Lakewinds Blog

Plant-Based Wellness 101

By Katie Volney on February 22, 2016 0 Comment
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The benefits of following a plant-based diet can include increased productivity, improvements in anxiety, fatigue and general health (American Journal of Health Promotion, March/April 2015). In addition to the benefits outlined by the AJHP, incorporating plant-based products into other areas of our life, including beauty products and supplements, can be helpful too. We’ve included a […]Read More »

The Ethical Shopping Cart: How to Bring Home Products that Do Good

By Constance Carlson on February 17, 2016 0 Comment
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Photo courtesy: Fair Trade Certified

Consumers are starting to see the direct connection between what they eat and how it affects our world. But do you ever get confused when picking a product? What’s the difference between cage-free and free-range? Does it matter if coffee is grown in the shade? There are so many choices; it’s easy to get confused. […]Read More »

Making the Most of Citrus Season

By Katie Volney on February 15, 2016 0 Comment
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Citrus season is at its peak and the benefits of these fruits (most are high in antioxidants and fiber) are hard to beat. Our produce experts have put together a few easy, unique ideas for using citrus, beyond a side dish for lunch or breakfast.   Salad dressings and salsas With juices that easily pair […]Read More »

Love Your Heart with Grass-fed Meat & Sustainable Seafood

By Constance Carlson on February 10, 2016 0 Comment
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More and more, consumers are making the connection between how their food is grown and raised and its nutritional value. Studies are starting to show that healthy soils produce healthier vegetables and that sustainably raised animals produce meat higher in the nutrients we need.   So, what are sustainably raised meats and why are they […]Read More »

Makeup Clean Up: Discovering Better Beauty Products Part 2

By Amanda Paa on February 3, 2016 2 Comments
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Because of harsh chemicals in makeup, I wore little or no cosmetics for about a year. However, I recently decided that instead of omitting makeup, I would find better, natural beauty products. I knew that Lakewinds thoroughly assesses its skincare products and holds them to the highest safety standards, so I went there to start […]Read More »

New Year, New (Healthy) Skin

By Katie Volney on January 27, 2016 0 Comment
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With the New Year, we’re all being more conscious of what we put in our bodies, but what you put ON your body can be just as important. While none of the products we carry in our stores contain any of the harmful additives below, we’ve outlined them so you can check the labels of […]Read More »

Local Co-ops: Helping You Live a Healthier Life

By Constance Carlson on January 26, 2016 1 Comment
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Have you sought a mentor or coach when you have wanted to learn or improve a skill? Perhaps you practiced scales with a piano instructor or learned the tango with a dance choreographer. Maybe you have a running partner who pushes you to improve your pace or a fitness coach who guides you through a […]Read More »

Veriditas Botanicals | Local Producer Q&A

By Renee Whisnant on January 22, 2016 0 Comment
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    Speaking with Melissa Farris, you quickly grasp her passion for her life’s work. Part chemist and herbalist, part innovative business owner, 100% environmentalist, Farris is the founder of Veriditas Botanicals. She’s also the U.S. agent for S.A. Plantes Aromatics du Diois (SAPAD). The largest selling EO cooperative in the world, SAPAD sells over one-third of […]Read More »