Good health and conscious living aren’t always cheap.
Sure, there are ‘free’ things you can do to improve your health: sleep enough, manage your stress, move your body, and eat less processed and refined food. Those are crucial steps to take—and they’ve been the foundation of my recommendations for years.
But I’m also an advocate of eating fresh, organic, nutrient-dense food, and using green, non-toxic cleaning and personal care products, and let’s face it—they can really get expensive. Healthy snacks (like kale chips or beef jerky, that you might buy at a place like Whole Foods) can be 3 times the cost of a candy bar or bag of corn chips. Chemical-free cosmetics, environmentally friendly cleaning products and fair trade coffee should be accessible to all—but for many, the high prices of these items puts them out of reach.
That is why I’m happy to introduce you to THRIVE Market—a company who’s mission I can really get behind.
THRIVE Market is the first socially conscious online marketplace offering the world’s best-selling natural and organic products at wholesale prices. Think Costco meets Whole Foods online—with a conscience.
For less than $5 a month ($59.95 annually), members can shop 2,500 of the highest quality food, supplements, home, personal care, and beauty products from more than 400 of the best brands on the market, all delivered straight to their doors at 25–50% below retail prices.
These lower prices make healthy, socially conscious products available to a wider range of people. But that’s not all THRIVE is doing to expand access to these products.
Through the company’s THRIVE Gives initiative, a unique take on one-to-one giving, every paid membership is matched with a free membership for a low-income American family. Thanks to THRIVE Gives, thousands of Americans who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford healthy and natural products will have easy access to similarly or lower-priced alternatives to highly processed and artificial products found at traditional supermarkets.
Access to healthier choices is an essential part of reversing this current epidemic of chronic disease and obesity. I hope that you’ll join me in supporting THRIVE.
Find the Paleo, Gluten Free Products You Love
The THRIVE Market catalog provides an exceptional variety of Paleo, gluten-free, and certified organic products. Every product in the catalog is tagged with more than 90 filters so that you can easily customize your shopping experience to find the products that fit your health goals and your values—with a click of the mouse.
You’ll find healthy brands like Weleda, Garden of Eatin’, Bob’s Red Mill, Nature’s Path, Eden Foods, Annie’s Homegrown, Earth’s Best, Seventh Generation, Garden of Life, Jason Naturals. They carry foods, snacks, supplements, vitamins, non-toxic cleaning supplies, beauty essentials, baby products, home goods and many more of the highest-quality products at 25-50% below retail prices.
And their current selections are just a starting place. In the months to come, THRIVE will be adding hundreds more of your favorite products—including products made by small, local, and family-owned manufacturers that you’ll never see in major chains like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and Costco.
A Membership That Pays for Itself
Some of you might be thinking, “I’m already a member at Costco and Amazon Prime. I can’t afford another membership!” I know where you’re coming from. But here’s the important thing to understand. If you only place one $50 order every three months, the savings you’d receive will cover your annual membership fee. But most people will order far more frequently than that, and according to my friends at THRIVE, the average order size so far has been closer to $70 (there’s just so much good stuff there!). At a monthly order of $70, you’ll be coming out way ahead financially—and you’ll be contributing to positive social change in the process.
Sharing Health and Values
I don’t often promote other products or businesses. But this one is so important to me personally (so much so that I have invested in the company) that I’m making a big exception and hoping to convince you to give it a try. The more of us that support THRIVE, the more access low income families have to these same products.
THRIVE Market is one of the few companies I’ve found that has a mission and values I can really get behind. Not only do they carry great products, and expand access to those healthy choices to lower income families, but they are also an environmentally responsible and sustainable business. All packaging, boxes and inserts are made from recycled paper and are recyclable. They work with eco-friendly vendors and suppliers who share our values. THRIVE Market is 100% carbon neutral through carbonfund.org.
My first order from THRIVE arrived on my doorstep today. I got some artisanal olive oil, Epic bars, dark chocolate, SeaSnax (Sylvie loves them), natural dishwasher detergent, and a few other items. Shipping was free—and pretty darn fast, and I felt great knowing that my membership would support a low income family gaining access to these products.
Win a $500 Shopping Spree at THRIVE Market*
Joining THRIVE really is a no-brainer. It’s the only place where you can save 25–50% off your favorite healthy products. It offers the convenience and efficiency of shopping online. And your membership will directly contribute to making healthy, socially-conscious products available to a much wider range of people.
As a special bonus to my readers, THRIVE has agreed to give away one $500 shopping spree, as well as 20 one-year memberships ($59.95 value) to THRIVE Market. Not only that, they’ve also offered to give all of you a one-month free trial membership and an additional 20% off your first order if you use the code “KRESSER” at checkout.
This means you can shop at THRIVE for a full month and see if it’s a good fit for you before you have to pay for a membership.
Visit my THRIVE page here to find out how you can enter.
*This contest has ended. Click here to receive a special offer available only to readers of Chris’ blog