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>New Year, New You: Stealing Time to Exercise

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Every day, you say you are going to find time to hit the gym, but another day passes and you end up feeling disappointed again. People might say you need to make time to exercise, but some schedules are just too packed. It’s not that you procrastinate or don’t have your priorities straight. You simply have […]

>Picking Yourself Up After A Resolution Setback

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During the first week or two of the New Year, folks are usually enthusiastic about implementing their New Year’s resolutions and sticking to them. While some are able to follow through with new behaviors for the time being, others, when faced with challenges, may fall off the wagon and quickly fall back into to old habits and […]

>How to Pick Lasting Resolutions

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The start of a new year is always exciting. The prospect of a clean slate, a fresh start if you will, is something most people look forward to. But before we can look forward, it is important to look back and reflect on what we did and didn’t achieve throughout the past year. Unfortunately, for […]

>Immunity Boosters: How to Stay Healthy This Winter

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If you’re traveling to visit with family and friends this holiday season, the last thing you want is to miss out on good times because of a cold or illness.  Stay healthy this winter season and enjoy the holidays to the fullest.  Here are our immunity boosting tips.   Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate At Organic Avenue, […]

>Best Organic Gifts 2014

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It does not matter what occasion you are shopping for; you can never go wrong with giving organic gifts. Most people hear the word “organic,” and immediately associate it with food. Giving an organic gift opens the receiver’s eyes to see just how vast the organic movement has become. Plus, it is good news for […]

>Movember Has Arrived – The Best Vitamins and Minerals for Men

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Whenever a conversation starts regarding a man and his diet, it typically revolves around protein intake. Protein is a vital macronutrient, necessary for building muscle tissue—which most guys care about. However, what many dudes don’t realize is that there are also essential micronutrients—vitamins and minerals—found in plants, which can give a man that extra edge […]

>Gluten Free-k Out?

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Americans tend to obsess over fad diets. Now we are seeing the gluten-free diet becoming a front-runner in this ongoing tournament. With the low-carb/high protein diet still resting on its laurels, and after its low-fat diet predecessor, should we continue to recycle our faith into yet another dietary theory? Gluten-free diets were designed to combat […]

>How To Avoid The Afternoon Slump (Without That Second Cup of Coffee)

One question our Wellness Concierge team gets almost every day at Organic Avenue is, “What will give me the most energy?” While coffee gives you an immediate boost, it should only be consumed in moderation. If not, it can cause energy slumps later in the day, making it harder to stay alert and motivated. Most people […]

>How a Plant-Based Diet Can Boost Skin Health

Your appearance can be an outer reflection of what is happening inside your body. Cellular damage from processed food, stress, and environmental toxins show up as external symptoms, especially on the skin. Blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles may be a result of an accumulation of these toxins. A diet that is organic and plant-based will […]

>Pillow Food: How Diet Correlates to Sex-Drive

Food and sex are opposite sides of the same coin. According to author Steve Gagne in Energetics of Food, a balanced sexual life is tied to what we eat. He writes, “Your relationships with food are some of the most intimate relationships in your life”. He explains that hunger for food is an instinctive need […]