NFM Staff

April 24, 2008

5 Min Read
New Product Review's Top 40

Kathy Winniford,
manager, Parkway Natural Foods, McMinnville, Ore.


  1. Spectrum Unrefined Coconut Oil

  2. Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar

  3. Barlean?s Flaxseed Oil

  4. Bob?s Red Mill Gluten Free Products

  5. Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Products


  1. Nature?s Way Umcka, all flavors

  2. Nature?s Way Alive! Multivitamin, all sizes

  3. Herb Pharm Super Echinacea Liquid

  4. Herbs, Etc. Flu and Cold Prevention products

  5. Enzymedica Digestive Aids


  1. Lamas Wheatgrass Shampoo

  2. Jobe Energizer Treatment Shampoo

  3. Jason Power Smile Toothpaste

  4. Now Lavender Oil

  5. Now Eucalyptus Oil


  1. New Feet Ointment

  2. Nature?s Secret Ultimate Cleanse

  3. Prescription For Nutritional Healing (Avery Publishing Group, 2000)

  4. Reversing Diabetes (Warner Books, 1987)

  5. Barleans Pet Flaxseed Oil

Scott Otte,
senior manager, Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, Calif.


  1. Betty Lou?s Spirulina-Ginseng Balls

  2. Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring Water

  3. GT?s Organic Raw Kombucha beverage, all flavors

  4. Green & Black?s Organic Dark Chocolate, 3.5 oz bars

  5. Newman?s Own Organics Chocolate Cups, all varieties


  1. Herbs Etc. Phytocillin (Usnea/Hops Complex)

  2. Jarrow Formulas Flex-Zyme Protease Enzymes With Bromelain and Rutin

  3. Country Life Calcium-Magnesium Complex, 1,000 mg and 500 mg

  4. Olympian Labs Co-Q10, 100 mg

  5. Twinlab Daily One Multivitamin/Multimineral capsules


  1. Emerita Pro-Gest Body Cream, 4 oz

  2. Dr. Hauschka Moisturizing Day Cream, 3.4 oz

  3. BHI Traumeel Analgesic Ointment

  4. Lamas Beauty Chinese Herbs Stimulating Shampoo

  5. Oramedix Ora-Sweet Floss Brush


  1. Seventh Generation Bathroom Tissue, two-ply

  2. Natural Value Cat Food, Flaked Tuna

  3. Purely Cotton Bathroom Tissue

  4. Down To Earth Herb Jars With Shaker Lids

  5. Aloha Bay Palm Votives, Lavender-Mint

Neil R. MacDonald,
owner, Lifestream Natural Food Store, Carson City, Nev.


  1. Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar

  2. Cooper?s Honey (locally produced)

  3. Panda Licorice

  4. Jarrow Coconut Oil

  5. Now Xylitol


  1. Jarrow Biosil Capsules

  2. Nature?s Plus Red Yeast Rice

  3. Warren Lab George?s Aloe Vera

  4. Now Co-Q10

  5. Source Naturals Wellness Formula


  1. Burt?s Bees Lip Balm

  2. Derma-E, entire line

  3. Jason Healthy Mouthwash

  4. Kappus Pink Rose Soap

  5. Century Systems Seven Wonder


  1. Pet Sun Chlorella Lotion

  2. Wally?s Beeswax Ear Candles

  3. Bi-O-Kleen Produce Wash

  4. Nature?s Way Sambucol

  5. Cinnamon Capsules, all brands

Joy Sanders,
owner, Kay?s Nutrition & Health Center, Simi Valley, Calif.


  1. Alvita Chamomile Tea

  2. Healthy Valley Sarsparilla

  3. Tazo Brambleberry Juiced Tea

  4. Govinda Bliss Bar, almond cashew flavor

  5. Organic Food Bar, Active Greens


  1. Nature?s Secret Ultimate Cleanse

  2. DOFF Weight Loss Products

  3. Nature?s Plus Red Yeast Rice

  4. Solaray L-5 Hydroxytryptophan

  5. Boiron Oscillococcinum


  1. Jason Super-C Cleanser

  2. Aura Cacia Eucalyptus Oil

  3. Aura Cacia Lavender Oil

  4. Herbatint Hair Color, 8R

  5. Heritage Aura Glow Massage Oil


  1. Wally?s Ear Candles, lavender scent

  2. Tree-Free Greeting Cards

  3. Nirvana Candles, Karmic Cube variety

  4. A Course In Miracles (Foundation for A Course in Miracles, 1975)

  5. Why Animals Don?t Get Heart Attacks ? But People Do! (MR Publishing, 2003)

Chris Bansemer,
president, Lorien Herbs & Natural Foods, Spokane, Wash.


  1. Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar

  2. Bragg Liquid Aminos

  3. Shelton Ground Turkey

  4. Food For Life Ezekiel 4:9 Bread

  5. Amy?s Organic Frozen Cheese Enchiladas


  1. Garden of Life Perfect Food

  2. Solaray Calcium Magnesium Zinc

  3. Flora Flor-Essence

  4. Solaray Phytoestrogen Caps

  5. Nature?s Plus Source of Life Multivitamins


  1. Burt?s Bees Lip Balm

  2. Nature?s Gate Toothpaste

  3. Jason Aloe Gel

  4. Shikai Highlighting Shampoo

  5. Nelsons Tension and Stress Homeopathic Medicine


  1. Nag Champa Incense

  2. Nature?s Alchemy Diffuser Necklaces

  3. Joy of Health Reflexology Cards

  4. Chromalux Light Bulbs

  5. Country Safe Laundry Detergent

Susan Bruno,
owner/consultant, The Health Hutte, Aston, Pa.


  1. Bob?s Red Mill Organic Flaxseed

  2. Uncle Lee?s Legends of China Green Tea Bags

  3. Uncle Lee?s Amazing Almond Tea Bags

  4. Bija Hoodia Slim Tea

  5. Blue Diamond Cracker Nut Thins


  1. Pure Essence Labs One & Only Multivitamin

  2. Pure Essence Energy Plus

  3. Lifetime Relora

  4. Reliance Aller7 Support (private label)

  5. Blue Bonnet Black Cohosh Capsules


  1. Boericke & Tafel Arnica Gel

  2. Auromere Ayurvedic Toothpaste, Mint-Free

  3. Herban Cowboy Soaps, all varieties

  4. Kappus Soaps, all varieties

  5. Olbas Inhaler


  1. Himalayan Salt Lamps

  2. Ear Candles, Wally?s and private label

  3. Amino Vital Waters

  4. Fairy Line Aromatherapy products

  5. Store-made gift baskets, including teas, health and beauty products, and books

Marie Foxton,
store manager, Abundance Cooperative Market, Rochester, N.Y.


  1. Bionaturae Pasta

  2. Lakewood Pure Apple Juice

  3. Trinity Water, 1.5 liter

  4. Food For Life Ezekiel Bread, Cereal, Tortillas and English Muffins

  5. Namaste Gluten Free Mixes


  1. Udo?s Choice Ultimate Oil Blend

  2. New Chapter Every Man, Every Woman Vitamins

  3. Sovereign Silver

  4. Alacer Corp. Emer?gen-C, all flavors

  5. Herb Pharm Extracts


  1. Aura Cacia Essential Oils

  2. Dr. Bronner?s Bar Soaps

  3. Wally?s Beeswax Ear Candles

  4. Tom?s of Maine Anticavity Spearmint Toothpaste

  5. Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Dental Floss


  1. Family Pastimes Cooperative Games

  2. Down To Earth Bandanas

  3. Nag Champa Incense

  4. Organic Threads Socks

  5. Bi-O-Kleen Bac-Out Stain & Odor Eliminator

Robin Enwright,
HABA buyer/manager, John Orcutt,
grocery buyer, Co-Opportunity, Santa Monica, Calif.


  1. Garden of Eatin? Blue Corn Tortilla Chips

  2. Hans? All Natural Italian Mild Chicken Sausage

  3. GT?s Kombucha Original

  4. Trinity Original Water Natural Mineral Supplement

  5. Organic Food Bar Omega-3 with Flax


  1. Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Soft Gels

  2. Herb Pharm Echinacea Goldenseal

  3. Jarrow Q-Absorb Co-Q10

  4. Source Naturals Wellness Formula

  5. New Chapter Turmericforce


  1. Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream

  2. Recycline Preserve Razor, Recyclable

  3. Kiss My Face AloeDyne Whitening Toothpaste

  4. Naturtint Permanent Hair Colorants, all varieties

  5. Nature?s Gate Original Herbal Shampoo


  1. Natracare All Cotton Tampons With Applicator, Super Absorbent 16 pack

  2. Evert-Fresh Green Bags, medium

  3. Seventh Generation Laundry Liquid, Free & Clear

  4. Greenies Treats for Dogs, large

  5. Prescription For Nutritional Healing (Avery Publishing Group, 2000)

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