Be Successful with Natural Health

A natural health centered business can often be tough for people to be successful. It can be hard to get enough customers or clients. The business owner’s heart is often wrapped up with treating clients or teaching or learning more about herbs or natural health products. Marketing is not a skill that comes naturally. Using…



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Herbal Collective a Finalist in Readers’ Choice Awards by About.Com

The Herbal Collective magazine has been nominated as a finalist in the Readers’ Choice Awards by About.com, one of the largest networking sites on the internet.Voting so far is placing the Herbal Collective in the lead, which shows that readers value the bi-monthly magazine dedicated to information on using herbs and natural health strategies for…



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A Fond Farewell to the Herbal Collective magazine

By Marilyn Zink  It is time for me to after 18 years to say good-bye to the Herbal Collective print magazine. However, I want to make it clear that I will continue to send out herbal information through the email newsletter every week (see sign-up page). The final print edition is the July/August issue as…



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Moments with Marilyn, Computer Frustrations, Aarrgh!

By Marilyn Zink, publisher.editor The Herbal Collective  Ok, I’m frustrated now. Quite frustrated. I have been spending a good part of my afternoon trying to make some simple changes to the Herbal Collective’s Natural Health Directory website. I would make the changes, check it in the browser to make sure it’s ok – yup, it’s…



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Moments with Marilyn, Raw Foods

Quick now, hands up. How many of you get your five servings of fruits and vegetables everyday?  Now, how many of you eat those foods raw? How many of you think it’s difficult to prepare raw foods? With the advent of summer and the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, it’s easier to go raw.…



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Moments with Marilyn, Time in the Garden

By Marilyn Zink, publisher.editor, The Herbal Collective magazine  I was standing there in a long line-up at my local Home Depot, sweating in the hot sun, reflecting to myself that there were probably better ways to spend my long-weekend. On the other hand, I was glad to get my supplies for my garden, or should…



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Moments with Marilyn, Bill C-51

Many people are becoming concerned about the impact that Bill C-51, the proposed amendments to the Food & Drugs Act, could have on natural health products. This bill was tabled April 8, passed first reading and is still in the House of Commons for the second reading.  Right now, natural health products are being regulated…



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Looking at Women’s Health

By Marilyn Zink  I’ve been doing some research for my article on women’s health and men’s health for the upcoming May/June issue of the Herbal Collective. What I learned might shock you.  Like simple things people do everyday that can damage their hormonal health, which could lead to breast cancer or prostate cancer. Some of…



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Get Energized for A New Year!

By Marilyn Zink publisher.editor The Herbal Collective magazine Here we go – it’s a New Year and this is my first editorial blog. At the moment my mind has gone blank. What should I write about? Oh, yeah. Energy! Feeling tired after New Year’s and all that celebrating, eating and drinking. January is a yawn…



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