The beginning of January is often a time of "cleaning up our acts" after a holiday season of excess.  Weight loss is a goal and often we hear of how a "cleanse" can jump-start our efforts.  We might even be asking ourselves... Do we really need an internal cleanse? Dr. Michael Murray, one of the world's leading authorities on natural medicine, and Chief Science Officer of Enzymedica has much to say about the benefits of cleansing. Here are his views on the...
Sweets & Snacks What holiday season is complete without sweets and snacks? Your set of holiday candy and nut dishes need something to put into them and let’s face it, kale is not an option. Company comes over unexpectedly (as they will do this time of year) so you need something to offer them. And, while you are fairly good at food choices 10 or so months a year, the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is traditionally a time to enjoy a little extra sw...
KEEPING NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS As the ball drops in Times Square at midnight on New Year's Eve many of us make resolutions related to a healthy lifestyle. DID YOU? If we look back about 6 weeks at the holiday parties and family feasts we attended that began at Thanksgiving, we will probably find an increase in food consumption, and a reduction in exercise. What more do we need to solidify our resolve to keep our resolution(s)? Clothes a little snug? Brain fog? Feeling a b...
Did you know that your Great Aunt Mary's yearly fruit cake she always shows up with dates back to the Egyptians and Romans? Yep, dried fruit isn't something new. According to davesgarden.com, "Drying is the oldest form of food preservation, going back to some 3000 years B.C." Ripe figs in the Middle East would fall to the ground and would naturally dry in the hot and dry climate. Spanish explorers coming to the Americas had dried fruit on hand for nutrition and the ve...
When you walk through the doors of Freshlife, you’ll notice a variety of little glass bottles above our selection of teas in the first aisle. Have you ever wondered “What are those all about?” This is a perfect opportunity to share my love of using herbal extracts daily to boost overall health and vitality, as well as prevent or treat illness. Liquid herbal extracts, or tinctures, are a highly effective form of herbal medicine with several perks over teas or...
  Flour. Over the past few years good old regular flour has gotten a bad rap. It’s probably because flour from wheat and most other grains contains gluten. Yes, those with gluten sensitivities and allergies need to stay away from gluten based flours, but it appears gluten-free or GF for short is now almost a required symbol on packages for everyone. Regardless, gluten-containing and gluten-free flours surely make a mess no matter how careful you are but oh the h...
If you spend any amount of time watching television, "surfing" the internet, scrolling through your Facebook or Instagram feeds, or even reading a magazine or newspaper, the chances that you will run across an advertisement for a vitamin or supplement are pretty high. Competition is tough. What was once more of a specialty and niche type of business, the natural products industry is now a mainstream, multi-billion dollar enterprise traded on Wall Street. Our lives are fille...
We are nuts for our bulk nuts at Freshlife! We know you will be too! No matter if you need them for a recipe or need to satisfy your crunchy cravings, the Freshlife selection of bulk nuts (see below) is worth the trip. Looking at the list you might be saying, "but some of these are not true nuts." You're right. True nuts include pecan, sweet chesnut, beech, acorns, hazel, hornbeam, and adler, because there are a "simple dry fruit, with one seed in which the seed case wal...
What can we say...we are proud of our bulk food and spices department! The Freshlife bulk food and spices department has already been popular, especially during the holiday season. Then, in April 2017, with our move to our beautiful new location in the Oaks Plaza at 2350 East 3rd Street, Suite 4, on the Golden Strip in Williamsport, PA, we took bulk foods and spices to a whole new level.  Instead of pre-bagging bulk, we now offer self-serve gravity and bullk bins to our...
Freshlife doesn’t have just an herb and spice section. We have a bulk herb and spice WALL. Yes, we are known for our extensive selection of herbs and spices. No overpriced little plastic jars filled with something that you don’t know how old it is or how good the quality is. Need just a tablespoon for a recipe? No Problem! Making a big batch of something for the whole family or a church function and need quite a bit? No Problem! And the best part of our bulk ...

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