A specialized oral supplement regime cut the death rate of older malnourished patients with heart or lung disease by 50%, US scientists report. In a study carried out by researchers at Texas A&M University, the effects of a specialized nutrition supplement – containing high protein (2o grams), HMB (a muscle-preserving ingredient) and vitamin D – […]
The latest nutrition and research news for the natural and organic products industry.
In a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, Finnish researchers have found that a Nordic diet may be beneficial for overall physical performance in older people. The investigation involved 1,072 participants from the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study who took part in a questionnaire about how often specific items of food were consumed. At […]
A new study has found that green oat (Avena sativa) extract can aid cognitive function such as speed of performance and episodic memory in healthy middle-aged adults. The double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study assessed the effects of single doses of the green oat extract across a broad range of cognitive domains in adults aged 40–65 years […]
With Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) accounting for 10% of visits to GPs and one in five in the UK people develop IBS at some stage of their life, a new study has found that vitamin D may be the key to the debilitating disease. Researchers from the University of Sheffield discovered a significant association between […]
A German study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has found that dietary intake of cocoa flavanols improves blood vessel function in patients with kidney disease. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involved 57 participants who were on chronic haemodialysis and undergoing dialysis treatment three times a week. During the study, […]
Patients with chronic heart failure who take coenzyme Q10 are 43% less likely to die of their disease, according to a new Q-Symbio study. 30-40% of patients diagnosed with heart failure usually die within a year, however the study found that heart patients given daily supplements of coenzyme Q10 (COQ10) in combination with conventional therapies […]
Research conducted by Michael Miedema MD of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and colleagues has found that increased consumption of fruit and veg in early life reduces risk of cardiovascular disease later on. The researchers set out to see if increased fruit and veg consumption at a young age positively impacted coronary atherosclerosis later in […]
A study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology has looked at the effectiveness of low-fat diets for long-term weight loss. The researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School reviewed data from 53 studies involving over 68,000 subjects which compared the long-term (over a year) effect of low-fat and higher fat dietary […]
Research published on the British Medical Journal’s website, has concluded that “for most individuals concerned about their bone density, increasing calcium intake is unlikely to be beneficial.” The two studies looked at by the researchers from Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, and Department of Public Health, University of Otago, in New Zealand, featured participants […]
VMS & Nutrition, Natural Health & Beauty With the full exhibitor line up now almost confirmed, camexpo – the UK’s leading complementary, natural and integrative health show and conference for practitioners, therapists, CAM students and healthcare professionals – has released its exhibitor show highlights for 2015. Taking place on the weekend of 26-27 September at […]
Next month’s camexpo (26-27 September, Olympia, London) will host an exclusive panel discussion focusing on the relationship between complementary therapists and people with cancer. Ahead of the session, show organisers Diversified Communications UK, has launched a new survey inviting its visitors to share their views and formulate questions for the panel. According to the latest […]
Nutrition is taking centre stage at this year’s camexpo, with the introduction of a new dedicated Nutrition Theatre, sponsored by Revive Active. The new line-up, featuring leading nutritional experts like Dr Marilyn Glenville, Miguel Toribio-Mateas, Dr Alex Richardson and Dr John Ogden, includes 17 CPD-accredited sessions running throughout the weekend of 26-27 September, at London’s […]
The International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization (IFFO) has warned that the levels of fish oil in fish feed are falling and that this is therefore leading to a lower omega-3 content in farmed salmon. As salmon farming increases, more and more feed is required, explains the IFFO, but levels of available fish oil remain […]
Tribunal judge rules ethical veganism is ‘philosophical belief’
January 17, 2020 Jim Manson
In a landmark legal case, a tribunal judge has ruled that ethical veganism qualifies as a ‘philosophical belief and must be afforded special protections.
Pukka’s Herb Hub pops up in Covent Garden
PUKKA Herbs pop-up café the Herb Hub is coming to the end of its stay in the Seven Dials area of Covent Garden in London.
Organic Research Centre appoints new CEO
The Organic Research Centre has announced the appointment of Lucy MacLennan – a scholar of the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust – as its new CEO.
News in brief
Activated snack brand Boundless has rebranded and launched across the UK in Sainsbury’s, Holland & Barrett, TK Maxx, Boots Ireland and John Lewis Food Hall.
Say yes to sustainable sex
December 19, 2019 Sharna Waid
With consumers thinking more about their impact on the environment, it’s no surprise that the environmental impact of their sex lives is also coming into question. With a range of sustainable sex products cropping up on bedside tables, Sharna Waid investigates which brands are championing the alternatives and whether it’s an area worth investing in […]
The breakfast club
We’re all familiar with the old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’, but truth be told we are more likely to do the exact opposite. Jane Wolfe finds out how retailers can offer consumers easy, convenient and healthy ways to start the morning (more…)
New Year, new stress
Is the pressure we put upon ourselves to change during January causing us problems? Alice Wright considers whether unrealistic New Year’s resolutions could be doing more harm than good, and discusses some gentler, alternative options to ease customers stress-free into 2020 (more…)
Pick of the products 2019
One thing’s for sure when reflecting on this year’s products: our industry never fails to deliver on innovation. With the word ‘sustainability’ on everyone’s lips, our sector was pioneering its ‘better for you and the planet’ products long before the phrase hit the mainstream. As the world plays catch-up, here’s a review of the trendsetting […]
Garden of Life®
Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]