dave, certified nutritionist

In 1979, I began working at the Crystal Lake Health Food Store and immediately took a strong interest in nutrition. Learning under Bob Edwards, the founder, I read as much as I could and eventually became store manager. After many years of experience, working with our great customers and staff, I completed a degree of certified nutritionist in 2001. I truly enjoy what I do here at the store and wouldn’t trade it for anything!


debbie, certified medical herbalist

My passion for and studies in complementary medicine and nutrition began about 30 years ago, and in 2003, I was given the opportunity to work with the awesome staff at Crystal Lake Health Foods. At the same time, I was finishing up my Masters of Science in traditional Chinese medicine and Western herbalism. Although I am an herbalist, I feel that nutrition and physical exercise is every bit as important in maintaining a healthy body or helping the body get back to a state of homeostasis. With this in mind, I went back to school to become a certified integrative health coach and professional cancer coach. It is a pleasure working with people that are so passionate about helping others.