Crystal Lake Health Foods is a unique, independent health food store located in downtown Crystal Lake, Illinois.

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Our Beginning

Crystal Lake Health Foods was founded in 1971 by the late Bob Edwards, a mechanical engineer by trade, who developed a passion for nutrition after his dog was diagnosed with epilepsy and diabetes. Putting the concepts of health pioneers like Adelle Davis and Betty Lee Morales into practice, Bob helped his dog overcome these illnesses and go on to live a long, healthy life. His commitment to the study and application of advanced nutrition built the foundation upon which our store continues to stand.

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Keeping you healthy since 1971


Since 1971, we’ve stayed true to our mission: to offer our customers the most accurate, honest information that we can provide. This commitment to our mission has earned us the trust and growing appreciation of our customers—some of whom have been with us since the beginning. We believe our customers deserve the time, attention, and straightforward service that we provide.

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Our Products

Reap the benefits of nourishing your body with our wide selection of exceptional products made by small, innovative companies whose formulas really work. Discover the possibilities of our carefully chosen supplements, essential oils, home supplies, body care products, natural & free-range meats, organic foods, and much more.

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Our Staff

The subject of nutrition can be overwhelming—that’s why we’re here to help you make practical and informed choices. Our friendly and educated staff includes a certified nutritionist, a certified medical herbalist, and others with an array of experiences, abilities, and knowledge in diverse areas of interest, including natural skin and hair care, homeopathy, bodywork, and personal development.

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