dr. passwater

Here’s wishing you a healthy, happy and satisfying New Year. The New Year is usually a time when many of our friends once again resolve to improve their lifestyle and nutrition. Some of them try once again to shed some unwanted pounds. They may even come to you for advice on healthy dieting. So, this month, I am asking Eric Westman, M.D., past-president of the Obesity Medicine Association and director of the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic in Durham, NC, to discuss what his experience has been.

jay jacobowitz

If you’ve had a chance to read last month’s 38th Annual Retailer Survey Overview, with the Retail Insights’ 2016 Universe for Premium Natural and Organic Food, Supplement and Personal Care Sales (WholeFoods Magazine, December, 2015, page 25), you know that the Cincinnati, OH-based Kroger conventional supermarket chain is generating billions of dollars in sales from its natural and organic Simple Truth private label brand, helping drive the nearly 40% overall growth of natural and organic products within the conventional supermarket retail channel.

editorial Kaylynn Chiarello-Ebner

Choosing this year’s Person of the Year was no easy task. Readers put several good names on our radar, but in the end, we went with the person whose name was on the tip of everyone’s tongue throughout 2015: New York Attorney General (NYAG) Eric Schneiderman.

Jonny Bowden

If you work at Whole Foods, sooner or later someone is going to ask you about Smart Fat. And I, for one, think that’s a very good sign.


Turmeric is a source of curcumin, a powerful antioxidant that is a key component in many joint- and brain-support dietary supplements.

A constant stream of clinical studies continues to reveal more amazing health benefits of Pycnogenol.    

scott 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. © Scott C. Tips 2015

An industry-led initiative to self-regulate is a powerful tool in reinforcing consumer trust by creating transparency. 

Jonny Bowden

I’ve gotten more than a few emails asking what I think about this whole bacon-causing cancer business.