Now available from Mocktails Brands is a line of non-alcoholic cocktails made with all-natural ingredients. The drinks do not contain high-fructose corn syrup or preservatives and are free of common allergens and gluten. Varieties include Karma Sucra Cosmopolitan, Vida Loca Margarita, Sevilla Red Sangria and Scottish Lemonade Whiskey Sour. www.mocktails.com

I love shopping my local drug store. In New York, there are three on every block making them the most convenient.  They also, in reality, have everything you really need.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and as a breast cancer survivor, I want to share a few more ways to potentially improve breast health and detect breast cancer earlier. Yes, monthly exams are important and no there is no guarantee that you’ll never get breast cancer if you do the following. I was in great health and had no family history. However, taking a holistic view of breast health would have been even more helpful. Here are some tips that I’ve discovered along the way from oncologists, breast surgeons, gynecologists and naturopaths.

High Brew’s line of all-natural, premium cold brew coffee, High Brew Coffee, is made from 100% fair trade Arabica coffee beans. These ready to drink beverages come in four flavors: Double Espresso, Mexican Vanilla, Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Mocha. Each drink has only 50-60 calories and contains more antioxidants and caffeine than a regular cup of coffee.

InterHealth Nutraceuticals CEO Paul Dijkstra talks about selling UC-II products at retail with WholeFoods Magazine editor Kaylynn Chiarello-Ebner at SupplySide West 2014.

Frank Jaksch, CEO of Chromadex, offers regulatory insight and industry trends in an interview with WholeFoods Magazine editor Kaylynn Chiarello-Ebner.

I am still energized and enthused by all the “newness” on the show floor at the recent Natural Product Expo in Baltimore, September 18-20.  Only recently, my excitement is not about new trends developing, since there wasn’t much of that. My excitement is rather about the new developments and movement in some of my favorite things currently trending.