detox

A diet consisting of whole foods should be part of any wellness program or daily routine. Aside from the health benefits, which are too many to cite in a single sentence, there is an emotional reward to maintaining a balanced selection of fruits, vegetables and lean protein: You begin to feel better, as your body rids itself of various toxins, chemicals, preservatives, additives and fillers. 

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For consumers wanting to brush up on their label reading skills, don't overlook the important labels on fresh produce. Although the USDA Organic and Non-GMO Verification Project seals are easily seen on packaged foods, greater care is needed when purchasing individually packed fresh fruits and vegetables.

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The upcoming Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Chicago is an important industry-wide event. Featuring raw materials for the dietary supplement and food industries, IFT is a great opportunity to meet and network with exhibitors and attendees from around the world.

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gum

Chewing gum is one of those products that we’ve grabbed for since childhood. But have you ever stopped to think about what goes into it?

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Highlights from the show that will be influencing how we eat year-round.

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A trip to the ballpark is a summer rite of passage, but you should be mindful of both your skin and snacks at the game.

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The tiny kingdom of Bhutan is leading the world with a plan to make the country's agricultural production 100 percent organic. 

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Chronic pain is more than the discomfort of a stiff neck, though it is a stiff-necked enemy of health and wellness, because it affects tens of millions of Americans, from young and otherwise vibrant men and women to seniors unable to walk or drive as a result of this condition.

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It's up to natural industry businesses to be leaders in sustainability. Take time out to review your environmental commitment and make use of the following tips to increase energy efficiency and improve your environmental footprint.

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Retailers, is it time to expand your Ayurvedic dietary supplement offerings? Consider this: the Indian nutraceutical market was valued at $1.48 billion in 2011 and is projected to grow to $2.731 billion by 2016, according to consulting and research firm Frost & Sullivan, Mountain View, CA.

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