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Seagate Donates Broccoli Capsules to The Lakota Indian Reservation

Making A Difference. By Kathleen M. Riley, ND (Guest Post) About 10 years ago, I was introduced to the plight of the Lakota-Sioux tribe by Rochelle Ripley, who created a non-profit organization called HawkWing in Glastonbury, CT. At that time I was moved by her efforts to solicit donations of new books for children on the […]

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Lauren - The highest infant mortality rate out of North America AND South America is within this South Dakota tribe. Amazing.

Shriley R. - I have only been on one reservation in Southern California closer to Mexico. The people were not living in the greatest conditions but the Lakota-Soux tribe sounds to be in a much more challenging situation. That is great that you assisted them.

sarahluvzveggies - wow, i did not know supplement broccoli sprouts have so many health benefits. that’s awesome they have holistic alternatives rather than going directly to costly therapies.

Emanuel - Thanks for making the donation Seagate. Reservations need all the help they can get. I have native roots and have attended powwows since my childhood where I met many natives and visited reservations.

Dear Seagate – What can I do about a fungal toenail infection?

Every week we will be posting anonymous questions from our customers. Everything from correct dosage, to our farming methods, and much more. Dear Seagate I was referred to your website for its promotion of Olive leaf. I was researching ways to lower my blood pressure, and someone who is a fan of yours said you […]

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rob - i’m right there with you mark ! one thing that keeps me active is gardening. i like it because not only am i beautifying my property but also because it gets doing something physical outside!

Trayvon - Would this be ideal for athlete’s foot? I run practically every day and there are times where my feet take a toll! I am interested in healthier options tho.

sarahluvsveggies - i luv learning that olive extract has healing properties. it seems like such a simple ingredient right under our noses could have many uses?

Kat Braza - Those are great prices listed for the OliveViate and Olive Leaf Extract. Plus a buy 1 get 1 free deal? Sweet! These are great to have when it’s needed!

Thinking Differently About Sharks

It’s time to start thinking differently about sharks. When many people think of sharks, images of gruesome attacks and inhumanely-acquired fin harvesting come to mind. Since we don’t practice any form of shark fishing, our shark cartilage supplements are made from byproducts of local seafood processors who produce a small amount of shark meat for […]

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rob - joint pain eh? that’s what i’ve been dealing with for some time now since i’ve been gardening this summer. will be trying this product!

Nancy Evans - I actually purchased this product for my husband for his joints and he’s been feeling better since using it. Not to mention it’s easy to take since it can be mixed with beverages.

Lauren - It seems the sea offers many benefits – omega 3 and now shark cartilage I have just learned. What else from the sea benefits health?

Emanuel - ugh this sounds like a great product. my body has been in agony from a recent injury at work and i’ve been looking for a more natural remedy than buying pain killer from the store.

Fighting Household Germs: Who Needs Chemicals When You have Nature?

Many people would love to claim they’re allergic to housecleaning to escape tiresome chores. But depending on what products you’re using, you could legitimately be putting your health at risk. Pull a bottle out from below your sink at random and read the back of the label. How many of the ingredients can you pronounce? […]

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Kat Braza - On the topic of harmful chemicals in the household – I was appalled when I learned the baby shampoo I buy contains formaldehyde! That is the reason why they don’t cry, the formaldehyde numbs the eye. Apparently they say they are in the process of removing it.

Shirley R. - What! I’ll have to tell my kids, they use no tear shampoo on their kids all the time. Who would think that type of chemical would be in a baby product?

Trayvon - I agree on the toxicity of many mainstream household products. I have cleaned my bathroom a few times to the point where I almost passed out and altogether stopped cleaning hehehe yea it’s a bachelor pad for sure now. I love the ingredients in this Seagate cleaner.

Kat Braza - Right Shirley? Unbelievable! lol Travon @ bachelor pad. I’ve actually been using the Seagate’s olive cleaner since they started selling it and it’s been great. Cleans up without making my home smell toxic.

Mulch: The Organic Farmer’s Best Friend

Regardless if you’re growing a tiny backyard garden or operating a large-scale organic farm, mulch should be one of your very best friends. Not only do mulches help keep pesky weeds at bay, but they also can help prevent disease, enrich the soil with organic matter, conserve moisture, and maintain soil temperature. Besides, mulch makes […]

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Nancy Evans - I am currently residing in Southern California and I have been wanting to add mulch to my property for various reasons but I do not have anything producing mulch! (It’s so dry here). I am going to have to buy mulch… Any advice on how to go about this?

Shirly R. - It’s definitely more fulfilling to use grass clippings, wood chips and other natural alternatives rather than synthetic soils. I sometimes invite my kids and their families over to help 🙂

rob - nancy – go to a local nursery and ask if they know of compost suppliers in the area, they usually have a few contacts to share if you need bulk quantity.

Lauren - Wow, I did not know mulch was such a great alternative for fighting weeds. That’s awesome! Dealing with weeds is not my favorite thing to do :/

Rediscover Your Youth with Freshly-Baked Bread

Few smells in life are more reminiscent than freshly-baked bread. Take a moment and try to recall what place the comforting and nourishing scent of fresh bread reminds you of. Perhaps your grandmother pulled out her bread-maker every time you came over to visit, and even let you pick out the ingredients for her loaves. […]

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Lauren - To be honest I have never really had freshly baked bread… My parents always bought bread from commercial grocery stores. Sounds like I’m missing out :/

Kat Braza - Is this a cheaper way for gluten-free? Gluten-free bread costs an arm and a leg for a smaller loaf!

Trayvon - Yes Kat, making your own gluten-free bread would be cheaper and could be made to your liking. I know gluten-free bread from the store don’t taste great!

sarahluvzveggies - same here lauren – never really ate freshly baked bread. i went to a local farmers market recently in my area and there was a vendor that had quite a selection of breads. that may be an ideal place to go.

Look Younger with Food on Your Face!

Young people want to look older, and old people want to look younger. It’s one of life’s fateful ironies, and there’s a million different anti-aging products on the market that play into your deepest insecurities. Consumerism aside, you’ve got only one outer layer of skin to show to the world, so you’d better take care […]

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Lauren - One of the best mental tricks I’ve done to improve my diet is to tell myself that fruit is dessert! I now indeed believe it so because I am frequently in awe of how sweet fruit is. Skip the ice cream, pass the strawberries!

Shirley R. - It’s much easier to take these ingredients in a pill where they are combined rather than seeking out each ingredient!

Kat Braza - Skin rejuvenation is something I’ve told myself to look into but keep putting off lol Omega-3 shark liver oil, wow. How does this compare to Olay?

rob - i’m right there with you kat – not only for my wife but for me as well! i would rather use natural ingredients than synthetic options.

Richard (Founder) - Kat – definitely research the products you use on a daily basis. You may be surprised at what they are made of!

Abby - Your eyes are the window to your soul.

A lot of similar products and methods are available.

It took me some time and a lot of testing to find the perfect product.

Read about my own experience.


Friday Farm Fact: Many Organic Foods Contain Non-organic Food Ingredients

So you’ve committed to buying organic food whenever you can…that’s great! But did you know that many processed foods that are labeled as “organic” actually contain non-organic ingredients? Organizations like the Soil Association Certification dictate that at least 95% of the ingredients in foods labeled as “organic” must come from organically-produced animals and plants. But […]

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Lauren - Thanks for the links. I know there is a lot of hear-say about organic produce at commercial stores being hardly different from regular produce.

rob - yea i question how food sold in mass quantities at stores can be truly organic since so much is on the line in making profit. can’t have a whole crop go to waste!

saraluvsveggies - i’ve started growing my veggies and i have researched methods to protect the plants without using traditional pesticides bought at the store and so far it’s worked out great. i just want to grow more!

Nancy Evans - Interesting that certain products are labeled as organic simply because there are no means to grow them organically! I would think they wouldn’t use a label at all if they are not organic?

Richard (Founder) - I know – isn’t Organic farming great!

Richard (Founder) - Organic has become a very abused word in this industry. You really don’t have to pass any lab-testing of your products to get “certified organic”. The key is to prove that during the last 3 years the land did not use any chemical fertilizers or pesticides. So being too close to a neighboring farm that is spraying their land or using water that might have contamination to irrigate your crops, would not count against you for organic certification. At Seagate we make sure the product itself is clean … and we do not have any neighboring farms. Our water supply is from well-water which is the underground flow of water from the nearby Sierra mountains.

The Art of Combining Supplements with Healthy Foods

Contrary to popular belief, adding supplements to your diet doesn’t give you the green light to stop eating healthy. In fact, some all-natural supplements have actually proven to be more effective when combined with fresh foods. The results of such a scientific study were published in a prominent medical journal a couple years ago in […]

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Lauren - Yes powder form would be absorbed by the body more easily than the actual broccoli although I love its taste and texture 🙂

Kat Braza - I am seeking supplements for my daughter who is lactose intolerant to make sure her body is receiving the nutrients it needs. I like that Seagate’s ingredients are organically derived.

Trayvon - Hmm, new supplement to add to my smoothies? I’m assuming the fruit will compliment the flavor.

Shirley R. - I hope you find the right supplements for your daughter Kat! No one in my family has illness but I have decided to educate my granddaughters more about health after raising my kids with poor health conscience.

Justifying Your Chocolate Desert, the All-Natural Way

There are very few people in this world who don’t have a soft spot in their hearts for chocolate. Ancient Aztecs believed chocolate was godly, early Europeans believed chocolate was a medicine, and we believe chocolate is romantic. Right before Valentine’s Day every year, some scientific group publishes a study about how chocolate has shown […]

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Lauren - That sounds good! I am a sucker for chocolate but yes most chocolates available at commercial stores are not ideal and we tend to add them to junk food like ice cream.

Shirley R. - My granddaughters love pomegranate. I will try this recipe the next time they visit and tell them about the anti-oxidant properties.

Trayvon - Another supplement to add to my smoothies yea buddy! I’ve never put chocolate in it tho- something new to try. Does Seagate have other anti-oxidants?

rob - i hear you shirley. my kids grew up on mac & cheese, white rice, hamburger helper. i’ve started taking more interest in healthier options and have shared it with my kids but they don’t have an open ear since they’re so busy. that’s good you have began reaching out to your family.

Richard (Founder) - Hello Trayvon – Every vegetable based product that Seagate grows — Olive leaf, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, garlic, pomegranates, grapes, artichoke, lemon (to name a few) are all rich anti-oxidants. The strongest individual antioxidant product that we produce is Grape Seed Extract. Actually Nature produces it, we are careful to try and maintain the levels that Nature has provided.