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The latest nutrition and research news for the natural and organic products industry.
A new study suggests that substituting whole grains for refined grains in the diet increases calorie loss by reducing calories retained during digestion and speeding up metabolism.
Babies without eczema or egg allergies, should be introduced to peanut-containing foods alongside other solid foods according to new clinical guidelines from an expert panel sponsored by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The guidance is aimed at aid health care providers and was prompted by emerging evidence that eating peanut-containing foods […]
The Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA) has been formed to support companies involved in the manufacture and trade of gluten free products.
Two thirds of women experience bloating. “It’s not normal.” Says Patrick Holford, who has launching a campaign in March to beat the bloat.
Scientists in Iran have found that a mixture of 20g of garlic and 1tbsp of lemon juice can help reduce the risk factors of cardiovascular disease, including low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels.
Critics of strict food avoidance regimes warn they are leading us down the road to nutritional reductionism. Jim Manson asks if they are right.
The second meeting of the Micronutrients and Health All Party Parliamentary Group, has highlighted the fact that teenagers have the worst diets among all age groups, making them an ‘at risk’ group in nutritional terms. The meeting, which took place on 13 September, focussed on ‘Improving teenage nutrition: new research and future policy’. Carolyn Harris, […]
A study by scientists from Zhejiang University has found that consumption of berries and anthocyanins may lead to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.
A study commissioned by the BBC programme Trust Me I’m A Doctor has shown that the health benefits of turmeric may be more pronounced when it is cooked.
Durham-based natural supplement company Natural Nutrients has announced it has received an investment of £125k.
Researchers from the University of South Carolina and the University of Queensland find that an anti-inflammatory diet may reduce depression in women.
A randomized controlled trial has found that women who take high dose vitamin D supplements during breastfeeding also increase the vitamin D status of their infants.
In one of the first large studies of the Mediterranean diet as a ‘treatment’, Italian researchers have shown that a diet rich in vegetables, nuts, fish and oils worked better than statins in reducing the risk of early death. Researchers followed 1,200 people with a history of heart attacks, strokes and blocked arteries over seven […]
A leaked draft copy of the Childhood Obesity Strategy indicates that the UK Government has shrunk from a number of public health promises.
In a recent review of global vitamin E status, researchers found that only a fifth of the population have the recommended serum level of vitamin E.
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that marine and plant-based omega-3 fatty acids are associated with a lower risk of fatal coronary heart disease (CHD).
Patrick Holford’s new book The Chemistry of Connection sets out to add another layer to the meaning of ‘holistic’ living.
Victoria Sims has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Bio-Kult Student Bursary, receiving £1,000 to spend on her nutritional career goals. Naturopathic nutrition student, Victoria has had a life-long interest in wellbeing and the role of nutrition. She plans to set up her own practice, offering a holistic service to clients with a […]
A panel of scientists has accused the supplements industry of “heavily marketing” pregnancy multivitamins to mothers-to-be who, they argue, do not in the main need them. Writing in Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, the scientists say they reviewed a wide body of research and found that specialist pregnancy supplements did not boost the health of mothers […]
Susie Mermaid creates sea-inspired holistic skincare collection
April 1, 2020 Jane Wolfe
Susie Mermaid has introduced a natural and organic face and body collection with formulas inspired by the sea and based on sustainably sourced marine algae.
Lots of GOTS: organic textile mark sees highest ever growth
GOTS, the international organic textile standard, reports the highest growth in certified operations ever last year, reports Jin Manson.
Natural brands give frontline heroes a helping hand during COVID-19 crisis
Natural brands are stepping up to the plate to help out NHS staff and other frontline workers putting their physical and mental wellbeing on the line.
Where to Vegan sets up snack delivery service
Where to Vegan has launched a subscription snack box service so peckish consumers can get a regular supply of vegan treats delivered straight to their door.
The rise of clean and conscious beauty
February 27, 2020 Sharna Waid
The Natural Beauty & Spa Show is back at ExCeL London. Do you have the date in your diary? Okay, great. Now let us inspire you with what to expect …
Beauty without …
Beauty packaging, water, excess ingredients, pollutants … there is a huge amount of interest in the ‘zero waste’ movement, but it’s not a simple concept.
From topping up a tan and soothing sunburnt skin to luscious lashes and salty tresses, the natural beauty industry has summer in the (beach) bag.
As we become more aware of our environmental impact, even the newest arrival can get in on the act. Alice Wright explores options for parents going green.
Leading the discussion around sustainability in retail
The Sustainability in Retail Forum is the new conference designed to help senior executives within leading retailers from across the Nordic region meet the ever-evolving challenges around sustainability. Taking place 13 November 2019, at MalmöMässan, Sweden, the event is co-located with the award-winning trade exhibitions Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia. Facing the […]
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 […]
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.
The Health Store Open Day is back!
The Health Store’s ever popular Open Day makes a welcome return on Sunday 8th September. Paul Rideout, Sales & Marketing Manager at the Health Store, explains “The Open Day is back by popular demand! This will be our 8th Open Day since we launched the event back in 2009 and it is more popular than […]