From Our Editors
Helpful staffers advise customers and special-order products upon request at Health Bay Natural Foods. The shop's owner draws upon 20 years of experience in the health-food industry to cull a selection of products that includes edibles and supplements such as Carlson’s omega-3 fish oil ($43.99 for 500 mL), which boosts immune systems with fatty acids. Just as the unpleasantness of aging balances out the joy of birthday pony rides, Solgar multivitamins ($18.99/60) bring skewed diets into karmic sync. Net-RX whey protein ($19.99 for 2 lb.) can help clients build muscle, and a varied stock of groceries helps clients create meals from healthy building blocks, including gluten- and wheat-free pastas, waffles, rice cakes, and breads. Shoppers can also drop by the in-store organic-juice bar to slam back shots of wheatgrass ($2/oz.), nurse a glass of carrot juice ($4 for 16 oz.), or sip on a protein shake ($6 for 16 oz.) to fuel endless hours of competitively lifting sacks of yams.