Nuriche of Draper, UT appointed Manuel Ramirez as its new vice president of Latin America.

Reid Aranda is now the director of procurement and Lindsay Monsivaiz is a buyer for BI Nutraceuticals of Long Beach, CA. And, Betsy Fallon is BI’s West Coast regional sales manager. 

Himalaya Herbal Healthcare of Houston, TX has a new natural educator and brand manager for its OrganiquebyHimalaya personal care line: Atali Carr.

Frank Lampe is now the director of communications for the American Herbal Products Association, of Silver Spring, MD.

Alan Murray is now the CEO of NextFoods (maker of GoodBelly), based in Boulder, CO. 

Nutraceuticals International LLC, headquartered in Elmwood Park, NJ, hired Paul Gaglioti to be on its sales team, covering the southeastern states. 

Brenda Watson, ReNew Life  

Brenda Watson, C.N.C., of ReNew Life, Clearwater, FL, was featured in a PBS television special called, The Road to Perfect Health – Balance Your Gut, Heal Your Body. The show, which aired in November/December 2010, took focused on how chronic diseases begin with an unhealthy digestive system. The show will air again in late February/early March. More information is available at

In Memoriam

Fitness expert Jack LaLanne passed away at the end of January. He was 96. LaLanne succumbed to respiratory failure caused by pneumonia. LaLanne, who ate right and exercised throughout his long life, hosted a workout show into the 1970s. He innovated several techniques that didn’t required expensive exercise techniques. He also founded a chain of fitness gyms and marketed a line of juicers. LaLanne’s longtime friend Patricia Bragg, N.D., of Bragg Foods, stated “I will miss him…Jack’s daily exercise television show reached and improved the health of millions.” LaLanne credited her father, Paul C. Bragg, with “saving his life and leading him on his journey to making health and fitness his life’s work and passion…Dad took great pride in mentoring and seeing Jack’s success.”


Published in Whole Foods Magazine, March 2011 (online 2/4/2011)