Monthly Archives: September 2013

Omega Avail Fish Oils Are Back!

We are excited to report that the Omega Avail Ultra (our number one selling fish oil) is back in stock after what seems like forever on back-order. If you had purchased or requested it in the last few weeks, all orders went out on Monday and you should be receiving them this week. We apologize for this long wait and are glad to finally have them back. While we know how frustrating it is not to have an item that you need, please be assured that when things are on back-order from any of our vendors, it is because they are triple testing everything for absolute purity and stability.

Designs for Health has extremely strict quality controls and tests all the raw materials that come in from their vendors before using anything in their formulations. If there is even a slight issue, they send it back to the vendor and wait for a new shipment. The extra time that this takes is the reason that products are sometimes put on back-order. While waiting can be annoying, this process really helps insure and protect the purity and freshness of the final product so you and your families are getting the very best in every single batch. We are really proud to carry products from companies that do not take shortcuts and will do everything possible to protect the integrity of the product even if it is not always best for their financial interest.

Healthy Pasta Anyone?

Black Bean Pasta
Black Bean Pasta

Check out black bean pasta by explore Asian brand. It is gluten free and the only ingredient is black beans. The amazing thing about this pasta is that it has 25 grams of protein. Yes you read that right! 25 grams of protein, that is as much as a piece of chicken. It also only has 17 grams of carbs and 12 of them is fiber woohoo! I got it at my local whole foods, but I’m sure other local health food stores may carry it as well. Its very filling and has a nice “carby” taste. May just need a touch of salt. Enjoy!

Looking For A Natural Healthy Hair Color?

Over the last year I have noticed more grey hair but have been hesitant to color my hair in fear of ammonia, PPD’s and thousands of other chemicals that dyes often contain. After several months, the grey won over and I needed to do something about it. I have tried various low ammonia lines like INOA but as I did more research, I saw that even though they said they are natural, they still contain quite a bit of ammonia and other chemicals. This left me feeling torn about coloring too often but at the same time feeling down about seeing grey hair.

I have recently stumbled on a website from the UK promoting an organic color called Organic Color Systems. I didn’t know there was such a thing so naturally I wanted to learn more about it. After contacting the company to get more information, I and was very impressed with their research and the apparent results they were getting. They sent me salons in the area that use the line and Emanuel’s right here in Hoboken carries it. Had it done this evening and I am very happy to report that it covered 100 percent of the greys and left my hair very soft and very shiny. There was hardly any smell and the colorist didn’t even use gloves because there are no harsh chemicals and the color doesn’t stain the skin of scalp. I will report back in a few weeks to see how it is holding up but so far I am very impressed.