Vitamin Connection

Recently, there have been several important discoveries about vitamin E. Last month, we discussed a little about the public’s concept of the health roles of vitamin E and asked leading vitamin E expert Maret Traber, Ph.D., to discuss some basics about our needs for vitamin E. As a starter, Dr. Traber reviewed her scientifically “game-changing” research on the human tocopherol transport protein (TTP) and why the only form of vitamin E with a significant role in human health is alpha-tocopherol.


Over 30 million individuals in the United States are living with a urologic condition that not only causes them discomfort, but can also be quite costly (1). While healthy lifestyle choices in general help maintain one’s urologic health (1), it’s also important to note the dietary and supplementation choices available to help keep problems at bay.

legal tips

At this meeting, new topics crowded to the forefront: Establishing draft Maximum Levels (MLs) for inorganic arsenic in rice, lead in fruits and vegetables, cadmium in chocolate and cocoa-derived products, mycotoxin contamination in cereals and spices, and methylmercury in fish. The Dutch Chairwoman, Wieke Tas, tactfully led the Committee through each and every one of these topics.


There was a time when people spoke about organic being a fad or trendy. That time has long passed. Organic is currently on an impressive upward swing at mainstream grocers, big box stores and even convenience shops.

Welcome to the 2016 WholeFoods Magazine Source Directory, the largest and most comprehensive print/online directory of information in the natural products industry.

Jonny Bowden

In anticipation of my upcoming free Truth About Fat Loss Summit—(which, by the way, is going to be AWESOME)—I decided to put together a dream “reading list.”

These are books that I think are really important and have changed the national dialogue about health and nutrition.

Adam Goodman. NPA East

Many (many) years ago I began my career in this industry as a retail manager. The fact that the chain (once among the largest) I worked for is no longer in business, should tell a lot about the changing retail landscape we live in today. Change certainly can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be fatal.

consumer bulletin

You’re at the grocery store and remember you need cleaning products. You’re drawn to the earth-toned bottles. Must be environmentally friendly, right? But, two discrete, yet alarming statements on the bottle of stain remover catch your eye. “May be fatal or cause permanent damage” and “Will penetrate skin and attack underlying tissues and bone.” Are you sure you still want to use that?

vitamin connection

Once upon a time, in this vast land of ours, it was not known that people needed a vital compound in food that would later be called “vitamin E.” Then, scientists discovered this life-enabling compound, determined it was dietary essential for humans and learned everything that needed to be known about it. And, everyone lived happily and healthily ever after. Wait a minute. That’s a fairy tale. That’s not what has happened at all.