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Wholesome Sweeteners Wholesome Sweeteners' natural sugar expert Pauline McKee and Pastry Chef Karen DeMasco of Craft Restaurant, New York, were selected to star in the award winning PBS television .

Wholesome Sweeteners

Wholesome Sweeteners' natural sugar expert Pauline McKee and Pastry Chef Karen DeMasco of Craft Restaurant, New York, were selected to star in the award winning PBS television series Chefs A' Field. The episode, called "In Search of the World's Best Sugars" was filmed in Costa Rica at the Organic Mill where organic Sucanat is produced.

Sucanat stands for Sugar Cane Natural and it is a rich, free-flowing organic brown sugar sometimes referred to as a whole cane sugar. It is high is calcium, vitamins, minerals, and contains 13% molasses. It is now available in Canada in new resealable bilingual packaging. For further details and Sucanat recipes visit

Bioriginal receives GMP site licence

Bioriginal Food and Science Corp. has received a site licence from the Natural Health Products Directorate, a division of Health Canada, as of June 4, 2004. The company is one of the first in the country to be granted the licence.

Bioriginal, a leading supplier of essential fatty acids (EFAs), was already manufacturing in compliance with the more stringent pharmaceutical GMPs, so the NHP licence was simple to obtain. It certifies that Bioriginal manufactures, packages, and labels products according to GMP.

"Our early certification assures our customers of the safety and security of Bioriginal products. It also benefits those who sell our products in Canada by providing the information needed to apply for Natural Health Product numbers (NPNs)," states Barry Skorobohach, quality manager at Bioriginal.

Hair care by FolliGRO

FolliGRO announces the addition of two new products to its line of herbal formulas for thicker, fuller hair. FolliGRO Scalp Cleanser with aloe, yucca, and bromelaine helps remove oils, excessive sebum, and dead skin, which can clog the scalp's hair follicles and prevent healthy, full hair growth. FolliGRO Balsam Conditioner uses a formula containing nettle, rosemary, sage, and ylang ylang to impart fullness and sheen, while inhibiting split ends and the buildup of DHT.

These new formulas together with FolliGRO's Advanced System Kit, Women's Formula, Hair Booster for Men, Revitalizing Shampoo and Revitalizing Scalp Tincture make up the largest array of products designed for men and women who are seeking fuller, thicker, and healthier hair. FolliGRO products are available at better health product stores.

Natural Factors

Natural Factors Nutritional Products Ltd. is a leader in North America's natural health products industry. The Company produces unique, clinically tested, condition-specific functional foods. It also produces phytomedicinal remedies, vitamins, mineral products, and other supplements. It has one of the largest Health Canada-certified, manufacturing capacities in North America and creates more than 500 quality products.

Natural Factors has key research alliances with the Canadian Center for Functional Medicine, the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, the University of Alberta, Dalhousie University, as well as the University of Graz in Austria. Natural Factors distributes its products through natural health food stores to consumers around the world.

Don Cherry teams up with COLD-fX®.

Don Cherry has partnered with COLD-fX® because of his belief in the product, an all-natural and clinically proven, science and evidenced-based solution for both the prevention and treatment of colds and flu. "I am proud to support COLD-fX, it's a Canadian company, the product works and it's been researched and developed in Canada. It's Canadian all the way and that's okay by me," says Don.

The product COLD-fX® is sold nationally through leading retailers within pharmacy, grocery, and health food stores. For more information visit or call 1-888-843-7239.

Exciting news from SierraSil™

SierraSil™, a new, powerful, fast-acting blend of more than 65 naturally occurring macro and trace minerals, has been shown to support joint mobility, flexibility, and active lifestyles. SierraSil, manufactured by the Vancouver, BC-based Sierra Mountain Minerals, Inc., was the focus of a mechanism of action study published in the current edition of the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association (Vol. 7, No. 2).

Current clinical results and compelling anecdotal evidence indicate that SierraSil™ promotes cartilage integrity while supporting joint health and mobility. Sierra Mountain Minerals, Inc. is committed to the clinical validation of its proprietary product, SierraSil™, which is currently being evaluated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical trial involving 120 patients.

For more information, including published clinical studies on SierraSil, call 888-888-1464 or visit



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