Save Our Supplements

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ACTION ALERT!

Let’s not try to fix what isn’t broken. In this podcast, Betsy and Ramona Billingslea of Betsy’s Health Foods discuss the latest threat to our supplements, S. 4090 and Senator Durbin’s rider added to the 400-page Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) that must be reauthorized this September 2022. We discuss the particulars of these legislative actions, why Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (DSHEA) works and doesn’t need fixed, and the grass roots effort in the early 1990s that helped bring DSHEA into existence.

DSHEA defines supplements as food, which is why we can sell them and why we are always adding the disclaimer that supplements don’t cure, prevent or treat any illness. DSHEA provides the FDA with the oversight to monitor supplement manufacturing, approve certain structure/function and limited health claims, and more. 

The proof of DSHEA’s efficacy is in action. Supplements have by far the lowest Adverse Event Reporting. Our AERs are less than a percent of all AERs reported (including reports from actual drugs). Your own faith in the supplements products you take, as well as your experience in their efficacy also prove that DSHEA effectively monitors the supplement industry.

Though S. 4090 and the policy added to PDUFA may seem harmless or even sound like a decent idea, they actually make way for the FDA to overreach, deciding that your supplements are drugs just because a drug company may have investigated the possibility of using the supplement as a drug. . . 40 years ago. 

We hope you find this podcast an informative introduction into the current controversy concerning supplements. We want the power of choice to be where it belongs, in your hands. We want you to know that coming together, we can defeat this bad policy. Keep posted through our email and on our website. Our home page includes a section titled ACTION ALERT–SAVE OUR SUPPLEMENTS! We’re working to keep that section as up-to-date as possible so you have the tools you need to act.

Thank you for your support all these years. We thank you in advance for joining us in this fight to yet again save our supplements.

Sincerely,

Betsy and Ramona

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Deep Dive: Immune Health Dos and Don’ts

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Prevention is the most important weapon against illness. That’s why we’re looking under the hood at some common miscues and misunderstandings surrounding immune health. Today, we discuss some essential dos and don’ts to keep your immune system revved up for optimal performance in the face of microbial challenges, as well as looking at some products that may help you accomplish your new immune to-do checklist.

Today’s podcast contributors include:

Betsy and Ramona Billingslea
Alexis and Gerri Bryan
Lisa Ryan

Reference material by Alive Publishing Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

^This podcast is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. Consult your healthcare provider before trying a supplement, especially if you have a medical condition, including being pregnant or nursing, take prescription or over-the-counter medications, or are planning on having surgery.

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So Happy Together

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Many nutrients only work well when they work together. In this podcast, discover some important pairings of nutrients for your best health. Visit us at our Houston location stores or online at betsyhealth.com.

Ramona Billingslea is a health blogger and educator with more than twenty years’ experience in the health foods industry. She is not a licensed healthcare provider. The statements in this podcast are for educational purposes only and are not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Consult your healthcare provider.

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Energy Tips

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We all know that stress can zap our energy stores, both physically and mentally. When we’re letting stress get the best of us, we don’t sleep well, we eat fatty and sugary foods to comfort ourselves, we get achy and immobile as we let stress continue to control us.

But we don’t have to let stress take control. Some simple steps can help us get back the energy we are losing to the demands of everyday living.

Visit betsyhealth.com for more information

Ramona Billingslea is a health blogger and educator with more than twenty years’ experience in the health foods industry. She is not a licensed healthcare provider. The statements in this podcast are for educational purposes only and are not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Consult your healthcare provider.

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New Whole Food Supplement Suite

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Learn what makes whole food supplements so special, and why we’re so excited about our new whole food supplement suite of products, including certified organic whole food multivitamins for men and women! We discuss the quality ingredients that go into these products, manufacturing and testing practices, and transparency on the label. Whole food supplements make a difference. 

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Our New Whole Food Supplement Suite

Learn what makes whole food supplements so special, and why we’re so excited about our new whole food supplement suite of products, including certified organic whole food multivitamins for men and women! We discuss the quality ingredients that go into these products, manufacturing and testing practices, and transparency on the label. Whole food supplements make a difference. 

Listen to our latest podcast here.

Stress Matters

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Stress is a part of life, but it doesn’t have to take the life out of living. A healthy diet, regular exercise and meditation or relaxation, plus supplements to help support the body back into balance can help you beat stress. At Betsy’s Health Foods, we’re ready to answer your product questions and help you with supplement needs when it comes to stress or any other area of health.

Ramona Levacy Billingslea is a health blogger and educator with more than twenty years’ experience in the health foods industry. She is not a licensed healthcare provider. The statements in this podcast are for educational purposes only and are not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Consult your healthcare provider. 

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Probiotics for Life

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Get some general information about what probiotics are, what benefits they bring to the body, and why we think our Betsy’s Basics probiotics are the cream of the crop.

Betsy’s Health Foods has been serving the Houston area since 1993. Our family-owned business is dedicated to always taking your health and your budget to heart.

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Tips for Menopause from Betsy’s Health Foods

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What nutritional support may make the most difference for women heading into or finishing menopause?

Introducing Betsy’s Basics Plant Calcium

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Our Certified Organic Whole Food Plant Calcium offers many benefits. Discover what makes this plant calcium unique and beneficial.