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.


For the Love of Retailing

I was recently shopping at one of my favorite independent natural products stores, and the manager told me an incredible story that I’ve been...
Legal Tips

The FDA Issues Nutrition and Supplement Facts Label Changes

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,...
healthy grilling

Everyone Says Grilling Meat Causes Cancer: Read What To Do About It

Bar-B-Que season has arrived, which brings me to my annual message on healthy grilling. See, there’s a smart way to grill, and a dumb way...
The International Probiotics Association, IPA, Probiotics

What to Expect of Probiotics in Pregnancy

Pregnant women want the best for their babies: no more alcohol, tobacco or other harmful substances. Healthy meals and exercise are a given. When...
SENPA, Natural Products Association, Southeast Natural Products Association, Michelle DuFresne

Ordinary or Extraordinary

Our marketplace is changing…what feels like daily. Natural and organic offerings are exploding in places you would have never thought as consumers look for...
Consumer Bulletin

Should You Be Gluten Free?

According to the 2015 International Food Information Council Food and Health Survey, more and more U.S. consumers are considering the gluten content of products...
Bragg vinegar

What’s Selling: July 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...
Merchandising Insights

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

People of a certain age will remember The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, a now-classic 1966 Clint Eastwood spaghetti Western where good-guy gunslinger...
Vitamin Connection

A Better Understanding of Vitamin E

We have been chatting with Maret Traber, Ph.D., about her research on the basics of vitamin E function, and now we can move on...
NPA East

Is Joining a Trade Association Going to Make Any Difference to Your Business?

Only if you want to stay in business! If you think you’re up against it now, see what happens if there is no one...