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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.

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...

Healthy Heart

The pulse of the heart health category is proving strong for retailers. First the good news: according to the British Heart Foundation, the total number...

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...

Golden years

Our children’s generation will have a life expectancy much greater than our own, but what part will the natural products industry play in keeping...

Child’s play

With the increasing struggles of the NHS driving consumers towards over-the-counter alternatives to prescriptions, Julia Zaltzman browses the aisles for the products which bring...

From the heart

Sarah Callard looks at the latest natural products for protecting and maintaining good heart health. Heart disease is more common in the UK than in...

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...

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...

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?

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.

Get smart

Taking care of those little grey cells can be a synch thanks to the latest advances in natural health and nutrition Say what you like...

Hard to stomach

The digestive health sector can be an entrée to increased sales if you get the offer right and understand what’s troubling the tummies of...

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...

Back to the future

The natural health industry is taking a joint approach to bone health, blending proven treatments and new approaches, writes Matt Chittock

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 –...

Itchy & Scratchy

Kate Miller takes a look at the increasingly common problem of allergies and the need for continued consumer education The news in January that Cambridge...

Cold Comfort

Customers coming in with sniffles and shivers? Luckily there’s plenty of relief on offer from the world of natural remedies, writes Matt Chittock. Where should...

Woman kind

Women’s health is a key area for the natural products industry. General wellbeing, hormonal health and pregnancy continue to draw women into health food...

Gut Reaction

With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways...

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?