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Outdoor-Tinted Glasses

I don’t know if I’m just seeing everything through “outdoor-tinted glasses” or if the furniture industry, is indeed, trying to make us feel like...

Are “Wearables” a Trend or a Fad?

As a trend spotter, I am often asked what makes a healthy habit a trend? First and foremost, it’s time. I have also recently...

Retailers: Your Shoppers Care about GMO foods. Here’s Why You Should, Too

We believe in cooperating with nature. Call us old-fashioned, but at Uncle Matt’s, we think that soil health is the key to producing crops...

Tonics 102: The Role of Adaptogens in Stress Relief

My first post last month, “Tonics 101,” defined tonic herbs, specifically how tonics help the body to better adapt to the challenges it faces, and how...

The Latest Gluten-Free Labeling Regulations

As CEO and President of Elevation Brands, parent company of Ian’s, an allergy-friendly food provider, I am always on the lookout for ways to...

What Your Doctor May Not Tell you about Enzymes

As surprising as it may seem, many people here the word "enzyme" and think first of laundry detergents. While enzymes, of course, play a...

Increase Your Revenue with a Healthy Micro Market Strategy

When you think about how to grow your business, you have a variety of age-old options from which to choose. Diversifying your product and...

The Health Centric Office

An important part of my career in journalism and public relations has been guiding people to live more healthfully by telling them specifically what...

Shifting Outdoors

I’ve been talking about getting “outsidey” since the summer Outdoor Retailer Show, thanks to Frank Hugelmeyer, president of the Outdoor Industry Association. As predicted,...

QR Codes and Why You Should Care

You may have started seeing these new square codes being placed in magazines ads, on billboards and packaging. Major national brands are starting to...