Along with the new year, Jungle Jim's welcomed you to join us at our 2018 New Year, New You Festival! This past weekend, Oscar Event Center was filled with more than 50 booths of free screenings and healthy food choices, we hosted awesome exercise sessions, and provided information to help you jump start the new year! We want to thank Mercy Health - Fairfield for their partnership and for providing free screening opportunities, as well as our partner vendors for bringing out some awesome food and drink for you to try. But most of all, thank YOU for coming out and working towards a healthy 2018 with us!
Sometimes, it’s not easy to make the healthy choice. Whether it’s a snack or a meal, the exercises you should be doing more regularly, or the doctor’s visits you keep putting off, it’s seemingly much easier to, well, not really pay all the much attention to it.
So that’s where we come in - and by "we" we mean our Natural Foods Department, the Herb ‘N Jungle Supplement shop, and New Year, New You, our FREE Health & Wellness Expo.
This year, we’re filling up Oscar Event Center with almost 60 booths of screenings - brought to you by our amazing partners, Mercy Health - Fairfield - and vendors offering samples and demos, as well healthy and fun activities for adults and children alike. But where do you start?
Have no fear! We’re here to help.
Here are 5 things you absolutely have to do this weekend at New Year, New You!
Every year, one of the highlights of our New Year, New You Health & Wellness Expo are the physical activities we have available to participate in! Grown-ups can join us for Yoga, Zumba, and Tennis instruction throughout the day, and the kids are welcome to get in on the tennis fun, as well. We’ll have a balloon artist and face painter at the event, as well, so kids can work out their imaginations and their muscles! Check out the schedule of events below.
Our awesome partners from Mercy Health - Fairfield are setting up over 20 booths that will offer you a variety of ways to understand and maintain a healthy lifestyle in the new your. On-site screenings, education, and more will be ready and waiting. All you have to do is take those first steps up to the booth and you’ll be on your way to healthier 2018!
Natural Foods & More
Delicious and healthy are not usually a combination of words used to describe natural foods, but we’re here to make sure you know just how delicious eating healthy can be. Organic produce, gelato, and locally made hummus, as well as snacks and beverages, will be available to sample for everyone who joins us inside Oscar Event Center. Hey, you never know… you might just find a few things you won’t want to live without! Be sure to stop by the 80 Acres Farms booth, try out some gelato from Ciao Bella, and sample some awesome, locally made gluten-free and natural wares from Chubby Bunny and Chickpea Chicks! And don’t forget, everything we have available for sampling is available in our stores - so you know exactly where to find them!
In case you didn’t know, we’re all about kombucha. It’s flavorful, refreshing, and most importantly, full of health benefits! We recently opened our very own Kombucha Bar inside our Fairfield store which features first fermentation kombucha from our friends Fab Ferments, as well as offerings from GT’s. That’s how much we like it. We’ll have samples floating around the Event Center, and will have kombucha on tap at the Bar (some of which will be for those 21 and over due to its slight alcohol content), so you’ll have quite a few opportunities to find a flavor or two that you’ll enjoy. Trust us, you don’t want to miss trying this totally unique beverage while you’re here!
Now, Keep Going!
Okay, we said 5 things! We know! But hear us out. This one’s important…
You’ve checked out some new, healthy food options. Talked to Mercy Health professionals. You’ve tasted some great products, learned about some healthy options that can help improve daily life, and maybe even gave yoga a shot and enjoyed it… What’s next? KEEP GOING! Plan healthy meals, get some exercise, schedule regular check-ups and screenings. The name of the event might be New Year, New You, but it’s meant to educate and empower, show you a few new and exciting products, and inspire you to live a happier, healthier lifestyle!
Check out the Event Page for more details, right here!
Oh, and here’s a handy map to check out out if you want to plan your experience ahead of time!
We’re teaming up with Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital to provide more ways you to be health conscious in 2018! Free to the public, New Year, New You is your chance to see what’s new in the world of health and wellness!
World-class health industry professionals from Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital and food industry specialists will be ready to answer questions and provide new, exciting ways to make positive lifestyle changes for you and your family. Health screenings will be provided throughout the day, while Jungle Jim’s health and wellness partners will be sampling healthy options to make eating and drinking well a simply delicious decision.
Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital will be provide a wide range of screenings for your convenience, as regular screenings can significantly improve your chances of discovering possible risk factors. Health professionals from Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital will be present to offer insight for preventative care, and will offer easy steps you can take to make a big impact on your long term wellness.
New Year, New You is a great opportunity to check out some of the best new healthy food and beverage options available as our health and wellness experts provide samples of a wide variety of nutritious snacks and more. If you’ve been to the Jungle Jim’s Natural Food Department, checked out Herb ‘N Jungle, or explored our Gluten-Free section, you know our selection and expertise is second to none. At New Year, New You, you’ll find surprisingly delicious options, with the knowledge at hand to make the best choices you can! Different specialty dietary products will be offered including organic, gluten-free, superfoods, and natural supplements. Our partners will also be providing a variety of cutting edge products to help you lead a well-rounded, natural lifestyle. Want to see what the Jungle Jim’s Natural Foods Department is all about? There’s no better time.
We’re excited for you to join us at our 2018 New Year, New You Health & Wellness Expo!
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Relive New Year New You 2017
Now available at Jungle Jim’s International Market, Herb ‘N Jungle is excited to offer bulk Essential Oils created by Natural Options Aromatherapy, an Ohio business. Offering a more clinical approach to aromatherapy, all of their Essential Oils are pure and therapeutic grade. While several varieties of Essential Oil have been available at the Herb ‘N Jungle for quite some time, this affordable new option is great for those who wish to put together their own blends and use them for other creations.
What is an Essential Oil?
Simply put, they are oils “extracted directly from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root of a plant or tree,” and can even in small amounts can provide many health benefits.
What are the Benefits of Essential Oils?
Benefits range from healing skin and alleviating aches and pains, to fighting cold and flu symptoms and house cleaning purposes.
Why Buy Bulk?
Jungle Jim’s and the Herb ‘N Jungle are one of the only retailers in the area offering customers the opportunity to purchase Essential Oils in this fashion, and for those who use Essential Oils often, the savings will be obvious.
Some of the most significant reasons:
Just purchase the bottle sizes that most fit your needs, then come back and refill - at the refill price - with the same bottle!
Stop by Herb ‘N Jungle today to talk to us about Essential Oils and check out our new selection. We’re excited to share them with you!
Natural Foods & Herb ‘N Jungle
There are a lot of natural remedies to be found the world over, and luckily, we are able to carry many of them at Herb ‘N Jungle here at Jungle Jim’s! This week, we’re putting the spotlight on Pumpkin Seed Oil, which offers a variety of benefits.
So what can Pumpkin Seed Oil do for you? Here are just a few things it’s known for:
Remember, Pumpkin Seed Oil is a powerful remedy. We recommend that you seek advice from your healthcare provider when starting any new regimen.
Pumpkin seeds and Pumpkin Seed Oil can be found in Natural Foods and Herb ‘N Jungle at both Jungle Jim’s locations.
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This month, the Herb ‘N Jungle is shining the spotlight on our new Bodybuilding section, now located near the front entrance of our Fairfield location, and right next to the Herb ‘N Jungle in Eastgate.
We’re proud and excited to offer a great variety of products from some of the most sought after and respected brands, like:
There are proteins for beefing up, slimming down and maintaining your ideal weight, and we have a wide variety of supplements that help improve energy, stamina and focus. And of course, there are many recovery supplements for that sometimes painful after workout period.
Jungle Jim's International Market has a large selection of these items at both Herb ‘N Jungle locations, so stop by to see how we can help you out today!
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Collagen is a protein that is found throughout our bodies. It is literally the stuff that holds us together, but starting at the age of 30, we start to lose about 1% of our collagen every year. You can see its effect in the mirror in the form of wrinkles, sagging skin, and excess fat.
The good news? You can replace collagen with supplementation.
Some of the many benefits include:
There are many different types of collagen supplementation, most of which Herb ‘N Jungle happily carries! Stop in today to discuss them with our trained and knowledgeable staff.
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There are many benefits to Essential Oils, and many of the best Essential Oils made are available at Herb ‘N Jungle daily. Now, Aura Cacia, Wydmere, Simplers, doTerra and Better Essentials are all readily available at both locations!
Every essential oil has it's own properties, but they are all antimicrobial. This makes them a great choice for cleaning all types of surfaces. The benefits of Essential Oils can be obtained by smelling the vapors, or using the oils topically.
Some of the benefits of Essential Oils include:
Most people are exposed to over 80,000 chemicals every day. Making your own products is a great way of reducing your toxic load. We carry the items needed for making your own personal care products like carrier oils, glycerin, empty containers and more.
There are many ways to enjoy essential oils, as well, and Herb ‘N Jungle is excited to offer different types of diffusers, including diffusing jewelry.
Essential oils and supplies to create your own can be found in the Herb ‘N Jungle at both Jungle Jim’s locations.
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The benefits of nasal irrigation have been known since early human history. Studies show washing with a buffered hypertonic solution removes 80% of allergens, shrinks swollen membranes, improves hair filters in the nose and reduces medication use. Nasal irrigation is safe for everyone, but supervision should be provided for our younger friends.
Nasal washing is ideal to help with:
Nasopure plastic bottles come in sizes for babies, children and adults and can be found at the Herb ‘N Jungle at both Jungle Jim’s locations.
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Known by many names, Black Cumin Seed Oil (Nigella Sativa) has many health benefits. In addition to soothing eczema and psoriasis, it’s also an anti-asthmatic and aids in digestion. It’s often used for intestinal parasites, candida and other fungal infections.
Black Cumin Seed Oil is also thought to play a role in cancer prevention and is considered a natural protective against radiation.
It has several other uses, as well:
Black Cumin seed oil is an amazing product that has been used for thousands of years for it's ability to support health naturally.
This awesome oil can be found in the Herb ‘N Jungle at both Jungle Jim’s locations.
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