News 2017-07-10T18:34:01+00:00

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Moonflower Community Cooperative in Moab, has come a long way from the years it spent in a building made of old ammo boxes in the early 80’s. Back then it was called Life Stream, but was referred to locally as “The health food store.” The store and co-op originally opened in 1975 and was organized by longtime resident Conrad Sorensen. For years it was run on a volunteer workforce of less than 100 people. Moonflower’s current manager, Derek Whitworth, says the co-op feels privileged to still be under the “benevolent tutelage” of Sorensen’s legacy and his original intent to provide socially responsible goods and education.

Utah Stories - June 2017, Utah Stories Magazine

Legend has it, that before there was Moonflower Community Cooperative, there was a small bulk-goods distributor called Life Stream…

Moab Area Real Estate Magazine - June 2017, Moab Area Real Estate Magazine

Health and Wellness Resources

Living healthy extends beyond food choices. The resources on this page have been compiled by our knowledgeable staff and community members.  Read on, and take your health in to your own hands.  Let us know how we can help!


Radio Show
Book List
Recommended Documentaries


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Audio: Moonflower Health Hour on KZMU 90.1 & 106.7 FM

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Book List

There are so many books on subjects regarding health and healthy living. We understand that it can be overwhelming trying to separate out good from the mediocre. To help you out, here are some staff favorites.

General Health

Healthy Healing, Linda Page

Prescription For Nutritional Healing, Phyllis Balch

Healing with Whole Foods, Paul Pitchford

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver

The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan

Cooked, Michael Pollan


Prescription for Herbal Healing, Phyllis Balch

Herbal Medicine Makers Handbook, James Green

Medical Plants of the Desert and Canyon West, Michael Moore

Medical Plants of the Mountain West, Michael Moore

The Way of Herbs, Michael Tierra

Planetary Herbology, Michael Tierra

Sexual Wellness

The Sexual Herbal, Brigitte Mars

The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity, Daniel Reid

Down There: Sexual and Reproductive Health The Wise Woman Way, Susun Weed


Gardening for Life: The Biodynamic Way, Maria Thun and Matthew Barton

Gaia’s Garden, Toby Hemenway

The Secret Life of Plants, Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird

Carrots Love Tomatoes, Louise Riotte


How to Cook Everything, Mark Bittman

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Julia Child

Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook, Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero

How to be a Domestic Goddess, Nigella Lawson

Color Me Vegan, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Joy of Vegan Baking, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Tartine Bread, Chad Robertson

Clean Food, Terry Walters

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Have an awesome, healthy recipe you would like to share? Send it to us!

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Recommended Documentaries

Some of Moonflower staff’s favorite documentaries on subjects from food, to environmental conservation, to Big Business


Bag It

Blue Gold: The World Water Wars

Chasing Ice

The Cove

Forks Over Knives

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

Food Inc.

Food Matters


Jiro Dreams of Sushi

The Future of Food
Inside Job

The Polar Explorer

Supersize Me

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices

Winged Migration

American Meat

Have a great documentary that you would like to share? Send it to us! 

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