Tools for a Tune-Up

Of all the systems that compose the human body, the immune system is the most awesome, hands down. Its complexity—the wide array of cells that have specific jobs to do, working in harmony with one another—is simply amazing.

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The natural products industry is full of small business owners for whom the threat of big chain stores constantly looms on the horizon.

Putting a Label on Beauty

An all-too-common story in every sector of our industry has been filtering out the imitators. With the popularity of natural products reaching its height, mainstream brands and novel companies looking to cash in have flooded the market.

A Natural Metamorphosis

All stages of a woman’s life are distinct, yet they blend seamlessly. During puberty, the menarche gives rise to fertility and the monthly hormonal cascade, followed by childbearing years and potential pregnancies, which in turn are followed by peri-menopause, menopause and post-menopause.

Nutrition in Sight

Too often, we don’t fully appreciate what we’ve got until it’s gone. In retrospect, we’d consider trading our most prized possessions to recapture a lost friendship, a great job, a fond past time or good health. Though it’s often taken for granted, vision is what we rely on most to take in the world around us.

Setting an Allergen-Free Table

If you’ve noticed additional foot traffic in the special diets section of your food aisles, your store is right on track with the growing trend of consumers looking for healthy, allergen-free meal choices. And, they’re not settling for just anything.

The rich hues of fresh fruits and vegetables are not only aesthetically pleasing; they’re good for you, too. Most yellow, orange and red pigments synthesized by plants are called carotenoids, and are essential to a healthy diet. These fat-soluble antioxidants are made by plants to protect themselves from free radical damage and help the body in countless ways (1).

Richard A. Passwater, Ph.D.

“I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”
—Thomas Jefferson, September 23, 1800
When Congress created the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1906, it was intended that this vital agency would operate under principles of our Constitution. It was not the intention of Congress to create an agency that would encumber the health of our nation.

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Herbalism has often seen the scorn of the American people, its stigma raising images of superstition, witch doctors, hippies, smoke and mirrors. However, many people don’t realize that herbs are the original sources for at least 25% of all pharmaceuticals (1).