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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.

Girl guide

Rosie Greenaway discovers that whether it’s post-divorce stress, reproductive problems or a mild case of bloating, modern women in the UK are well catered...

Wake-up call

The neuroscientist and science writer Matthew Walker describes lack of sleep as a ‘slow form of self-euthanasia’. His best-selling book Why We Sleep is...

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...

Grab the trends, get the sales

Are you aware of joint health trends? Are you creating relevant news hooks and effectively link-selling? Esther Mills-Roberts looks at global data, then brings...

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...

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...

Magnificent magnesium

Allergy season is almost upon us, but hay fever isn’t the only seasonal concern on consumers’ minds. Rosie Greenaway explores asthma – another common...

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...

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 –...

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...

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...

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....

Below the belt

As evidence builds that good gut health is crucial to overall good health, Kate Miller looks at how the health food sector is helping...

Clean up your act

The #cleaneating movement is bringing a whole new generation into the nation’s natural health stores. Matt Chittock discovers how to tap into this category-defining...

Cold comforts

As the colds and flu season splutters into life, Matt Chittock finds out why people are increasingly turning to natural alternatives to stave off...

A growing problem

More people than ever are suffering from painful bone and joint conditions, often putting it down to ‘getting old’.  But it needn’t be like...

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...

Irritation nation

Everybody knows that allergies are on the rise in the UK. So how can natural health stores help shoppers ease their sneezes? The rising tide...

Inside tract

The digestive category is becoming key for health stores, with customers’ increasing willingness to swallow the natural pro-gut message, says Matt Chittock The UK is...

Fighting the cold war

As the temperature plummets Matt Chittock investigates the arsenal of winter remedies coming ‘atchoo’ over the winter months. As the rain and cold closes in...