Nature’s Remedies – helping customers eat and live healthier

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Published on January 08, 2020 with No Comments

by Lee Lyons

Everyone wants to be healthy and, with the New Year here, those annual resolutions offer the opportunity one more time to promise to take the steps necessary to make that happen.

Good nutrition is an important part of good health and that starts with good eating habits. Choosing the right foods is often not enough, however. For a variety of reasons, even those of us who eat right can be lacking in essential vitamins and minerals. In addition, medicines we might be taking, foods we eat, or certain lifestyle factors including heredity, can impact our body’s ability to extract vital nutrients.

Supplementing our nutrition through vitamins, minerals, and organic foods can work with exercise regimes to give us the nutrition we are lacking. Nature’s Remedies, a full-service nutrition store in Valparaiso, offers all of the nutritional supplements a body needs and more.

LeeAnn Schreiner, one of the owners and Healthy Life consultants, began Nature’s Remedies 10 years ago out of a desire to put her love of nutrition and all things Healthy to good use.

“I was a science teacher for six years and a fan of good health and exercise all of my life,” she explains. “I worked in a nutrition store for a while before deciding to start my own.”

Nature’s Remedies has been at the same Calumet Avenue location since it opened but has expanded its lines of products many times over.  It now offers several lines of vitamins and supplements, some organic foods like dried fruits and dried beans, and more than 80 different bulk spices.

Pain is also a major concern among people seeking to get healthier and Nature’s Remedies offers several brands of the currently-popular CDB oils for a variety of ailments including pain and sleeplessness.

Schreiner and her partners have become well-educated on the topic of CDB oils, attending a number of seminars in the field.  Customers who want to understand this alternative to traditional medicines better can depend on the consultants at Nature’s Remedies to share their knowledge and recommend appropriate therapies.

Together with her partners, Pam Uhrina and Jean Jannasch, Schreiner offers expert information about various aspects of health. They are all nutrition certified, thanks to the many seminars they attend and they’re eager to share that knowledge with customers seeking to improve their lives and health. They will advise the curious on the best meal plans and nutritional additives, help educate and plan an exercise program, and make overall recommendations for changing old habits into new, healthy alternatives.

In addition to these changes, many people want to make environmentally-friendly and healthier changes to the products they use for external body care. Nature’s Remedies offers a full line of “clean cosmetics” that are chemical-free and exclude Parabens. Essential oils are also available for those who like to create their own skin care products, as are salts, clays, bulk items, and teas. Brands that may be familiar to the health-conscious include Anne Webb, Yogi, and Simplers.

“We are a knowledgeable and friendly, accommodating staff,” Schreiner summarizes. “We’re devoted to our customers and helping them achieve the health they desire.

As a “thank you” to loyal and new customers, the first Wednesday of the month has become known as “Wild Wednesday” with taste-testing samples, advice on new products or lifestyle plans, and a raffle for a $25 gift certificate for Nature’s Remedies products.

Nature’s Remedies is located at 2812 N. Calumet Ave., Valparaiso. It is open Mondays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Sundays, noon to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 219-477-5566 or visit




Pam Uhrina, LeeAnn Schreiner and Jean Jannasch offer expert information about various aspects of health.



Healing Herbs and Spices

Medicine Cabinet in Your Kitchen



Helps soothe stomach muscles


Can ease hiccups


Anti-nausea remedy


Helps flush out harmful toxins


Can reduce bad breath and body order




Antiseptic and antibiotic


Relaxes respiratory muscles




Can relieve gas and sooths stomach upsets

Black Pepper

Helps relieve indigestion


Can stop a heart attack


Helps lower blood pressure


Treat heartburn, coli and gas



* Contact your primary doctor before you change your medication or vitamin dose

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