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Better Nutrition

May 2019

Since 1938, Better Nutrition magazine’s mission has been to responsibly inform health-food-store shoppers in nutritional approaches to health and wellness, as well as report on the latest research on vitamins, herbs minerals, nutrients, whole foods, natural personal care and beauty items and environmentally friendly products.

United States
Active Interest Media
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12 Issues


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everyone is talking about cbd

From gummies and sprays to coffee and even cottage cheese, CBD is everywhere. Along with its many healing promises comes a lot of confusion—will it get you high (no), how is it different from marijuana, and does it work? Better Nutrition contributing editor Vera Tweed has the fascinating scoop on p. 18 in “CBD: What It’s Really All About.”The bulk of “evidence” on CBD originates from people who have taken it and benefited greatly. The list of anecdotal uses includes anxiety, depression, pain, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, acne, addiction, gut health, and insomnia. CBD is also becoming popular for easing anxiety and pain in dogs.“When I started talking to people about their experiences with CBD oil, the first-person stories—from people whose lives have been changed by CBD—were by far the most…

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coming next month

Eating for Your GenesTransform your health on a cellular level by following a DNA-optimizing diet.What’s New on betternutrition.com & social mediaFree Heart Health eBook!Heart disease and stroke take more lives than any other disease. Download our free Heart Health eBook at betternutrition.com, and discover alternative views on cardiovascular health.Mother’s Day Facebook GiveawayVisit our Facebook page on May 12 for your chance to win one of our women’s health baskets!Cauliflower Flatbreads with Watercress Pesto & Wild MushroomsSay goodbye to grains with this month’s online-only recipe featuring Cali’Flour Flatbreads.…

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better nutrition

Editor in ChiefNicole BrechkaCreative DirectorRachel JoyosaExecutive EditorJerry ShaverAssociate EditorElizabeth FisherCopy EditorJames NaplesBeauty EditorSherrie StrausfogelContributing EditorsVera Tweed, Helen GrayContributing DesignerRachel PilvinskyContributing WritersJeannette Bessinger, CHHC, Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, Emily A. Kane, ND, LAc, Melissa Diane Smith, Karta Purkh Singh, DN-C, RH, Chris Mann, Lisa Turner, Neil ZevnikProduction DirectorPatrick SternkopfEditorial Offices512 Main Street, Suite 1 El Segundo, CA 90245 310-873-6952General ManagerRob LutzAIM Retail Group 970-291-9029rlutz@aimmedia.comAssociate Publisher & East Coast Sales Director 561-362-3955Bernadette Higgins bhiggins@aimmedia.comMidwest Ad Director 818-271-8956Donna Diamond Riekenberg ddiamond@aimmedia.comWest Coast & Mountain Ad Director 310-456-5997Cindy Schofield cydschofield@gmail.comRetail Development Group2400 NE 65th Street, Ste. 623 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 800-443-4974, ext. 702Director of Retail Sales 800-443-4974, ext. 702Joshua Kelly jkelly@aimmedia.comMarketing DirectorLaureen O’Brien laobrien@aimmedia.comMarketing DesignerJudith Nesnadny jnesnadny@aimmedia.comAccounting & BillingYolanda Campanatto ycampanatto@aimmedia.com…

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introducing high-energy collagen

“I have more energy!” Jim Caras frequently heard from many of his clients after using his medical-grade liquid collagen, called AminoSculpt®.“At first it didn’t make sense,” says Caras, Founder of Health Direct and author of How to Completely Reshape Your Body! “Collagen is known to enhance beauty and support joints… but energy?"Caras had to know, “Why were people getting more energy after using AminoSculpt liquid collagen - and why weren't they getting the same energy when taking other collagen products?”“PEM” - Why Many Are TiredJim’s research focused on a basic macronutrient – protein.He explains, “I found that many people suffer from a relatively common, but mostly unknown condition called Protein Energy Malnutrition (or PEM)."PEM is a protein deficiency that occurs when the body can’t properly absorb protein. You feel this…

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sorting out sunscreens

The FDA is taking a new look at sunscreen safety and effectiveness. Today’s ingredients haven’t been evaluated in decades, while new science has emerged. No ingredients are being banned, but results of the review won’t be in before you hit the beach this summer. Here’s a snapshot of how the agency currently views 16 active ingredients that may be in your sunscreen:Safe Ingredients: Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, found in many natural products. Holistic health professionals have been recommending these skin-protecting minerals for years.Ingredients With Known Safety Issues: PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) and trolamine salicylate, which are rarely found in today’s sunscreens. PABA can trigger skin allergies, and trolamine salicylate can increase bleeding.Ingredients That Need More Study: The FDA has not concluded that the following 12 ingredients are unsafe, but is…

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crazy for cauliflower

From pizza crusts to crackers, Amy Lacey’s company Cali’Flour makes a variety of tasty cauliflower foods.Paleo. Keto. These are the diet words on everyone’s lips these days. Both involve minimal carbs and varying amounts of proteins and fats. They promise everything from weight loss to increased energy to improved cardiovascular health.For Amy Lacey, the dietary challenge was more specific and more urgent. Her health was poor, her energy levels nonexistent, her weight fluctuating. After being diagnosed with several autoimmune diseases, it became imperative for her to investigate and implement major changes in her diet to allow her to deal with her body’s inflammatory betrayal of itself.The Passion: Food as MedicineThe original ketogenic diet was designed in 1923 at the Mayo Clinic for the treatment of epilepsy. Eventually it broadened to…