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How Does The Natural Health Industry Defend Against Pharma’s Attacks?

I make these comments based on the article in The JAMA Forum “Given Their Potential for Harm, It’s Time to Focus on the Safety of Supplements.” The question is, as an industry, how do we combat the detrimental comments regularly made from the side of pharma and the biased media?

The article declares that in the United States consumers spend about $30 billion per year on supplements including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, with uncertain benefits and possible harm for children, as well as adults. If we truly examine the evidence, they may be right in some aspects and with some vitamin brands.

As the CEO and vitamin formulator for Life Choice, 32 years, I have seen the steady decline of raw material quality beginning from the mid 80’s, mainly as a result of using synthetic rather than plant based and feed grade rather than pharmaceutical grade raw materials.

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It's Flu Season

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It's Flu Season

Unlocking the mystery of our immune system is much like seeking buried treasure—X may mark the spot, but knowing how to support our immune system may seem like navigating a maze.

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DNA Barcode Testing: Do You think It Is The Right Answer For Natural Health Products?”

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DNA Barcode Testing: Do You think It Is The Right Answer For Natural Health Products?”

There is no question, even by those who are involved in the industry, that many manufacturers of natural health products, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals etc... make false claims regarding the ingredients in their formulations. 

To tackle this problem, many consumer advocates, as well as those in the industry, have turned to a classification technique called DNA barcoding to help counter this problem. 

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Food Sources At Risk

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Food Sources At Risk

Beijing's Pollution Problem Is Now A New York, Paris, Toronto and London ProblemToxic Chemicals Being Emitted Overseas Are Finding Their Way Into North American And European Streams and Lakes

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The Return of Whooping Cough in High Vaccination Areas

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The Return of Whooping Cough in High Vaccination Areas

Pertussis (whooping cough) has re-emerged in countries with high vaccination coverage and low mortality. 

Although it is listed as one of the top causes of vaccine preventable deaths, reports of a global resurgence originated in countries with low mortality and high vaccination coverage.

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