The Health Savings Act

On Feb. 11, 2016, the Natural Products Association (NPA) announced its grassroots network generated and sent more than 1,000 letters to Congress in support of the proposed Health Savings Act of 2016.

cbd hemp

Washington, D.C. – In response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) warning letters regarding mislabeling, the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the non-profit North American hemp trade association, put out a statement underscoring their position that cannabidiols (CBDs) can be marketed as dietary supplements, not only as pharmaceutical drugs.

smoking quit

Habits are a powerful force that can be used to greatly improve health and wellbeing. Becoming aware of the cues to smoke, and replacing it with a new healthy habit, is an effective and completely natural way to quit smoking for good.

Washington, D.C.—Dietary supplement and functional food companies will have an opportunity to gain insight into regulatory compliance matters at The Regulatory Conference on May 5. Hosted by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the conference will feature interactive sessions with industry experts and regulatory officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Last month I told you why I think it’s very hard to take the USDA dietary guidelines very seriously. In fact, I think the whole notion of looking to the government for guidelines on eating is ludicrous. 

vitamin B12

A new study published in PLOS ONE has been able to correlate low vitamin B12 levels in the brain with age, autism and schizophrenia. The researchers collected postmortem brain samples from 43 control subjects ranging in age from 19 weeks of gestation to 80 years, as well as 12 autistic subjects (4-9 years of age) and nine schizophrenic subjects (36-49 years of age).

Rose Weitzner, Vegan Trade Council

The importance of sustainable and ethically-produced goods is growing in demand in the vegan, organic, and natural foods marketplace. Retail TouchPoints, an online publishing network for retail executives, recently released a new report entitled, Retail Sustainability in an Omnichannel World – Embracing Technology and Data to Educate the Socially Conscious Consumer, which cites a number of studies that further evidences this growing trend.


No doubt you have seen the Certified Gluten-Free label on many of your products. This label had become crucial for people and families with gluten intolerances to easily and reliably find products that will not make them ill. This e-book allows you to get to know the Gluten Intolerance Group's mission, the certification process of the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, some of the brands it represents and the people behind the organization's success.