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IWM : Graydon Moffat

We spoke with Graydon Moffat, creator of GRAYDON Clinical Luxury by Nature. We use and love her line of “crap free” holistic personal care products because she uses incredibly pure ingredients, her products are amazing (and actually work!), she’s local to Toronto, and she’s a great person. We found out how to simplify and save money on quality beauty care, the new fragrance that’s irresistible to men, and natural tips and tools to get the best night’s sleep.

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IWM : Meghan Telpner and Josh Gitalis

We spoke with the newly wedded (and always awesome) Meghan Telpner, nutritionista extraordinaire, and Josh Gitalis, evidence based clinical nutritionist. This super powered couple is making it easy and exciting to live optimally, and heal and prevent disease through nutrition. We found out why they want you to break the rules, their fave tools for healthy living, and where they go to get “medicine.”

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IWM : Ellen Schwartz

We spoke with Ellen Schwartz, founder of Project Give Back and co-director of Jacob’s Ladder. This super mom is changing the world and inspiring everyone around her to also try and make a big difference. Her 15 year old son Jacob was born with an incurable genetic disease, and the Schwartz’s have made enormous strides by living every day like it’s their last. We found out what you get when you give, the guaranteed way to make a child smile, and why Jake’s beating the odds and how we can too.

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IWM : Daniel Hoffmann

We spoke with Daniel Hoffmann, owner and organic farmer at The Cutting Veg (TCV). In addition to growing some of the most delicious + nutritious organic produce (including his famous Global Garlic Project), TCV also offers food coaching, workshops, internship programs, and agri-biz training. Here are Daniel’s thoughts on the art of garlic pairing, trading places with a rabbi, and his asparagus pension plan.

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IWM : Leslie Uke

We spoke with Leslie Uke, the creator of HankyBook. Made from 100% organic cotton, with the sweetest designs, these are definitely not your grandma’s handkerchiefs. Here are her thoughts on why reusable nose blowers aren’t as gross as we think, how to avoid a rough ‘red nose’ when you’re sick, and how you can get your own HankyBook for free.

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IWM : Brian Phillips

We spoke with Brian Phillips, the super cool CEO and Owner of worldSALON and worldPRODUCTS. His award-winning salon is a recognized leader in cutting edge eco initiatives. We found out how to safely colour greys, what hairstyle he thinks Stephen Harper needs, and which hair product rips out bum hair.

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IWM : Sven Segal

We spoke with Sven Segal (absolutely adorable, but we always fall for a guy with an accent), founder of Po-Zu, in London UK. Po-Zu is a line of biodegradable coconut footwear that is healthy for your feet, safe for the workers, and kind on the environment. Here are his thoughts on treading on coconuts instead of people, how he Po-Zu’s, and eating shoe polish.

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IWM : Jessie Sosnicki

We spoke with Jessie Sosnicki (as we do most weeks at the market), one of the coolest certified organic vegetable farmers we know. Sosnicki‘s farming practices leave the soil, air, water, plant life, animals, and people smiling. We found out why local organics cost more than imports, what she gets asked most at the market, and who drives the tractor on this family farm.
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IWM : Warren Brander

We spoke with Warren Brander, President of Derma Wise Skin Care Ltd. Thera Wise is his (incredible) line of all-natural plant therapy ointments that use bio-active plant extracts to heal and restore our skin. Here are his thoughts on what’s so special about what’s in (and out) of his products, what we should all have in our medicine cabinet, and selling hemorrhoid cream.

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IWM : Alexandra Zissu

We spoke with Alexandra Zissu (as we are often fortunate to do around here), eco-obsessed journalist, mom, speaker, and consultant. Alexandra has written for many publications including The New York Times, and Huffington Post, and has authored Planet Home, The Conscious Kitchen, The Complete Organic Pregnancy, and The Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat. Here are her thoughts on being green in the city, the army she’s creating, and her own eco sins.

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