The British Homeopathic Association (BHA) is taking the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to court over a recent decision to ban public funding of homeopathy and other alternative medicines.
For the second year running, natural healthcare company Nelsons is sponsoring Horatio’s Garden stand at the Chelsea Flower Show (22-27 May).
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has created its own brand of skin creams – My Trusty – that is free from parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), preservatives or artificial perfumes.
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has created its own bodycare brand – My Trusty – that is free from parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), preservatives or artificial perfumes. In the first commercial venture of its kind in the NHS, the brand is being sold in independent natural products stores and hospital shops, as well as being stocked in […]
Natural insect repellent brand incognito has launched a new DEET-free anti-mosquito beauty trio designed to protect hair and skin during the summer months. Second Skin Suncream Insect Repellent is a convenient triple-action, suncream, moisturizer and insect repellent. The active ingredient, PMD – which repels mosquitoes and other biting and stinging insects – is recommended by […]
The Soil Association’s (SA) Food for Life programme has received a £1.25 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund
A new campaign is seeking a VAT cut on all foods and drinks with a reduced/low/free from added sugar/sugar free/low or no calorie claim.
The Royal Voluntary Service has opened a hospital shop with a difference – a “dietary specific shop” under the brand name Revi
A group of prominent doctors has launched a campaign calling for an urgent enquiry into the “murky” practices of the drugs industry. The six doctors, who include the Queen’s former physician Sir Richard Thompson and the eminent cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, warn that too often patients are given drugs that are useless – and sometimes […]
Supporting cancer patients with complementary therapies needs to be done from a position of knowledge, and with care. But practitioners shouldn’t be afraid of the Cancer Act, a panel of natural health specialists agreed at a special discussion at last weekend’s camexpo event. Instead, they should be talking up the benefits of CAM therapies and […]
NHS health checks for the over 40s are “useless” and are likely lead to patients taking drugs they don’t need. That’s the conclusion of researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre who have written to The Times calling for the programe to be halted. The Danish researchers have received support from the chairwoman of the Royal […]
Leading nutritionists and industry groups have roundly criticised a new NHS report which concludes that most people who take food supplements are wasting their money. (more…)
MuLondon partners with Stonewall
February 22, 2018 Jane Wolfe
Natural skincare company MuLondon has announced that it is supporting LGBT charity Stonewall.
‘Food is Medicine’, says HFI guest speaker
‘Food is Medicine’ will form the theme for guest speaker Dr Rupy Aujla at this year’s Health Food Institute (HFI) lecture and luncheon on 15 March.
COYO ‘devastated’ after traces of milk found in vegan yoghurt
The Seed Fund ‘lays down strong roots’
November 21, 2017 Jane Wolfe
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work – and with an increase in colds and flu, this is leading to higher demand for OTC remedies. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Let’s do lunch!
Sharna Waid has been taking a look at how natural products retailers and brands are maximizing the crucial two-hour lunchtime selling period (more…)
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]
As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]