Saturday, March 26, 2011

Families and Wellness 101: An Interview with a Local Expert

I recently contributed to an article written by Lindsay Reid of the regarding Families and Wellness. Please click the link below to view full article.

Families and Wellness 101: An Interview with a Local Expert

Staci Small M.A., R.D.
The Wellness Philosophy Inc.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Garden of Life Supplements Recalled (Not sold by The Wellness Philosophy Inc.)

Below is an important release issued by the Food and Drug Administration. For those of you who may be taking or have children taking Garden of Life supplements (found at many health food stores), please review the information contained within the press release below. Please note that The Wellness Philosophy Inc. does not carry or sell any Garden of Life products therefore, any supplements you have purchased from The Wellness Philosophy are NOT affected by this recall.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - West Palm Beach, FL - March 2, 2011
Garden of Life, LLC today announced that it is voluntarily recalling its Raw Vitamin C because these products may contain undeclared soy proteins. Consumers who have purchased Raw Vitamin C and are sensitive to soy should stop taking the product.

It has come to Garden of Life's attention that one of our unaffiliated third party manufacturers for this product also processes soy in its facilities. Because Raw Vitamin C does not utilize any ingredients originally derived from soy, we were surprised to learn that some bottles of our Raw Vitamin C tested positive for significant amounts of soy proteins.

How to identify the recalled product: To avoid any consumer confusion, this voluntary action only extends to Garden of Life's product bearing the name "Vitamin Code Raw Vitamin C" prominently displayed on both the outer carton as well as the bottle label. All lots of Raw Vitamin C distributed between March 2009 and January 2011 or remaining in expiry are subject to this voluntary recall. No other Garden of Life products are involved with this voluntary recall. Raw Vitamin C has been sold nationally to traditional health food stores and through internet retailers. Any consumers concerned with soy and not fully satisfied with their Raw Vitamin C purchase should return the unused portion of the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Questions may be directed to the company at 1-866-465-0051, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Registered Dietitian Staci Small M.A., R.D. contributes to Indianapolis Woman Magazine

I had the recent pleasure of contributing to a Weight Loss article written by Adrian Kendrick and Shari Scales Finnell of Indianapolis Woman Magazine.

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Staci Small M.A., R.D.
Registered Dietitian
The Wellness Philosophy Inc.