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  • While not as notorious as its cousin, the hemp plant deserves some notoriety, and from June 3nd through the 9th, we celebrate Hemp Week!

    Industrial hemp has been grown in the U.S. since the...

  • Fair Trade Shea Butter

    When Olowo-n’djo Tchala was a child in Togo, West Africa, he would work alongside his mother collecting nuts from shea trees to sell to government-sponsored shea nut buyers. Women traditionally...

  • We hear a lot about sexy antioxidants, magical fats, and charismatic herbs, but fiber is the unglamorous superstar of the nutrient world that really needs our attention.

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  • BIOTICS
    Probiotics
    The word probiotic is from the Greek words...

  • Last month, in the article entitled: “Vitamin D, the Sunshine Vitamin,” we talked about the many benefits of getting adequate vitamin D and how hard it is to get enough during long winter months...

  • Smudging is an ancient purification ritual originally practiced by  Native Americans. It involves igniting a bundle or braid of dried herbs and waving the smoke to purify people or spaces....

  • This time of year, many of us are thinking about giving more—volunteering at our local soup kitchen, giving to charities, donating coats for kids, buying toys for tots. Did you know that just by...

  • During the past year, Willy Street Co-op Health and Wellness staff have seen a large uptick in the number of customer requests for products recommended on the popular syndicated daytime television...

  • Did you know many bees sleep on or in flowers at night? This is one of the many fun facts I learned while researching this article. I have been interested in bees since my teens when I had a job...

  • I think you could split the natural foods community up into two groups: smoothie people and non-smoothie people. I would put myself in the non category—I just cannot commit to smoothies, nor do I...

  • The American tradition of Mother’s Day didn’t start out as a reminder to praise our mamas, but rather as a protest of war. Distraught by the carnage of the Civil War, Julia Ward Howe called on...

  • You all know that you can come to Willy Street Co-op to get your delicious groceries, quality supplements and luxurious body care. Did you know that we also carry many products promoting sexual...