I love shopping my local drug store. In New York, there are three on every block making them the most convenient.  They also, in reality, have everything you really need.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and as a breast cancer survivor, I want to share a few more ways to potentially improve breast health and detect breast cancer earlier. Yes, monthly exams are important and no there is no guarantee that you’ll never get breast cancer if you do the following. I was in great health and had no family history. However, taking a holistic view of breast health would have been even more helpful. Here are some tips that I’ve discovered along the way from oncologists, breast surgeons, gynecologists and naturopaths.

I am still energized and enthused by all the “newness” on the show floor at the recent Natural Product Expo in Baltimore, September 18-20.  Only recently, my excitement is not about new trends developing, since there wasn’t much of that. My excitement is rather about the new developments and movement in some of my favorite things currently trending. 

Here are some of the significant issues that could adversely affect our access to quality nutritional products.

Invaluable tips for trade advertising.

Elevation Brands CEO says the new gluten-free labeling standards have reached a higher, and necessary, level.

I love you, Jimmy Kimmel, but you’re wrong on this one. Gluten sensitivity and intolerance is real, even for those not diagnosed with celiac disease.

We all know that information is power. Studies show that women are more likely than men to be surprised by sexual challenges as a result of aging. For many women, concerns associated with aging and menopause can range from wrinkles, to energy levels, to healthy sexual function.

What is dietary fiber?
Dietary fiber can generally be described as that portion of food that is not digested in the human small intestine. It passes into the large intestine where it is partially or fully fermented.