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The latest monthly Health File feature from the pages of Natural Products News – the leading trade magazine for the natural and organic products industry.

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Chewing the fat

There’s a wealth of healthy and natural products available for shoppers that want to fight the flab and detox safely The UK is going through a fat phase. According to Government figures an estimated 60.8 per cent of adults and 31.1 per cent of children are overweight and 38 per cent of adults have experienced […]

November 20, 2012 Continue Reading
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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 health store shoppers start if they want to beat cold and flu this season? According to leading naturopath Jan De Vries, it’s important to assess lifestyle factors before reaching straight […]

October 20, 2012 Continue Reading
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Joint therapy

Matt Chittock investigates the best natural approaches to bone and joint health. According to leading charity Arthritis Care, some 10 million people currently live with arthritis in the UK. In part, this figure is simply a result of people now living longer – but it’s also proof of the way that our joints can simply […]

July 18, 2012 Continue Reading

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 of deaths from heart and circulatory disease is actually falling in the UK. The charity puts this down to a better public understanding of risk factors for coronary heart disease, […]

June 6, 2012 Continue Reading

Allergy in the UK

‘New to nature’ chemicals, industrial farming, over-processed food and excessive hygiene have all have been linked with the epidemic of allergy we’re seeing in the UK today. Luckily, the natural products sector has lots to offer – as Jane Wolfe has been finding out (more…)

February 15, 2012 Continue Reading
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Pause for thought

The menopause is treated by many GPs as a medical condition rather than a natural part of women’s life cycle. As with pregnancy, menopausal symptoms become medicalised and women start to feel as though it’s something they’ve got to battle through rather than accepting it as a new stage in their lives. However, that’s not […]

August 24, 2011 Continue Reading
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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 stores and Sarah Callard explores what they really, really want. (more…)

March 12, 2010 Continue Reading
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