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November 22 Nutritional News: Milk Substitutes

Lots of folks suffer with dairy allergies, and some are just looking for a healthy vegan alternative. You’ve browsed the dairy case and seen the selection – but there’s a new kid on the block. MALK Organics has eliminated carrageenan and makes every product with 6 or less recognizable ingredients. We’ll soon have it here at Mother Earth, and we thought we’d chat with Joel Canada, company co-owner, to get the inside story.

November 15 Hemp Medicine & Nanotechnology

We’re doing our best to keep you up to date on the latest research and innovations in hemp medicine, or cannabidiol. Many people are turning to hemp medicine for pain relief to avoid harmful opioid drugs. It also protects the mind and promotes focus, mood, and overall wellness. We’ll hear from Julie Wilson, president of Be Tru Organics, makers of a ground-breaking advance in hemp meds.

November 8 Ask a Nurse: Natural Help for Diabetes

A 2015 study found that 1 in 7 West Virginia adults have diabetes, ranking WV as the second highest state nationally with the disease. If you are a diabetic or have pre-diabetic conditions, controlling your blood sugar is essential to your health. Author, integrative nurse and health educator, Cheryl Myers is our guest for this program on natural blood sugar control.

October 25 Tailoring Your Supplement Plan

With so many supplements on the market now, how does one choose what is best to take for their own whole-body health? Self-diagnosis can be flawed, and many folks end up with a cabinet full of disappointing products that didn’t perform as expected. Today we’re pleased to welcome Dr. Mike Smith to our show; author, national spokesperson and senior health scientist for Life Extension — the world’s leading organization dedicated to helping people stay healthy and live better.

October 18 Energy Therapy: The Healing Touch

Healing Touch is an “energy therapy” that uses gentle hand techniques thought to help re-pattern the patient’s energy field and accelerate healing. Living things continually exchange energy with each other and seek universal order. The goal is to restore balance in the energy system, and enable self-healing. We welcome practitioner John Foster to our show. John became a healer after surviving a hellacious auto accident, and he now performs Healing Touch from his practice, Vermont Healing.

September 27 Indium: The Age Reversing Trace Element

Researchers believe that Indium may help you look and feel years younger by performing vital functions unlike any other essential nutrients. Indium (number 49 on the Periodic Table) can be found in the human body until around age 30, then disappears during the aging process. Evidence points to two biological reasons for Indium’s effectiveness in restoring youthful energy and vigor. Our guest, Geoff Melcher, VP East Park Research, joins us with information on this rare mineral.

September 20 Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Mind-Body medicine looks at illness as a disturbance, or a block of energy and information. Our thoughts set off a cascade of reactions in our nervous systems, which influence every cell in our bodies. Mind-body medicine regards the symptoms of sickness as a need to restore balance. Our guest today, Stacey Littlefield, is a Master Herbalist and product formulator with Redd Remedies. Hear how traditional herbs combined in innovative ways can restore vitality and optimal well-being.

September 13 Managing Life “On the Spectrum”

Autism spectrum disorders are on the rise and bring about many challenging behaviors that can be difficult to manage. For someone “on the spectrum” or dealing with ADD, ADHD, panic attacks or social anxiety, every day stressors (traffic, noise, inconsiderate people) can trigger a cascade of chemical changes as the body prepares for “fight or flight.” Gabriel Williams, CEO for Neural Balance, joins the show to discuss strategies and nutritional support for those who cope.

September 6 Ask the Herb Doc! Listener Call-In Program

Dave sets one show aside every month to talk about prominent issues and answer questions about natural health. If you need advice, have a comment, or just want to discuss a health topic you have on your mind, you can email your inquiry to customerservice@motherearthworks.com, or send it to Dave on the Highway to Health Facebook page. We welcome your calls during the show as well at 304-428-7267.

August 30 Current Events in Herbalism

Our guest today is Mark Blumenthal, Founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council (ABC), an independent, nonprofit research and education organization. We’ll talk a bit about their overall mission, and then we’ll zero in on their Botanical Adulterants Program. Anyone who uses herbal supplements, extracts and essential oils should be concerned about the recent adulterations found on the market. Get the facts.

August 23 Customer Tribute Show

Every August we celebrate our customers with our annual Customer Appreciation event – coming up next weekend! So today, we thought it would be fun to dedicate this show as a tribute to the great folks that support us at Mother Earth Foods. We’ll hear from a few special guests who have supported us over the years – and who have their own success stories to tell. We’re here to help, and we’re delighted to hear about your health achievements.

August 16 Super C – Megavitamin Hero

Do you get enough Vitamin C? Athletes, busy moms, kids and even those who may suffer from the effects of too much alcohol from time to time may need more Vitamin C to proof up their immune systems and enjoy healthier lives. We’ll talk with Richard Pollock, president of Pauling Labs – a company whose focus is entirely on getting our vitamin hero out there in a delicious delivery system. You may be ready to say good-bye to caffeine laden sports and energy drinks.

August 9th Straight Talk about Turmeric for Everyday Pain

Folks who visit our store aren’t always clear about the medicinal uses for turmeric and its connection to curcumin. We asked our guest Jane Smalley to set the record straight on the use of turmeric formulas for everyday problems with pain. Even if you are a curcumin-turmeric pro, tune in for news on a special blend of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese botanicals that leaves you ready to face your day’s physical and emotional challenges.

August 2nd Ask the Herb Doc! Listener Call-In Program

Dave sets one show aside every month to talk about important issues and answer questions about natural health. If you need advice from the Herb Doc, have a comment, or just want to discuss a health topic you have on your mind, you can email your inquiry to customerservice@motherearthworks.com, or send it to Dave on the Highway to Health Facebook page. We welcome your calls during the show as well at 304-428-7267.

July 26th The Power of Enzymes

Enzymes speed the rate of all the chemical reactions within cells and are vital for life, supporting such body functions as digestion and metabolism. As we age, our bodies produce fewer enzymes and our modern diet is insufficient in the enzymes needed to maintain vibrant health. Dr. Michael Murray, ND joins our program in his new role as chief science officer for Enzymedica. We’ll hear about his continuing career in natural medicine and innovations with enzymes.

July 19th Is CBD Oil Right for You?

Interest in CBD oil and CBD products is growing in the U.S. and around the world. Many people who use it describe feelings of contentment, composure and clear-headed thinking and claim that CBD oil plays a role in calibrating and balancing the internal systems that balance us. Who should take CBD oil, what results can be expected, and is it right for you? Today we welcome Josh Hendrix, Director of Business Development at CV Sciences.

July 12th Supplements that Support Summer Fitness

Summer brings its own class of muscle and joint issues, as we get outdoors and become more active with sports, gardening and household tasks. You can still enjoy these warm weather pursuits and keep discomfort to a minimum. Dan Chapman joins our show for a discussion on the award winning joint and muscle formulas developed at Redd Remedies. We’ll learn how to make the most of summer and reach optimum health with targeted nutritional support.

July 5th Ask the Herb Doc! Listener Call-In Program

Dave sets one show aside every month to talk about critical issues and answer questions about natural health. Today, Dave will be talking about ways to make lasting and beneficial lifestyle changes with lifestyle coach, Linda McClead. We’ll hear about Linda’s new book release and coming events. If you need advice from the Herb Doc, have a comment, or just want to discuss a health topic you have on your mind, you can email your inquiry to customerservice@motherearthworks.com, or send it to Dave on the Highway to Health Facebook page. We welcome your calls during the show as well at 304-428-7267.

June 28th Natural Insect Control For Summer

If you listen to the news, you’ve heard all the reports of tick and mosquito borne illnesses from A to Zika. Outdoor lovers should take precautions from these and other biting, stinging insects that take the fun out of summer. We’re pleased to welcome Mike Ewers and Julie Grill from Medella Laboratories. Their company in nearby Mason, Ohio, has a new DEET Free formula that is safe for kids, pets and adults.

June 7th Ask the Herb Doc! Listener Call-In Program

Dave sets one show aside every month to talk about important issues and answer questions about natural health. Today, Dave will be talking about National Hemp Week with industrial hemp activist, Morgan Leach. We’ll hear the latest news on industrial hemp and medical marijuana in the state of West Virginia. If you need advice from the Herb Doc, have a comment, or just want to discuss a health topic you have on your mind, you can email your inquiry to customerservice@motherearthworks.com, or send it to Dave on the Highway to Health Facebook page. We welcome your calls during the show as well at 304-428-7267.

May 31st Finding Your Path to Radiant Health

Dave’s friend, Mark Kaylor, returns to our show with news about his latest project. Drawing from a diverse array of healing practices and traditions from around the world, Mark’s studies have lead him to develop a holistic practice that incorporates many traditions. He believes that many of us have come to settle for a level of health that is substandard rather than the radiant health that is our birthright.

May 24th Olive Leaf Extract for Health & Immunity

Doctors and clinics around the world have been raving about the astonishing results they are experiencing using olive leaf extract, which has a 7,000-year-old folk medicine tradition. Scientists have isolated oleuropein, the molecule in olive oil that provides its multitude of life-extending health benefits. Our guest today is Geoff Melcher, VP East Park Research, Olive Leaf Products, with great news about olive leaf extract’s powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

May 17th Finding Balance with Natural Blood Sugar Control

Sold in many marketplaces in Mexico and Central America, Hintonia latiflora is a tree that grows in the desert. The herb was found to be equal to or better than insulin in mild to moderate cases of diabetes. Hintonia latiflora has been clinically studied in Germany for over 60 years in type 2 diabetes and shows impressive results. Cheryl Meyers shares the science behind this astonishing herb for blood sugar control.

May 10th Mother’s Day – Focus on Women’s Health

Women are the traditional caretakers in the family, often with little thought for themselves or their own health difficulties. As Mother’s Day approaches, we feel it’s time to put the spot light on women’s health. Our guest today is author and Naturopathic Doctor, Marita Schauch. We’ll look at the overwhelmingly complex health issues that face women today and how they can find health and balance at every age.

May 3rd Ask the Herb Doc! Listener Call-In Program

Dave sets one show aside every month to talk about important issues and answer questions about natural health. If you need advice from the Herb Doc, have a comment, or just want to discuss a health topic you have on your mind, you can email your inquiry to customerservice@motherearthworks.com, or send it to Dave on the Highway to Health Facebook page. We welcome your calls during the show as well at 304-428-7267.

April 26th Herbs for Overall Health Support

In ancient times, countless cultures embraced the use of herbs as medicine to improve overall health. Today, more people than ever before are turning to the inherent healing properties found in herbal supplements and coupling that with a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine. Master Herbalist, Dean Morris, discusses uses and properties of single herb varieties and how you can easily integrate these into your daily routine.

April 19th Can Mushrooms Save the Bees?

In 2015, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) rates increased 6% to affect 41% of managed bee colonies nationwide. Some scientists estimate that all managed bee colonies could face total decimation by 2020. Host Defense Organic Mushrooms created BeeFriendly, an initiative to help reverse these devastating declines. Jerry Angelini joins us for this Earth Day show to discuss the research into mushroom extracts and the role they play in strengthening the immune systems of bees.

April 12th Ask the Herb Doc! Listener Call-In Program

Dave sets one show aside every month to talk about important issues and answer questions about natural health. If you need advice from the Herb Doc, have a comment, or just want to discuss a health topic you have on your mind, you can email your inquiry to customerservice@motherearthworks.com, or send it to Dave on the Highway to Health Facebook page. We welcome your calls during the show as well at 304-428-7267.

April 5th Maximize Your Diet Results

According to the CDC, more than 36% of Americans are overweight and at risk of serious related health conditions. While there is not one magic pill, there is clinical proof that certain plant extracts can curb appetite and optimize fat burn. With all the planning and work a diet takes, wouldn’t you want to maximize your results? National health educator, Mohit Kumar, joins us to discuss healthy support for your diet and exercise plan.

March 29th Your Guts, Your Brain and Pain

The health of your gut and its microbiome have a big influence on your energy, mood and overall health. We welcome Dr. Frank King back to the show to discuss the root causes behind such large numbers of people taking pain medications, and the common and not-so-common symptoms that poor gut health can trigger. Learn some easy but important steps you can take to restore intestinal balance.

March 22nd Gentlemen, Are You “On Your Game?”

If you are a guy and you want to stay active at work, in sports or as a weekend warrior around the home, you need to tune in for today’s show. Richard Passwater joins us with news about a product specially designed to support men’s joint comfort, flexibility, range of motion and cartilage condition. You won’t want to start your summer fitness program without checking into this first!

March 13th The Kidney-Joint Connection

The kidneys normally remove uric acid from the body, but if your levels become unhealthy, problems can arise. Painful inflammation can attack one or more joints as a result, and it can be incapacitating. What exactly happens when uric acid builds up in the bloodstream? How can the kidneys be naturally supported to prevent painful joints or kidney stones? Our guest educator, Jane Smalley, has answers.

March 6th Ask the Herb Doc! Listener Call-In Program

Dave sets one show aside every month to talk about important issues and answer questions about natural health. If you need advice from the Herb Doc, have a comment, or just want to discuss a health topic you have on your mind, you can email your inquiry to customerservice@motherearthworks.com, or send it to Dave on the Highway to Health Facebook page. We welcome your calls during the show as well at 304-428-7267.

March 1st Fire Cider: New Englanders Swear by It

Have you heard of Fire Cider? It’s a traditional folk remedy made of vinegar, herbs and spices that is making a big come-back in the natural health community. New Englanders use it tonic to boost digestion and immunity to stay hardy and healthy. Today we’ll speak with Amy Huebner, co-ower of Shire City Herbals, makers of Fire Cider. If you’re suffering from cabin fever, this may be just the thing you need!

February 22nd Live from Mother Earth Foods: Our Birthday Broadcast

Today’s show comes to you live from Mother Earth Foods, as Dave and his co-host, Chuck Martin celebrate our store’s upcoming birthday and annual sale event. Recognized as West Virginia’s oldest independent natural food and supplement store, Mother Earth Foods has provided the Mid-Ohio Valley with healthful organic foods, vitamins, and herbs since 1975. Stop by, say Hi, and join the fun.

February 22nd- Live from Mother Earth Foods: Our Birthday Broadcast

What do you get when an enthusiastic natural gourmet food store owner is also a talented cook? If it’s Debra Stark, you end up with “Eat Well, Be Happy,” a great cooking show aimed at bringing back the pleasures of the table with fresh, seasonal, colorful, organic ingredients. Recipes are simple, but the results make folks swoon with delight. You’ll find Debra’s show on the new Mother Earth Foods website – and today we’ll hear her personal story.

February 8th- Beauty from the Inside Out – ENCORE SHOW from 8/24/16

Celebrities are buzzing about the latest beauty trend – nutriceuticals. But you don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy the results of beauty building nutrients! Our guest, Richard Passwater, works with a Belgian dietary supplement manufacturer that has researched the effects of collagen on hair, skin, joints and nails. Tune in for some anti-aging advice that’s easy to follow and good for you too!

February 1st – Ask the Herb Doc! Listener Call-In Program

Dave sets one show aside every month to talk about important issues and answer questions about natural health. If you need advice from the Herb Doc, have a comment, or just want to discuss a health topic you have on your mind, you can email your inquiry to customerservice@motherearthworks.com, or send it to Dave on the Highway to Health Facebook page. We welcome your calls during the show as well at 304-428-7267.

January 25th – Pathways Life Enrichment Program

Parents and family members often feel unequipped to help loved ones who struggle with behavioral issues, especially when it spirals into anger, alcohol and substance abuse, and violent or criminal conduct. Where can the average person turn for help in our community? Dave talks with Kim Fortney, MA, a certified facilitator with the National Curriculum Training Institute (NCTI), about a program for real change and second chances.

January 18th – Navigating Loss, Finding Joy

Eventually, we all face a stressful life event such as the death of a loved one, a divorce or a humiliating job loss. How we experience and process such traumatic losses can determine our quality of life in the days that follow. Our guest, Ginny McKinney, is a life coach and writer who suffered a sudden loss, and made some brave and incredible changes during her healing journey. We hope her story inspires you.

January 11th – Out with the Old – Gentle All-System Cleansing

Ready to improve your health in 2017? Why not start with a gentle all-system cleanse? The Ojibawa people had an herbal formula for this purpose, which has been perfected through years of clinical studies. We’ll talk with registered Holistic Nutritionist and educator, Lisa Kilgour, about the use of this traditional cleansing tea, and exactly how it works to eliminate toxins, increase energy and improve immune function.

January 4th – Ask the Herb Doc! Call In with your Questions

Dave sets one show aside every month to talk about important issues and answer your questions about natural health. If you need advice from the Herb Doc, you can email your inquiry to customerservice@motherearthworks.com, or send it to Dave on the Highway to Health Facebook page. We welcome your calls during the show as well at 304-428-7267.

What Our Customers are Saying

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Have been using this store for years. Been there for as long as I can remember. Very useful products that actually work. I have recommended this store to others for many years. I know many who shop here and all have only good things to say. Thanks for being here.

Marie Jones
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I love this store! I can always count on them to have a healthy, safe alternative. It is a huge relief to walk into a store and buy whatever you want without having to worry about if you’re ingesting poison. Also, the employees are always really helpful and knowledgeable about their products.

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ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL STORE AND CUSTOMER SERVICE. As a new vegan, they were able to show me various foods and things to enjoy. They answered all my questions with a smile and made me feel important. GREAT GREAT PLACE.

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We have done business with Mother Earth Foods almost since its inception. I have seen a lot of changes through the years. All of them working toward offering more products and services for their customers. They research the products they sell and only sell the best. Anytime I have gone in asking for a product for a particular issue, the employees could steer me toward what I needed to address that issue I was having. As far as I am concerned this is the ONLY true health food store in our area. They will always have my continued patronage. Thank you for striving to provide the best for your customers.

Joanne Clem
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