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>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 […]

>The Methods of Cleansing: Why, How and When Should I Cleanse?

Most people have a very narrow definition of cleansing – a 3 or 5 day program of cold-pressed juices. While this is the most common way to cleanse, cleansing can actually take many forms and should be much more than just a 3-day change to your daily habit. A better definition of cleansing is any break from […]

>Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

A diet rich in plant-based foods provides many health benefits. First, minimally processed plant foods are richer in “good things” like essential fatty acids, fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Second, plant-based diets are linked with a decreased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cancer and other chronic diseases. According to the Harvard-based Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, […]

>Summer Hydration

Summer is a time for relaxation, fun, and sun. It’s also a time to pay extra close attention to hydrating your body. Proper hydration is essential for every single cell in your body. Keeping hydrated can aid in multiple bodily functions to ensure you stay healthy and energetic during the warmer months. Hydration can give […]