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Health File

The latest monthly Health File feature from the pages of Natural Products News – the leading trade magazine for the natural and organic products industry.

Under pressure

After a challenging 2020, Jane Wolfe looks at the cumulative effect that concerns around COVID have had on the nation’s stress levels.

Going with your gut

Rosie Greenaway takes notes from digestive health experts about how listening to your body is key for optimum gut health.

A clean sweep

Jane Wolfe looks at the consequences of lockdown on diet and the solutions health stores can offer to provide a cleanse to bodies and minds.  

A winter like no other

In a year characterized by the coronavirus, how will winter 2020 lookfor the natural remedies sector? Kate Miller speaks to the experts

Viva la vulva!

Jane Wolfe finds out that natural self-care brands are taking on the challenge to educate and change attitudes towards intimate health

Inflammation: the silent assassin

Chronic inflammation is a factor in myriad chronic health conditions but sometimes symptoms are invisible says Jane Wolfe.

Inside insomnia

A problem for Brits at the best of times, sleep issues are being exacerbated due to the pandemic, leaving many feeling exhausted, reports Jane Wolfe.

Come fly with me …

With mounting appreciation of the negative environmental cost of flying, how can consumers help protect themselves and the planet when taking to the skies?

What’s noo?

Personal experience is fuelling a fresh wave of natural nootropics to help consumers back to mental balance, says Matt Chittock For some in the natural...

Back on track

Bone up on joint health with Matt Chittock for all the latest and traditional approaches to keeping customers standing tall Are you sitting uncomfortably? Then...

New Year, new stress

Is the pressure we put upon ourselves to change during January causing us problems? Alice Wright considers whether unrealistic New Year’s resolutions could be...

Gut vibrations

With irritable bowel syndrome affecting approximately 12 million people in the UK, Jane Wolfe finds out how diet and lifestyle changes can significantly help...

The K word

With celebrity followers helping boost its appeal the keto diet is still very much in vogue. But does it sit comfortably within the natural health sector?

Beat the sneeze

Ancient knowledge and modern research are combining to make winter remedies even more effective in 2019, explains Matt Chittock Ancient cave people coming down with...

Burned out

Kate Miller talks to the experts about the prevalence of urinary tract infections, old wives’ tales which lead to common misconceptions, and the new...

Generation Snowflake

As Generation Snowflake transitions us away from the stiff upper lip of Britain’s past, Matt Chittock explores how society is opening up about mental health

Children of the (green) revolution

From screen time to sugar to sedentary lifestyles, there are many aspects of modern living which give parents cause for concern.

The heart of the matter

Dr Decker Weiss is a naturopathic cardiologist with an important message about inflammation. Here, Rosie Greenaway relays some of the key messages conveyed during his 2018 retailer roadshow, and discovers why ignoring the red flags could be catastrophic for cardiovascular health

The (not so) big sleep

It’s essential for our physical and psychological wellbeing, yet increasing numbers of us fail to get the rest we need. Tiredness and fatigue is the scourge of an exhausted nation rushed off its feet – so why can’t we sleep? Claire Lavelle investigates

Travelling light

With growing emphasis being placed on reducing our use of the dreaded ‘p’ word (you know the one), Jane Wolfe discovers how natural health...