The purpose of our health and nutrition articles is to inform natural product retailers and suppliers about the latest natural product and dietary supplement news, so they can take advantage of new opportunities and improve their businesses. Our magazine provides important information regarding the industry's new and emerging product categories, plus the science behind key dietary supplements.

A Brief Historical Look at Vitamin E and Heart Disease

Recent columns have discussed new discoveries about how vitamin E benefits health and also confirmed the safety of megadoses of vitamin E (1-6). Many...

One Hundred Years Later, a Different Battle of the Somme

Editor’s Note: This article is intended for information purposes only. Because state and municipal laws vary greatly, as do the circumstances of individual cases,...

Changing of the Guard

The natural products industry is composed of a truly incredible group of people. Over the years, I’ve heard tons of amazing stories about entrepreneurs...

For Parents Only: What You Need to Know about Omega-3s

There are two basic ways to talk about omega-3s. The first is dry and scientific and tells you the structure and name of different fatty...
Brain, gluten,

Your Brain on Gluten

Imagine losing years of your life diagnosed with depression, schizophrenia, admitted into psychiatric wards, placed on medications that are heavy enough to put down a...
vitamin connection

Pueraria mirifica and Reducing Cancer Risk

Last month, we discussed the effectiveness of the herb Pueraria mirifica against menopausal symptoms with Christiane Northrup, M.D. (1). It had been almost 10...
merchandising insights

Message to Millennials: Embrace Failure

I squeaked through the public elementary and high school system during a time when it was still socially and culturally acceptable to win—and to...

Natural Pain Support

According to Consumer Reports, 80% of adults say they take some kind of pain medication at least once a week. While a conventional drug...
What's selling

What’s Selling: November 2016

What’s Selling is a monthly review of the best-selling products determined from unit sales at six natural products stores around the country, rotated from...

Who’s Who 2016

Just like the body needs high-quality nutrients to function at its best, the mind and soul need inspiration. To me, inspiration is the single most...