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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 nation on the move

Kate Miller looks at aggravators of joint pain and uncovers how well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions can lead to injuries for a nation on the move

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...

Mind full less

Rather than making life easier, our increasing connectivity is raising the nation’s stress levels as we strive to remain available at all times for...

A burning issue

Often overshadowed by more ‘serious’ digestive conditions, GERD is no less debilitating. Claire Lavelle investigates treatments for this burning issue

Ditch the quick-fix

As consumers prepare to loosen their belts for the festive season, Hayley Coristine gains insights from the stores and brands who’ll be helping them towards post-indulgence recovery, exploring solutions beyond the diets pills and discovering the detox system which is attracting a celebrity following

A winter’s tale

Kate Miller explains why a good work ethic merely increases the spread of germs in the workplace, and looks at which natural remedies are...

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...