Au Naturel Market
We are the largest health food store in Northwest Indiana. We provide the highest quality organic and natural products, vitamins and health supplements, organic fruits, organic vegetables, organic frozen meat and poultry, minerals, herbs, gluten free wheat free products, full line of protein shakes, as well as specialty products for those seeking a healthier lifestyle.
Our mission :
We are dedicated to providing the community a market with high-quality organic and natural products. We stock healthy alternatives to the additive-laden products found in mainstream stores. We understand that the more you know, the more you will understand how much living a more natural lifestyle can benefit you and your family.
Au Naturel Market is independent, locally owned and managed. Our staff is knowlegeable and experienced.
We can ship across the U.S.
Monday-Friday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
My weight loss journey with the help of my local health food store:
Over the years I had succumbed to the modern malady of over eating, eating a poor diet and being very sedentary. This led to a lot of weight gain, and poor health. In fact I had developed heart disease, high blood pressure with an enlarged heart. My future did not look good.
On April first I finally made the decision to take my weight seriously and do something about it. I have tried other diets in the past, from vegetarian to low fat and everything in between. Eventually I stumbled upon a diet called the Paleo diet. The basic idea behind the diet is that we eat foods that we are genetically adapted to eat based on our evolutionary past. This primarily is made up of natural healthy saturated fats, meats, nuts, seeds, vegetables and some fruit. It's a very organic back to nature style diet. The main emphasis though is on what you’re not suppose to eat, and this is any refined or processes foods, sugar or grains of any kind. More and more evidence is now showing that sugar is more of a contributor to weight gain that saturated fats, and that an over consumption of sugars and simple carbohydrates directly contribute to fat storage.
With my health problems and info of this new diet I set out to learn as much as I could about food, and how it affects the body when eaten. I really wanted to know why should eat certain foods and not others. I read up on the different studies of nature of fats, carbs, glucose, fructose, cholesterol, healthy gut bacteria, vitamins and minerals and a host of other nutritional information for the most recent studies and leading innovators in the nutritional heath medicine. With this info in hand I set out for the health food store.
This is where I came to Au Naturel Market. I had never really been to a health food store before in my life. I only had the most rudimentary knowledge of supplements and healthy alternative foods. With all the new info in hand, I had researched all the supplements needed to give my diet the kick start it needed. I picked up supplements for heart and blood pressure problems, fish oil pills so I could super load on Omega-3, Probiotics to improve and rebuild my broken down digestive system, and of course farm fresh eggs, grass fed meats and full fat yogurt.
Despite my skepticism of the natural foods and supplements movement in the past, I really have to admit that this made a huge difference in the effectiveness of my diet and health overall. It really gave me a boost; I felt I was finally making a difference this time. As the weight started coming off it just verified all the information I had read, that eating as close to wild as we can, and using the best that nature has to offer with natural supplements you can really turn your health around.
I have now lost 90 pounds on my diet. I have modified the diet over time to adapt to natural foods that I thrive on. This takes time and you must really be in tune with your body to know what you are sensitive to. It really pays off to clean up your diet and supplement for your specific needs. I don't ever plan to go back to the days of fast food and packaged food products, I'm eating natural for the rest of my life.
Our 7th Anniversary was a huge success, I would like to express thanks all of individuals who made it another successful and pleasurable event: I could not have done it without: my wonderful staff, my son Joe, his wife Shannon, the grandkids, Tim, Alyssa and Kenny. Friends: Sally Jo, Billy, Steve, Tess and all the demo staff. You all helped make the day extraordinary!
Also, Congratulations to all the winners from our 7th Anniversary event: Lois Broughton, Matt McCall, Karen Lain, James Bowen, Marvel Bennett, Michelle Harris, Christy Maloney, Shelly Looney, Susie Karimi, Christy Singleton, Katty Ellis, Neil Sheehan, Donna Moon, and Julie Talley. Congrats again to you all!!!
August 13th will mark the seventh anniversary of Au Naturel Market. To celebrate there will be a store wide sale along with a cookout. Come on out and join the fun! Save 15% store wide and sample organic beef, buffalo, and chicken. Enter to win door prizes and find samples and demos throughout the store.
Hope to see you then!
Whatever the reasons, shopping at Au Naturel Market is different than large chain grocery stores, even those that carry some organic foods. Trained staff greet customers and answer questions. Customers find it to be pleasant atmosphere. Shoppers can stop and have a free cup of tea, or if they are in a hurry, they will be quickly assisted and checked out.
Au Naturel Market
1708 E. Lincolnway
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
Removing Barriers and Limiting
Your Health and Greatness
Come and Discover Beliefs and Emotional Baggage
Affecting Your Life
Subconscious Beliefs and Unaddressed Emotional Baggage is
UNCONSCIOUSLY Shaping Your Life
Clearing Away Common Subconscious Beliefs
In the workshop we will change common subconscious beliefs affecting your health and well-being and we’ll teach you how to uncover even more.
Here is a common belief that in the people of the western societies: “Doctors are more powerful than God.” Having this may not be good, because whatever they may tell or advise has a good chance of happening. You want to be open to ALL possibilities and not what an authority only has to say.
Clearing Away Emotional Baggage Shaping Your Life
It is what we are avoiding to feel that is limiting us and you don’t even know it! Learn the strategies of Victim, Blame, and Defensive you play to avoid feeling an unhealthy emotion buried in your consciousness.
WEDNESDAY MAY 25TH 2011 TIME: 5-7PM
AU NATUREL MARKET, 1708 E. LINCOLNWAY
WORKSHOP BEING PRESENTED BY:
Spiritual Healer, Teacher and Guide
Owner, Divinely Sacred Healing
4004 Campbell Street, Suite C
Kostidis Chiropractic Complex
Call Au Naturel Market to sign up for FREE Workshop: 219-465-1984
April 22nd will mark the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day and with a new anniversary comes a new meaning for the day. Started in 1970, Earth Day was originally conceived as a day in which the people of the world could come together and educate themselves about the needs of the planet.
This will be our 5th year celebrating Earth Day at Sunset Hill Farms. Sunset Hill Farms will be celebrating Earth Day April 16th 2011. Au Naturel Market will have a booth there with many items for purchase and sampling. This year if you purchase one of our recyclable bags for $1.00 you will receive a coupon for $1.00 off anything in store for a $1.00 or more.
Holidays are fastly approaching. Did you forget anything??? Here at Au Naturel Market we have a wide selection of those last minute gifts you may have forgotten; stocking stuffers, gift baskets, teacher gifts, pastor gifts, and lets not forget our furry friends. Here at Au Naturel Market we make shopping easy. Pick out a few items, we will wrap it and have it ready for gift giving while you shop. Now! How easy is that? So stop in, take a look around, we will be more than happy to help you out this holiday season.