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Can You Trust the Natural Product Industry?

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Now, more than ever, you need to be an advocate for your own health and not depend on marketing tactics.
Air Date: 3/12/14
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Bill Ayzin, Co-owner Wealth of Health Natural Market
Bill Ayzin graduated in 1985 from State University of New York Maritime Academy with Bachelors of Engineering Degree and U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine License.

He worked as engineer for various government contractors until 1996 when he retired as a Lt. Cmndr US Navy.

Since 1996, Bill has been the owner/operator Wealth of Health Natural Market in Idaho Falls (www.wealthofhealthnutrition.com), and host of Wealth of Health Nutrition Hour radio program, a weekly educational, live, call-in program heard in parts of ID, UT, WY and MT, and on the web at www.eastidahonews.com
Can You Trust the Natural Product Industry?
As a consumer you are looking for natural, healthy products to help you live a happy and fit lifestyle.

Everywhere you look, advertisements or products featured on daytime talk television tell you which products you need.

Are they really healthy, or are the manufactures trying to push a product for sales?

Now, more than ever, you need to be an advocate for your own health and not depend on everything you hear and see around you.

Educating yourself on different products that are available -- not just the ones that are the most expensive -- is something you need to do in order to make sure you're putting the right thing in your body.

There are three important questions you need to ask as a consumer when buying natural products. First, what is the brand reputation? Does a certain brand come to mind when thinking of safety, quality, FDA warnings or ethical issues with labeling? Second, what are the raw materials they are using? And finally, making sure the manufacture isn't making a false claim is very important. To be entirely at ease, you should ask for a certificate of analysis of the product.

In this segment, co-owner of Wealth of Health Natural Market, Bill Ayzin, and Dr. Holly discuss the pros and cons regarding the natural product industry.