Farmers Market

A savvy natural products store with the right arrangement can host farmers’ markets at their store thereby encouraging farmers and shoppers to become regulars.

Herbal Supplements

In its September issue, Consumer Reports included a report claiming that dietary supplements are dangerous to people’s health and posted a list of “12 supplements you should avoid.”

cranberry UTIs

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have measured cranberry juice’s ability to ward off urinary tract infections (UTIs) in humans at the molecular level. During the study, Terri Camesano and his team closely examined E. coli bacteria, which are believed to cause UTIs.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking public comments as they draft guidelines to help implement a new federal law that requires the posting of calorie content and other nutritional information on menus at certain chain restaurants, similar retail food operations and vending machines.


A new study published in the July issue of the Archives of Neurology found that consuming vitamin E may lower a person’s risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

breast cancer

Seattle, WA—Many studies have focused on the benefits of fish oil, which has high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Now a new study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention in July, found that it can also reduce the risk of breast cancer.

ADHD food dyes

The old adage “you eat with your eyes before you eat with your stomach” holds true for several cases. Brightly colored foods entice people, but foods that are artificially dyed can be very detrimental to one’s health according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) report entitled, Food Dyes, Rainbow of Risks. CSPI wants food dyes to be banned because they are a threat to public health.

suzy carrol

Interviews with retailers nationwide about their private label lines.


Anyone who is rushing through his or her meal, eating enzyme-deficient foods (those heated over 120 degrees Fahrenheit) (2) or taking an acid blocker, is probably not digesting their food exactly as nature intended—and that’s most of us.