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Health Matters

Health Matters

Health Matters is a natural foods market specializing in supplement, personal care and grocery sales.  Its foundation is built upon the desire to provide the community a resource for whole, unprocessed foods, dietary supplements and chemical free personal care and cleaning products that have a positive impact on an individual’s health and the environment.

After decades spent working in the natural foods industry, we decided to open our own store in the great community of Amesbury, MA.  Our goal?  To be a local, live resource for clean food, supplements, personal care, green living products and information.  Why?  Because simply put, we think if you can make choices that keep you closer to nature, the better off you, your community and your world are.

What do you put on your Skin?

What do you put on your Skin?

Your Skin is a BIG Sponge!

Although it may still be hard to believe, summer really is coming! And while we always feel it is important to be paying attention to what you are putting IN your body, this is a good time of year to also give thought to what you are putting ON your body.

Your skin is a big sponge. Because of this, what you use to protect against bug bites or sunburn really matters. Below are some tips to choosing the right products for you and your family:

  • Choose a “broad spectrum” sunscreen. This will protect against both UVA rays (which do not cause sunburn, but do contribute to photo aging and skin cancer) and UVB rays (which cause sunburn)
     
  • Choose a mineral sunscreen (with active ingredients such as zinc oxide) that protect by sitting on top of the skin reflecting or absorbing sunrays
     
  • Avoid chemical sunscreens (oxybenzone or avobenzone) which absorb through the skin and can end up in the bloodstream.
     
  • Choose a “reef friendly” sunscreen. What you put on your body can also effect the water and wildlife where you swim. Tread lightly and protect your environment while you protect yourself.
     
  • Choose essential oil based, deet free bug repellents. They are an effective way to avoid chemicals AND bug bites!

Our picks for good brands, available here all summer long

  • WS Badger Company
     
  • All Good
     
  • Nantucket Spider

In addition to Bug Repellant and Sunscreens, we carry a wide assortment of natural foods, supplements and other healthy products! Stop by and say hello!

Stay healthy, stay safe and have a wonderful summer!

Warmly,

Sarah and David

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About Health Matters

Health Matters is a natural foods market specializing in supplement, personal care and grocery sales.  Its foundation is built upon the desire to provide the community a resource for whole, unprocessed foods, dietary supplements and chemical free personal care and cleaning products that have a positive impact on an individual’s health and the environment.

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