vitamin connection

Let’s examine the powerful therapeutic health benefits and safety of low-carb, high-fat diets on real people in the real world. We’ll clarify some of the facts about low-carb diets and also discuss the outstanding clinical results obtained by Dr. Westman and his associates.

Legal Tips

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, readers are advised to contact an attorney for specific legal advice. ©2016 Scott C. Tips


In elementary school, children learn that Americans have a government that is run for the people by the people. By adolescence, most of us were pretty surprised to learn the staggering reality that money and politics have a huge say in how the world is run. Apparently, even rules about what we eat are fair game for influence by those with deep pockets.

Before I get to what’s wrong with the new USDA Dietary Guidelines, let’s talk for a minute about a bigger issue. Why the heck are we taking nutritional guidance from the government in the first place?

natural product store

Over the now three and a half decades I have been on the health and nutrition field, it has always been common knowledge that the independent retailer health food supplement store was the “go to” place for all things health and nutrition. In the beginning, it was the place to go for information in a world that seemed set on keeping the industry at arm’s length and focused on portraying supplements as a fad or idea that would most likely never catch on.

karen howard organic natural health association

In 2016, the Organic & Natural Health Association will work with Grassroots Health (GRH) to promote the amazing impact vitamin D has on a wide variety of health issues ranging from pre-term births, to breast cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. And we won’t stop with vitamin D.

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If you consider 1994—the year the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) was passed—as the beginning or birth of the modern dietary supplements industry, then the industry just turned 21 this past October. Legally, it’s an adult now. If it was a person, the industry could now vote and buy alcohol.


Perhaps it is just a sign of the times that a year that started with the actions of the New York Attorney General against several dietary supplement marketers concludes with the December 4, 2015 announcement of the addition of “Aloe vera, non-decolorized whole leaf extract” and goldenseal root powder to the California Proposition 65 list of chemicals “known to the State to cause cancer.”


When it comes to genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the debate is highly contentious. With all that noise, it can be difficult to get to the core of the matter so as to understand for oneself what it’s all about. Here are some basics to get you started.