Is it always the Big Guys who win? Not if you ask Rudy Ruettiger, who dreamed of playing on Notre Dame’s prestigious football team as a defensive end. The odds were stacked against him. Not only did his slight stature (just 5’ 6”, 165 lbs) put him at a severe disadvantage, but his learning disability made getting the grades required for admission a huge challenge. Nonetheless, Rudy kept his eye on the prize. He worked hard, transferred to the university and earned a walk-on spot on the practice squad.

Gone are the days when supplements came in just pill form. Modern science has created for consumers several options for taking supplements, but the question remains: which way is best?

What are tocotrienols and why should you care? Let’s look at some of the recent news about tocotrienols, a form of vitamin E that involves the prevention of cancer, heart disease and inflammation, as well as being important to nerve health and protective against radiation and bacteria. We’ll also discuss whether the form of vitamin E in most dietary supplements is the primary form of vitamin E in American diets, and if not, can it matter?

Washington, D.C., 10:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Late in the evening on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, the advocacy team of the Washington, D.C.-based Natural Products Association (NPA) became aware that longtime natural products industry opponent, U.S. Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), planned to introduce an amendment that could severely damage the natural products industry—as an attachment to an FDA user-fee bill shortly being considered by the Senate.

While you may have answered “No way!” to the snob question, some recent articles say otherwise about organic shoppers. Check this out. The May 15, 2012 online issue of Social Psychological and Personality Science published a study by Kendall J. Eskine, Ph.D., psychology professor at Loyola University New Orleans, suggesting that choosing organic foods actually affects people’s moral behavior (1). And, it’s not for the better.

When you consider your health, the first thing that comes to mind probably is not your ears. However, these vital sense organs need their share of TLC, and with these easy tips and information on common ear problems, you can keep your ears alert and healthy for years to come.

When my kids were growing up in the 1970s, my wife could always consult the teachings of our friend, pediatrician Lendon Smith, M.D. His advice helped us through many of the problems common to children of all eras. Mothers can always use the good advice of seasoned pediatricians who are also well educated in orthomolecular medicine as well as conventional medicine. Pediatrician Ralph Campbell, M.D., has taken the time to pass along some of his sage advice to today’s mothers in his new book, The Vitamin Cure For Children’s Health Problems.

There were 20 of them, cute and innocent as could be. The farmer raised his shotgun and pumped one shot after another into each one of them, killing every last piglet, and their mothers too. This was heart-wrenching for the farmer, but he knew he had no choice since the State of Michigan was about to descend upon him with a SWAT-style team intending to arrest him as a felon if any of his pigs were found alive on his property. His crime? Harboring an animal that the State had designated as an “invasive species”. And this farmer’s tragedy was not the only one to play out in the State; there were thousands of others facing similar dilemmas.

No one wants to receive a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). But, the fact of the matter is that they are a normal part of how many industries, including ours, are regulated.