Does Your Weight Management Section Measure Up?

For many individuals, weight management is a lifelong challenge. But, being in control of one’s weight is well worth the hard work it takes. Overweight individuals are at increased risk for a host of health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems and even cancer.

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Stop, Paws and Think

Thousands of years ago, dogs were domesticated by humans, and they have faithfully trotted by our sides ever since. Similarly, cats have rid our homes of rodents and provided us with the comfort of a purr for almost as long. In fact, pets of all kinds have brought joy to humans for ages. Thankfully, the pet care industry, retailers and consumers are making the effort to repay the favor.

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allergies

Achoo! Sneezing, sniffling and breathing discomfort—the thought of pollen and other allergens is enough to make any allergy sufferer cringe at the thought of allergy season. Much to their chagrin, sufferers are often in constant search of good seasonal allergy relief. Luckily for them, the natural products industry has much to offer.

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Heartening Research and Products, Part 2

The heart health category has seen tremendous scientific work performed, laying the foundation for successful sales. Here, we spotlight select heart-health products along with some of the most compelling research behind them as supplied by our sources.

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Revitalize the Heart Care Department, Part 1

Beyond weight management and energy sustenance, heart health is a huge category of interest to many dietary supplement/n atural health consumers. The fear of having a heart attack haunts just about everyone age 35 and older.

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WholeFoods Celebrates it's Silver Anniversary

By all rights, this issue of WholeFoods should not exist. Just a few years after printing its first issue in 1977, the publication was struggling to keep its head above water.

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family

Twenty-five years ago, my father acquired WholeFoods Magazine and made the courageous leap to open a company (WFC, Inc.) to publish it. It blows me away to think about all the changes that have ensued since then, not the least of which being technological changes.

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men's health

A subject to make even the manliest of men blush, prostate health is not one from which to shy away. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland in the male reproductive system that plays a role in sexual and urinary health.

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chia

Dynamite comes in small packages. Apparently, so does nutrition. Within the tiny seeds of the Salvia hispanica plant is an enormous world of nutrition, which includes essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber.

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31st Annual Retailer Survey 2008

Few business owners would argue that 2008 was a challenging year. Gas prices soared, stock values tanked, credit dried up, and inventory and shipping costs skyrocketed.

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