Industry members will never forget the day they learned Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994.  

“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Baseball has long been our nation’s pastime, yet we read comparatively little about the importance that nutrition plays in the sport. Many thousands of Americans actively participate professionally or recreationally in baseball, while millions more enjoy the relaxation and wholesome entertainment that the sport provides.

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First, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) threw Warning Letters at three companies marketing dietary-supplement drinks in sizes too large and with names too suggestive. A few days later, the FDA’s draft Guidance on this same issue was cast upon the world. Confusion now reigns as the magic words on the label seem to have lost their protective powers.

For years, “Table for two, non-smoking” has been part of the regular vernacular for restaurant goers.

There’s a little voice inside us that edits what we say before we say it—sometimes softer than we’d like.

sleeping woman

If you’ve memorized the location of every crack and crevice on your bedroom ceiling, you may be one of the millions of Americans who has a sleeping problem. Be it minor or severe, the consequences of sleep deprivation are more than just a nuisance.

Last month, we chatted with Sheldon Zerden about his new book, The Cholesterol Paradigm: The Greatest Health Scam of the Century. We discussed many of the fallacies of the Cholesterol Diet–Heart Hypothesis including four lines of evidence; any one of which is sufficient to disprove the cholesterol theory.

January seems a particularly good time to resolve to improve your business. On the heels of the Great Recession and at the start of a new decade, you may be more ready for change than ever. Here’s what I’ve learned from successful independent natural products retailers around the country.