In a glitzy roll-out last February that featured both First Lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D., the FDA proudly announced its first major changes to nutrition and supplement labeling in more than 20 years. In effect, the Agency proposed “to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The proposed label also would replace out-of-date serving sizes to better align with how much people really eat, and it would feature a fresh design to highlight key parts of the label such as calories and serving sizes” (1).

Over the last number of years, the issue of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has undergone a transformation in the United States. Today, genetically modified (GM) food is a high-profile, politically charged issue with a bearing on public health, environmentalism and the future of the food we all consume.

Recently, an article published in the British Medical Journal attracted a lot of interest because it busts the myth about a decades old dogma (1). Aseem Malhotra, M.D., explained why saturated fat consumption is not a major risk for heart disease, but the common fractured foods and sugar used to replace saturated fats are indeed.

Every business owner does it; thinks about selling from time to time. If you are an independent natural products retail store owner, chances are you’ve owned your store for a decade or more. Could it be time to pass the torch?

On October 7, 1994, in the late evening hours, the Senate passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) by unanimous consent.

If sexual intimacy with your partner isn’t as enjoyable as it once was, you’re not alone. Many factors such as stress, hormone imbalances and life changes can cause dysfunction in the bedroom, hurting relationships and even egos. You may be tempted to turn to drug store variety lubricants or medications for help, but they may actually cause more harm than good. Let’s take a look at some natural intimacy and vitality products that can reignite a flickering flame!

My wife, Barbara, was raised in a magical mushroom land in southeastern Pennsylvania between Kennett Square and Lancaster. I vividly remember the stimulation of my olfactory system as I drove through the lands neighboring Kaolin where mushroom soils and fertilizers were produced.

“It’s not what you don’t know that kills you, it’s what you know for sure that ain’t true.” How many of us have heard this truism by Mark Twain many a time and nodded our heads in agreement? Well, it certainly applies to business.

This issue of WholeFoods has been on my mind for months. It’s WholeFoods Magazine’s 30th anniversary of ownership under the Wainer Family, and I wanted to make the coverage special.