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Pat Gage is the original founder of Parsley Patch Seasonings and now Engage Organics. Pat is a pioneer in the salt-free seasoning industry. After starting Parsley Patch over 30 years ago, Pat has been around the world and back to where it all began..Making salt-free seasonings from all natural, certified organic, GMO free produce.

Posts by Pat Gage:

Sesame Seeds: Food or Medicine?

Sesame seeds are a super food that have over one hundred potential health benefits. Sesame (Sesamum indicum) is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, which dates back 5,000 years where it was used as a favored medicine... Read More

Protect the Brain: Engage No-Salt

The latest health scare, according to new research at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City blasts: How salt hurts the brain! Scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City fed mice eight to 16 times their normal salt... Read More

Why is Eating Organic, Gluten-free, Salt-free and Non-GMO Food Important?

As you likely know, at Engage Organics we take pride in the types of ingredients that we source for our spice mixes. When you look through our products, the terms “organic,” “gluten-free”, “salt-free” and Non-GMO” might stand out. These are... Read More

Hidden Dangers of Excess Sodium

Salt is a tricky substance to understand. Your body desperately needs it to function, but too much of it is equally capable of sending you to an early grave. Only trace amounts are needed for total-body health, yet few of... Read More

Stevia: The Zero-Calorie Plant-based Natural Sweetener

Is it really possible? Does a plant-derived, all natural sweetener actually exist that is both good for you and easy to use as a sugar replacement in any recipe? As it turns out, one does! Stevia,  a zero calorie sugar substitute,... Read More

5 Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Because the benefits of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) are excellent for health, we want everyone to know the facts about adding extra virgin olive oil to the diet. There are 5 reasons why EVOO is recommended by sfoodle for... Read More

Why Kids Hate School Lunches

Since the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act took effect in 2012 kids are no longer living on greasy pizza, salty French fries and processed cheese entrees. But the truth is–kids are not liking the newer selections either. With only twenty minutes... Read More

The 8 Ingredients Free- From Shoppers Avoid

Free-From shoppers are a growing category of consumers demanding full transparency in food, which has become the focus of sixty percent of Millennials, fifty-five percent of Gen X shoppers and forty-six percent of Baby Boomers, according to Nutrition Business Journal... Read More

Costco Brings Engage Organics into Northern California Market to Meet Consumer Demand for Organic Seasonings

In an effort to supply the consumer with products that actually provide the nutrients they were intended to supply, Costco is becoming a major player in the burgeoning organic market. Engage Organics Garlicsaltless Blend is important to meeting growing consumer... Read More

Are You Among 89% with this Preventable Time Bomb Inside?

Engage Organics Salt-Free Spice Blends sick puppy Like you, I struggled for years with guilty whispers, nagging me to “get to the gym.” Of course, we acknowledge the benefits of exercising and making healthy food choices. But, some days it’s impossible to get to the gym. And harder still to fit preparing... Read More

What’s Your Sodium Intake Number?

The Obama Administration recently released its revised Dietary Guidelines, which are revised every 5 years for how to choose optimal foods and beverages for a healthy lifestyle. These guidelines serve as the official notice about what we should eat. As... Read More

Got ED? Try Salt-free

High blood pressure is not only a precursor for heart disease and stroke, but the lesser known truth is that high blood pressure can negatively  impact your overall satisfaction with sex. “The link between high blood pressure and sexual problems is proved... Read More

The Salt Police are Back to Protect Your Sex Life

Now that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the USDA announced the new sodium guidelines for adults on January 7, 2016, specifying adults should consume less than 2300 mg of sodium per day–we know changes are in... Read More

Your Salt Intake Might be the Belly Fat Culprit

Researchers led by professor Graham MacGregor of Queen Mary University in London have produced the first study of its kind linking salt to obesity. The research complied data from 450 children and 780 adults from the UK National Diet and... Read More

No-Salt Revival is Back

Someone has a heart attack in the United States every 34 seconds. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in this country, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In fact, by the year... Read More

Engage Organics Featured in Savor California!

Featuring a wide array of Californian gourmet foods and beverages, Savor California is a great destination if you’re looking for something tasty. Engage Organics was recently featured in the company’s newsletter, showing off our nutritious green banana and kale smoothie. If... Read More

Pink Sea Salt is Still Sodium

Most consumers are aware that ingesting too much sodium contributes to health risks. But unfortunately, few realize the impact that excessive daily sodium intake causes the body long term. Determining how much sodium one ingests is a bit tricky, especially... Read More

Heart Disease: #1 Cause of Death by 2020

The long-awaited federal effort to prevent deaths from heart disease and stroke is at hand. Federal regulations are being considered to put pressure on food companies about the sodium levels of their food products. In a recent interview, Margaret Hamburg,... Read More

Fed Up Yet?

The 2014 American documentary film, Fed Up, produced and narrated by Katie Couric, addresses the obesity problem in the US, and postulates that the American public has been lied to about the sugar content in processed foods by food manufacturers... Read More

Engage Organics New Curry Blend Loaded with Turmeric

Engage Organics Salt-Free Spice Blends: New Curry Blend with Turmeric Whole and Ground For the past several years there have been more than 1,000 published studies investigating the effects turmeric has upon inflammation, which is cited as the precursor to disease. Turmeric, an orange-colored spice imported from India, is part the ginger family... Read More

Dr. Weil, Health Guru, Scheduled to Speak About Antioxidant Properties of Herbs at Natural Products Expo in Anaheim

When Andrew Weil was interviewed about his upcoming presentation at the Natural Foods Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 6-9, 2014, he commented that “Healthy convenience foods are a big one–fewer people than ever have time to cook.” However,... Read More

A Medicine Chest Right in Your Spice Drawer

One of the best weapons against high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, and high blood pressure is in your spice drawer. It is even an antidote to the common cold. Garlic. Native to central Asia, garlic is one of the oldest cultivated plants... Read More

Don’t Make the Mistake Thinking Gluten-free is Another Fad

It seems everywhere you turn these days “gluten-free” options are popping up in menus, articles, and in products on the grocery shelf. Since the New York Times Bestseller, “Wheat Belly,” by Dr. William Davis hit the market in 2011, people... Read More

Should You Worry About GMO Altered Foods in Your Diet?

GMO is a term describing plants and animals that are genetically modified through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology. In essence, these techniques take DNA from different species and merge them together, creating unstable combinations of plants, animal, bacterial and... Read More

Why Millennials Embrace Organic

Millennials, the generation born between 1982 and 2001, grocery shop with the “Dirty Dozen” list in their pockets. The food choices made by this group is changing the way consumers shop for groceries. The reason is this, in lieu of... Read More

Parsley Patch Salt-free Blends are Back in Kitchen to Delight of Consumers

  “Glad you are back in business. . .” says Patricia McCormick in a recent communiqué sent to Engage Organics Salt-free Seasonings website. “I love Parsley Patch Seasonings, and I STILL have some Oriental Blend in my freezer, which I... Read More

Are You Making This Gluten-free Mistake?

Are you aware that today’s wheat is nothing like the wheat of the 1950’s? Yes, wheat is no longer the sturdy staple, which nourished our forbearers on a daily basis. Rather, today’s wheat has been genetically altered and changed dramatically... Read More

Get Your Grill On!

Grilling is one of the healthier ways to prepare food because 1. Grilling reduces the fat content of meat–the fat drips off as the food cooks. 2. Grilling seals in flavor with a juicy crust that keeps foods tender. 3.... Read More

Do Your Heart a Flavor–Nix Salt Now

So, what harm does all that extra sodium in the diet actually do? Americans consume too much sodium, which causes the body to retain water and places an added burden on the heart and blood vessels. Ultimately, raising blood pressure... Read More

Healthier Living with Engage Organics Salt-free Blends

Would you ever think you could make pasta salad taste better without using a grain of salt? At Engage Organics, we do it all the time and serve it at our demos. In fact, people have lined up to get... Read More