alternatives to harsher lip balms… Learn More  

ORAL CARE

If you or your kids are going to spend any appreciable time playing, swimming, or just playing in the sun, you need sunscreen.  We all know this.  Sunscreen protects… Learn More  


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