Youâve heard of the dangers of lead-based paint, which the U.S. federal government officially banned from use in households in 1978, but did you know you might still be exposed to lead from the beauty products youâre using on a daily basis? Thatâs why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new regulations […]
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FDA Guidance: What New Regulations Mean for You
In the past month, the FDA released a guidance draft related to supplement regulation. Although you may think that these new rules and regulations wonât apply to you, these proposed changes could have a direct effect on the supplement industry andÂ your access to many different types of supplements. (more…)
The Real Reasons Why Supplements Cause 23,000 Emergency Room Visits Per Year
Have you heard the news about supplements? According to some recent reports… âDietary supplements and other herbals send 23,000 people to the emergency room every year.â Are you concerned? 23,000 trips to the emergency room sure sounds like a lot! Any adverse reaction or hospitalization caused by a supplement is cause for alarm. It could […]
How Can You Be Sure About What’s Really in Your Supplements?
Can you depend on nutritional supplement manufacturers to actually put the ingredients they claim to use inside their products? The trustworthiness of the vitamin and supplement industry has come into question and is now under intense scrutiny. That’s after testing commissioned by New York’s Attorney General indicated certain store brand supplements at major retailers did […]
Essential Oils, The FDA and What You Need to Know
One of the biggest recent trends in natural health is the use of essential oils. Maybe you’ve heard about using essential oils for aromatherapy, massage oils, in beauty products like shampoo, even to help flavor certain foods. But many people have more questions than answers. There are critics who say using essential oils for health […]
A Tale of Two Industries – What Else Happened When Dr. Oz Went to Washington, D.C.?
It was pretty big news in the natural health world when talk show host Dr. Oz showed up on Capitol Hill to get a grilling from Sen. Claire McCaskill, the chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection. McCaskill said Oz was making unfounded claims about the effectiveness of weight loss supplements he features on his […]
The ‘Other Ingredients’ – What You Need to Know About Excipients
The kinds of people who choose to get their vitamins, supplements and other products from Natural Healthy Concepts are people who truly care about their health and well-being. In addition, many of those people may have certain dietary restrictions, allergies and sensitivities or even ethical standards that make them very interested in each and every […]
What You Probably Don’t Know About How Supplements are Regulated
One of the most common reasons you’ll hear for avoiding dietary supplements is that they are not “regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.” Some people have this perception that supplements and natural health products are a complete sham. They think it is all witch doctors and snake oil salesmen peddling miracle cures without any […]
Could the Medications You’re Taking Hurt Your Baby?
Iâm no expert in child birthing, and would love a “do-over” of my five pregnancies, but I’ve learned an awful lot in the 35 years since my oldest son was born. Fortunately for my kids, I was relatively healthy, and the food I ate wasn’t loaded with GMOs. I’m really grateful they didn’t push flu […]
The Truth About Drug Companies
Do you really think drug companies care about your health? Or do they care about your money? From what I’ve learned, I think the people behind these companies are immoral and sometimes even criminals. For example, the massive drug company, Eli Lilly, has just been ratted out by a former senior manager of the company […]