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Category Archives: Richard’s corner

New FDA commissioner approved – what it means to health foods

  Dr. Scott Gottlieb   FDA Commissioner  (source of Photo CNN) The Senate just confirmed the approval this week of the newest FDA commissioner – Dr. Scott Gottlieb – a 44-year-old physician.  Many Senators and Congressmen voiced their concern that Dr. Gottlieb has extensive ties to the pharmaceutical industry. In advance of confirmation, Gottlieb expressed his […]

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Alzheimers and sugar consumption

The average American consumed 75 lbs of sugar/year in 2016, which is actually down 15% since it peaked in 1999.  As of 2017 an estimated 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimers, with 5.3 million of them over 65 years old. 10% of people over the age of 65 have Alzheimers. It is the 6th […]

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Comparing Olive Leaf Extract brands

It is impossible to make a comparison with brands whose only contribution to their product is the design of their label. These days the product most often chosen for comparison is the Olive Leaf Extract.  However, the question we have is how do you compare competitors who purchase their extract from others, usually brokers of  […]

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Converting tomatoes into Lycopene

Seagate grows and processes our own raw materials into finished products. Once each year, we grow Roma tomatoes on our farm for lycopene production. Although we can grow these tomatoes year-round in our location in Baja California, we prefer to do this during the warmer months, between April and October when the tomatoes will quickly […]

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Take a pill or should I change my lifestyle

A customer named Robert recently emailed us this series of questions below regarding Seagate Lycopene, other brands of lycopene, the stability of this product, shelf life, and scientific studies all for the purpose of maintaining his healthy blood pressure. The customer wrote: “I just ordered you lycopene supplement as an alternative to lycomato which for […]

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Fillers and excipients in Health Food Supplements

Take a close look at the ingredients on the labels of the health food supplements that you purchase. Many or actually most contain fillers or excipients.  If you see words such as maltodextrin, lactose, magnesium, starch, cellulose, methyl cellulose, silica, talc, these are just a few.  Fillers are more in the category of taking up […]

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Mass-market buying out health food companies

The health food industry has changed dramatically during the  last 25 years when Seagate first entered the industry. It used to be made up primarily of small companies that farmed and processed their own products. These days, very few health food companies process anything other than paperwork in their offices. During the the 1990’s the […]

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Toenail fungus customer question

Toenail fungus is one of the most common health questions directed towards our Seagate website. A customer named Mariel wrote to us in December- “How many and how often do I need to take the Olive Leaf Ext caps if I’ve candida overgrowth, one toenail half infected, sinus infection, itchy scalp. Thank you! Seagate replied: […]

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What are mycotoxins and how do they affect your health

A mycotoxin is a toxic (ie. poisonous) chemical product produced by fungus. Fungus is a natural living substance that performs an important function in Nature by consuming usually dead organic matter and turning it back into the basic elements and soil. It is believed that fungi produce mycotoxins in order to weaken the surrounding cells […]

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