health food store

Updating a store’s look and feel may seem like a daunting task, but the end result will be worth it if you zero-in on the areas of greatest need—and maybe get some input from knowledgeable partners along the way.

San Diego, CA— A study published in Neural Computation shows that a branded version of coenzyme Q10(CoQ10)  can provide health benefits to veterans suffering from Gulf War illness.

Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has revealed findings from their annual Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements that the supplement market will be happy to see.

My marketing communications firm has been successfully advocating healthy lifestyles for nearly 30 years. Believe it or not, this was my first time at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.The event took place in Atlanta from October 18 -21.  What I can’t believe myself is how the obesity issue continues to expand. We still have a lot of work to do in three main categories – 1) Portion Control 2) Snacking and 3) Sourcing.

New from Better Batter is Corn Free Powdered Sugar. Typical powdered sugars are often made with corn starch. The powdered sugar used in this product is certified organic. This gluten- and allergen-free baking product is the latest product in the company's GF line, which includes Better Batter Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix, Flour, Fudge Brownie Mix, Pancake & Biscuit Mixes, Seasoned Flour and Yellow Cake Mix. The company supports the Worldivision's Clean Water projects to help give a cup of water to a child in need as well as The Burma Project, which provides solar power to students living at a sustainable agriculture training facility in Burma. 

Washington, D.C.—A new study appearing in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology suggests that keeping to a Mediterranean-style diet may play a role in lowering risk of kidney disease.

New from Squeeze Pod are natural, vegan-friendly toiletries in eco- and travel-friendly squeeze containers. The one-time use, U.S.-made Squeeze Pods are lightweight, easy-to-open and TSA compliant. Pods are made using energy-efficient equipment and will not leak. Varieties include hand purifier, lotion, shave cream, hair gel and a toilet odor eliminator.

Jonny Bowden

I haven’t written about GMO foods before because, frankly, I came a bit late to the party. For a long time I wasn’t paying strict attention, concerned as I have been for most of my career with weight loss, diabetes and heart disease. And—full disclosure—I bought into a lot of the arguments put forth by industry, particularly the companies that make this stuff.

Like many women, as well as men, I actively seek ways to support bone health. So when a new ingredient comes along that shows some promise, I want to know more.