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Renew Life is committed to providing superior-quality natural products for you and your family, and we are excited to announce the next step in that journey: our first Non-GMO Project Verified products began shipping in November.
After undergoing a thorough testing process to ensure compliance with the Non-GMO (genetically modified organism) Project Standard, Organic Triple Fiber powder and Organic Triple Fiber capsules have passed with flying colors. Be sure to look for the Non-GMO Project seal on the packaging!
According to the Non-GMO Project website, the Product Verification Program (PVP) is designed to assess compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard. The verification process is handled by independent, third-party technical administrators, and core requirements include traceability, segregation, and testing of high-risk ingredients at critical control points.
Several other Renew Life products are currently undergoing testing as part of the Non-GMO Project verification process, so keep an eye on our blog for the latest announcements!
About the Non-GMO Project
Started by retailers in 2003, the Non-GMO Project is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers North America’s only third-party verification and labeling for non-GMO food and products. Currently there are more than 20,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products from 2,200 brands. In addition to the verification program, the Non-GMO Project works to educate consumers and the food industry to help build awareness about GMOs and their impact on our health and food systems, and with stores across the country on product policies, shelf labeling and other consumer education programs.
Are you ready for GERD Awareness Week? November 23 – 29, 2014 is dedicated to raising awareness nationwide about gastroesophageal reflux disease, a chronic digestive disorder that causes stomach contents to back up into the esophagus, often resulting in heartburn, indigestion and/or acid reflux.
While occasional heartburn and reflux are not uncommon, GERD refers to the more serious, long-lasting disorder (more than twice a week for two weeks), which affects about 20 percent of Americans. And although anyone can develop GERD, the National Institutes of Health tell us certain groups are more likely to develop the disorder: people who smoke, are overweight or obese, pregnant or taking certain medications.
Occasional Heartburn & Reflux? Simple Tips to Follow
Many people don’t realize that occasional heartburn and reflux may be controlled through a healthy diet and lifestyle changes, which in turn may help prevent the development of GERD. Here are some simple, everyday tips to follow:
- Avoid greasy, fried foods and spicy foods
- Avoid processed foods high in refined sugars
- Avoid acidic foods such as tomatoes and citrus
- Avoid alcohol and carbonated beverages
- Avoid chocolate and caffeine
- Consume more dietary fiber
- Do not overeat or eat too quickly; chew your food well
- Try to stop eating 2 to 3 hours before sleep
- Maintain a healthy body weight
- Quit smoking
To find out more about how you can get involved in your community, visit the GERD Awareness Week page on the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders website for helpful tips, resources and ideas.