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).
In findings that conflict with a 2013 study citing that omega-3 fatty acids increase the risk of prostate cancer, researchers at Washington State University have found a mechanism by which omega-3s actually inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells. Although studies have shown that these fatty acids can reduce inflammation and fight diabetes, […]
A new study has shown that extracts of decaffeinated green tea can reduce body fat when compared to placebo and improve metabolic efficiency in physically active men. A new study has shown that extracts of decaffeinated green tea can reduce body fat when compared to placebo and improve metabolic efficiency in physically active men. The […]
New London-based brand Erbology has launched a range of organic superfoods and nutritional supplements made from hand-picked, organically grown ingredients with what it says are unique remedial and regenerating qualities. The products contain Sea Buckthorn which has antioxidant properties and is a rich source of vitamins, flavonoids, minerals and unsaturated fatty acids. The offer includes […]
A new study by US scientists provides one of the clearest cut examples yet of the nutritional benefits of organic food over conventional, reports the New York Times. Researchers from Washington State University’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources recently analysed organic whole milk, comparing it with conventional. They found that the organic milk […]
Juiceburst rebrands, reformulates, extends range
January 16, 2018 Jane Wolfe
Soft drinks brand Juiceburst has reformulated and rebranded across its entire portfolio, as well as creating two new additions to its core range.
OTB receives £1.73m in funding
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) is to receive a loan from Triodos Bank, Europe’s leading sustainable bank, to help grow organic sales in the UK in 2018 and beyond.
Forest Whole Foods named Best New Business
Online organic retailer Forest Whole Foods has been awarded Best New Business in the New Forest Business Partnership’s Brilliance in Business Awards.
Gove charms audience at the Oxford Real Farming Conference
Michael Gove became the first Defra minister to address the rebel Real Farming Conference in Oxford, usually a prerogative of the established Oxford Farming Conference.
November 21, 2017 Jane Wolfe
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work – and with an increase in colds and flu, this is leading to higher demand for OTC remedies. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Let’s do lunch!
Sharna Waid has been taking a look at how natural products retailers and brands are maximizing the crucial two-hour lunchtime selling period (more…)
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]
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 […]