cranberry

Cranberry is now becoming a superfruit. We’re still discovering its many health benefits such as oral health care. But not all cranberry products are the same and not all lab testing is the same. Adulteration and manipulation of labels of cranberry products within the cranberry industry are rampant.

smoking nutriiton

Thanks to public messaging, we are all aware of the negative health consequences of smoking. Cigarette smoke contains a number of poisons and toxins such as carbon monoxide, cadium, arsenic, cyanide, benzene, ammonia, formaldehyde and many more.  Even nicotine is a poison, used to kill insects. Of coursem it is always advisable to quit smoking. However, there are many ways to become healthier before quitting, that will also make it easier to give up the habit later.

dirty dozen

With widespread consumer concerns regarding mandatory GMO labeling and legislation to support the endeavor, consumers and natural products manufacturers may be ignoring or overlooking the importance of choosing certified organic to avoid exposure to harmful pesticides.

earth day

April 22 marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day—the day set aside to celebrate the Earth and learn more about the environment. Founded in 1970 and now celebrated worldwide in more than 193 countries, today's historic celebration will be highlighted by the signing of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. Leaders from 160 countries including the United States and China will participate today.

Super foods are the new normal, with just about everyone incorporating the benefits of the new supermarket staple. Held at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 9-13, 2016 the Natural Products Expo West 2016 showcased the best and most exciting new products in the super food realm. 

organic skincare

Many experts agree that we are what we eat.  Aside from food, our health and overall wellbeing is also contingent upon what products we put on our skin, the household cleaners we use in our homes and many other factors. To that end, we can safely say that what we put onto our bodies is equally important as what we put into our bodies. As the biggest organ of the human body, our skin needs to be nurtured, nourished and properly taken care of each and every day.

gluten contamination spices

Although Americans clearly love their spices, recent recalls and studies have demonstrated some major health concerns in the imported spice supply.

julie dennis

If you work in the natural products industry you probably know that the non-GMO category is growing and retailers are responding by stocking an increasing array of non-GMO certified products. In fact, Whole Foods Market recently announced that by 2018 products containing GMOs as ingredients will require special labels in all stores.

organic

In reviewing the history of the natural and organics industry, it is puzzling why and how natural products began to deviate from the environmentally safe and health conscious principles of the founders of organics.