A new study, published under Current Developments in Nutrition shows ‘strong evidence’ that diets rich in plant foods offer the body protection from cardiometabolic disease.
Functional health and fitness brand CherryActive has announced a rebrand, with new-look packaging, a new product pipeline and a fresh name: Active Edge.
Children in England are exposed to a ‘cocktail of pesticide residues’ in the produce they consume through the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS).
New data gathered by the Soil Association shows that the organic market has continued to grow in the first half of 2017, driven significantly by increased consumer interest in nutrition and a desire for traceability in food sourcing.
Mintel’s British Lifestyles: Preparing for Change report finds that Brits’ desire for healthier foods is driving sales of fish, nuts, popcorn and free-from.
The dairy industry says that health professionals should move away from focusing on single nutrients like saturated fat, which does a “disservice to whole foods like milk and dairy”.
The UK natural health sector must adopt a unified perspective and agree clear objectives to present to government officials in order to secure the best outcome for industry and consumers in a post-Brexit future.
Kinetic Natural Products Distributor has appointed Lesley Constable (pictured) as sales director, who formerly held the same position at at Solgar. Lesley says, “I am very excited to be joining Kinetic as it is first and foremost a family-run business. The passion and vision that comes from Alexander, Kim and the team aligns completely with […]
Nature’s Supplements has launched an online natural and organic health, beauty and wellbeing shopping portal, Naturally Better You. The company says the site hand selects products, ensuring that they are ethically sourced and efficacious, and offers customers an easy-to-filter system to facilitate shopping for free-from, as well as helping them find products for specific concerns. […]
The chef and food writer, Jay Morjaria, was one of the participants at the first Natural Products News Food Roundtable, which was held in Brighton in January.
The Royal Voluntary Service has opened a hospital shop with a difference – a “dietary specific shop” under the brand name Revi
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that over-the-counter homeopathic medicines on sale in America must in future state on pack that ‘there is no scientific evidence the product works’.
The Leon restaurant chain says it is seeking an “independent review” following an Advertising Standards Authority ruling that its use of the description ‘superfood’ breached UK advertising rules.
Many of Britain’s top visitor attractions are completely failing to offer healthy eating options for children despite unprecedented awareness of about obesity and diet related illnesses.
The over-production and over-consumption of meat is a serious problem for both the environment and human health.
T-tox has launched as the first matcha tea range in the UK blended specifically for active people.
Waitrose has pledged that by this September no branded cosmetic products will contain microbeads (its own-label range never has) in order to reduce plastics in its health and beauty ranges, the first supermarket to do so. The retailer is also giving a facelift to its own-label cotton wool buds – one of its most commonly […]
Tesco and Holland & Barrett have today announced they are partnering to introduce a health and wellbeing ‘store in store’ format in a number of Tesco stores across the UK. The new partnership follows Tesco’s successful introduction of several Arcadia sites in its larger stores last year, which it says showed that shoppers find it […]
Patrick Holford’s new book The Chemistry of Connection sets out to add another layer to the meaning of ‘holistic’ living.
A new group has been formed to protect health-focused sports drinks from caught by the Government’s new ‘sugar levy’. Sports Drinks Britain says it will work to ensure that this levy – better known as the sugar tax – “does not raise the price of products including sports drinks, protein drinks and re-constituted drinks used […]
TED-style talks on stage at NPE
February 15, 2018 Rosie Greenaway
The Natural Products Talks Theatre programme at this year’s NPE will feature a mix of fast-paced TED-style talks, dynamic panel discussions and live interviews.
Living Nature Skin Steps land on UK shelves
Living Nature, a certified natural skincare and cosmetics range from New Zealand, has now made its new-look Skin Steps box sets available to the UK market.
Carun Active Hemp conquers the den
Hemp product producer Carun UK secured an investment of £50,000 from Jenny Campbell in a recent edition of BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den.
News in brief
Sweet-toothed customers across London can now purchase chocolate from Love Cocoa on the Deliveroo app, including individual bars and collection boxes. The chocolate gifts can be delivered to customers in around 20 minutes.
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 […]