The heath foods market was valued at £2.08bn in 2002 but current uncertainty with vitamins, supplements and natural remedies is likely to have a negative effect on sales.

The heath foods market was valued at £2.08bn in 2002 but current uncertainty with vitamins, supplements and natural remedies is likely to have a negative effect on sales.










(PRWEB) August 29, 2003

Research and Markets have announced the addition of the “Health Foods Market Report Plus 2003” report to their offering.

The value of the health food market covered in this report amounted to £2.08bn in 2002. This represented an increase of just over 10% on the 2001 figure, compared with considerably higher growth rates during the previous 2 years. The four key sectors consist of organic foods; functional foods; vitamins, minerals and supplements (VMS); and alternative remedies.

The slowdown was most marked in the organic and functional foods sectors, both of which have previously experienced unusually high growth, and are displaying some signs of maturation. The VMS sector has been growing slowly, while sales of natural remedies have continued to increase at a steady rate.

The prospect of European legislation has affected, or will affect, most sectors of the health food market in various ways, and has already taken up considerable resources, as manufacturers and retailers fight to make sure their views are properly represented. Arguably, the most urgent issue concerns the Food Supplements Directive, which covers ingredients and dosage levels in vitamin and mineral preparations, and is due to come into force in July 2003. A report from the Food Standards Agency, published in 2003, indicating that high doses of some vitamins and minerals could be harmful will deal a further setback to the specialist health foods industry.

On the corporate front, much of the activity during 2002 has indicated that it is the larger specialist companies that are in the best position to capitalise on the health foods market as it is at present. A number of large mainstream companies have scaled back their operations in health food sectors, while at the other end of the range there have been several acquisitions of small specialist companies by larger ones.

The current uncertainty in the market for vitamins, supplements and natural remedies is likely to have a negative effect on future sales, at least in the short term. Sales of organic food have begun to slow down as the market matures, while the market for functional foods will continue to grow at a steady, but unexceptional, rate.

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REPORT DATA SUMMARY:

Health Foods Market Report Plus 2003

Category: Food

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Whole Foods Market CEO, John Mackey, Endorses New Book, ?The Self Health Revolution?

Whole Foods Market CEO, John Mackey, Endorses New Book, “The Self Health Revolution”













The Self Health Revolution


(Vocus/PRWEB) March 10, 2011

The notable Whole Foods founder has “enthusiastically” endorsed J. Michael Zenn’s controversial book that some critics say makes some bold claims. Here is a sample of a few of Zenn’s zingers: “Medical Care is the #3 killer in America”, “Almost all meat served in America contains feces”, “The average doctor makes a diagnosis in only 30 seconds”, “Drugs taken as prescribed kill more than prostate cancer, breast cancer, and AIDS combined”, “Half of all men will get cancer and most people already have cancer”, ”35% of all children will be diabetic” and so forth.

Zenn, recently appearing on CBS News, staunchly claimed all of the facts in the book, although surprising, are soundly sourced and well researched.

Not leaving anyone out of this brow-raising book, Zenn blames a blind reliance on the federal government (FDA), big food companies, the pharmaceutical industry and the medical community at large as the simplistic, core cause of our failing health and medical care woes. He makes shocking and surprising claims throughout the book to back up this thesis. He points the reader to the 100 or so references in the back of the book and implores them to research the data for themselves.

Whether you buy Zenn’s revved-up rhetoric or not, this short, power-packed, little book, surprisingly produces a jaw-dropping, heart-stopping, laugh-out-loud read. In short, Zenn attempts to convincingly persuade the reader they must seize control of their health now (Self Health) by taking a few, utterly-simple, 15-minute steps to lose weight, escape pain, ward off disease and recapture the energy lost in their youth.

John Mackey, the Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder of Whole Foods Market, exuberantly endorsed the book saying:

“J. Michael Zenn has written a wonderful book…What we need to do is to wholeheartedly embrace the principles of healthy eating and healthy living outlined in ‘The Self-Health Revolution’. I enthusiastically recommend this book!”    

Mackey started with one store in 1980 and built Whole Foods Market into a $ 9 billion, Fortune 500 Company and a “Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For” winner every year since the contest’s inception in 1998. With over 300 stores and roughly 60,000 employees, Whole Foods Market is one of the top 10 supermarket companies in America and the largest and most recognized natural and organic foods retailer in the world. Mackey has garnered numerous awards and recognitions and was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003. Mackey is a strong supporter of free market economics and is one of the most influential advocates in the movement for organic food in the world.

For those who would like to find it, J. Michael Zenn’s controversial book can be purchased at SelfHealthRevolution.com, Amazon.com, Whole Food Markets, and various other health food and retail book stores. Zenn was most recently featured on CBS News with Sandra Mitchell (Emmy award winning journalist and news anchor). Nearly one million viewers tuned in to watch his first televised interview.

Zenn will soon be embarking on a major media and book signing tour and will be featured on several upcoming prime-time radio and TV shows throughout the country.

Here’s a little taste of more of Zenn’s claims and revelations from the book:


The one hidden ingredient found in our food that’s causing us to get 40% fatter
3 simple, 15-minute steps you can do to get fit and stay thin forever
A forgotten remedy that will get rid of aches and pains forever
The little known reason most people feel tired and run down
One thing that you can do now to extend your life by 15 years
Discover one ingredient that will instantly add vigor and passion to your sex life
Why everyone probably already has cancer; why 50% of all men and 35% of all women are now being diagnosed with cancer and how to avoid it
How to reverse your chronological age by 10 years
The shocking # 3 killer that that virtually no one knows about
Why this generation of children will be the first to live shorter lives than their parents and the reason 1 out of 3 of our kids born today are destined to be obese and diabetic
How Michael Zenn lost 60 lbs and 7 pant sizes by eating more food than he ever had before

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HelloLife Notes Significant Increase in Sales of its Products at Local West Michigan Retailer, Apple Valley Natural Foods

HelloLife Notes Significant Increase in Sales of its Products at Local West Michigan Retailer, Apple Valley Natural Foods










Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) May 29, 2011

HelloLife has continued their commitment to supporting local business by bringing their products to retailers in the Grand Rapids area. The company is pleased to announce its recently added retail partner, Apple Valley Natural Foods, has seen a significant increase in HelloLife products.

CEO Albert Duoibes notes, “Apple Valley Natural Foods is just the kind of local retailer we’re looking to serve. They concentrate on bringing the best selection of health products under one roof for the convenience of the community. Since we established this relationship, our products – supported by the knowledgeable staff of the store – have increased sales past what we had originally forecasted. This tells us we have indeed filled a need for Apple Valley Natural Foods and their customers.”

About Apple Valley Natural Foods

Apple Valley Natural Foods is located at 3013 West Shore Drive #70, in Holland, Michigan.

About HelloLife

HelloLife, LLC is an Applied Life Science and Technology company doing business in the fields of health and wellness. HelloLife has its headquarters at 4460 – 44th St. SW, Ste. C 600, Grand Rapids, MI, 49512. HelloLife is focused on delivering over-the-counter (OTC) relief products registered with the FDA.

HelloLife is committed to providing safe relief, nutritional support and education for healthy lifestyle choices. Our products are available to consumers via retailers, healthcare professionals and direct mail. For more information about the company or our products, visit our website at: http://www.hellolife.net.

HelloLife continues to offer our successful pet health care line to the market as well. Interested consumers can visit the VETiONX® website at: http://www.vetionx.com/.

If you’d like more information about HelloLife or our products, please contact Jennie Mac Anaspie at 616.808.3290 x1028 or via email at jmacanaspie at hellolife dot net.

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Unique Native American Remedy; Natural Gum Healing Clay Toothpaste Available at Whole Foods Mill Valley and Roseville.

Unique Native American Remedy; Natural Gum Healing Clay Toothpaste Available at Whole Foods Mill Valley and Roseville.










San Francisco, CA. (PRWEB) June 01, 2011

Today, Zion Health announces the availability of ClayBrite Natural Toothpaste in Whole Foods Mill Valley and Whole Foods Roseville. Claybrite is a unique brown colored toothpaste sweetened with Stevia leaf extract that is known to whiten the teeth, and help heal gum disease. Natural health consumers who live in Sacramento or Mill Valley may now purchase this unique brown colored toothpaste in their local Whole Food Store or internet shoppers may order ClayBrite Natural Toothpaste online at http://www.kanwaminerals.com.

“Whole Foods is recognized for selling the highest quality organic body care products. This makes our natural clay toothpaste an excellent addition to their already unique line of natural remedies and herbal body care products.” says Eddy Urbina, Zion Health sales manager. “ClayBrite consists of mainly clay and mint which is a healthy alternative to standard toothpastes currently available in grocery outlets and retail chains.”

Zion Health’s light brown colored toothpaste contains a unique type of clay called Kanwa or referred to by scientists as Calcium Montmorillonite clay. Calcium Montmorillonite is a natural, edible type of clay that contains trace minerals that are healthy to eat and serves as a gentle detox remedy. NASA sponsored research and latest research from MIT both claim this type of clay contains healthy nutrients and a natural pulling power that helps absorb toxins including harmful bacteria.

Zion Health sells a full line of healing clay body care products made with Kanwa including natural skin care products, and detox remedies. Their inspiration comes from ancient native practices of healing with clay. Native Americans commonly used clay to clean the gums and brush their teeth. Clay was additionally used in native medicine to soothe digestive ailments and heal wounds. The American Journal of Medicine reported African tribes used clay to detoxify contaminated water and poisonous foods.

“Certain types of clay contain powerful medicinal properties that help heal a long list of health ailments,” states Gloria Vilchez, Zion Health marketing manager. “In France, Montmorillonite clay is sold by bulk in most health food stores as a healthy supplement to the diet. The U.S. needs to catch up when it comes to the distribution of natural medicines.”

Zion Health products are available in local health food stores and Whole Food Store locations in Redwood City, San Ramon, San Mateo, Cupertino, including the recent addition of Whole Foods Mill Valley and Roseville. Zion’s natural body care products may also be purchased online at http://www.kanwaminerals.com.

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Eden Foods Declared a Hero in Extensively Researched Soy Report

Eden Foods Declared a Hero in Extensively Researched Soy Report












Clinton, Michigan (Vocus) June 12, 2009

Eden Foods achieved the highest score, 955 out of 1000, in the highest category of the Organic Soy Scorecard, a comprehensive evaluation carried out in a year and half’s research into the Social, Environmental, and Health Impacts of soy foods in North America. The Cornucopia Institute, an objective independent research and advocacy organization dedicated to preserving organic integrity and creating economic justice for family farmers, released the report May 18th. Eden Foods has never contributed a dime to them.

The Organic Soy Scorecard thoroughly evaluated 62 organic brands, only 7 were in the highest category. Of these Eden Foods was ranked the highest and was the only highest category brand available nationally. The leading national soy food brand scored zero. All brands were rated on ten criteria including sourcing, stringency of organic certifier, and prevention of GMO and chemical contamination. The “uncensored story” reports the brands most committed to organic integrity are independent companies who source exclusively and directly from North American family farms. Most large publicly traded corporations source soybeans from China and add soy protein isolate extracted with hexane, a neurotoxic petrochemical.

Every Eden soybean is grown by North American farmers who have multi-decade relationships with Eden. The farmers receive their money directly from Eden and are visited regularly. Great care is taken to avoid GMO contamination. Eden performs in-house testing on every load coming in, one of the very few companies, at great expense, to make this important effort. Eden is committed to using only pure, real-food ingredients and sources true vanilla, cocoa, and carob rather than artificial or so-called natural flavor additives.

The Organic Soy Scorecard shows organic standards are being circumvented as producers and corporations take short cuts achieving cheaper production. Eden Foods president Michael Potter said, “American organic food is at a crossroad. Will people accept a veneer of ‘organic’ and the erosion of what it means to be organic, or will they use the soy report to redirect their dollars demanding purity and quality? If the compromise of organic standards continues, there won’t be companies like Eden Foods.”

The Organic Soy Scorecard and full “Behind the Bean: The Heroes and Charlatans of the Natural and Organic Soy Foods Industry” report are available at http://www.cornucopia.org Eden Foods is a 41 year principled manufacturer of natural food offering more than 250 authentic, organic, traditional, , Pure foods. All are superb pantry fare. Information and over 900 free recipes are at http://www.edenfoods.com. Retailers, institutions, and co-ops, please visit us at access.edenfoods.com.

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