Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Organic Food Bar(TM), Inc. Goes Solar

CONTACT INFORMATION: Eric Harr, Media Director, Organic Food Bar, Inc. 1.415.827.3073.

  • Organic Food BarTM products set a new standard of environmental stewardship by becoming the world’s first nutrition bar to be produced entirely with clean and renewable solar energy.
  • State-of-the-art facility in Corona, Calif. upgraded with solar technology that provides 100% of the energy needed to manufacture all Organic Food BarTM products.

LOS ANGELES, CA, October 22, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic Food BarTM, Inc., makers of the first organic bar in the world -- which has since become the best-selling organic bar in the world – has retooled its state-of-the-art facility to make Organic Food BarTM products the first in the industry to be produced entirely from 100% clean and renewable solar energy.

The Energy Emission Administration reports that the U.S. is the world’s leader in greenhouse gas emissions producing over 5.8 billion metric tons of CO2 emissions each year—and that number is rising. With greenhouse gas emissions at an all time high, Organic Food BarTM founder and president, Dr. Jack J. Singh believes that the U.S. needs to lead by example—and that U.S. companies must step up and do more to reduce their carbon footprint.

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Quotes and Related Information

"Before organics were en vogue,Organic Food Bar was a pioneer in introducing the first raw and organic bar. We set a new standard. That was 1999. We have come a long way since then growing to over 30 countries. Now, we are setting another standard as the first bar company to have our own manufacturing powered by 100% clean, renewable and sustainable solar energy. In addition to making our bodies healthy with the most nutritious bar in the market, we are committed to keeping Mother Earth healthy and clean for future generations to cherish and enjoy!
~Dr. Jack J. Singh, Founder/CEO, Organic Food BarTM, Inc.

"We go to extraordinary lengths to produce the cleanest, healthiest bar in the world. We felt it was time to bring the productionup to the gold standard of the product. Now we have the healthiest bar for people, produced in the healthiest way for our planet."

~Dr. Jack J. Singh, Founder/CEO, Organic Food BarTM, Inc.

“According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, roughly 12% of total greenhouse gas emissions result from growing, preparing and shipping food. By producing and preparing its products on site, in a solar-powered facility, Organic Food BarTM, Inc. has become a model for all U.S. companies in this era of environmental stewardship.
~Dr. Jack J. Singh
, Founder/CEO, Organic Food BarTM, Inc.

“Now, we can say with pride: Organic Food Bar: Good for your body. Good for our world. It’s just all good!”
~Eric Harr, Media Director, Organic Food BarTM, Inc.

Links to Relevant Coverage To-Date

· Energy Information Administration

· Solar Energy International

About Organic Food Bar

In 2001, Organic Food Bar
TM products became the first organic bars of their kind in the world; they are now the best-selling organic bars in the world. All 13 varieties in the product line contain 100% certified organic ingredients with no refined sugars, preservatives, GMOs or trans fats. Ingredients are sourced from the USA, Canada and Europe. Unlike most bars, Organic Food BarTM products are handcrafted fresh daily in a certified organic and kosher facility at its headquarters in Corona, California. That facility is now powered entirely by 100% clean and renewable solar energy. The company has a line of 100% certified organic bars for children, the first SB-12 compliant bars in America. The company just released the Organic Food BarTM - ONE product line, the world
’s first 100% certified organic bars under one dollar, “making organics delicious and affordable for all. For more information, visit The Organic Food Bar Website.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Gratitude From a New Mother -- and Her Son

To everyone at Organic Food Bar:

Three days ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Turner. His was a home-birth accompanied by midwives—and without drugs. It was a sublime, transcendent experience.

Since Turner arrived, I—like all new mothers—have been totally engrossed in Turner’s care. I am in my “zone” of breastfeeding every two hours! I have the most supportive and wonderful husband in the world who is handling everything around me, so that I may focus on bringing Turner into this world in the best possible way. I believe this new generation is poised to rescue our planet from many of the ills it currently faces. We must protect this generation, nurture them and do everything we can to ensure their health and prosperity.

This is the first time I have “come up for air” so to speak—and I felt compelled to write this letter. Here’s why:

As a new mother, I want only the very best for my son. I ate as healthfully as possible during my pregnancy, and now that I am breastfeeding, I am maintaining an adherence to a stellar diet. Since Turner was born, I have eaten two Organic Food Bar - Active Greens each day. For one, they are completely convenient. It’s so nice to grab a bar and have it work my organic tea in the morning. And more importantly: I believe, after much research, that Organic Food Bars—and specifically this variety, the Active Greens—are the healthiest food in a wrapper that I can eat. Since what I eat is directly sent to Turner, I feel good knowing that I am giving him the very best nature has to offer.

I wanted to share this picture with everyone at Organic Food Bar, because I am deeply grateful to you all. Reading the ingredients on the Organic Food Bar - Active Greens, I can only imagine the extraordinary lengths to which you must go to ensure the highest-quality bar in the world. The world owes you a debt of gratitude.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you. And, Turner thanks you. :-)

With deepest gratitude,

Alexandra Harr

Sunday, October 18, 2009

An Uncommon Commitment -- to You

These days, it seems as if brands spend more time marketing to you than delivering for you. They extol their virtues and tell you how special their product is without putting the necessary action behind those words.

For eight years, Organic Food Bar has maintained an uncommon commitment to the finest ingredients, the finest production -- and the finest customer service.

We recently received a heartfelt note from a solider who relies on Organic Food Bar for on-the-go nutrition. He deeply appreciates our making sure he has what he needs -- wherever he is in the world! Here is the actual email string below. We believe it is a testament to the fact that Organic Food Bar doesn't just talk about how committed we are to your health. We back it up, with action, each and every day, because you and your health are what matter most to us. That is the Organic Food Bar way.



I wanted to write to let you know that I did receive my order in the mail at my deployed location (just in time before I moved on!). I did want to say thank you again for the extra effort in getting my order mailed out to me. It does mean a lot for those of us deployed to have companies such as Organic Food Bar not only give us incredible discounts, but also go to great lengths to get the products out to our otherwise "weird" locations. I look forward to doing business with you and your company again.

Very Respectfully,


Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 11:28:57 -0700
Subject: Organic Food Bar Order

Hello Richard,

Your order will be shipping out today Via US Mail. Each and every customer is extremely important to us. We work tirelessly to honor the trust you have placed in us. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 800-246-4685, 24 hours a day. I will be sure to send you the tracking number as soon as that becomes available.

Thank you for your business!

And, from all of us here: thank you for your heroic service on behalf of our country.

Melissa Munn
Customer Service
Organic Food Bar, Inc.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A new flexibility routine prevents injury and boosts exercise performance

By Eric Harr, for ORGANIC FOOD BAR Inc.

Sports scientists and elite-level coaches are on an unending quest to maximize athletic performance. Their clients — many of them world-class athletes — depend on it.

One of the best discoveries in the upper echelon of the sporting world might also be the best-kept fitness secret for the rest of us. It's an effective yet simple routine called "active-isolated stretching,” or AIS.

AIS can help you become less prone to injuries, feel more "comfortable" in your body and perform better in exercise and in daily activities.

The stretches people perform vary greatly. Some grown men, for example, bounce like ballerinas before runs, while others contort their bodies into bizarre positions.

There is little debate, however, that if you loosen your joints and elongate your muscles, your body will function more efficiently and with less pain.

That's the goal of stretching: to provide the means for muscle and tendon fibers gradually to relax and lengthen, thus allowing a full range of unencumbered movement.

Still, most people perform the classic "hold for 30 seconds" static stretch. The jury is still out on the benefits of static stretching, and some experts believe it can lead to muscle damage and soreness.

Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport recently raised questions about the benefits of static stretching. Researchers asked one group of college-age men to perform a series of 17 stretches statically while another group did no stretching at all. Static stretching actually produced more soreness and higher levels of creatine kinase, an enzyme associated with muscle injury, than not stretching.

Why? Your muscles have a built-in "stretch reflex" that's engaged after a rapid movement or after three seconds in a stretched position.

When it is statically stretched, a muscle has a natural tendency to protect itself from this motion by contracting back to its normal range. If you continue stretching while your muscle is trying to contract, you're in a tug of war that invites damage.

Only a warm and relaxed muscle will allow itself to be stretched effectively.

Many experts believe that active-isolated stretching, or AIS, is one of the most promising ways to get the benefits of stretching while minimizing its risks.

In AIS, you hold each stretch for just two to three seconds. Then you return to the starting position and relax. After resting for a few seconds, you ease into the stretch again, progressively warming and elongating the muscle in more of a "pumping action."

In this way, AIS works with your physiology, not against it.

Since I began this stretch routine, my body has never felt looser and my athletic performance has improved. A few minor injuries also went away. World championship runner Steve Spence agrees. "I always hated to stretch because it didn't seem to make a difference," he told me. "But now I use this program every day, and I haven't been injured."

John O'Dea, M.S., a health and fitness instructor at the American College of Sports Medicine and a strength-and-conditioning specialist, says, "Because AIS circumvents the stretch reflex reaction, muscle fibers can elongate and release tension more efficiently." Here's how to stretch two common problem areas — your lower back and shoulders — using AIS:

Lower Back
Most of us will suffer lower-back pain at some point in our lives. This routine, done twice a day, may help to prevent, or eliminate, much of that. (Since some injuries
should not be stretched -- such as a chronic muscle tear -- be sure to consult your doctor before beginning any stretching routine.)

  • Lie flat on your back with your legs straight out. Now use your abdominals to raise your knees to your chest. Physiology dictates that when you contract a muscle group (in this case, your abdominals), the "antagonistic," or opposite, muscle group (your back) must relax. When you can't bring your knees any closer to your chest on their own, place your hands on your knees and gently pull them deeper into your chest while exhaling fully.
  • Don't force yourself beyond the point of gentle discomfort. Take your time. The best results come when you are relaxed and breathing deeply.
  • Hold the full stretch for two to three seconds, then return to the starting position. At this point your blood is flowing back into your muscles, which are now a little warmer. Do it again, and this time try to increase the stretch by 5%. Repeat five to eight times. Each time you stretch, you ought to be able to go a little deeper into the stretch. This progressive muscle relaxation is the essence of AIS. It also gives your abs a great little workout.


  • Stand straight, with your arms at your sides and your stomach tucked in. Keeping your left arm straight, bring it up and across your chest toward your right shoulder so that your left elbow tries to meet your right shoulder. Move it as far as it will go. Then reach around with your right hand and grab your left elbow. Now pull your left arm a few inches more while exhaling. Hold for two to three seconds — then drop your left arm down and shake it out.
  • Repeat five to eight times. When you're finished, if you've done it correctly, your left shoulder ought to feel noticeably looser and warmer than your right.

To learn more about AIS, pick up a copy of "The Whartons' Stretch Book: Featuring the Breakthrough Method of Active-Isolated Stretching," by Jim Wharton and Phil Wharton (Times Books, 1996). It will show you step by step how to reap the rewards of this remarkable stretching routine in 10 minutes a day, in the comfort of your own home.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Profound Moment...

LET'S FACE it. Sometimes life can feel fairly mundane. As we move from one moment to the next, much of our focus is on dealing with the seemingly insignificant minutiae. Then, we get a wake-up call of sorts. Something happens that forces an epiphany: Those few, precious moments in life when we gain a genuine insight into the reality or essential meaning of something important. It requires us to take stock of what's truly important and, really, what we're doing here in the first place.

These moments of clarity might be precipitated by an acute event like the birth of a child or the death of a friend. I have experienced several of these moments. One of them occurred today.

For my Ironman training, Sundays are allocated to the "long run." This is up to 3 hours in duration. It is analogous to an "insurance policy." These sessions ensure that you can finish the Ironman if/when things go wrong. The idea is that if I can run 3 hours in my sleep, then even if things get terribly bad on event day, I can get through a 3-hour marathon.

Today was like any other Sunday. I was preparing for my run, and my 5-year-old daughter, Vivienne, asked if she could join me. I am all about empowering her and jumping on every opportunity to do that. So, I cuddled her and said: "Sure, honey! Let's do it." She said: "Papa, no I want to run the full 3 hours with you." She was serious.

We agreed that she would run "until she was tired and ready to get into the car with mom" (who was following us). She put on her full running regalia, Adidas running shoes and all, and we set out. I thought we would make it to the end of our street and she would stop. Instead, she said: "Keep going." We ran all the way to a park near our home (1-mile away) and I was floored. I was certain she would be done. I kept asking her when we might stop.

"Papa, stop asking me. I will stop when I am tired."

We made it into downtown Fairfax. Then out of town into the neighboring town of San Anselmo. The girl was running so strong, so powerfully. I went from befuddlement to profound pride to concern about her health! Eventually, I had to physically stop her and put her in the car with a cookie and some cool water.

My wife and I continued on to the health club (where I meet them). I was so inspired by Vivienne's present-moment-running and her irrepressible spirit, that I had the best run I've had all year. I averaged 5:53/mile for two and a half hours.

I'm so accustomed to Vivienne being a little thing. She is becoming a young lady, and she is more powerful than I ever dreamed she would be at this age. She is inspiring me profoundly.

I always thought that having kids would take away from my ability to train and compete. But, quite the opposite has happened. I have never been stronger or faster. Watching Vivienne grow and thrive and blossom is so much better than I ever dreamed it would be.

And, I am a better, stronger -- and faster! -- man for it.

ORGANIC FOOD BAR is a company that believes deeply in creating healthy bodies and healthy families. Get out there and exercise with your children. It will reward you in ways you never imagined possible.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


From ORGANIC FOOD BAR, Inc. Founder and President, Dr. Jack J. Singh

To our beloved customers, 

I am taking the time to write to you today to allay any concerns you may have about our products being directly, or peripherally, affected by the recent outbreak of swine flu. We care about you, our customers, like no other food company. And, we are here to protect your, and your family's, health and wellbeing. 

My letter comes on the heels of some deeply disturbing news out of Texas that a Mexican toddler who came to the United States with his family to visit relatives in Texas has died in Houston of the swine flu. This is the first confirmed death from swine flu in the U.S.  

This global pandemic impresses upon us, yet again, that commercial, conventional food production too often puts our health, and the health of our children, at grave risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that swine flu should not reach you through food, but that is based on the limited information they have. Dr. Richard E. Besser, the acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, had some unsettling words in a news conference Wednesday: “[Our data] are almost out of date by the time we state them." 

We will say, with categorical confidence, that all of our ORGANIC FOOD BAR products are completely safe. ORGANIC FOOD BAR products will not be affected by this outbreak, because ORGANIC FOOD BAR has never – and will never – use any animal products in any of our bars. Moreover, ORGANIC FOOD BAR, Inc. goes to extraordinary lengths and expense to ensure our 100% certified organic ingredients are sourced from the finest, highest-quality, cleanest and most trustworthy sources in the U.S., Canada and Europe. And we take a step that no other bar company does: 

Our products are handcrafted on site in a certified organic and kosher facility that adheres to superlative standards of quality, unsurpassed in the industry

This health crisis further demonstrates how important it is to know where your food comes from and how to protect yourself. We here at ORGANIC FOOD BAR want to take this opportunity to implore you to eat foods that are grown close to home. Frequent farmers markets. Eat organic. Absolutely limit the amount of meat you consume, and when you do, make sure it is free-range, as local as possible – and free from antibiotics and other harmful chemicals. 

Below, I have included some additional, helpful information for you – to help further protect your, and your family's, health during this difficult and uncertain time. 


You will be pleased to know that not only are our products 100% safe, they can actually help your body defend against viral infections. Our new ORGANIC FOOD BAR - ONE Chocolate Macaroon bars contain "GanedenBC30," which as you will learn below may help support the immune system when faced with viral challenges. 

We are here for you. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns whatsoever: 800.246.4685. 

Here's to your health.

Thank you.

Dr. Jack J. Singh 


The media is providing us with 24 hour coverage about how the swine flu is spreading. And, the only suggestions from health officials are essentially related to better hygiene. We are actively taking steps to get the word out about the work we are doing showing that GanedenBC30 may help support the immune system when faced with viral challenges. The media attention has made it clear that there is no "season" for immune health - it is always immune health season and your product that contains GanedenBC30 can play a vital role in supporting the healthy immune systems of consumers. We believe that consumers need to be educated that there is more they can do than wash their hands and hope - we hope you take this opportunity to educate your consumers what an important role your product can play in their daily routine. 

OUR NEW ORGANIC FOOD BAR ONE - Chocolate Macaroon bar contains the remarkable GanedenBC30. Stock up on a supply of OFB ONE bars to ensure you have a safe supply on hand at all times. (Order Here)
There has been a number of studies that support the proposition that GanedenBC30 may improve immune system response to viral challenges. Below are the summaries of three of these studies.  A Patented Strain of Bacillus coagulans Increased Immune Response to Viral Challenge. Ingesting 2 billion CFU’s per day of GanedenBC30 is a safe and effective therapeutic option for enhancing T-cell response to certain viral respiratory tract infection (Influenza A (Texas Strain) and the Adenovirus). Blood drawn from healthy people taking GanedenBC30 for 30 days exhibited a 119.7%-6,958.7% increase with an average of 1,709% in TNF-alpha levels following exposure to Influenza A vs. blood taken before GanedenBC30 supplementation. The link to the PubMed reference is:

Our press release on the study results can be found in numerous places, including: A Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Effects of GanedenBC30 on The Immune System. Ingesting 500 million CFU’s per day of GanedenBC30 boosts the immune system when challenged both with the Adenovirus and Influenza A (Texas Strain). In addition, an increase in the percentage of CD3CD69 cells was seen, demonstrating an ability to increase T-lymphocyte activity.  Protective Effects Of The Ganeden Probiotic Preparation On Influenza Virus Infected Mice. GanedenBC30 showed mucosal protection against lethal strains of Influenza (H3N2 and H1N1). 

The test was designed to kill all the mice in the study after 10 days. Mice treated with the probiotic preparation survived substantially longer than the control group, which is a significant milestone in probiotic immunology.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The World's First 100% Certified Organic Bar Under One Dollar (with a taste to die for!)

Move over muffins! Imagine a healthy, sumptuous alternative to unhealthy muffins, a perfect companion to your morning cup of coffee or tea. Now, anyone can enjoy a tasty, convenient breakfast treat without the extra helpings of unhealthy fat -– and unwanted guilt!

In an economy in which people are cutting expenses in order to endure these uncertain times, along comes a bar that allows people to eat pesticide-free food -- and not have to incur an unreasonable cost!

Our new
Organic Food Bar – ONE Makes Organic Food Convenient, Delicious and Affordable for All!

This is the world's first 100% certified organic bar under one dollar.

Organic Food Bar – ONE is a bar more delicious than a morning muffin and loaded with beneficial probiotics to boost the immune system and promote good digestive health with ten times the active cultures of yogurt.

Organic food production is a $16 billion-a-year industry, according to the Organic Trade Association – and it is rising precipitously as people understand the need for better nutrition. Organics account for just 3% of overall food sales, but they are growing at 17-20% per year as compared to 2-3% for conventional foods. The 2002 Organic Consumer Trends Report found that thirty-nine percent of the U.S. population uses organic products.

Dr. Jack J. Singh, founder and President of Organic Food Bar, Inc., believes Organic Food Bar – ONE will move that number from 39% to 99%. 

"We want everyone in America to have the same opportunity to eat healthy organic food because, as we say on the bar: "Good Health is Something we All Deserve," says Dr. Singh, a board-certified naturopathic physician with three generations and 30 years of experience. "Organic Food Bar ONE makes this dream a reality with Delicious and Affordable, Organics for All."

"The inspiration for Organic Food Bar – ONE was borne from the cherished concept of equal right. Everyone has a God-given right to be healthy, to choose healthier alternatives over chemical-laden, nutritionally-inferior foods. It is a birthright that must not be denied to anyone, regardless of education level or socioeconomic status."

Dr. Singh continues: "Organic food is better for you and for the planet. It is free from the harmful chemicals that degrade our environment, erode our health and hurt our children the most. People have had to choose conventional foods over organics for two reasons: organics cost more, and the taste of packaged organic food just hasn’t been there. Until now. Organic Food Bar – ONE costs less than a dollar and is downright delectable. Now, everyone can enjoy the health benefits of organic food with Organic Food Bar – ONE."

Organic Food Bar – ONE products are 100% certified organic and dairy-free and contain no preservatives, trans fats, high-fructose corn syrup, refined sugars or Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

Organic Food Bar – ONE comes in three varieties: Blueberry Muffin Crunch, Raspberry Muffin Crunch and Chocolate Macaroon Crunch.

Organic Food Bar – ONE Chocolate Macaroon Crunch contains a special component: Probiotics, or "good bacteria," improve the balance of one’s intestinal microflora, which has been shown to promote digestive health and boost immunity. Organic Food Bar – ONE Chocolate Macaroon Crunch contains ten times the active cultures of yogurt.

Organic Food Bar – ONE retails for $0.99-cents and is now available in your favorite health, grocery, convenience and drug stores nationwide. You may also order calling (800) 246-4685 or online at:

About Organic Food BarTM Products

In 2001, Organic Food BarTM products became the first organic bars of their kind in the world; they are now the best-selling organic bars in the world. All nine varieties in the product line contain 100% certified organic ingredients with no refined sugars, preservatives, GMOs or trans fats. Ingredients are sourced from the USA, Canada and Europe. Unlike most bars, Organic Food BarTM products are handcrafted fresh daily in a certified organic and kosher facility at its headquarters in Corona, California. The company recently released a line of 100% certified organic bars for children, the first SB-12 compliant bars in America. For more information, visit

Media and press may contact: Eric Harr, +1-415-827-3073 or