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 […]
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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 […]
What Changes in Food Labeling May Mean For You
You may have heard on the news recently that there are changes coming to nutritional labels. The changes are still pending but this article from CNNÂ says: If approved, the new labels would place a bigger emphasis on total calories, added sugars and certain nutrients such as Vitamin D and potassium. The article also states: The […]
Help Stop Durbin’s Dietary Supplement Labeling Act!
“Make no mistake, there is a well orchestrated campaign underway to take away your rights and access to vitamins and supplements.” Dr. Joseph Mercola Here we go again! Â If taking supplements is a part of your daily regimen, pay attention! Senator Durbin will be up for re-election in 2014, so he’s already hard at work […]
Milk With Aspartame – Safe For Children, Safe for You?
Late February, Natural News shared, “TheÂ U.S. dairy industry petitions FDA to approve aspartame as a hidden, unlabeled additive in milk, yogurt, eggnog and cream.” According to the IDFA and NMPF,Â hidingÂ aspartameÂ from consumers by not including it on the label actuallyÂ helpsÂ consumers. Would this make you feel “helped”? In this case, is it ok to hide ingredients from […]
Family Business Committed to Nutritional Excellence
Bluebonnet Nutrition made headlines recently when Better Nutrition Magazine named the supplement companyâs Extreme Edge line of protein powders as a winner in its Best of Supplements Awards for 2012. The Extreme Edge line features three professional-strength products — pre workout, carbo load, and post workout — are made with synergistic, all-natural ingredients, such as […]
What Toxic Chemicals Is Your Body Absorbing-Infographic
I have 2 sweet little boys (Max who’s nearly 3 and Milo who recently turned 1), so itÂ trulyÂ disturbsÂ me to learn about the harmful ingredients in popular everyday products and what they are capable of doing!Â The Campaign For Safe Cosmetics Report done by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in 2009, points out that 61% of […]
Sunscreen makers a shade too late
I was all ready to hit the garden in my favorite sleeveless T – armed with the best info on how to keep my neon-white skin safe from the sun. But wait! What happened to those new sunscreen warning labels I’ve been hearing about for the past year?Â Turns out that the sunscreen labeling rules […]
GMOs – Feed more or hurt more? You decide!
Did you catch theÂ Dr. Oz Â program on GMOsÂ (Genetically Modified Organisms)? Â Have you formed an opinion on all this biotechnology, especially where your food is concerned? If splicing the DNA of one species (like tomatoes) and mixing it with the DNA of another (a deep cold water fish) to make a “better” tomato makes you a […]