The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has published its new recommendation for the dietary intake of vitamin D. The new recommendations contain significant changes from IOM’s previous recommendations in 1997, and current research indicates that even the new changes are already out of date. During the next few months, we will chat with the executive director of The Vitamin D Council, John J. Cannell, M.D., about vitamin D and new research.

If you’ve ever watched a kids’ dodge ball game, you’ve probably seen the following unfold before you: one unlucky guy or gal is left standing to face, say, five or six aggressive players from the other side. Hmm. Attacks from all sides? Fending for survival? Sound familiar?

Everyone has experienced the discomfort and pain of heartburn at some point in their lives. However, for those who suffer from acid reflux and its more severe relative, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn can interrupt daily life.

 Should you be worried that Walmart will capture more natural products market share?

Many of your customers are tired of being tired. It seems that today’s world has produced more tired people than anything else. It goes beyond the fact that the large baby boomer generation is aging; rather, it is due to several factors.

Many shoppers are striving to lead healthier lives. A trip down a crowded grocery aisle will verify that more and more consumers are reading food labels in an effort to avoid foods that are high in sodium, unhealthy fats and refined carbohydrates. But what happens when the labels of not-so-great foods fight back?

Vitamin D. Everyone’s talking about it, but you may not know very much about this important vitamin. If so, you are in luck! In this bulletin, we unearth the many uses for vitamin D and the latest news about it.

Under the usual guise of protecting the public and the more-honest notion of rationalizing herbal-medicine regulations, the European Union (EU)’s Parliament and Council adopted its Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (No. 2004/24/EC), or simply the THMPD, in 2004.

February is “Heart Month” and I am delighted to bring some “breaking news,” as they like to say on TV, about cardiovascular health. Actually, it is not yet news because it is still in scheduled for publication with a scientific journal.