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Tracing the Origin of Kampo, Japan’s Traditional Medicine. ScienceDaily. November 11, 2022. Research suggests that the practice of kampo began in Japan in approximately the 8th century as the result of intellectual exchange with China.
Colorado Voters Legalize Psilocybin and Psychedelic Therapy. The Denver Post. November 8, 2022. The success of Proposition 122 legalizes psilocybin and psilocin for use in therapeutic settings and allows the establishment of healing centers where adults can use the substances under a physician’s supervision.
The Best Houseplants for Your Health. Forbes. November 8, 2022. Some popular houseplants can filter harmful compounds, including formaldehyde, cigarette smoke, and benzene, from the air.
Aloe Vera Is Trending Again. What Do We Know About This Versatile Plant? Nutritional Outlook. November 2, 2022. Aloe, once used in the beauty regimens of ancient Egyptians, is surging in popularity on social media, but there are some misconceptions about its applications and safety profile.
Climate Change Requires Proactive Approach to Supply Chain. Natural Products Insider. October 24, 2022. Climate-related disruption to ingredient supply chains has both short- and long-term impacts that will require companies to consider fundamental changes in the future.
Exploring Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for PTSD. Psychiatric Times. October 21, 2022. Approximately 40% of adults in the United States use complementary or alternative therapies, including herbal medicine, and this use is especially prevalent in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Collaborative Team Discovers New Natural Products, to Be Used as Sources of Antibiotics, at Unprecedented Speed. Phys.org. October 18, 2022. A new laboratory automation system has been developed that can evaluate and assemble multiple gene pathways from hundreds of genes at once, accelerating the search for natural sources of antibiotics.
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CRN Responds to FDA Letter Announcing β-NMN Is Not a Dietary Supplement. Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). November 11, 2022.
NYBG Celebrates Native American Heritage Month with On-Site Programming and Digital Offerings Highlighting Plant-based Traditions. New York Botanical Garden. November 10, 2022.
Election Day Wrap-Up: Voters in Several States, Cities Decide in Favor of Adult-Use Legalization. NORML. November 10, 2022.
Exhibit Grand Opening: The Ohio Herbal Elders Project. United Plant Savers. November 7, 2022.
CRN Responds to Cholesterol Study Wrongly Comparing Supplements to Prescription Drug Rosuvastatin. CRN. November 6, 2022.
How Congressional Leadership Changes Could Impact Supplement Industry. American Herbal Products Association (AHPA). November 3, 2022.
Dr. Raj Chopra Receives UNPA 2022 Lifetime Service and Achievement Award. United Natural Products Alliance. November 2, 2022.
AHPA Publishes Good Stewardship Harvesting Brochure for Goldenseal. AHPA. October 28, 2022.
ND Developed KNOWoncology.org Educational Platform Validated by Survey. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. October 27, 2022.
Attention Herb Growers: Appalachian Sustainable Development and UGA Need Your Input. AHPA. October 27, 2022.
Sentencing Commission Identifies Over 6,500 Americans Eligible to Receive Pardons Under POTUS’ Marijuana Directive. NORML. October 27, 2022.
AOAC Research Institute Grants First Reviewed and Recognized Certification for Cannabis Potency Testing. AOAC International. October 26, 2022.
Addressing the Coffee Supply Chain Disruptions. Rainforest Alliance. October 20, 2022.
Major League Baseball, Pioneering CBD Brand Charlotte’s Web Strike Groundbreaking Deal. NSF International. October 2022.
Integrative Healthcare Symposium. New York, NY. February 23–25, 2023. This event will bring together practitioners from both the traditional and conventional medicine sectors to learn from evidence-based, clinically relevant presentations about alternative and complementary approaches to health care. Register here.
Mexican Healthy Products Summit. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. January 26–28, 2023.
Ninth Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium. Tampa Bay, Florida. January 31 – February 2, 2023.
Vitafoods India. New Delhi, India. February 16–17, 2023.
World Tea Conference and Expo. Las Vegas, Nevada. March 27–29, 2023.
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