The International Probiotics Association, IPA, Probiotics

What to Expect of Probiotics in Pregnancy

Pregnant women want the best for their babies: no more alcohol, tobacco or other harmful substances. Healthy meals and exercise are a given. When...

In Search Of Responsible Media

It’s no secret that the dietary supplement industry continues to be the subject of seemingly endless mainstream media reports about “unregulated” industry; references to...

CRN, Public Health Organizations Work Together to Make Healthier Babies

As a nation, we’re facing an emerging public health issue that could negatively impact the cognitive health of our children. As an industry, we...

Competing for Natural

The New Year once again promises to be a full industry roller coaster for everyone from supply side to consumer. I thought that I...
SENPA, Natural Products Association, Southeast Natural Products Association, Michelle DuFresne

Ordinary or Extraordinary

Our marketplace is changing…what feels like daily. Natural and organic offerings are exploding in places you would have never thought as consumers look for...

Our Meeting with the NY AG Office

The Organic and Natural Health Association launched in October 2014, and in these past eight months, we have launched several bold initiatives in support...

Here We Go Again

This has definitely been the year of negative media throughout the dietary supplement industry. The omega-3 segment, long the darling of the industry with...

Why Join a Regional Trade Group

Why should I join NPA East?  It’s a question we get regularly from prospective members.  We sometimes get a similar question from current members:...

N.Y. AG’s Actions Provide a Hopeful ‘What if?’ View of the Future

The two recent actions by Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, against eight (and counting?) companies selling botanical products in retail outlets in New...

2016: Let’s Be Proactive on Research

In the month of January, I will hear myself say “Happy New Year” 300 times, at least. As a pathological optimist, I welcome this...