Some Handy Resources
Many of our patients live far from health food stores and find mail-order sources helpful. The following list of potentially useful links for food and household items is far from comprehensive. Please feel free to let us know if you find some additional resources. We also have book suggestions, which include cookbooks, listed elsewhere on the site.
Be aware that you should stick to the diet that has been prescribed for you, even if one of the resources we mention here sells or advocates a product that is forbidden. For example, almost all natural foods stores, whether retail or mail order, sell a lot of soy products. You should not purchase these. White flour is contained in many products, and even if it is organic, it is a depleted food compared to whole-grain flour.
Boxed Greens Organic Produce: a nationwide delivery service for organically grown fresh fruits and vegetables. 888-588-8107
Coleman Natural: hormone free meat available in many supermarkets.
Eat Wild: information about the benefits of choosing meat, eggs and poultry from pastured animals, along with a state-by-state directory of suppliers.
Gold Mine Natural Food Company: lots of organic grains, nuts and seeds. 800-475-3663
Havit Raw Foods: raw organic whole foods, dehydrated gently and made into wraps, breads, and crackers.
The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: promotes sustainable agriculture and offers an Eat Well Guide to help consumers find antibiotic-free meat.
Local delivery services – organic foods delivered to the home or business. Door to Door Organics delivers in New Jersey, New York City, Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and DC, and has another operation in Denver. Urban Organic and OrganicDirect deliver in New York City and New Jersey. Planet Organics delivers in the San Francisco Bay area. Suburban Organics delivers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.
LocalHarvest: an online directory for food coops and locally grown foods.
US Wellness Meats: grass-fed beef, lamb, dairy, bison and goat, shipped to all 50 states and most of Canada. 877-383-0051.
Vital Choice: Wild Alaskan seafood. 866-482-5887.
Annmarie Gianni Skin Care: Natural, organic, and wild-crafted; this skin care line contains unique blend of oils, herbs and extracts, and claims to be the cleanest (free of chemicals, additives and alcohols) on the market. 866-729-9434.
Beyond Pesticides: this organization is committed to pesticide safety and the adoption of alternative pest management strategies which reduce or eliminate a dependency on toxic chemicals; their site includes a listing of firms that offer nontoxic pest control. 202-543-5450
Gardens Alive!: environmentally responsible products for lawn and garden care, pet care and pest control. 513-354-1483
Green Depot: environmentally sound building/home products. 877-883-4773
Heart of Vermont: a source for sheets, pillows, mattresses and other fabric items made from 100% organic cotton. 800-639-4123
Janice's Natural Comfort Collection: bedding, bath, kitchen and personal items selected for the chemically sensitive. 800-526-4237
Long Creek Herbs: herbal products such as Herbal Nail Fungus Soak and moth repellant. 417-779-6460.
N.E.E.D.S.: a source for cosmetics, household supplies and equipment, much of which is discounted.
Organic Color Systems: hair coloring agents that are ammonia-free, "the most natural, organic line worldwide." Only available through salons; call 888-213-4744 for the location of the closest salon, or give the website information to your stylist to help them maintain their own health!
Organic Comfort Zone: mattresses, bedding, and other products for the home. 800-229-7571
Organic Trade Association: resources about organics, geared mainly for businesses. Has links to other interesting sites
Seventh Generation: a widely known maker of nontoxic cleaning supplies.
Seeds of Change: a source of 100% organic seeds for growing vegetables, herbs and flowers. 888-762-7333.