Norway—Those living with ulcerative colitis (i.e., inflammation and sores in the gastrointestinal tract) often have no other choice but to take “hard-core” medications to control their condition like steroids, immunosuppressants and even chemotherapeutics. Many would love a more natural way to control the inflammation. A small animal study conducted by researchers from the University of Bergen, Norway, may offer a new prospect for this purpose.

USA—A well-intended mandate in New York City has set off a chain reaction that will affect vitamin E prices in 2012.

With all of the frenzy surrounding mobile and social networking, you may wonder what the next exciting trend will be.

Rapid City, SD—A new study indicates that water that has been altered with the addition of a patented micelle catalyst (Willard Water, manufactured by CAW Industries) may enhance nutrient assimilation.

garlic

Mission Viejo, CA—Aged garlic is well-known as a heart health aid; but now, a group of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, has found that aged garlic and other ingredients benefit bone health, too.

No one likes to be kept waiting, especially a customer. Checking-out is an experience just as important as a customer entering your store; you want to make great first and last impressions so your customers keep coming back.

New York, NY—The NSF/ANSI 305 standard for personal care products has a new adherent in Avalon Organics, a brand of Hain Celestial Group, whose entire line of skin, hair and bath care offerings now contains at least 70% organic ingredients.

The first question you have to ask yourself when preparing your company’s mobile solution is: Are you going to create a downloadable application, or are you going to create a mobile website?

Once Again Nut Butter

Natural, healthy and pure. When was the last time you tasted peanut butter as it was intended to taste? This segment from the “World’s Greatest” television program highlights Once Again Nut Butter Cooperative, maker of organic peanut and nut butters.