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The Allergy Solution

The Allergy Solution

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A review of the Allergy Solution by Dr Leo Galland, including a summary of the main points and links to the products suggested in the book.

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Meet the Producer Pukka

Meet the Producer Pukka

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A quick introduction to Pukka, purveyors of fine herbal teas and supplements. Find their products here in our webshop

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Veggans a new trend in plant based diets

Veggans a new trend in plant based diets

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 What is a veggan or an ovo lacto vegetarian? Or for that matter a pescetarian?

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The real food diet

The real food diet

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A recent study which looked at more than 65 000 randomly selected people for the Health Survey for England has shown that the protective effects on health of eating fruit and vegetables rise the more portions you eat. At 7 or more portions a day your risk factors for death from any cause drop by 33%.

This article looks at a range of diets and their impacts on your health.

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Confidence in the Food You Buy

Confidence in the Food You Buy

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Trust in what food labels say is under attack with all the horror stories in the media. We want to tell you why you can trust our Real Food Organic range.

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Gift Vouchers On Sale Now

Gift Vouchers On Sale Now

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Gift vouchers for sale on line and in our shops

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Solgar Essentials for Life

Solgar Essentials for Life

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Introducing Solgar - our 'Meet the Producer' for September.

 

 

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Real Foods and the Soil Association

Real Foods and the Soil Association

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So you can be confident about what you will find in our organic goods

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It's A Fair Crop Guv

It's A Fair Crop Guv

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A brief introduction to Fair Trade, its background and some of the more unusual products available

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Early Bird Discount

Early Bird Discount

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Our shops now open from 8am in the morning and to reward the early birds we have 10% off on your shopping

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Meet the Producer Roots Soda Co

Meet the Producer Roots Soda Co

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Meet our producer of the month in August 2016 - Roots Soda Co, a local business providing sodas packed with fruits and vegetables and using minimal levels of cane sugar...  You can find their products here in our webshop

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Why can't I buy the raw Ecuadorian cacao

Why can't I buy the raw Ecuadorian cacao

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We have had a recent update from our suppliers regarding the raw Cacao that is sourced from Ecuador. There have been supply issues recently and we hope this will help explain what has happened. Find our cacao here in the superfoods webshop

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Meet the Producer Plan Bee

Meet the Producer Plan Bee

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Meet the Producer Plan Bee. Find their products here in our webshop.

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Allergen Labelling at Real Foods

Allergen Labelling at Real Foods

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This is a guide to the Allergen labelling policy at Real Foods, the legislation regarding  labelling and how to ensure you are buying the right product for your diet.

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Meet the Producer Plant n Grow

Meet the Producer Plant n Grow

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Find out more about Real Foods' March Meet the Producer: Plant 'n' Grow

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Meet the Producer Mara Seaweed

Meet the Producer Mara Seaweed

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Have you been thinking about including seaweed in your diet, but you are not sure about which type or how to prepare it? Read about this month's spotlighted producer: Mara Seaweed.

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Meet the Producer Pickled in Scotland

Meet the Producer Pickled in Scotland

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Ever heard of fruit cheese? Find out all about it and our local producer - Pickled in Scotland.

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Meet the Producer Kwan's Kitchen

Meet the Producer Kwan's Kitchen

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Kwan’s Kitchen have been running Chinese restaurants in the Scottish Borders for over 35 years using traditional family recipes, They’ve now branched out to create restaurant quality foods, using authentic and easy to use Chinese ingredients, without artificial additives and suitable for vegetarians. Find their products here in our online webshop.

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Meet the Producer Chain Bridge Honey Farm

Meet the Producer Chain Bridge Honey Farm

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Chain Bridge Honey Farm produce beautiful honeycombs, delicious honey and are a fount of information on bees! 

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Meet the Producer Mother Nature

Meet the Producer Mother Nature

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It’s organic September, so we thought we should meet the producer of ALL of our organic produce…. Mother Nature!

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Meet the Producer Eteaket

Meet the Producer Eteaket

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Based just up the road from us in Real Foods, eteaket have been shaking up the world of tea with fresh ideas, amazingly high quality teas and an innovative approach to tea inspired delights. 

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Meet the Producer Stoats

Meet the Producer Stoats

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Stoats are passionate about ‘all things porridge’. They take great pride in sourcing premium Scottish oats and working on different blends to give the best texture to their range. They use unrefined, wholesome ingredients to create delicious snacks, pots and bars. 

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Meet the Producer Over Langshaw Farm

Meet the Producer Over Langshaw Farm

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It takes a great deal of hard work and dedication to be an organic supplier, so when it comes to finding a good local organic and free-range egg,  it's not quite so easy, you must have heard the expression 'rare as hens teeth'. So can you imagine our joy when we discovered the lovely folk at Over Langshaw Farm, who not only produce free-range organic eggs for us, they also make their own very delicious luxury ice-cream which you'll be able to try for yourself in both our Edinburgh stores in June.

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Meet the Producer Over Langshaw Farm

Meet the Producer Over Langshaw Farm

Summary:

It takes a great deal of hard work and dedication to be an organic supplier, so when it comes to finding a good local organic and free-range egg,  it's not quite so easy, you must have heard the expression 'rare as hens teeth'. So can you imagine our joy when we discovered the lovely folk at Over Langshaw Farm, who not only produce free-range organic eggs for us, they also make their own very delicious luxury ice-cream which you'll be able to try for yourself in both our Edinburgh stores in June.

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Meet the Producer Pudology

Meet the Producer Pudology

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The subject of our March Meet the Producer is 'Pudology' and the woman behind that concept, Lucy Wager. Visit our stores this month for a chance to sample Lucy's delightful range of dairy-free desserts and follow our Facebook page for an indepth look at the products, and for a chance to win some of these delicious sweet treats for yourself.

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Meet the Producer Chilli Papas

Meet the Producer Chilli Papas

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In February, our Meet the Producer event will feature local father-of-four Darren Mollan, founder of Chilli Papas. Chilli Papas spice mixes make child's play of cooking Mexican fare and tasty curries. The mixes are fat-free, gluten-free and vegan and use an oil free cooking method. In this article Darren gives you his account of how it all began...

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Meet The Producer The Raw Chocolate Company

Meet The Producer The Raw Chocolate Company

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Meet The Raw Chocolate Company, our producer of the month. All of their products are vegan, most are Fairtrade and Organic and their factory is renewably powered.

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Anoraks just got cool

Anoraks just got cool

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Look out for the new limited edition Anorak beer in-store and online from mid July.

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John Mellis Honey

John Mellis Honey

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John Mellis is one of a small number of people who make their living keeping bees. John has been producing quality honey on his farm in Dumfries for over 20 years.

 

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Are Oats and Barley healthier from the north

Are Oats and Barley healthier from the north

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A new study at University of Aberdeen’s Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health was announced recently. They plan to investigate if oats and barley grown in the north of the UK are even better at protecting the body against heart disease.  The five year study is part of several Scottish Government funded projects being undertaken at the Rowett Institute investigating the potential health benefits of Scottish produce.

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Events at Real Foods

Events at Real Foods

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Real Foods regularly runs fun and informative events and here we have listed all past and future events. If you would like any further information on events at Real Foods, please email pip@realfoods.co.uk .  If anyone is interested in hosting or running a collaborative event with Real Foods, please do contact us.

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Multinational Real Food

Multinational Real Food

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Real Foods answer to the question that apparently stumped a multinational supermarket giant

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SOS campaign time line

SOS campaign time line

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Here is a summary of all of the SOS activity so far.

Thanks again to all those who have supported us in any way, we are overwhelmed by the love you have shown us, please keep it up.

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Bursting with life

Bursting with life

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Find out what Tom Phillips of Cyrenians Farm has to say

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Why Buy Organic

Why Buy Organic

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Taste of Edinburgh Review

Taste of Edinburgh Review

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Our review of the sunny Taste of Edinburgh event last month where we had a stand

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A real village in the city

A real village in the city

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Meet Irene, one of our loyal customers, and hear what she has to say...

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A Food Lovers Emporium by Ben Raffles

A Food Lovers Emporium by Ben Raffles

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Meet Ben, one of our managers at Real Foods

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Kate Magic review

Kate Magic review

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We held a Raw Food class with Raw Living's Kate Magic on Tuesday 14th April...

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Local Suppliers

Local Suppliers

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A quick introduction to some of our local suppliers with some of their best products

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Review of our event on Tuesday 29th March

Review of our event on Tuesday 29th March

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Everything you wanted to know about health food shops... but were afraid to ask!

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Baby Zilli, organic and delicious

Baby Zilli, organic and delicious

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Cordon bleu organic baby food available from Real Foods

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Beremeal is back in stock

Beremeal is back in stock

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A quick guide to the ancient grain,  a recipe for bannocks and a link to where to buy it...

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Upcoming events

Upcoming events

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Tastings, events and health checks, what we've planned and how to join in...

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The natural way to beauty

The natural way to beauty

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Face masks you can make from the kitchen cupboard, the best pampering products and organic essentials, plus what to avoid...

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Real Foods goes to the Gym

Real Foods goes to the Gym

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We announce a winner of our Factory Gym membership competition and a quick update on what our team's been up to this month...

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Chocofrolics

Chocofrolics

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A review of a wine and chocolate tasting evening held in our Broughton Street store...

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Review of Foodies Festival

Review of Foodies Festival

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Tash (one of our Broughton Street supervisor's) reviews the Foodies Festival we attended 3rd - 5th December at the Assembly Rooms...

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Kitchen Cupboard Remedies Evening Review

Kitchen Cupboard Remedies Evening Review

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Ben (assistant manager at our Broughton Street shop) reviews our  Kitchen Cupboard Remedies event, hosted in conjunction with Napiers The Herbalists

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Think of the trees, is it just a recycled idea

Think of the trees, is it just a recycled idea

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Revisiting and hopefully revitalising the practice of recycling

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Organic gold award for our local Steiner school

Organic gold award for our local Steiner school

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The Edinburgh Rudolf Steiner School has become the first school in Edinburgh and the first independent school in Scotland to receive a Gold Food for Life Catering Mark from the Soil Association. They've kindly provided an article detailing their triumphs for us here at Real Foods...
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Chocolate and Wine Tasting with Linda Ward

Chocolate and Wine Tasting with Linda Ward

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We will have a chocolate and wine tasting evening with expert Linda Ward on the 30th November at Real Foods, 37 Broughton Street from 19:30 - 21:00

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Review of Healthy Eating Evening

Review of Healthy Eating Evening

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Review of the evening held by Tracy Griffen on Tuesday 19th October at our Broughton Street store.

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Healthy Eating with Tracy Griffen

Healthy Eating with Tracy Griffen

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On Tuesday 19th October from 7.30pm at our Broughton Street store.The evening will feature tastings (including wine and Fairtrade chocolate oooh..) an entertaining guided tour and hints and tips on seasonal cooking.

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Raw Food Night Monday 6th September

Raw Food Night Monday 6th September

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Dr Craig B. Sommers will be hosting, introduced by Judy Barber, on Monday 6th September at our Tollcross store from 19.30.

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Foodies Review by Ben

Foodies Review by Ben

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REAL FOODS AT FOODIES FESTIVAL – FRIDAY 13th, SATURDAY 14th & SUNDAY 15th

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Nakd Festival

Nakd Festival

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Free Nakd Bar for Bite readers!

Nakd, Bite and Real Foods have joined together to offer you a free, delicious, tasty bar. Simply fill in the coupon inside Bite magazine and bring it into to one of our shops.

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Join us at the Foodies Festival

Join us at the Foodies Festival

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We'll be the Foodies Festival on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August. Find out more and details of our competition to win a pair of free tickets...

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Review of our Raw Food Evening

Review of our Raw Food Evening

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Our assistant manager Ben reviews our raw food event with Judy Barber that was held on the 20th July at the Broughton Street store.

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Stewart Brewing Beer launch by Jenny Schofield

Stewart Brewing Beer launch by Jenny Schofield

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On Wednesday 30th June Stewart brewing (http://www.stewartbrewing.co.uk) held a beer launch at the Windsor Buffet, at the top of Leith Walk. To their ever popular range they added a Pilsner and Dopplebock, both bottled with special edition labels.

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Your Healthy Living Show Review

Your Healthy Living Show Review

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 2010 Your Healthy Living Show reviewed by Jenny Schofield (Broughton Street store manageress).

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YHLS review

YHLS review

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Jenny our Broughton Street manageress reviews the Your Healthy Living Show. 

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Raw Food night Tuesday 20th July

Raw Food night Tuesday 20th July

Summary:

Increase Vitality with Raw and Living Foods at Real Foods. Author, workshop leader and coach Judy Barber has moved to a largely raw and sprouted vegetarian way of eating in the last couple of years and will be in our Broughton Street store to share her wealth of knowledge about raw foods, including gourmet-level recipes. Tickets are available instore or call 0131 557 1911 and ask to speak to Ben or Jen.

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Nell Nelson Book Signing Eat Well With Nell

Nell Nelson Book Signing Eat Well With Nell

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Meet the author and buy signed copies of her book Eat Well with Nell, 3-4pm on  June 5th at our Broughton Street store.

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Your Healthy Living Show June 2010

Your Healthy Living Show June 2010

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Hurry! Don't miss out! Real Foods is giving away free organic cotton bags with free samples inside to the first 1000 visitors each day of the show

You can read the Your Healthy Living Magazine here.

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An Evening of Health Choices review

An Evening of Health Choices review

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Our Broughton Street Manageress Jenny reviews this seminar by Tracy Griffen.

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