Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Preferred Nutrition supports Canadian Women's Foundation

Preferred Nutrition, with the help of participating Health Food Stores, raised $40,468 through its Have a Heart campaign. This money will be used across Canada by the Canadian Women's Foundation (CWF) to support programs that invest in the power of women and the future of girls. These programs focus on stopping violence, helping to end poverty and empowering girls.

Deane Parkes was privileged to sit on the CWF grants committee. He was extremely moved by the programs the CWF supports. "I have to admit, it was a heart wrenching experience – especially since the money from donations was enough to support only about 20 per cent of the applications. I can assure you, the money we raised will be put to very good use! ...My hope is that we can continue this kind of support, on both the national and local levels, for many years to come." •

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35 Years and counting for Foodsmiths

by Melissa Chapman

Hats off to Foodsmiths in Perth, ON, for reaching the magic 35th year in business. Started on the back porch of a log house in 1976, Foodsmiths survived a catastrophic flood in its early years, which nearly wiped out the fledgling business.  From that point, things have only continued to get better for owners Claire and Don Smith. On-going success has prompted five moves, each to a bigger and better location than the last.

 

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New products introduced at CHFA Expo East

True Hope introduced True Hope EMP in January 2011. They went to court with Health Canada and won the right to sell it in Canada.

Clef Des Champs introduced new packaging to its line, including cough syrup, cold & flu and organic baby care products.

Raw Elements; represented by BioResource, introduced several new products including Olive Oil, Hemp Pea, RawTella, and Dandy Blend, a dandelion coffee substitute.

Madhava Natural Sweeteners introduced Coconut Sugar with two flavours: regular and blonde at the show. The product came straight from coconut trees.

Zen Soy introduced a line of pudding and jello without extra sugar, that is completely vegan and organic. It comes in a pack of 4 with 108g each.

Natural nail polish removerSuncoat introduced Nail Polish Remover Gel that is alcohol-free, vegan, and corn and soy based at the show, with currently a patent pending. It comes in a travel pack size of 30mL.

AOR introduced a new line called Axioma Health with products including OsteoNOx, RejuveNOx, CardioNOx, ImmuNO, AntioxidantNOx, and InflaNOx.

Hain Celestial Canada introduced the Greek Gods Yogurt, all natural Yogurt, Spectrum Oils such as Asian Stir Fry and Coconut Dream in a cream, milk, and water form.

ProBar introduced Halo Bars with vegan marshmallows and only 150 calories per bar.

Stortz & Associates Inc introduced a new line of Eco-Friendly toys called Begin-Again, "Soil not Oil."

Living Naturally introduced the iHealthKiosk, a online touch-screen health book for consumers.

Stealth Health Foods Inc introduced a new Salba product: Banana Powder in January 2011.

Adeeva introduced Clinical Weight Loss.

Camino BarsCamino introduced a new line of juices and bars.

SISU introduced Ester-C Energy Boost, a daily vitamin drink mix. "Bring water to your life!"

Peak Performace Products introduced a New Zealand Whey Protein Isolate, unflavoured in a bag.

Natracare introduced re-designed and re-named Natural Panty Liners with 30 in a box.

Organika introduced Instant C Orange Flavour in one-a-day packages.

Natural joint pain reliefPascoe introduced Pascoe Agil for joint pain

Soladey introduced a toothbrush called the Ionic J3X. This model uses the same technology as the Soladey Eco with the added efficiency an integrated solar panel.

Lorna Vanderhaeghe introduced GLA Skin Oil with Borage Oil.

Maison Orphee introduced a new type of dijon mustard and Quatuor blend of oils.

MacKellar Farms launched 100 per cent all-natural Canadian edamame, grown on a Canadian family farm.

Ecover launched both Zero Natural Dishwashing Powder, a phosphate-free formulation and Zero Natural Laundry Powder without fragrances, optical brighteners, phosphates, dyes, colouring agents or chlorine.

Raincoast is offering five different flavours of canned sardines. Rich in omega-3's and one of the ten best eco fish.

Steaz introduced zero-calorie sparkling fair trade organic green tea, naturally sweetened with stevia.

Manitoba Harvest introduced a new and refreshed package.

Amy's Kitchen launched hearty soups, light & lean pastas and rice crust pizzas.

The Winning Combination launched Abrexin, as well as Vitamints: easy mints on the go.

Allergic Solutions introduced a great tasting, versatile baking mix that meets all your allergic needs.

Greeniche introduced stevia, containing premium quality natural stevia extract with 97 per cent purity of Reb-A.

Heart Chocolate has been infused with CM-X extract, a unique proprietary formulation of cinnamon cassia.

Silver Hills introduced Mack's Flax Bread with delicious, high fibre, and omega 3 flax seeds.

Natusoy Foods Ltd launched Sea Veggies in three flavours: Sea Salt, Hot

Chili and Black Pepper. Healthy seaweed snacks.

Nature's Path sampled Love Crunch premium organic granola, which has three new flavours: Aloha Blend, Carrot Cake and Apple Crumble.

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Karma Marketplace

Erin Chapelle is a retailer who is really thinking outside the proverbial box. When she wanted to create positive change in her community, she decided the best way to start was by opening a health food store.

However, it is everything Erin is doing "outside of the box" – her store – that is getting the attention of the locals.

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Arthritis Relief

Genuine Health Arthritis reliefWith only research-proven ingredients, fast arthritis relief+ – containing Natural Eggshell Membrane, AvoVida® & Bromelain – provides multi-dimensional benefits.  When taken daily, fast arthritis relief+ prevents and treats joint pain, while providing cartilage building and anti-inflammatory benefits.             www.genuinehealth.com
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Suoer Omega-3

Carlson OmegaCarlson Super Omega-3 Gems® contain marine oils from deep, cold water fish. These are especially rich in the important Omega-3's, EPA and DHA, which help support brain and cardiovascular health.  Each easy-to-swallow soft gel provides 600 mg of omega-3's.

Please call 888/234-5656.

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Ester-C Energy Boost Vitamin Drink Mix

Sisu Esther CIntroducing SISU To Go Ester-C® Energy Boost! SISU is launching a new sub-brand of "To Go" products starting with Ester-C® Energy Boost, a non-effervescent, orange-flavoured, vitamin drink mix. With 1,000 mg of Ester-C® per serving as well as nourishing vitamins, minerals and electrolytes, retailers can capitalize on the growing demand for naturally functional beverages and upgrade their consumers to the clinically-proven benefits of Ester-C® brand vitamin C.

For more information, call 800/663-4163.

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Fight fall allergies and colds

Preferred Immune CareImmuno-Care™ provides one-a-day immune system support to fight seasonal allergies, coughing and wheezing, chronic colds and flu, and symptoms of autoimmune related disorders. Immuno-Care has been clinically tested, shown to balance the immune system, and support the body against infection. Guaranteed to work! Now available from Preferred Nutrition.
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Plant-based sport nutrition system


Vega SportVega Sport is the first complete, all-natural, plant-based sport nutrition system specifically developed to help athletes perform at their best – before, during and after training and competition. Formulated by Brendan Brazier, professional Ironman triathlete and bestselling author on performance nutrition, the Vega Sport nutrition system is 100% plant-based, free of common allergens including dairy, gluten and soy, and contains no artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners. www.vegasport.com
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Make-over for breathable liner

NatracareThe original, Natracare Breathable liner is undergoing a make-over following customer demand. This eternal favourite is still made using 100% certified organic cotton, a totally chlorine-free fluff core and a non-petroleum film barrier for extra protection. By modifying the design, the Natracare Mini panty liner is still breathable but now even more comfortable and durable. The Mini liner is free from latex, perfumes, petroleum-based plastics and super-absorbent gels and packed in recycled card packaging. www.natracare.com
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Rejuvenates aging cells, boosts energy

TA-65 md is a patented, double blind studied, extract of a rare astragalus that is proven to activate the enzyme telomerase, restore your aging immune system, increase bone density, give increased energy and endurance, improve vision, and improve on skin elasticity. TA 65, a nutraceutical, is the ONLY, commercially available, proven and approved extract of astragalus to actually activate the telomerase enzyme which in turn re-grows telomers. TA 65 is extremely safe and the contra-indications are the same for astragalus herb. Visit us at www.corenatural.ca
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BPA-free amber glass jars

Eden FoodsEden Foods introduces new protective amber glass jars for its organic crushed tomatoes and sauces of Canadian family organic tomatoes, available in 680 and 398 ml sizes. Product lines includes Spaghetti Sauce, No Salt Spaghetti Sauce, Pizza Pasta Sauce, Crushed Tomatoes, Crushed Tomatoes with Sweet Basil, and Crushed Tomatoes with Roasted Onion & Garlic. The only tomatoes in Canada packed in BPA free amber glass. It protects nutrients and flavour from light damage. 888/424-3336
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Enhancement of sexual desire and function

Natural Factors MacaOne of maca's most renowned benefits is the enhancement of sexual desire and function for both men and women. Clinical trials confirm these properties, including maca's support for erectile function. Maca does not directly affect the level of sex hormones in the body. Rather, it seems to work on the glands that synchronize all hormones. This support for endocrine glands, including the adrenals and thyroid gland, may also contribute to maca's effects on stress, mood, energy, and endurance. Maca shares similar properties with red Korean ginseng, which also supports the endocrine glands.

www.naturalfactors.com

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New products from Genuine Health

Genuine Health has launched three new products just in time for CHFA Expo East. Vegan proteins+ in natural strawberry flavour is a complete protein with a balance of all essential amino acids and is made from a unique combination of vegan proteins including non-GMO pea, cranberry, organic sprouted brown rice, alfalfa and hemp. It provides 36g (20g dietary) of protein per serving.

 

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Core Natural now distributing TA-65MD in Canada

T.A. Sciences of New York, NY, has named Core Natural Limited, Newmarket ON, to be the Canadian distributor of TA-65 MD. According to TA Sciences, TA-65 is the only patented and double blind tested extract of astragalus that promotes telomerase activity in the DNA of the cells.

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Carlson accepts NPA's Diamond Manufacturer Award

Carlson Laboratories has won the Natural Products Association's (NPA) Diamond Manufacturer Award. The award, which represents 75 years of the NPA's existence, was given to three manufacturers who have been highly involved with the Association throughout the years.

Carlson Laboratories was founded by John and Susan Carlson 46 years ago with a single vitamin E formula. Carlson Laboratories exhibited at the very first NPA show in 1972 (when it was still known as NNFA).

"Our parents were involved in the NPA almost from the very beginning," Carlson president Carilyn Anderson said after receiving the award along with her sister, Kirsten Carlson, at the NPA Marketplace 2011 Convention in Las Vegas last month. "Their involvement in such an ethical and forward-thinking organization undoubtedly played no small part in our family's success."

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Natural Factors introduces Ubiquinol CoQ10

With recent advancements in science, the ubiquinol form of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is now available as a nutritional supplement from Natural Factors. The latest research shows ubiquinol CoQ10 is much more absorbable than the standard ubiquinone form previously used as a nutritional supplement, making it more effective for supporting heart health, increasing energy, providing antioxidant protection, and maintaining health as we age. Ubiquinol CoQ10 is quickly becoming the preferred choice of doctors, nutritionists, and consumers. Daily supplementation with Ubiquinol QH Active CoQ10, with superior bioavailability, enhances blood levels of CoQ10, provides sustained, natural energy to fight age-related fatigue, supports heart health, and provides antioxidant protection to cells. naturalfactors.com •
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Genuine Health initiative connects nature. well-being

Genuine Health staff rolled up their sleeves April 21, planting trees in Rouge Park (on the eastern border of Toronto) to raise awareness of the role nature plays in our health and well-being.

"At Genuine Health, we believe everyone deserves a healthy, vibrant life, and time spent in nature is fundamental to human health," says Stewart Brown, founder of Genuine Health.

 

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Lisa Live radio show moves to new station

Lisa Live, "health radio that walks the talk," (hosted by CNHR columnist Lisa Petty) has moved to NewsTalk 610 CKTB in St. Catharines, Ontario - Niagara's heritage talk station.

The show will continue to air live at 10 AM at 610AM on the radio dial, and stream live online at LisaLive.ca. The shows will also be podcast on 610 CKTB, K-lite FM, Oldies 1150, 820 CHAM, LisaLive.ca and, very soon, iTunes. Free downloads of shows are also available to retailers to broadcast in their stores. Look for new retailer-specific offerings in the near future.

Lisa invites everyone to join her each week as guest experts provide education, inspiration and motivation. •

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Sisu challenges cold and flu season

SISU challenges cold and flu season with trip to NYC

Have a happy flu season and take the SISU Ester-C Challenge. From October to February, retailers can sign up to participate in SISU's Cold & Flu Season Challenge. Each month that is successfully completed qualifies the participant for another entry into the grand prize draw – a trip to New York City. Contact your SISU Account Manager for more details.

Reduce the severity of symptoms and shorten the duration of colds or flu with SISU Cold & Flu Rescue with Ester-C (formerly known as Ester-C Cold & Flu). Cold & Flu Rescue is a potent combination of Ester-C, echinacea, andrographis and NAC to effectively relieve cold and flu symptoms and respiratory tract infections – without the side effects that are common with over-the-counter drugs. For more information, call 800/663-4163 or visit sisu.com

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CNHR News Podcast

cnhr radio hour

News, Views and Happenings in the world of Canadian Natural Health.

Check out this month's podcast here

Your customers have spoken.  The numbers are convincing: Canada’s natural health retailers turn to CNHR for your new products.  A survey conducted in June 2020 shows retailers read the ads and Product Profiles, and react to them.  They order products they’ve seen in CNHR.  They look for your new products in CNHR.  Reach your customers via CNHR by print, video and/or podcast.  Various opportunities available to fit any budget. 

• Launch your new products

• Support your sales team

• Be visible as stores re-focus and re-charge

• Stake your position in the “new normal”

• Reach more stores – from coast to coast

• Introduce your company to new potential customers • Combine CNHR’s print, video and podcast options

 

New!  Product profile package

Retailers want to see more of your new products.  So, we’re making it easier for you and them. 

Introducing our new Product Profile Package:  a three-pronged way to reach retailers by combining print, video and podcast.  You get all three!

PRINT:  Claim a spot on CNHR’s Product Profile pages, mailed to health food stores coast to coast, and read by over 10,000 retail store buyers, owners, managers and staff.

VIDEO:  This is new for CNHR – video product reviews.  You’ll get a 30 second review of your product with product image and voiceover.  Five products per video, then e-blasted to CNHR’s database, to be shared among staff and with the store’s customers.   

PODCAST:  Also a new feature.  Your product will get a mention on the New Products portion of the popular CNHR News Podcast, hosted by CNHR editor Bruce Cole and Deane Parkes.   Your company name, product name, a couple of lines, followed with your company contact information.

Three-platform exposure for your new products, delivered by CNHR, the trusted source of industry information retailers have counted on for 24 years.   Three platforms for $699.00

The Product Profile Package is FREE to all full or half page advertisers!

For more information please contact:

Ellen Wheeler, Director of Sales    
ellen.wheeler@alive.com
604-295-9126