Supplement Buying Made Easy

What is the difference between turmeric and curcuminoids? Which bottle among the thirty in the relaxation section of the health aisles will actually do what it promises on the label? How do I tell the difference between marketing hype and actual science? When you strive to make the best of your health by utilizing nutritional…

We Know Supplements

We take vitamins seriously. That’s why, when we get the opportunity to tour the manufacturing facilities of the products we carry, we take advantage. My recent tour of the farms and plants where Natural Factors makes products marked my tenth such experience and was our team’s twentieth or more such tour throughout our 25+ years…

Making Betsy’s The Best For You: Our Expo West Show Experience

More than 85,000 people descended on Anaheim the second weekend of March to participate in this year’s Expo West, a health food industry convention that brings together suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and professionals in the natural products and wellness industry. Because this show gives us the opportunity to discover new products, visit directly with a variety…

Supplements Know-How: A Primer To Smarter Supplement Buying

Supplements should not be purchased in ignorance. The more you know about what to look for in a quality supplement, the more likely you will have success in choosing products for your health goals. Here are some tips for your next foray into the supplement aisle. Know what laws govern the industry FDA guidelines under…

The Betsy’s Team Gets Educated

The last several weeks have offered the Betsy’s Team a variety of opportunities to increase our industry knowledge, with two team trainings from manufacturers and a plant tour and training from our latest private label supplier. First, we learned from Dr. Audrey Ross of Country Life Vitamins about a variety of this company’s products. According…

3 Things to Know About Your Immune Health

Earlier this week, we at Betsy’s Health Foods were honored to be visited by Dean Morris, a fifth generation Master Herbalist, who gave us some tips for how nutrients may help with general immune support.  Here are just three of the many things we learned that we think you will also find useful.   1….

Betsy’s Health 2014 in Review

It’s the penultimate day of the year, so it must be time to do a quick review of our exciting, challenging, and healthy-minded 2014!  As always, thanks to YOU, we had a wonderful 2014 and look forward to working together to “always taking your health and your budget to heart” in the New Year. Second…

Steps to Healthy Living During Flu Season and Everyday

Before you even begin to look at all the great things supplements can do for you during the rough winter months and all year through, the Harvard Medical school offers some advice on healthy lifestyle choices that you can make everyday to improve your defenses.  Their advice includes items like: “Don’t smoke. Eat a diet…

We Get Educated: Betsy’s Health to Heart Matters #13

Our Education Foundation When Betsy first got interested in the health foods industry more than 30 years ago, she was actually a registered nurse, which means she was used to the rigorous question and answer practices that made her want to know as much about the health industry as she had learned about the nursing…

3 Things We Learned at Expo East You Want To Know

Last week, more than 1300 vendors and some 23,000 attendees descended on the Baltimore, Maryland Convention Center to participate in three action-packed days of education seminars and show floor displays, all about the latest trends, science, and concerns involved in the natural health industry. Betsy and I have returned from this always wonderful experience full…

An Holistic Approach: Our Conversation with Dr. Teitelbaum

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, practicing holistic physician and author of more than a dozen books, including Fatigued to Fantastic, Real Causes/Real Cures, and Pain Free 1, 2, 3, honored our Fallbrook location Monday with a personal training for our staff.  Tonight, the rest of our staff will be hearing Dr. Teitelbaum speak to a group of natural foods…

Betsy’s Asks the Right Questions, Our Health to Heart Matters #11

We Ask the Right Questions One of the most important rules the Betsy’s Team lives by is to be sure we ask our customers the right questions and actually listen to your answers so that we might provide you with the products that best fit your nutritional needs. The ability to ask the right questions…