The high-stakes battle continues in sugar-land. On September 4, four companies affiliated with the Corn Refiners Association (ADM, Cargill, Ingredion and Tate & Lyle) filed a counterclaim against The Sugar Association for supposedly fooling Americans into thinking that sugar is safer and healthier than high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), “despite overwhelming scientific evidence that the two forms of sugar are nutritionally equivalent.”

Hair thinning and loss for both men and women happen for different reasons depending on the individual; some feel their fate is out of their hands as they see generations of family members before them develop shiny heads and spots while others take out the stress of the day on their scalps. Regardless, damage to hair structure is a common underlying cause.

New from Masquelier’s USA is Soléderm After Sun Solution, which incorporates Masquelier’s OPCs to help combat the visible signs of sun damage and premature skin aging after daily, sensible sun exposure. The facial cream and body lotion are enhanced with essential oils like jasmine, green tea and rosemary to help revive and soften skin.

New from Dolphin Organics is DO Naturals Sunscreen SPF 32. This mineral sunscreen for children incorporates titanium dioxide and zinc oxide for UVA/UVB protection without harsh chemicals or nanoparticles. Says the company, “Like our original Dolphin Organics line, our sunscreen is based in certified organic aloe, not water.”

Along with changing the look of its deodorant line, Desert Essence added new scents: Tropical Breeze, Spring Fresh and Lemon Tea Tree. All are free of propylene glycol and aluminum,  while helping to neutralize odor and protect withiout irritating sensitive skin with natural oils and extracts. The deodorant is NPA certified and infused with tea tree oil and aloe.

The Aloe 80 Organics Shampoos and Conditioners from Lily of the Desert contain 80+% certified organic aloe vera for smoother, healthier hair. The shampoos and conditioners contain Aloesorb, which helps the absorption of aloe into the hair. Formulas are available for normal, oily, colored and dry hair.

A woman may wear many hats: caregiver, meal provider, breadwinner, fitness extraordinaire, dog walker, advice giver…and often many of these simultaneously! Since a woman’s job is never done, she must put her own health first so that she can be there for all who depend on her. Here, we cover how natural products fit into all aspects of a woman’s life, be it for menstrual, fertility, menopause or breast support.

Despite shoppers’ openness with many health topics, some are still very taboo. The list of “hush-hush” issues frequently includes urinary problems, which often are only discussed in whispers with close confidants.


Carlson Laboratories
introduces Carlson for Teens Multi, an easy-to-swallow tablet that provides balanced amounts of important nutrients that teenagers need. The product is made without iron and is said to make it easy for teens to transition from a children’s product to an adult formula.