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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.

Breaking the age barrier

Diane Millis discovers how the senior health category now needs to cater to various life stages, attitudes and expectations Age is no longer a barrier....

Land of confusion

Allergy season may be approaching but, as Kate Miller discovers, following a number of recent high-profile cases of anaphylaxis there’s an altogether more serious...

Walking on the beaches…

When your customers head off on their hols, they’re dreaming of walking on the beaches not sitting it out in the hotel loo or...

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

Skeletal support

An aging population provides an opportunity for natural health brands to innovate with bone and joint health products. Matt Chittock reports This year might be...

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...

Seasons to be cheerful

Spring is in the air and everyone’s attention is turning to that perfect summer holiday. It’s time to stock up on all those products...

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

Women kind

Providing knowledgable and supportive nutritional and health advice to younger women could win you lifelong customers, says Kate Miller  For many young women, supplementation is...

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

Nailing it!

The hair, eyes, skin and nails category can be a big seller as customers seek out beauty from within. Consumers are coming round to the...

Winter woes

A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work –...

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.

Destination detox

With negative reports regarding detox appearing in the media and claims regulations becoming more restrictive, Jane Wolfe takes a look at how the market...

Smile high club

As we head towards the season for planes, trains and heatwaves, Rosie Greenaway looks at how the Zika virus, Brexit, music festivals and ‘pointless...

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...

A healthy balance

Kate Miller looks at diet and detox and how important it is for natural product retailers to offer sound advice in this area If you’re...

The big yawn

Increased daylight hours, caffeine, alcohol and ‘screen time’ are contributing to the nation’s struggle for a decent night’s rest. But which city sleeps the...

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?

Oil change

The nutritional oils category has reinvented itself in recent years – and it’s providing independent health stores with a brilliant opportunity Not so long ago...