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Hot Topic: Fake Supplements in 2015
Date: Dec 28, 2015 · Posted in: Labeling and Regulations
Hot Topic: Fake Supplements in 2015
  This past year saw a much heated debate about the sale of ‘fake supplements’ in the US and Canada. In the early part of the year, the New York Attorney General (NYAG), A.G. Schneiderman, accused several large US retailers of selling read more...
Ashleigh Thurston, MSc Ashleigh Thurston, MSc
How to Guide: Choosing the Right Dietary Supplement
Date: Nov 25, 2015 · Posted in: Labeling and Regulations
How to Guide: Choosing the Right Dietary Supplemen
A couple weeks back I discussed how to choose the right Canadian Natural Health Product (NHP). Today's article is for our friends to the south as we discuss how to choose the right dietary supplement in the United States. Dietary supplement regulations in read more...
Ashleigh Thurston, MSc Ashleigh Thurston, MSc
Emergen-C Review & Natural Health Product Criticism
Date: Nov 24, 2015 · Posted in: Labeling and Regulations
Emergen-C  Review & Natural Health Product Critici
What to make of the recent criticism of Natural Health Products and Dietary Supplements in the media? Lets take a look at Emergen-C first. The lab that did the testing did not indicate how old the product being tested was. Vitamin C degrades over time read more...
Dr. Karol M.D Dr. Karol M.D
How To Guide: Choosing the Best Natural Health Products
Date: Nov 03, 2015 · Posted in: Labeling and Regulations, Natural Products
How To Guide: Choosing the Best Natural Health Pro
  In Canada, the government is responsible for the regulation of natural health products, but as a consumer how do you know whether the products you are taking are safe, effective and pure? It’s actually much simpler than you might think! read more...
Ashleigh Thurston, MSc Ashleigh Thurston, MSc
How to Understand Food Labels & Health Claims
How to Understand Food Labels & Health Claims
  Searching for the highest-quality and healthiest products can be a challenge. With an abundance of misleading labels and non-specific claims, making the right choices can seem overwhelming.  As someone who reviews safety and efficacy (of read more...
Monica Banach, M.Sc., B.Sc. Monica Banach, M.Sc., B.Sc.
Supermarket Safety
Date: May 06, 2015 · Posted in: Labeling and Regulations
Supermarket Safety
Are you aware that each year roughly one in eight Canadians (or 4 million Canadians) get sick to due to the food they consume? In the U.S. the statistics are little worse, with one in six Americans becoming sick each year.The statistics on a global scale read more...
Nancy Macleod Grove, BSc Nancy Macleod Grove, BSc
The Highs and Lows of Health Supplement Prices
Date: Aug 08, 2014 · Posted in: Labeling and Regulations
The Highs and Lows of Health Supplement Prices
Why All the Different Prices? Shopping for a health product or supplement is already confusing enough. Price makes it even more difficult. Visit any health food store, online retailer or pharmacy and pick one category. Be it protein powders, read more...
Peter Wojewnik, BSc, MBA Peter Wojewnik,  BSc, MBA
The Hypocrisy of the US Marijuana Laws
The Hypocrisy of the US Marijuana Laws
Up until the early 20th century, cannabis was widely used for the manufacture of rope and clothing, and also as a medicine. Early colonists before the Declaration of Independence were ordered by the King of England to grow at least 100 cannabis plants at read more...
Dr. Karol M.D Dr. Karol M.D
OMG! GMO! …The Frightening Facts and Tips for Alternatives
OMG! GMO! …The Frightening Facts and Tips for Al
Chances are genetically engineered foods and ingredients touch your everyday life… and most of us are not even aware of it! Let’s have a look at the numbers and continue to build awareness. As a Canadian, you will likely be surprised to learn some of read more...
Peter Wojewnik, BSc, MBA Peter Wojewnik,  BSc, MBA
Do You Use Health Products? 5 Quick Facts You Need to Know
Do You Use Health Products? 5 Quick Facts You Need
  For millions of Canadians health products are a part of day-to-day life. They do wonders for our health and well-being. From supporting our immunity and reducing health risks, to improving our mood and helping with sleep, the benefits of using read more...
Peter Wojewnik, BSc, MBA Peter Wojewnik,  BSc, MBA
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