10 Influential Industry Members, Part
One

The natural products industry is fortunate to have among its fold numerous movers and shakers who have helped shape our trade into what it is today and are molding it into what it will be tomorrow

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Cholesterol

Heart health expert and cardiologist Dr. William Davis, M.D., talks about the importance of lowering high cholesterol naturally and reducing your chances of coronary heart disease with the use of magnesium and other nutritional strategies.

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cirque du cardiovasculaire

Heart health has developed into somewhat of a circus—with Big Pharma companies as the ringleaders. Some of the pharmaceuticals and methods used to sell them are high-flying acts that are not suitable for the faint of heart, literally.

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Resveratrol

In November 2006, a research team lead by David Sinclair from Harvard Medical School made a head-turning announcement: a natural compound called resveratrol had increased the “lifespan and ‘healthspan’ of obese mice,” and was shown to offer “survival benefits in mammals” for the first time. According to the group, which published its data in Nature, obese mice that were fed a high-calorie diet plus resveratrol had increased insulin sensitivity, decreased glucose levels and healthier heart and liver tissues, all of which can be beneficial for preventing type-2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer, the group stated.  

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32nd Annual Retailer Survey: 2009

No one will argue that the past 12 to 18 months have put a strain on many businesses throughout a variety of industries. Consumers were spending less and the cost of goods rose, while banks tightened up on credit.

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Mom was right when she said, “Don’t forget to take your vitamins.” But, perhaps, she should have added minerals, too, as they affect many critical aspects of the body’s inner workings.

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Building Your Defenses

As November arrives, so do chilly temperatures, family gatherings…and cold and flu season. As an unwelcome part of the holiday time of year, even those who live in warmer climates are prone to illness from these stressful months and changing weather.

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eyes

Knowing which nutrients can help improve eye health is essential for the prevention of future eye problems. Retailers should keep up to date on the latest research to better help their customers and to make their supplement section a little easier on the eyes.

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Autism and ADHD

If you have a lot of courage, extra stores of patience and a helmet, spend some time in a room of first-graders who have just downed some sugary drinks, high-carb snacks and sticky sweets.

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Focusing on the Feminine

Women evolve through many roles in their lives: daughters, sisters, career women, wives, mothers, friends, grandmothers, and perhaps all of these at once.

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