Conventional doctors have no answers for many vexing post-modern health conditions. But that doesn’t mean there are none. Supplements can support the body in ways that can improve quality of life.

Todd Runestad, Content Director,

June 1, 2020

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Natural Products INSIDER · Ingredient answers and supplement solutions to fatigue and even covid-19 ills -podcast

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., is author of many books that reveal the shortcomings of the allopathic medical model. Many of these issues can be addressed by targeted, sometimes high-dose, nutritional supplementation. In this Healthy Insider Podcast, senior editor Todd Runestad talks with Teitelbaum about compelling supplement solutions that any supplement formulator or retailer in store aisles would do well to tune in on. For instance:

  • 10% of the people who get COVID-19, even a mild form, may come down with post-viral fibromyalgia and fatigue. COVID is *not* treated, but related discomfort can be quelled. 

  • Why don’t conventional American doctors give much thought to fibromyalgia and fatigue? 

  • Key supplement categories to focus on—and the ingredients that power them—beyond immune health here in the world full of pandemonium.

About the Author(s)

Todd Runestad

Content Director,, Natural Products Insider

Todd Runestad has been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. He is content director for and Natural Products Insider digital magazines. Other incarnations: supplements editor for, Delicious Living!, and Natural Foods Merchandiser. Former editor-in-chief of Functional Ingredients magazine and still covers raw material innovations and ingredient science.

Connect with me here on LinkedIn.


Todd writes about nutrition science news such as this story on mitochondrial nutrients, innovative ingredients such as this story about 12 trendy new ingredient launches from SupplySide West 2023, and is a judge for the NEXTY awards honoring innovation, integrity and inspiration in natural products including his specialty — dietary supplements. He extensively covered the rise and rise and rise and fall of cannabis hemp CBD. He helps produce in-person events at SupplySide West and SupplySide East trade shows and conferences, including the wildly popular Ingredient Idol game show, as well as Natural Products Expo West and Natural Products Expo East and the NBJ Summit. He was a board member for the Hemp Industries Association.

Education / Past Lives

In previous lives Todd was on the other side of nature from natural products — natural history — as managing editor at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He's sojourned to Burning Man and Mount Everest. He graduated many moons ago from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.


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