During the past several columns, we have discussed the greatly unappreciated role of magnesium in health with Andrea Rosanoff, Ph.D. This month, we will conclude the series in which Dr. Rosanoff has been so helpful by considering a few more special health situations and then summarizing magnesium needs, calcium–magnesium balance and briefly reviewing magnesium’s role in health.

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Wikipedia has been touted by some as the people’s encyclopedia, a collaborative effort where anyone and everyone can submit his or her own entries or edits to entries in the encyclopedia. In reality, though, there are editors and these editors most definitely have biases that are reflected in the Wikipedia entries.

As we move into a more health- and environmentally-conscious age, it is a wonder why feminine hygiene products have not been a bigger part of the conversation.

Millions of Americans suffer from joint pain related to deteriorating cartilage, and many want a magic bullet to vanish the aches and pains into thin air. The reality is that no supplements in your store can be promoted to cure, treat or prevent illness. But, it’s safe to say that numerous nutrients can help maintain mobility and healthy joints, and your advice about them is invaluable.

Our bodies use nutrients from food to fuel many everyday functions—this fact is well-known. However, this relationship means that when food is converted improperly, all of these functions are at risk. One way that this relationship plays out is blood sugar imbalance.

One innovative retailer has managed not only to survive, but also to thrive for over 25 years through an emphasis on building trust and loyalty among their consumer base. It is this achievement and innovation that makes Debra’s Natural Gourmet a perfect choice for the WholeFoods Magazine 2015 Retailer of The Year.

When we think of modern medicine, the first thoughts that come to mind are pills and maybe the liquid form that you are only supposed to take a teaspoon of. But what if there have been different forms of medicine around us for centuries that you’re missing out on?

The June sun has delivered scorching heat to this industry. Two early summer trips here at WholeFoods showed me, however, that there may be some important ways to beat the heat and let the industry shine through—if we take advantage.

GanedenBC30 LifeTop Probiotic Straws from Ganeden can be used in refrigerated and shelf-stable beverages. The straws have 1 billion CFU of GanedenBC30 and can be used with Tetra Pak and other shelf stable beverage containers. The company believes “the innovation could heavily impact the children’s beverage market.