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Supporting Healthy Lives Worldwide

Like many of you, Gretchen has followed Bill Gates over the past 25 years with curiosity and awe — as he built the Microsoft empire, his high-tech, high-art home on Lake Washington and his thoughtful legacy. When he retired in 2008, at age 52, to focus on his philanthropic passions with wife Melinda, we were more intrigued, particularly with their global vaccination, immunization and AIDS work. 

While visiting Seattle recently, a friend recommended the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, a new landmark located under the Space Needle, as a must-see. She was right, it was a truly inspiring experience.

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Supporting Healthy Lives Worldwide

Tend Your Garden. Tend Your Health.

One of the things we most look forward to in the spring is visiting the garden center and nursery. We practically count the days down until we can see the plants stocked outside with their welcoming blooms. It’s all just so exciting — and we suspect that more than a few people around us share the sentiment. Getting our hands into the dirt just makes us feel good. It’s relaxing and soothing. But we didn’t think much further than that — when in fact, a lot of natural chemical processes happen within our body the moment our hands dig into the soil.

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Tend Your Garden. Tend Your Health.

Meet the Esselstyn Family

We want to introduce you to one dynamic, authentic family. They live each day of their lives with joy, energy, and a commitment to not only take care of their own health, but to empower thousands of others to do the same. Meet the Esselstyn family. They were a complete inspiration to Gretchen and her partner, Eric, during the Engine 2 Retreat they attended in Phoenix.

Here’s the lowdown on what the powerful father, mother, son and daughter team bring to the table.

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Meet the Esselstyn Family

Spotted: Fresh Brands of 2014

Think the healthy food and product movement is a fad? Think again. With growth predicted to reach $226B by 2018, it’s a societal shift that’s not likely to shrink anytime soon. The focus on healthier lifestyles has created explosive growth in the niche and we saw it firsthand at the 2014 Natural Products ExpoWest in Anaheim. Over 2,600 companies were represented and the convention center was packed with entrepreneurs bringing healthy and innovative ideas to the market. We were blown away by the fantastic products branded in fresh and creative ways — we’d like to share our top 10 favorites with you.

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Spotted: Fresh Brands of 2014

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