Tip of the Month

There are three areas in which businesses compete; people, product and place. Investing in one area takes pressure off the other two. If you pay your nutrition staff well, for example, you can spend less on your physical space. Here’s a story about Frances, one retailer who—even though she leases her space—decided to invest in her store and reaped record sales.

Natural Digestive Care That's Easy to Swallow

It’s time to consider the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in a new light. Though it has the unglamorous function of breaking down food products and excreting the waste, it’s also a willing participant in the epic and heroic battle of good versus evil—bacteria, that is.

 The body works like an engine. If fueled with over-diluted, cheap products, our inner gears will eventually give out; and we’ll end up paying for it in the long run.

Have you heard of homeopathy or homeopathic medicine, but are unsure of what they are? Homeopathy, a popular way of treating aliments holistically, was founded by German physician Samuel Hahnemann some 200 years ago. The name “homeopathy” comes from two Greek words meaning “like disease.”

I feel kind of old saying this, but today’s youth are a special breed.

SerinaidBest Formulations now offers 100 mg SerinAid PS (phosphatidylserine, from Chemi Nutra) bulk softgels by the case. According to the company, “Having PS as a stock item allows more customers to add this to their product line at a much lower inventory holding cost.

Bi-PacBi-Pac Nutraceutical Inc. now offers bovine and shark chondroitin sulfate. The bovine is sourced from BSE-free Australian cattle and the shark chondroitin comes from sharks native to Australia that have already been harvested for food. The purification process of the chondroitin is solvent free.

Goat MilkNow available to food manufacturers is Capra Mineral Whey from Mt. Capra Products. The company says this electrolyte replacement (with 20 naturally occurring minerals) contains goat-milk whey that has been processed to retain nutritional integrity. Instead of incorporating table salt, the firm formulated the product with potassium citrate.

Verdure Sciences, introduces Pomella FG, a pomegranate extract made from whole fruit. This extract can be used in functional foods, has a high ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) and is an excellent source of pomegranate polyphenols.
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Published in WholeFoods Magazine, September 2009