Health Food & Home-made Products

Gemini Health Emporium - health food, Tilton, NHGemini Health Emporium

266 Main Street
Tilton, NH 03276
Phone: (603) 286-4405


Store Hours: Monday through Saturday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Normally closed Sundays, but call to see if we decided to open anyway!

EMPORIUM: A store offering a wide variety of merchandise and services.

Please see our “about” page for more information.  We’re five minutes from Route 93, between Concord, NH and Laconia, NH, and not far from Lakes Winnipesaukee and Winnesquam.

WARNING: This is not your usual health food store!

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Just How Bad Is GMO Food?

Thumbs down to GMO foods - choose healthy foodJust how bad is GMO food?

Here’s what we’ve read about GMO products, and whether or not they should be part of a healthy diet:

As you probably know, there is quite a bit of controversy surrounding the topic of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in food.

In my opinion, the only reasonably safe alternative — short of food you grow yourself from trusted non-GMO sources in non-pesticided/herbicided soil, or from known similarly-minded growers — is to purchase food labelled “organic”.

Unfortunately, even the “organic” label is not necessarily a 100% guarantee of purity or quality.

On the other hand, if it does NOT specify “organic” on the label the chances are increasing that the product DOES contain GMOs or traces thereof.  If the product contains corn, canola & soy, some GMO factors are a virtual certainty (86%, 93% & 93% respectively).

The “natural” label on many foods, including those found in health food stores, is completely meaningless in terms of whether or not a food contains GMO components.

If you’re not sure about what you’re buying or eating… ask!

As regards some of the potential effects of GMOs on human health please read:

Finally, according to this article, approximately 2/3 of the products sold by Whole Foods Market and their main distributor, United Natural Foods (UNFI) are not certified organic, but rather are conventional (chemical-intensive and GMO-tainted) foods and products disguised as “natural“:  Natural Label Meaningless.  CAVEAT EMPTOR!

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What Is a Health Food Store?

photo of fresh tomatoWhat is a health food store, anyway?

It’s a broad category of stores that carry healthy foods, vitamins and nutritional supplements.

Some health food stores also carry household items for greener living, and personal care products featuring only safe, healthy ingredients.

Many health food stores feature locally-grown foods, as part of the locavore movement: Buying local foods, usually produced within 100 miles of the store.

Others feature crafts, also as part of the “buy local” movement.

According to Wikipedia:

A health food store is a type of grocery store that primarily sells health food, organic foods, local produce, and often nutritional supplements. Health food stores often offer foods for people with special dietary needs, such as people with allergies and diabetics, and also for vegans, vegetarians, and people living entirely on raw food.

Most health food stores offer informal nutritional counseling.  Often, the staff have found improved health through a specialized diet, and they can tell you about their personal experiences.

Many health food stores encourage healthier choices throughout your life and lifestyle.

All kinds of stores can be called health food stores. For example, many people consider Whole Foods as the ultimate modern health food store experience.  Others are less pleased with the Whole Foods model.

Because no large corporation can monitor every single aspect of its business — no matter how hard they try and how complex or conscientious their monitoring may be — we recommend locally owned health food stores.  That is, stores that know where their products come from, and often know the farmer or manufacturer, personally because he or she lives nearby.

In addition, by supporting local merchants and the local farms and businesses they work with, you’re helping your community.  Your money stays in town where it can do the most good.

Though the phrase “health food store” can have many meanings, for most people it’s a store that encourages healthier living through a better diet and a simpler, more organic lifestyle.

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