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.


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.

world happiness day

To celebrate the International Day of Happiness on March 20, 2016, political leaders of the kingdom of Bhutan emphasized Happiness and Well-Being as a new economic paradigm and urged the countries of the world to unite the three pillars of sustainable development that define Gross Global Happiness. These include social, economic and environmental well-being.

The International Home and Housewares Show is just a heavenly place, with products to transform your lifestyle, and make your house into a home! I had a twinkle in my eye the entire time I wandered the expo’s floor in Chicago, March 5 – 7, 2016. 

Free Gift, Frank Guzzo

Here is your free gift.  A full 24 hours that will only be granted to you once every four years.

vitamin k2

The heart is one of the hardest-working organs in the body. It contracts and relaxes a little more than once per second, providing the blood flow that every other organ in your body relies on. That requires a steady supply of energy, and to perform at optimal function, your heart needs to derive that energy from its fuel (primarily fatty acids and glucose) efficiently and with little waste. This is where coenzyme-Q10 (CoQ10) comes into play.

2016’s best food trends are tastier than ever, and happen to be better for your health too. A lap or two around the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco mid-January proved that you don’t have to sacrifice nutrients to satisfy your hunger.

smoking quit

Habits are a powerful force that can be used to greatly improve health and wellbeing. Becoming aware of the cues to smoke, and replacing it with a new healthy habit, is an effective and completely natural way to quit smoking for good.