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Ecological characteristics of human gut still only dimly understood, researcher says

Ecological models of the human microbiome, underpinned by statistical techniques, have made significant strides over the past 15 years. But much remains to be discovered, including how to make a more or less symptom-free intestinal tract work better, an expert in the field said.

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Organic & Natural Health Association names board and new members

The newest trade association in the natural products industry – Organic & Natural Health Association – has named its founding members and board members.

NEWS QUIZ: Are you up to speed with the top stories of June 2015?

Do you know which senator(s) attempted to limit military access to dietary supplements? Which herb was as effective as Tamiflu for the early treatment of ‘flu? And how many retailers received a letter from Senator Claire McCaskill about brain health products?

Canadian firm to debut blended solution for vegetarian protein, fiber fortification

Canadian supplier Dealers Ingredients plans to debut its Profi one-stop solution for vegetarian protein and fiber fortification at the upcoming International Food Technologists trade show in Chicago.

Olive leaf extract backed for ‘positive effect’ on inflammation and heart health markers

Supplementation with olive leaf extract could improve vascular functions and reduce inflammatory cytokines linked to heart disease, according to new human trial data.