Supplements & Superfoods
It can be hard to sort though the ever-shifting sea of information out there when it comes to supplements. We only offer products that we've researched thoroughly, and that we believe complement a food-based, nutrient-dense approach to health. We don't believe in magic bullets, but we do believe in carefully crafted tonics and carefully sourced traditional fats and high quality probiotics.
Combines X-Factor Gold™ Concentrated Butter Oil (1/3 of contents) with Blue Ice™ Fermented Cod Liver Oil (2/3 of contents) in easy-to-take capsule form. The butter oil is extracted from dairy milk produced by cows that graze exclusively on irrigated grass of the Northern Great Plains. The combination of climate and irrigation produces a rapidly growing specialized forage ensuring optimal levels of Activator X. Casein and lactose free.
Dr. Weston A. Price discovered High Vitamin Butter Oil in the 1930s, and believed there was an extremely synergistic effect between High Vitamin Butter Oil and traditional cod liver oil. He treated many patients with this combination.
Ingredients: Fermented Cod Liver oil, butter oil concentrated through centrifugation, unbleached beeswax as thickener, Plant cellulose (capsules), silca. Contains COD (Pacific Cod) Milk. Allergy Statement: This product is made from wild caught fish and may contain other seafood allergens such as shellfish.
Many of the great historical cultures had one sacred food which they relied on to ensure strong mind, body, and spirit: Fermented fish/fish liver oil. The Mighty Roman Soldier was given a daily ration of fermented fish oil. The Stoic Scandinavian Viking had a drum of fermenting cod livers outside the door of his home. Grandma always had a bottle of cod liver oil in the back cupboard. Nutrient assays, including vitamins A and D, for these fermented oils vary widely depending on methodology, lab and batch. Current science struggles to answer the questions we have on our sacred fermented foods. There are many naturally occurring metabolites and co-factors that make the issue of measuring natural nutrients difficult in the fermented oils. We do know that historical cultures liberally consumed these sacred foods to great benefit without today’s standardization of knowledge. Allergy Statement: This product is made from wild caught fish and may contain other seafood allergens such as shellfish.
Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil in liquid form, flavored with organic orange and lemon oil. Cod Liver Oil is know to have high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, and very high levels of vitamin A and vitamin D. According to Blue Ice: "Fish oils have historically been fermented for extraction; back in the Roman empire days, Viking era and all the way up to the mid 1850’s. Rendering was introduced during the mid 1850’s as a more efficient fish liver processing method. The livers yielded a much higher total oil volume and the process could be accomplished in several hours rather than several months. What they did not understand is the effects that heat had on the nutrients; their science was not ready to address this question. As with all industrial models, the focus was on profitability, speed or turns and, marketability (taste)." Allergy Statement: This product is made from wild caught fish and may contain other seafood allergens such as shellfish.
Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil in capsule form. We've found this can be easier to take than the liquid form. Cod Liver Oil is know to have high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, and very high levels of vitamin A and vitamin D. According to Blue Ice: "Fish oils have historically been fermented for extraction; back in the Roman empire days, Viking era and all the way up to the Mid 1850’s. Rendering was introduced during the mid 1850’s as a more efficient fish liver processing method. The livers yielded a much higher total oil volume and the process could be accomplished in several hours rather than several months. What they did not understand is the effects that heat had on the nutrients (their science was not ready to address this question) . As with all industrial models, the focus was on profitability, speed or turns and, marketability (taste)." Allergy Statement: This product is made from wild caught fish and may contain other seafood allergens such as shellfish.
A rich and fragrant Vietnamese beef broth with the warm aroma of cinnamon, cloves, and star anise. Warm and nourishing. Light and fresh. ingredients: Star Anise, Cardamom, Coriander, Ginger, Cinnamon, Onion, Clove & Fennel Instructions and recipes are included on the inside of the packet and are very straightforward: Simply combine the herbs in this packet with stock bones and vegetables, simmer slowly, and strain for a nutritive broth to fortify your favorite soup recipe. The herbs can be simmered as long as the bones are simmered. BLUM AND BRU BROTHS gathers and blends high quality tonic herbal combinations in accordance with long standing Chinese traditional recipes. Food can be a preventative and therapeutic remedy; when combined with certain herbs, our food can be transformed into potent healing brews. Most of the herbs they use are certified organic. The herbs that are not certified organic are lab tested for impurities and pesticide residues. This will be one 3 oz packet. Each packet is intended for making 3-6 quarts of broth.
This concentrated paste combines the adaptogenic power of turmeric with a bit of black pepper, which is known to increase turmeric's potency many times over. Designed as a base for Golden Milk, a classic Ayurvedic healing drink, you can also add it to broth or rice, blend it onto curries or stir-fries, even add it to scrambled eggs!
Serving suggestion: to make Golden Milk, stir 1/2 teaspoon of Golden Blend into 1 cup of heated milk of your choosing. Note: If you are taking other dietary herbs or supplements, you may want to check with your practitioner to make sure this is compatible.
Ingredients: coconut oil, turmeric, black pepper, filtered water
Recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and GAPS/Paleo Diets-friendly.
Product note: We recommend using this product within 1 1/2 weeks. Product can be divided into individual servings and frozen for ease of use.
This trio makes a great host gift for Holiday parties! Alice Rosenthal, beekeeper and rescuer, likes to think of honey as in Forest Gump's famous line, "Local honey is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you might get". The beauty and surprise behind local wildflower honey is - you just don't know what you're gonna get. But one thing for sure - they are all going to taste great and different from each other. Alice of Golden Gate Neighborhood Honey, maintains slightly over 100 hives in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The majority of maintained hives are from West Richmond, Upper Fruitvale, and North Oakland/South Berkeley. Most are wild honey that was harvested while rescuing and relocating honey bees in naturally occurring hives. The honey is processed differently when it is harvested from a wild environment. There are no frames to support the comb it must then be crushed (with hands) to liberate the honey. While harvesting the honey, small amounts of pollen and wax enter into the honey. Her efforts are helping our local bee populations happy and healthy.
Let's support her in keeping our local trees pollinated! These Jars are randomly picked form her many Wild harvests and make a great sampler of the huge varieties in flavor color and texture. The trios are random selections of three varieties: Hercules, Richmond Marina, El Sobrante, El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Rockridge, Montclair, Fruitvale, Hayward, Claremont.
Cod Liver Oil is a rich natural source of vitamins A, D and Omega 3 fatty acids. Rosita Norwegian Extra-Virgin Cod Liver Oil (EVCLO) is fresh, raw & crafted from wild fish using an ancient, natural extraction technique to separate the oil from the livers. No chemicals, solvents or mechanical devices are used during the extraction process. The oil is completely unrefined and produced without any heat, which protects its nutritional value. EVCLO has a pale/golden color and a mild, fishy taste. It is thoroughly tested by leading universities and government-linked institutes. A true ancient oil in today’s modern world, and one that Norse ancestors would have been proud to consume! Vitamin D3: 400-500 iu/tsp* Vitamin A: 3000-5000 iu/tsp* EPA: 510 mg/tsp* DHA: 700 mg/tsp* *Vitamin content may vary, since it is naturally occurring. Please note: This is fresh and raw cod liver oil and must be refrigerated after opening to ensure maximum freshness. One bottle is approximately a month supply, depending on dosage. (1 tsp = 1 month, 1/2 tsp = 2 months). No degradation will occur during transport, even in hot summer months.
This is a therapeutic grade probiotic recommended for people on the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Diet.
According to their website: Bio-Kult is a unique multispecies, multistrain probiotic with 14 strains of beneficial bacteria. This means that Bio-Kult can deliver high concentrations of beneficial bacteria to the colonisation sites in the gut – and therefore be able to help a more diverse range of digestive disorders.
The beneficial bacteria in Bio-Kult are micro-encapsulated during the freeze drying process, which gives two main benefits:
1. They are protected from the harsh acid environment of the stomach and are therefore able to colonise the full length of the gastrointestinal tract.
2. The process allows Bio-Kult to be stored at room temperature without the need for refrigeration. Bio-Kult can be used on a continuous basis or for a short period of time, e.g. when taking antibiotics
Ingredients: Probiotic cultures [Bacillus subtilis PXN 21, Bifidobacterium spp. (B. bifidum PXN 23, B. breve PXN 25, B. infantis PXN 27, B. longum PXN 30), Lactobacillus spp. (L. acidophilus PXN 35, L. delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus PXN 39, L. casei PXN 37, L. plantarum PXN 47, L. rhamnosus PXN 54, L. helveticus PXN 45, L. salivarius PXN 57), Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis PXN 63, Streptococcus thermophilus PXN 66], Cellulose (bulking agent), Vegetable Capsule (Hydroxypropylmethyl Cellulose).
Strength: Minimum 2 billion probiotic microorganisms per capsule (2x109 CFU/capsule), equivalent to 10 billion probiotic microorganisms per gram (1x1010 CFU/gram)
Storage: Store in a cool dry place - no need to refrigerate. Visit www.gapsdiet.com for dosage recommendations or use as directed by your health care practitioner or doctor.
Suitable for Gluten-free, Casein-free, Lactose-free, Yeast-free and Salt-free diets.