Favorite Mg12: Bringing Life From the Dead Sea

Magnesium is essential for countless processes within in the body, from maintaining healthy muscle and nerve function, to supporting normal blood pressure. For those living by the typical American diet, which is highly processed, it can be difficult to ensure that adequate amounts of this mineral are coming from food. With Mg12, Magnesium has never Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 8.48.17 AMbeen so easy. Mg12 is a family-owned company based out of Tryon, North Carolina. Using salt harvested from the North Basin of the Dead Sea in Israel, Mg12 has created a line of topical magnesium chloride products meant to help nourish your body with not only magnesium, but with 20 other trace minerals as well. Check out this video of the CEO, Tom Strayer, and his personal experience with Mg12.

Link to video: https://youtu.be/KTFrqM__gCM

Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 8.48.47 AMYou may be asking yourself, what makes using a transdermal magnesium so different from taking a pill? For some individuals, it can be difficult for the body to absorb and assimilate a traditional magnesium supplement. Using a transdermal magnesium is a safe way to cut down on some of the unpleasant side effects that can occur when taking an internal magnesium, such as diarrhea or other intestinal complaints. Some of the benefits of using magnesium topically can include increased sleep, better stress management, reduced muscle aches, spasms and cramps, and a decrease in skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 8.48.52 AMOne of the most common ways that these salts are used is to simply add one 8-oz cup to a bath, and enjoy a relaxing and therapeutic tub soak. If a bath isn’t your thing, don’t fret, Mg12 offers Dead Sea Salt in it’s raw form, as well as in oil, balm, and soap!  Not sure which one to try? Check out their travel pack, which has smaller sizes of the line, making it the perfect introduction to topical magnesium. MagneSport is a magnesium oil that has Arnica as well as an essential oil blend that works wonders for pain management-making it great for athletes!

Through the entire month of September, all Mg12 will be 20% off! If you’d like to know more, our experienced staff at Bare Essentials Natural Market is available to help you find solutions for your individual needs.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Favorite Customer Appreciation Sale – September 12th!

It’s time for our Customer Appreciation Sale! Make your shopping list, grab your bags, and be sure and mark your calendars for our special sales event to take…

20% OFF everything in the store!

Bring you shopping list Saturday, September 12th, 2015 from 9am-7pm and enjoy the savings!FBAdWhen we say everything we mean EVERYTHING, no items are excluded from the BIG SALE!

Questions or concerns? Give us a call at 828.262.5592

Favorite Harvest Report: Local Organic Produce

 fresh organic local produce

Oh, the real taste of summer is here!

We’ve got bushels of fresh Corn on the cob
grown by Fishel Organics in Ashe County.Fire up the grill!

Check out our selection of local tomatoes.
All grown using organic practices.
Pass the mayo!

Local farmers are
bringing fresh spring crops
to our produce department.
Check out the new arrivals.


Appalachian Grown Local Produce

Look for these fresh, organic fruits & veggies… (while supplies last)

<<Just In>> Loucious Corn on the Cob  Fishel Organics, Ashe County
Certified Organic

Corn local

<<Just In>> Carmen Sweet Peppers Sunshine Cove Farm, Boone NC
Certified Organic

<<Just In>> Shiitake Mushrooms Sweiter Farm, Watauga Co

<<Just In>> Green/Yellow Bell Pepper  Sunshine Cove Farm, Boone NC
Certified Organic

<<Just In>> Red Cabbage Fishel Organics, Ashe County
Certified Organic

<<Just In>> Heirloom Tomatoes, Blue Ridge Organics, Ashe County
and Sunshine Cove Farm, Boone NC Certified Organic

<<Just In>> Slicer Tomatoes, Bishop Farm,

<<Just In>> Cherry Tomatoes Blue Ridge Organics, Ashe County
and Sunshine Cove Farm, Boone NC Certified Organic

<<Just In>> Yellow Crookneck Squash, Blue Ridge Organics, Ashe County

  <<Just In>> Rainbow Chard, Blue Ridge Organics, Ashe County

<<Just In>> Lacinato / Dino Kale, Blue Ridge Organics, Ashe County
and Sunshine Cove Farm, Boone NC

Beet Greens

 ~ Onion Mix (red, yellow, white) Blue Ridge Organics, Ashe County

~ Zucchini Fishel Organics, Ashe County
Certified Organic

<<Just In>> Striped Zucchini Blue Ridge Organics, Ashe County

  New Life Farm Carrots

Working with local farmers we are able to offer the freshest,
local organic produce grown!

 ~ Hydroponic Lettuce (Bibb, Red Leaf and Romaine) Hanging Gardens Farm

local organic produce

All of our produce is either Certified Organic
or grown using sustainable, organic practices
unless others wise stated.

Never Conventionally Grown

~ German Hardneck Garlic  Nice Ashe Farm (New crop is here!)

~ Elephant Garlic Nice Ashe Farm

local organic produce

~ Micro Greens Market Mix, Arugula and Assorted Herbs Sunshine Cove Farm

Certified Organic

Sunshine Cove Farm Micro Greens


~ Regional Produce  ~

<<Just In>> Crimini (Baby Bellas) Mushrooms, Orchard Valley, GA

North Carolina Sweet Potatoes



You’ll find Beans, Black Eye Peas & Baking needs in our Bulk Section

Browse through our recipe files!

 Come on by and support the local farmers and your community!

Direct from the farm, local veggies are being delivered almost daily. The farmers we buy from use organic farming methods which preserve farmland and cultivate healthy soils.

Buy Local!

Favorite Round-Up-For-A-Cause: ABLE Recreation, Inc.

For the month of September, Bare Essentials Natural Market will be partnering with ABLE Recreation Inc.  for our Round-Up-For-A-Cause Program. Each time you check out, you will have the opportunity to round up your total a few cents to help organize recreational and social activities for children with special needs and their families. Every penny counts!

Follow our Round-Up-For-A-Cause Program on our Events page where you can see past and future partners and the amounts that our customers have helped raise for them.

Learn more about ABLE Recreation Inc. here…

ablelogo1ABLE Recreation is a non-profit organization designed for children with special needs and their families. We are open to the entire high country, not just Watauga County. We are a baseball league that started our first season in the Spring of 2013!! ABLE stands for Adaptive Baseball League for Everyone. Adaptive Baseball is different because…

  • Non-Competitive
  • No outs/No score
  • Everyone gets to hit and run bases
  • No set number of innings
  • Flexible for any ability or disability

This program is based on the successful adaptive baseball program in Asheville, NC, which celebrated its 12th season last year! Our games are played on Sunday afternoons from 2-4pm at the Watauga County Parks & Recreation Complex Field. The final game has been hosted by the ASU Softball Team including a picnic lunch and awards ceremony.

The need for resources designed for this population of individuals continues to increase. Currently, ABLE Recreation is exploring ways to offer organized activities to young adults and adults with disabilities. This year, we will offer a second adaptive baseball game specifically for these folks!

Even though ABLE Recreation started as an adaptive baseball league, it is not just a baseball league! Our goal is to offer recreational activities that children with disabilities and their families can enjoy on a monthly basis. We get together for swim play dates in the summer; enjoy holiday parties; and other fun things such as outdoor adventure day and adaptive bowling. We often team up with other organizations such as Parent to Parent and KAMPN to help support each other and to offer a broader variety of activities throughout the year.

If you would like to learn more about ABLE Recreation Inc. please visit their website here…

Favorite Thermography Clinic – Early Detection Saves Lives

..from Asheville Integrative Medicine

Book an appointment today!
A special Thermography clinic, conducted by Cindy Sullivan, CCT, Thermographer from Asheville Integrative Medicine, will be hosted by Bare Essentials Natural Market Monday, September, 21st.

Appointments are limited and we suggest calling 828-262-5592 to make an appointment as soon as possible. The initial scan is $149; if you’ve had an initial scan, follow-ups are $99; full body scans are $350.

Early Detection Saves Lives

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI)

DITI is a 15 minute, non-invasive test. It’s a valuable procedure for alerting your doctor to changes that can indicate early stage breast disease and other diseases. The benefit of DITI testing is that it offers the opportunity of earlier detection than has been possible through breast self-examination, doctor examination or mammography alone.

thermographyDITI detects the subtle physiological changes that accompany breast pathology, whether it’s cancer, fibrocystic disease, an infection or a vascular disease. Your doctor can then plan accordingly and lay out a program to further diagnose and/or monitor you.
What to Expect

  • Non-Invasive
  • No radiation
  • Painless
  • No contact with the body
  • F.D.A. registered

This quick and easy test starts with your medical history being taken before you partially disrobe for the scanning to be performed. This first session provides the baseline for your “thermal signature.” A subsequent session assures that the pattern remains unchanged. All of your thermograms are kept on record and once your stable thermal pattern has been established, any changes can be detected during your routine annual studies.

Who Can Benefit

Everyone can benefit from DITI screening. However, it’s especially appropriate for younger women (30-50) whose denser breast tissue makes it more difficult for mammography to be effective. It’s also beneficial for women of all ages who, for many reasons, are unable to undergo routine mammography. This test can provide a ‘clinical marker’ to the doctor or mammographer that a specific area of the breast needs particularly close examination.

It takes years for a tumor to grow, thus the earliest possible indication of abnormality is needed to allow for the earliest possible treatment and intervention. DITI’s role in monitoring health is to help in early detection and monitoring of abnormal physiology and the establishment of risk factors for the development or existence of cancer. When used with other procedures the best possible evaluation of tissue health is made.

Early Detection Guidelines

Using a combination of methods will increase your chances of detecting cancer in an early stage. These methods include:

  • Annual DITI screening for women of all ages.
  • Mammography, when considered appropriate for women who are aged 50 or older.
  • A regular breast examination by a health professional.
  • Monthly breast self-examinations.
  • Personal awareness of changes in the breast.
  • Readiness to discuss quickly any such changes with a doctor.

These guidelines should be considered along with your family and medical history.
This information was provided by Meditherm Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging

DITI has been recognized as a viable diagnostic tool since 1987 by the AMA Council on Scientific Affairs, the ACA Council on Diagnostic Imaging, the Congress of Neuro-Surgeons in 1988 and in 1990 by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.