You hear it almost every day, be it government health agencies or private organizations, the unanimous directive is for Americans to eat more fruits and vegetables. Despite constant media publicity, the majority of Americans do not ingest enough fruits and vegetables each day. Yet, scientists are increasingly telling Americans they must consume more to avoid a myriad of age-related problems. However, one plant is not considered enough by the experts: cocoa.
Free radicals from the environment, our diets and normal bodily functions are constantly causing mischief in our systems. These unstable molecules develop from weak cellular bonds and are different from healthy cells because they’re missing an electron, which love to live in pairs. Not to be outdone, free radicals scurry around our bodies, looking to scavenge an electron from an innocent and unsuspecting healthy cell (How rude!).
It’s that time of the year again! Natural Products Expo West, hosted by New Hope Natural Media, is once again coming to the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA from Thursday, March 7th to Sunday, March 10th. On Friday and Saturday, the show floor is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Co-located with several other events (Engredea; Nutracon; Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace; and Beer, Wine, and Spirits Marketplace), Expo West provides invaluable knowledge for those looking to improve their stores and products.
As the cold weather fades away, we can look forward to longer, warmer days, blooming landscapes and lots of sneezing. Spring is right around the corner, which means seasonal allergies are not too far behind. When customers start coming in with allergy symptoms, such as watery eyes and runny noses, guide them to the supplement aisle for some relief.
Most pet owners say they are willing to do anything to give their pets long, healthy, happy lives, just like they would for their human family members. So, why feed, reward or supplement them with anything but the best? Pets are part of the family and have their own set of dietary and hygienic needs that can be amply addressed through natural products. Animal-loving, natural lifestyle customers will surely embrace these products to support many more years with their furry friends.
The pressure is on. You are charged with making an important decision about an issue that affects millions of people. Worse, you’re really not well versed on all its complex potential ramifications. Wouldn’t it be great to have a helping hand, someone knowledgeable to tell you what you need to know in 15 minutes and leave you with a clear one-pager to remind you about everything you discussed?
Nobody really can claim to be above the need for digestive support. Perhaps unlike other areas of concern—the heart, the brain, the skeletal system—where genetic and lifestyle risk factors mean some need more help than others, virtually all individuals will benefit from improved digestion. Efficiency and balance in this area can make a noticeable difference in everything from nutrition to energy levels to life expectancy, even in people who already feel healthy and comfortable.
When a customer walks in panicking about their thyroid or adrenal glands, tell them, “Don’t freak out! Your adrenals won’t like that!” Too much stress is enough to throw these glands out of whack, causing your customers to feel tired, unmotivated or anxious, or to gain weight. Diet and supplements can be just the trick to keep everything functioning well and alleviate any worries your customers may have, while giving them back a happy skip in their step.
Minor aches and pains are normal parts of life. But chronic pain and stiffness that stops us from doing the things we love aren’t. Here, we cover the many ways to strengthen the body’s support system via nutritional and lifestyle techniques to keep the bones strong and joint movement fluid.