Transaction or Human Connection?

Hearts Ever play hearts? It is an odd card game because there are two ways to win: ending with the fewest, or no points; or...

Reality speaking: The Vulnerabilities of Amazon and Online Retail 

Doom and gloom announcements foretelling the demise of brick and mortar stores never cease, but the data doesn’t support that message. The International Council...

Is Keto-Vegan an Oxymoron?

Can you do a keto diet as a vegan? Well, if you ask my friend Dr. Will Cole, he’ll definitely answer “yes,” albeit with...

The Buzz at Expo East: CBD, Plant-based, Sustainability, RegenAg

There’s only room for 500 words on this page, and there’s simply no way I can do Expo East justice in that space. Over...

Understanding FODMAP

As a diet term, “FODMAP” may not be as buzzy as Keto or Mediterranean—but for some people, a low-FODMAP diet makes a major difference...

What’s Selling: October 2019

Midwest: Sunrise Health Foods, Flossmoor, IL (5,000 ft²) SUPPLEMENTS: Charlotte’s Web, Full Line; Redd Remedies, At Ease; Solaray, Mycrobiome Probiotics FOOD: Beyond Meat, Beyond Burger; Beyond Meat, Beyond Sausage; Seven Sons,...

Hemp, Phytocannabinoids & The Endocannabinoid System: New Perspectives Clinically & Legally! An Interview with...

Knowledge of the health benefits of cannabinoids appears to be spreading to the general population and many people are asking how cannabinoids work to...

Happy Customer: Wil-Ar Farms

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

“Scientific Consensus” Scheme Shot Down in Flames

Styled as “CAC42,” the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) met in its 42nd session in Geneva, Switzerland the week of July 8-12, 2019, and I...

Fast, Free Delivery: What does it really cost?

Much is made of an e-tailer’s ability to out-serve traditional retailers. Recent programs such as expanded scope of inventory and delivery services at Amazon...