Review: Garden of Life Perfect Food RAW

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The world of green drinks is rapidly proliferating into all corners of life.

There are at least 12 different varieties when you walk into a grocery store. You see them at local farmers markets. You see your favorite celebrity drinking one. You see one at that’s guaranteed HELP YOU DROP THE POUNDS SO QUICKLY YOU WON’T BELIEVE YOU EVER TRIED ANYTHING ELSE!

So amidst all this greens-inspired hoopla how do we separate the signal from the noise?

A good place to start is by examining companies that have been around for a long time and see what they do best.

A great example of that would be Garden of Life, and it’s Perfect Food product.

The Secrets of Sourcing: 5 Insights From the Ingredient Marketplace

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What types of ingredients go into a supplement is crucially important. Important enough to win over life long customers, and important enough to attract lawsuits like a metal pole in a thunderstorm if big mistakes are made.

Despite this importance (or maybe because of?) there’s usually a veil of secrecy about where ingredients come from for a lot of products.

Here’s a primer about how the process works from one of the biggest ingredient marketplaces in the country.

Natural or Not? What’s Good and Bad About the Organic Standard

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The organic standard is what the lay public uses to determine food purity.

Any nationally sanctioned set of rules is going to come with a set of tradeoffs that aren’t going to please everyone and miss the mark in some important ways.

So after 14 years what can we make of the organic standard?

The 21 Most Important Questions About Starting A Supplement Business

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Every new business is unique, but there are certain obstacles which repeat themselves for most new endeavors.

In the supplement industry this boils down to 21 different issues.

This is what they are.

What Are We Really Meant to Eat? 5 Surprising Facts About the Ancestral Diet

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Our genes haven’t quite caught up to our diet yet.

Evolution can happy very fast at times, but not at the warp speed of the twinkie. And certainly not enough to catch up with 41 different flavors of Oreos.

Paleolithic eating has become more of a priority, but there are still some finer details of our ancestral history which haven’t come into focus yet.

Wild game with a lot of omega 3′s? Check.

A removal of most commercial grains with high glycemic load? Check.

Lots of leafy vegetables? Check.

But here are five truths about “primal” eating that aren’t accepted as conventional wisdom yet.

Why Some People Get Fat and Others Don’t

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I used to have a girlfriend who felt terrible about the fact that she needed to lose ten pounds. So she relentlessly did cardio at the gym.

Her scale would nudge a little bit, but not enough to make her happy.

Then she’d slip up on her ultra militaristic exercise regime and go into a funk for her lack of discipline.

Years later I realize it wasn’t her fault. She just wasn’t doing things the right way.

Here’s why.