When I discovered spa culture in the 90s, I felt at home as the luminaries in this industry were at the forefront of the natural revolution. Now that natural is trending and mainstream, the natural products industry can learn a lot from the early adaptors in spa about consumer perception, expectations and exceptions.
Authors, coaches, motivational speakers, guru’s all talk about reaching the height of your maximum potential. Are these misleading statements? Can we truly achieve what is referred to as our maximum potential? If we did, what would that look like?
It has been both my privilege, and good fortune to have been professional, and personal friends with the partners that make up the industry law firm of Ullman, Shapiro, and Ullman for more than 20 years. Bob, Steve and Marc have helped me (among many others) in more ways that I can count over the years. When I lost my father in 2009, they were there as friends to support me, and my family through that difficult time.
What's all the buzz about telomeres? Products are beginning to appear on natural product shelves claiming to support healthy aging by supporting the health of our telomeres. But what exactly do they do annd can supplements support their healthy function?
In light of current debates within the industry regarding labeling, it might be good to take a simple look at how GMOs could and should be labeled (without much fuss) through every step of the supply chain. Product and ingredient transparency may not necessarily result in higher prices or a major increase in manufacturing and distribution costs.
Can you imagine Snuffleupagus on a bum leg? How about Oscar the Grouch struggling to cope with a damaged liver? These real-life scenarios could potentially have a devastating effect on the beloved Sesame Street cast. The show just wouldn’t be the same, if they’d be laid up in bed!