From sunburn to salmonella there are hundreds of ways holiday heaven can turn to holiday hell this summer. Matt Chittock sources the natural approaches to help travellers fight back (more…)
The latest monthly Health File feature from the pages of Natural Products News – the leading trade magazine for the natural and organic products industry.
Kate Miller takes a look at heart disease, the increasing risk for women, and the natural ways available to maintain heart health (more…)
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 and after pregnancy being of paramount importance to the health of both mother and child, and correct nutrition is critical. “This is absolutely crucial as a mum’s diet will help […]
Kate Miller takes a look at the causes of joint and bone problems and why their increasing incidence are driving customers to look for natural alternatives in health food stores (more…)
Taking care of those little grey cells can be a synch thanks to the latest advances in natural health and nutrition (more…)
Natural products stores are well placed to offer solutions to skin, nail and hair problems, but knowledge and training are paramount as Kate Miller finds out (more…)
Ready to help your customers avoid common getaway ailments? Matt Chittock discovers the natural essentials that experts recommend to enjoy a happy, healthy holiday (more…)
Kate Miller takes a look at the increasingly common problem of allergies and the need for continued consumer education (more…)
With around 65% of adults reported to experience stress or anxiety, Jane Wolfe seeks out some naturally calming influences (more…)
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 today’s consumers, says Matt Chittock (more…)
With negative reports regarding detox appearing in the media and claims regulations becoming more restrictive, Jane Wolfe takes a look at how the market is modifying in order to survive (more…)
Ahead of her talk at camexpo, Dr Marilyn Glenville talks about her uniquely natural approach to helping women through the menopause. Menopause is a fact of life. It literally means ‘the end of monthly cycles’ as the fertile period of a woman’s life starts to come to an end. But despite being a natural stage […]
Catering for ageing consumers is anything but old hat for the independent health store sector, writes Matt Chittock (more…)
The hair, eyes, skin and nails category can be a big seller as customers seek out beauty from within. (more…)
Spring is in the air and everyone’s attention is turning to that perfect summer holiday. It’s time to stock up on all those products that will help make it just that, says Jane Wolfe (more…)
With anxious times stressing out even the most chilled consumers, there’s plenty of products on the health store shelves to help them relax. For even the happiest of health store regulars, life can sometimes feel really hard. Relationship problems, a difficult patch at work, or just a busy lifestyle can unexpectedly get the better of […]
Innovative supplemental approaches and traditional herbal favourites form the heart of this dependable health store sector. Heart-related problems are a big issue here in the industrialised West. In fact, according to the British Heart Foundation, heart and circulatory disease cause a quarter of all deaths in the UK at an estimated cost of £19 billion […]
Consumers that trust their guts are flocking to find out more about natural approaches to digestive health, says Matt Chittock. Are you sitting uncomfortably? For a growing number of people in the UK, digestive health issues like indigestion, constipation, heartburn and bloating mean they’re most certainly not. Recent research reveals that around 40 per cent […]
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 […]
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 […]
Happerley announces UK’s first national food and drink provenance centre
July 19, 2019 Jane Wolfe
Food provenance pioneer Happerley has unveiled plans to create the country’s first national centre dedicated to food and drink transparency. The project aims to build an independent food and leisure destination — Happerley England — in Castle Quay, Banbury, to give farmers, suppliers and producers the opportunity to showcase their products bearing the Happerley Gold […]
Rude Health sponsors World Bog Snorkelling Championships
For the first time, Rude Health is sponsoring the annual World Bog Snorkelling Championships being held in Wales on 25 August.
The Berry Company picks up fresh new look
The Berry Company has reformulated its line of ambient berry and tea-based juices and given them a makeover to highlight the berries and botanicals it uses.
Record membership figures for HFMA
The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association has reported a record year for membership sign-ups, with 22 new companies having joined in the past 12 months.
July 17, 2019 Hayley Coristine
The UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic is back. Hayley Coristine finds out what’s happening for Organic September this year.
As Generation Snowflake transitions us away from the stiff upper lip of Britain’s past, Matt Chittock explores how society is opening up about mental health
Children of the (green) revolution
From screen time to sugar to sedentary lifestyles, there are many aspects of modern living which give parents cause for concern.
Beyond the little bottles
From the yoghurt drinks of the ‘90s to Unilever’s recent investment in ‘happy bacteria’ skincare, probiotics are still a hot topic – but consumer confusion is rife, discovers Kate Miller, and puzzling legislation isn’t helping (more…)
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]
AQUA Carpatica, the only naturally nitrate-free & lowest sodium water
AQUA Carpatica, a premium quality natural mineral water, dedicated to the most demanding health conscious people, babies and expectant mothers, organic food lovers and active lifestylers. AQUA Carpatica is nature’s most perfect mineral water, naturally Nitrate-free and the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth; the first of its kind in […]
As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]