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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.

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...

Too shy shy

Hot flushes are troubling enough, but there are  other menopausal symptoms which your customers may be even less happy to discuss When the issue of...

Dealing with diabetes

Matt Chittock discovers how the natural products industry can help wean consumers off their sugar crush and beat a global problem. It’s official: diabetes is...

Breaking bad

Bone and joint health issues are a worry for many modern consumers – so it’s great news that the natural health industry has cooked...

Down to the bone

th an ageing population bone and joint conditions are an unwelcome fact of life for growing numbers of people. Jane Wolfe says health stores...

The Passenger

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Jane Wolfe looks at what natural solutions should be packed, and preventative measures taken, to increase the chances...

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...

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...

The guts of the matter

Matt Chittock finds out how natural health approaches can make gut problems a lot easier for customers to stomach The fact that, according to the...

You give me fever

Kate Miller takes a look at what’s behind the rise in allergies in the UK and how this could provide opportunities for smart natural...

Summertime blues?

From sunburn to salmonella there are hundreds of ways holiday heaven can turn to holiday hell this summer. Matt Chittock sources the natural approaches...

Heart failure

Kate Miller takes a look at heart disease, the increasing risk for women, and the natural ways available to maintain heart health We all know...

Family matters

Planning ahead Parenthood starts way before you hear the patter of tiny feet, with what you put into your body before as well as during...

Joint initiative

Kate Miller takes a look at the causes of joint and bone problems and why their increasing incidence are driving customers to look for...

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...