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The purpose of our health and nutrition articles is to inform natural product retailers and suppliers about the latest natural product and dietary supplement news, so they can take advantage of new opportunities and improve their businesses. Our magazine provides important information regarding the industry's new and emerging product categories, plus the science behind key dietary supplements.

Understanding Certifications

T he U.S. Food and Drug Administraton (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) don’t regulate every food label out there, which is where...

What’s Selling: October 2017

What’s Selling is a monthly review of the best-selling products determined from unit sales at six natural products stores around the country, rotated from...
What the Health

What the Health, What the $#@%

If you’ve seen the documentary “What the Health” on Netflix about the healthcare, pharmaceutical and food industries, you probably found yourself saying “What the...

Supporting Those Who Need It Most

Combing through the WholeFoods Magazine archives while writing a tribute to Stanley Jacobson, I hit pay dirt with a statement he made in 1985...

Niacin: The Original Megavitamin Is More Important Than Ever

We have been discussing the importance of niacin with Dr. Andrew Saul. So far we have discussed niacin’s important, but lesser known roles including...

Relax! Amazon Will Not Crater Your Business

Watching Wall Street hammer major food-retailing stocks immediately after Amazon’s June announcement to buy Whole Foods Market, I can understand why you — an...

Demystifying Halal and Kosher Products

When consumers see that a product is certified, they may be led to believe that this automatically makes the food healthy. When it comes...

What’s Selling: September 2017

What’s Selling is a monthly review of the best-selling products determined from unit sales at six natural products stores around the country, rotated from...
Healthiest Foods

The Healthiest Foods in the World (Part Two)

To coincide with the new, 10th anniversary, updated and revised edition of "The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth," I’ve decided to use this column...
Anaphylactic Fatality

Anaphylactic Fatality

June 28, 2017, West London: 13 year old Karanbir Cheema, severely allergic to dairy, went to school. On that day, Karanbir faced a bully...

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