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  • Dietary Supplements | Functional Foods & Beverages | Inflammation
    The Stage is Set…

    The Stage is Set…

    I began my education in the field of health and wellness when I came to work for this magazine four years ago. I hadn’t heard the term “nutraceuticals” before that time, and it took a while for lingo like “randomized, double-b…
    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor 04.02.12

  • Dietary Supplements | Healthcare Trends
    Time to Integrate

    Time to Integrate

    Turn the clock back to 1994 for a minute. Doesn’t it feel like a lifetime ago? How’s your hair looking? Still got the same killer dance moves? I guess some things never change. The nutraceuticals landscape has matured significantly sin…
    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor 03.01.12

  • Dietary Supplements | Healthcare Trends | Quality & Safety | Regulations | Vitamins
    New Year, New Goals ... New Challenges

    New Year, New Goals ... New Challenges

    The start of a new year offers a predictable platform for many people to develop resolutions and pledge commitments while also leaving the past, and previous failures, filed away far from sight. Considering how the economy has crushed so many consume…
    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor 01.02.12

  • A Better Bridge

    A Better Bridge

    There’s an obvious chasm in the U.S. between the rich and poor; and there doesn’t seem a bridge big enough to patch that gap any time soon. Meanwhile, the imbalance between the obese and the hungry is sickening, in every sense of the word…
    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor 11.28.11

  • Dietary Supplements | Quality & Safety | Regulations
    The $25 Billion Balancing Act

    The $25 Billion Balancing Act

    At a fundamental level, companies that operate in the $25 billion dietary supplement industry have an obligation to sell ingredients and products that are safe and don’t compromise the health and well-being of consumers. Failing to meet this ob…
    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor 11.07.11

  • Fatty Acids | Healthy Aging | Sweeteners
    No Room for Doom and Gloom

    No Room for Doom and Gloom

    The East Coast earthquake was nothing compared to how shaky my 401k seems these days. And while Hurricane Irene made an enormous impact on so many people, life just happens way too fast to spend it panicking. Amid all the doom and gloom out there lat…
    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor 08.30.11

  • Dietary Supplements | Pet Nutraceuticals
    Don’t Worry; Get a Puppy

    Don’t Worry; Get a Puppy

    As I was daydreaming about my upcoming vacation, and thinking about my sister’s new puppy, I happened to stumble on a press release for a “Day Spa and Hotel” for dogs and cats. I guess you can’t keep a good dog down, right?…
    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor 08.01.11

  • Baby Boom 2.0: Bulging at Both Ends

    Baby Boom 2.0: Bulging at Both Ends

    I was eating Cheerios for breakfast one morning when I realized the box I bought came with a coupon for diapers. “Is my cereal trying to tell me something?” I wondered. At a barbecue recently I noticed the baby pool seemed a little more c…
    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor 07.01.11

  • Dietary Supplements
    Attention to Hypertension: Lost in the Brownie Mix

    Attention to Hypertension: Lost in the Brownie Mix

    Research published in the journal Epidemiology in May suggests hypertension might be much more prevalent in young people than previously thought, affecting 19% of adults between the ages of 24 and 32. Analysis compared hypertension estimates from…
    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor 05.31.11

  • Dietary Supplements
    The French Paradox, in Reverse?

    The French Paradox, in Reverse?

    More than half (53%) of U.S. adults take dietary supplements, according to a new government survey conducted from 2003-2006, up from about 42% in 1988-1994. Sounds great, right? But if supplement usage continues to increase over time, why hasn’…
    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor 05.02.11

  • Social Media Lessons from the Bronx Zoo Cobra

    Social Media Lessons from the Bronx Zoo Cobra

    I’m officially convinced that social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are worth the investment, especially since they’re basically free. I was skeptical for a very long time, but I’m on board now thanks to @BronxZoo…
    Sean Moloughney 04.04.11

  • Regulations
    Tiger Moms on the Prowl

    Tiger Moms on the Prowl

    I’ll admit right off the bat that I’m biased on this one. Totally self-serving as it is, I have a vested interest in the health and education of young people today, as I maintain delusions there will be Social Security money for me when I…
    Sean Moloughney 03.01.11

  • Cardiovascular Health
    Nutraceuticals: A Healthy State of Mind

    Nutraceuticals: A Healthy State of Mind

    Associate Editor Sean Moloughney offers his latest musings in the spirit of U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent State of the Union Speech…   Mr. Manufacturer, Madam Supplier, Distinguished Members of the Scientific Community, Gra…
    Sean Moloughney 02.01.11

  • Dietary Supplements
    11 ‘Predictions’ for 2011

    11 ‘Predictions’ for 2011

    I’ve never liked making “predictions.” I usually leave that kind of thing to people who actually know a lot more than I pretend to. But I do love a Top 10 List, so I’m offering my own “11 ‘Predictions’ for 20…
    Sean Moloughney 01.03.11

  • Confectionery | Natural/Organic | Sweeteners
    A Time to KISS

    A Time to KISS

    Life has gotten way too complicated. It’s time to simplify. Seriously, sometimes you just need to get off the segway and walk. Stop texting that person 10 feet away and go talk to them, face to face—or at least Skype them. But stop rambli…
    Sean Moloughney 12.01.10

  • Dietary Supplements | Healthcare Trends
    Junk Food and Garbage Politics

    Junk Food and Garbage Politics

    Kids all over the U.S. are beginning to recover from their Halloween-candy hangovers, as they look forward to the ultimate holiday binge-eating session (also known as Thanksgiving) later this month. Meanwhile, the sun is setting on Daylight Saving Ti…
    Sean Moloughney 11.01.10

  • Quality & Safety | Regulations | Sports Nutrition
    Now Batting … Frankenfish

    Now Batting … Frankenfish

    As a baseball fan, I feel like I’ve come to grips with a couple of disappointing facts over the past few years: 1) The “Steroids Era” has left the game with a big black eye that will need considerable time to heal; and 2) Even with…
    Sean Moloughney 10.01.10

  • Dietary Supplements | Quality & Safety
    The Truth is Dirty

    The Truth is Dirty

    By now you’ve probably heard about the Consumer Reports investigation that identified the “Dirty Dozen” list of dangerous supplement ingredients. But there’s a hidden gem buried in the report that, not surprisingly, didn&rsquo…
    Sean Moloughney 09.01.10

  • Antioxidants | Vitamins
    The Stranger on the Playground

    The Stranger on the Playground

    Call me crazy, but I’ve always believed that parents should take responsibility for their kids, including what they eat—at least until they’re able to make rational, educated decisions for themselves. According to Datamonitor resear…
    Sean Moloughney 07.01.10

  • Dietary Supplements | Regulations
    GMP Deadline: Recess is Over

    GMP Deadline: Recess is Over

    The month of June often conjures a variety of pleasant connotations, including the end of a school year and warmer weather, depending on your geographical location. Here on the east coast, we’ve emerged from a stormy winter and settled into a m…
    Sean Moloughney 06.01.10