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Herb of the Month: Coriander

Coriandrum sativum L, Coriander, from the Apiaceae family of plants, is a strong aromatic herb used commonly around the globe. Coriander has a long...

Happy Customer: Forever Young Health Food

We’re asking customers to share what they love about their local natural products store. This month, the spotlight shines on one shopper’s experience at...

We’ve Got a Way Bigger Problem than “Disinformation”

My Jewish father was an old country lawyer who believed deeply in fairness and justice for all living people, so I was curious what...
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Herb of the Month: Echinacea

Echinacea is truly the most-inquired about herb ever, and for good reason. Although many herbs have hit the media with blazing fire, and many do...

Whither Independents?

Why do some independents succeed while others struggle? There’s no single success formula, but clues emerge as we scan the retail landscape. An Outmoded Business...
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What’s Selling September 2021

Midwest: Milk’n Honey Health Foods, Wauwatosa, WI (1,000 ft²) SUPPLEMENTS: Terry Naturally, Curamin Extra Strength; NOW Foods, Vitamin D; Nature’s Plus, Collagen Powder FOOD: Bragg, Apple Cider Vinegar; Kallas, Raw...
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Code Red for Humanity

On August 9, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a 3,000-page report that experts says offers an “unprecedented degree of...

The Breaking News on Fluoridation and Intelligence Shows Even More Harm. Part 2: An...

Note: The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author (s) and contributor (s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the...

It’s Time for a Dietary Supplement Retailer Code of Ethics

While better than some sectors, as an industry, dietary supplements have never achieved total trust from all of our constituents, including consumers, media, and...
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NAC—The Latest Health-Success Story to Become an FDA Target

About three decades ago, I was one of the food-and-drug attorneys involved in defending various persons and companies who for some time had been...