In a world where drive-thru hamburger joints and $3 pizza slices outnumber farmers markets and grocery stores, eating healthy canbe a challenge. Even when you make up your mind to resist deep-friedtemptation and go for a salad, you too often end up in sticker-shock. Trust me, I know how this goes — I’ve been that person in shock at checkout. A small bag of jerky shouldn’t cost 7 times the cost of french fries – and luckily I’ve discovered a new online marketplace that combats this trend. Thrive Market, a recently launched website, sells the wholesome, healthy food I love at wholesale prices everyonecan afford.The company’s merchandising team works directly with brands to purchase natural, healthy foods and products at wholesale prices. These prices are typically 25 to 50 percentlower than what the same products sell for in brick and mortar tores, and even traditional online retailers. I know I’ve found some amazing deals on Thrive Market — like this Nutivacoconut oil that I saved more than $6 on! Instead of adding on the typical retail markup, Thrive Marketpasses the savings on to their customers. All of the productsThrive Market offers are sold at true wholesale prices. They’rereally looking out for the average shopper!These products aren’t subpar or knockoff brands, either —Thrive Market carries many of the same brands I shop forat the natural foods store in my neighborhood. Although a trip toWhole Foods can be the highlight of my day, I quickly deflate as soon as I get to the checkout line and swipe my credit card!This site is very user friendly and organized; and includes the option to“shop by” specific dietary needs and certifications. You can filter the catalog by values including certified organic, non-GMO, hypoallergenic, raw and many more.Thrive Market offers something for anyone and everyone who want to eat healthier and live well. They have a really nice, curated mix of products to choose from that are the best-in-class of organic, non-GMO, vegan, raw, paleo and gluten free. However you like to shop, you can find exactly what you’re looking for.Like Costco or other warehouse clubs, Thrive Market is membership based. Thrive members purchase a membership for $59.95 per year. That’s just $5 per month, if you break it down. With a Thrive Market membership comes access to more than 3,000 of the top organic, non-GMO, healthy products. You can simply browse the website,fill your cart with whatever products you like, and have your order shipped directly to your home.If the membership fee seems like a big commitment, never fear: Everyone can try out Thrive Market with a free one-month trial before you start paying the annual fee.This membership model is a key part of the business model. There’s strength in numbers — in other words, Thrive Market’s buying power, and the ability to get great deals,increases as membership increases. But your Thrive Market membership fee has an even more important function. For every paying member who joins, Thrive Market will donate one free membership to a family in need. This social mission fits into Thrive Market’s larger goal — making healthy food accessible for everyone. Low-income families are most likely to eat unhealthy diets and suffer the longterm health consequences of thosechoices. Thrive Market is on a mission to make access to healthier choices easier — especially for those that have very little discretionary income, and are often forced to buy the cheapest food that isn’t always the most nutritious. I would much rather support a socially conscious company than an enormous corporation.Not convinced yet? Just check out the Thrive Market website. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the savings add up — I know I was! Join the Thrive Market community, and you will be back on track to meet your healthy goals in no time!
I hope this encourages you to view shopping for clean and healthy products in a new light that is less daunting. Let me know if you have any questions =) As always, I acknowledge you for prioritizing your health!To being happy and healthy,
Shelly Solan, DPT, CWC
InsideOutWellness & Rehab
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified Wellness Coach
‘Empowering you to claim your Health as your Wellth’