Washington, D.C.— Results recently released by the National Consumers League(NCL) have shown that six out of 11 olive oils tested failed to meet International Oil Council(IOC) standards of extra virgin quality.

The raw foods category has enjoyed popularity in the natural products industry for quite some time, but some of its most prominent companies are coming together to take it in an exciting new direction, working together to create a set of uniform standards and trade association.

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New York, NY—HBO’s airing of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on May 20 has caused a stir in the natural products industry for mischaracterizing the dietary supplements industry.

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Tehran, Iran—The Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research published new data suggesting that a branded curcumin ingredient supports heart health.

I’ve spent a large portion of my career fighting the wrongful demonization of dietary fat, trying to set the record straight, and to reclaim respectability for fat in general, saturated fat in particular, and—most importantly—cholesterol. Now it’s time to take on the whole area of cooking oils.

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Let’s continue our conversation with Andrea Rosanoff, Ph.D., about the great importance of the mineral magnesium. In Part One (February 2015), we discussed the importance of magnesium for producing the energy needed for most of the body’s life processes. In Part Two (March 2015), we chatted about how magnesium is needed for the utilization of vitamin D, itself an extremely important vitamin/hormone. In Part Three (April 2015), we reviewed the possible benefits of magnesium on longevity. Now, let’s look at the many ways in which magnesium affects heart and artery health.

One of the most highly charged issues at the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF), held during the last week of April in San Jose, Costa Rica, was the attempt to adopt a Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) for recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), otherwise known as recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST), which, for a very long time, has been waiting in the wings at a final Step 8 for its adoption by the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Over two million Americans are diagnosed annually with skin cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. People believe that slathering on sunscreen will protect their skin from harmful rays, but in reality, two-thirds of conventional sunscreens are not strong enough to shield against all of them.

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Take a capsule or mix in a powder and you’ll get stronger nails. Or healthier-looking hair. Or more radiant skin. That’s the simple concept behind nutricosmetics and it is grounded in an even simpler fact: changes on the inside, especially nutritional changes, can and will lead to changes on the outside.