5 Essential Oils and Their Uses

5 ESSENTIAL OILS AND THEIR USES     CINNAMON– It is great for killing airborne bacteria and it’s a natural insect repellent. It’s an antidepressant as it has been shown to elevate moods. It is also good for pain relief. Simply mix 2-3 drops with 1/2 a cup of carrier/base oil and massage onto affected area. You may also put a few drops into a pot of boiling water or in a bath to elevate your mood by inhaling the steam.   GRAPEFRUIT–... Read More


WHY IS WATER  IMPORTANT? BRAIN 85% HEART 80% BLOOD 83% MUSCLE 75% SKIN 72% BONES 22% Water is a driving force of all nature; it is amazing! Feeling sleepy at work? Drink water. Blood sugar levels gone awry? Drink water. Did you know we found the fountain of youth? WATER! Drink water to look younger and feel younger. It moisturizes the skin to maintain its texture and appearance. Trouble going to sleep? Drink water a few hours before bed. Do you... Read More


   Probiotics are “good bacteria”, or some yeast, for your digestive system. You can think of them like dogs, not all are the same. A Great Dane is different than Chihuahua. The most important strains of bacteria are Lactobacilli, Biffidobacterium. Saccharomyces Boulardii (yeast) is an excellent thing to take to combat diarrhea. It is a great idea to take to countries like India and Mexico when you aren’t sure about the water.  BENEFITS... Read More

Benefits of Coconut Oil

What is anti-carcinogenic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anti-viral and anti-aging? It is a superfood. It combats depression, helps with weight loss, you can use it as an antacid and it helps to stabilize blood sugar. Coconut oil Pacific Islanders refer to the coconut palm as the “Tree of Life” because they believe coconut oil  cures all ailments. On many islands coconut is a staple in... Read More


Here we are in America and suddenly we are faced with an obesity epidemic. We use video games to “exercise”. Fast food is all around us, even supermarkets make meals as easy as possible with rotisserie chicken and frozen pizza dinners. Is it any wonder when we do exercise that we don’t know what to eat before or even after a workout to make us feel good and perform to the best of our abilities? Here is a little something to make... Read More


The health benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide and stimulant. Tee Tree is native to Queensland and New South Wales in Australia. It has a reputation as a cure-all  for topical application only, as it is poisonous if ingested. It is rarely ingested but on occasion it is taken in mild concentrations to cure bacterial... Read More


  Now the Aztecs ate pond scum?                            Yes, pond scum; the green stuff you see floating on lakes. It’s actually amazingly good for you! It’s called Spirulina. It has a long history of helping to sustain the food chain as it provides the fundamental nutrients for all life. Not only was it found in Mexico originally, but in Lake Chad in central Africa as well. Spirulina thrives in warm... Read More


There it is, that gelatinous slimy substance everyone keeps talking about. “It’s good for you” they tell me, and I see something that reminds me of boogers. In its dry form, I see bird seed ingredients. “Why did our ancestors eat birdseed” I wonder? As a child I saw it on commercials with a catchy little jingle and I thought it was funny. Today it is sweeping through the health community like a wild fire. It is an amazing... Read More

Thank you for a huge success!!

Thank you for making our 1 year anniversary a HUGE success!!   We had our best day on Saturday and our best week since we opened 1 year ago!   Did You Know? If 1000 people spend $25 a week at Old Town Natural Market and Deli, we could donate $7,500 – $10,000 a month to charity!   More Great News: We over ordered on a few products for Saturday and our mistake is your gain! We are extending some of our 1 year anniversary specials.... Read More

Old Town Market More Expensive?

I have heard it said that Old Town Market is more expensive than City Market.  But, if you shop at Old Town Market on a regular basis, you start to see that there are items that are not as expensive.  Like the green leaf lettuce that was priced at City Market for $2.49 and at Old Town Market the same lettuce cost $1.39. Check out the raw cheeses.   I bought some recently and was amazed at the wonderful flavor. There are other items, such as the... Read More