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EVERYTHING HEALTHY 100 KEEPING UP WITH Innovative Health - Summer 2016 D A L E ’ S N A T U R A L F O O D S Dale’s Natural Foods (DNF) is a tidy health food shop in Flint, Michigan, offering a variety of products to assist in leading a wholesome, natural lifestyle. This health food store has been family-owned and operated since 1947, starting out downtown, on the Bricks, before moving to its Miller Road location in 2001. During the mid to late 1990s, health foods started to become more mainstream, gaining popularity, and the family found the Miller Road store and its space more ideal to help them keep up with the demand that was growing. People are finding that the food they consume has much to do with their health outcomes. In the United States, organic food accounts for four per cent of total food sales, a figure estimated at 35-billion dollars in 2014. Dale’s grandson Drew and his mother maintain the store now, and are eager to offer the Flint area with products that will help optimize people’s health. Teas, dried fruits and nuts, organic meats and produce, specialty diet items, supplements, essential oils, and other healthy goods fill the shelves and coolers. Essential oils are great for diffusing to provide aromatherapy benefits, and are extremely helpful in making bath, body and cleaning products (See cleaning recipe on this page). And, as Dale’s Facebook news-feeds are filled with do-it-yourself (DIY) recipes, Dale’s can help you find the ingredients you need to bring them to life. Supplements are an easy way to make sure you are getting essential nutrients you need in your daily regimen. There are many studies out there lately that reveal that substances like turmeric/ curcumin and ginger can help heal your body from conditions like arthritis. Drew said that probiotics are becoming more popular, too. DNF has a vast /// BY AMANDA HAWLEY


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