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It is with great sorrow that WholeFoods learned of the passing of Rae Howard, an irreplaceable figure in the Natural Products Industry, co-founder of Good Earth Natural Foods, and beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She passed away on February 8.

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Quebec, Canada—Women may experience weight-loss benefits from taking a daily probiotic, according to a new data published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

Diseases of the heart are still the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the latest preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cancer in all its forms remains a close second) (1). Due to this ongoing reality, cardiovascular health is of special concern to health-conscious individuals, especially those battling known risk factors.

Five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most prevalent form of dementia (1). Millions of others are dealing with other types of dementia and countless others do not yet know their “forgetfulness” is something much worse.

Spirulina was originally envisioned as an incredibly nutritious, sustainable food source that could be grown locally to feed malnourished villages in developing countries. The superfood has all the right qualities: it grows in sunlight and water, flourishes in warm climates, provides a high-quality source of digestible protein (with all the essential amino acids) and is packed with vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, carotenoids, antioxidants and other phytonutrients that help support an amazing array of health benefits.

Bluebonnet Nutrition introduces Super Earth OrganicGreens Powder. It blends energizing greens with whole food nutrients from 100% USDA organic-certified wheatgrass, barley grass, alfalfa grass and green kamut, as well as spirulina and chlorella with broken cell walls for improved bioavailability.

PatientOne introduces GastroOne. The strawberry-flavored powder provides support for the immune system, restores GI tract wellness and soothes digestive discomfort. Natural science-backed ingredients include L-Glutamine, zinc, fenugreek, slippery elm, ginger and aloe vera powder to soothe the GI tract.

To support healthy blood vessels, look to Mesoglycan, new from EuroPharma, Inc. Mesoglycan is a complex of glycosaminoglycans, which the body uses to build strong arteries and veins. The supplement can support leg circulation, brain circulation, eye health and heart health, according to the company.

Life Extension now offers Brain Shield, which provides 300 mg of gastrodin in each capsule for maximum cognitive support. This compound, says the company, supports the brain’s normal defenses and regenerative mechanisms. Brain Shield is available in vegetarian capsule 60-count bottles. SRP: $33.