Jane Wolfe discovers the ‘meat drives strength’ myth is being busted as a rising number of sporting figures are extolling the virtues of a plant-based diet.
‘Clean’, ‘green’, ‘cruelty-free’ meat alternatives are often positioned as more ethically responsible meal options. But are they?
Popular high protein diets have been shown to help people lose weight but could be putting long-term followers at risk of kidney damage, experts warn.
With irritable bowel syndrome affecting approximately 12 million people in the UK, Jane Wolfe finds out how diet and lifestyle changes can significantly help sufferers, and investigates the low-FODMAP solution (more…)
Veganuary 2020 begins next months, and the charity which organizes the annual plant-based pledge is calling for businesses to get involved once again.
In a series of events exclusive to health food retailers, naturopath Dr Holly Lucille explored the role nutrition and supplementation have on fertility.
The latest product from Solgar is Ultibio Immune, an innovative formula scientifically proven to support the immune system during cold winter months.
A new report published in The Lancet on 3 April has shown suboptimal daily diet to be a bigger killer than smoking, with poor nutrition now accounting for one in five deaths worldwide.
A survey by the comparison site finder.com predicts that the number of people following a vegan diet in Britain will soar by an astonishing 327% in 2019.
January is a time for new experiences, and thousands of people are trying out totally plant-based eating. As well as being cruelty-free, vegan food can provide great nutritional value for money. If you’re getting active this month, you can thrive on a vegan diet, and if you’re looking to tackle winter weight gain, fibre-rich plant […]
Supplement specialist BioCare has announced a new influencer partnership with health and food blogger Madeleine Shaw in a bid to attract a younger audience to the brand.
A landmark study conducted by researchers at New Zealand’s University of Otago has revealed a direct link between higher intakes of dietary fibre and whole grain foods and a reduction in the risk of a heart disease, diabetes and colorectal cancer.
The Health Food Manufacturers Association has written a formal letter of complaint to the BBC about a controversial BBC2 Horizon programme about the food supplements industry.
A new report commissioned by The Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) warns of the dangers facing millions of Brits who ‘shun’ nutrient-rich foods.
As consumers prepare to loosen their belts for the festive season, Hayley Coristine gains insights from the stores and brands who’ll be helping them towards post-indulgence recovery, exploring solutions beyond the diets pills and discovering the detox system which is attracting a celebrity following
When you’re sent to hospital for a procedure, or your child is due to start school, food is probably the last thing on your mind. Sadly, many vegans don’t have this luxury in situations where they have to rely on others to cater for them.
‘Food is Medicine’ will form the theme for guest speaker Dr Rupy Aujla at this year’s Health Food Institute (HFI) lecture and luncheon on 15 March.
Sometimes it’s hard to be a vegan. There are three key nutrients a vegan diet struggles to provide enough of: vitamin B12, vitamin D and omega-3 fats.
Craig Sams imagines the health farms of the future where ‘super healthy’ humans are raised.
The Royal Voluntary Service has opened a hospital shop with a difference – a “dietary specific shop” under the brand name Revi
News in brief
July 3, 2020 Jane Wolfe
New kids’ food start-up Mia & Ben has launched with four organic fruit and vegetable combinations in pouches created using HPP technology.
Naturalife Bridport celebrates 20 years
Hannah Bourne, assistant manager at Naturalife Bridport, reflects on the store’s history as it marks a significant anniversary.
Rainforest Alliance publishes new Certification Program
The Rainforest Alliance has enhanced its sustainability certification, with the publication of a new programme embracing more robust criteria.
Biotiful Dairy makes debut in frozen category
UK kefir brand Biotiful Dairy has added a line of kefir ‘ice creams’ to its growing product portfolio, entering the frozen category for the first time.
Know the drill
June 16, 2020 Dominique Ayling
Discovering everything from ‘naked gum’ to toothpaste tabs, Dominique Ayling cuts her teeth in the natural oral care market.
The art of healthy baking
Rosie Greenaway roots through her store cupboard to learn how the therapeutic benefits of baking can be merged with the nutritional perks of superfoods.
Inflammation: the silent assassin
Chronic inflammation is a factor in myriad chronic health conditions but sometimes symptoms are invisible says Jane Wolfe.
A problem for Brits at the best of times, sleep issues are being exacerbated due to the pandemic, leaving many feeling exhausted, reports Jane Wolfe.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]