Have you ever had one of those days when you wake up and feel refreshed and alive? Before you even step out of bed you already have a sense that it is going to be a great day. You know you have a busy day but can feel that everything is going to click from the moment you step out of bed. It's dark outside but somehow the sun is already shining for you.


This has definitely been the year of negative media throughout the dietary supplement industry. The omega-3 segment, long the darling of the industry with solid science and years of double digit growth, has been no exception. To be clear, this is not only a 2015 phenomenon, as we have been tracking negative versus positive media for several years now (see chart below) and the story is not a good one.

Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)’s Board of Directors has approved the concept for creating a Voluntary Product Registry for Dietary Supplements.

If companies embrace such a registry, regulators will have more visibility into the industry, says CRN president and CEO Steve Mister.

healthquest podcast

In this interview, Brenda Watson and I will discuss the importance of enzymes for health.

The carousel of progress has become a runaway train of waste. The question is, what can be done to stop it before it derails?

dietary supplement labels

Bethesda, MD—The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) has been keeping a Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD), and is now wondering whether to expand the resource with additional features and added functionality.

GMO labeling

In recent months, I have given extra attention to the GMO and mandatory labeling debate in a sincere attempt to have an objective understanding of the issues. Reflecting the desire of the growing number of consumers who wish to consume safe pure food, supplements, personal care and household products to protect human health and environment, the issue of labeling seems to be a straightforward one.

sweet potato

Check out this delightful science experiment by Elise as she monitors the growth rate of sweet potato vines and innocently demonstrates the difference between conventional and organic produce.

When I first stepped foot on the trade show floor at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Nashville earlier this month, I was confused by the huge booths hosted by PepsiCo, Chick-Fil-A, Kellogg’s, Hormel and other major food brands that have traditionally not been known for nutritional value. Tim Garry of Hormel Foods explained that these classic American brands are acquiring new brands and trying deliver to consumers what they want...healthier nutrition.