As we enter 2020 – the year that sees Nelsons celebrate its 160th year – CEO Claire Ferguson talks about authenticity and social responsibility.
A new shop, Heather and Rose Health, opened its doors in Watford in October to offer the local community an independent health store experience. Business partners by Kasia Chajdacki and Branka Simic both previously worked in Panacea health store in a nearby shopping centre, but when that closed down they resolved to branch out on […]
After being damaged in an arson attack, Riverside Health & Natural Healing Centre in Newcastle Emlyn, has been reopened under new management.
Kate Miller explains why a good work ethic merely increases the spread of germs in the workplace, and looks at which natural remedies are ruling the roost this winter (more…)
Dr Peter Fisher, a prominent figure on the UK homeopathic scene, was killed this week in a tragic cycling accident in London. Fisher, most famously, was homeopathic physician to the Queen, a role he held for nearly 17 years. Sir Marcus Setchell, a former surgeon to the Queen, told the London Evening Standard newspaper that Fisher […]
Following the NHS’ decision to exclude homeopathy from public-funded drugs being upheld by a High Court judge, it is now calling for the homeopathic groups which challenged its decision to pay back all legal costs incurred.
Weleda has sponsored the Men’s Model Zone at London Fashion Week Men’s this season, creating a holistic haven for show-weary models.
Supporters of natural medicine are calling on NHS England to abandon its proposal to stop funding prescriptions for homeopathy and herbal medicines.
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 Edinburgh Centre of Nutrition & Therapy has launched a new-look website in the run-up to launching into online retailing. Owner Sarah Stelling, told Natural Products News that she was looking for a more modern, up-to-date website that would reach more people, improve marketing and increase the centre’s online presence. The site, which will also […]
Botanicals Natural Organic Skincare is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year by introducing new apothecary-style packaging across its range. “Celebrating our ten-year anniversary this year, we felt the time was right to modernize the look and feel of our packaging,” says company founder Wendy Stirling, commenting on the move. “We wanted to create a design that […]
The Society of Homeopaths says it is “thrilled” that the Government-backed Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care has formally approved its voluntary register, establishing an independent quality mark for homeopaths for the first time. Practitioners on the Society of Homeopaths’ register will be able to display the Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) quality mark, […]
July saw the unveiling of the newly extended 100% Health in Paignton which has now opened up all its three floors to house a health store, organic café and beauty and therapy centre. Started by husband and wife team Mark and Heather Hamilton, the store moved location to a massive three-storey building in Paignton about […]
In the first in what will be a six-strong homeopathic range, Weleda has launched a Cold Relief Spray to combat cold and flu symptoms, containing 6x potencies of Allium cepa, Drosera, and Gelsemium. Allium cepa tincture is made from the fresh onion bulb grown biodynamically in Weleda’s Derbyshire herb gardens. It is effective in relieving […]
The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has told all owners of homeopathy websites to remove marketing claims that “refer to, or imply, the efficacy of homeopathy for treating or helping specific questions”. (more…)
For many people in the natural healthcare field professor Edzard Ernst is sadly best known for his criticism of complementary medicine. So much so that I usually feel the need to preface any mention of him with the word ‘controversial’ (as in “the controversial professor of complementary medicine at Exeter University …”). (more…)
More than 400 homeopathy sceptics staged a series of “mass homeopathic overdoses” outside branches of Boots last week. (more…)
Natural Products Global announces Supplier Connect launch
May 20, 2020 Jim Manson
In a major cross-portfolio initiative, Diversified Communications UK will next month launch Supplier Connect, a new global, online directory.
My Green Pod invites ethical brands inside
Ethical retail platform My Green Pod has launched its new online Marketplace, born out of a crowdfunding campaign which ran at the back end of 2019.
News in brief
Rubies In The Rubble has announced the launch of its plant-based Chilli Mayo and Classic Mayo into Waitrose stores across the country.
Teapigs sets up free online training for stockists during lockdown
In light of the current lockdown restrictions, teapigs has decided to present its retailer tea school virtually, via Zoom.
April 28, 2020 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.
Ever wondered how to make ice cream so smooth even the toughest connoisseur would be fooled? Yorica is here to explain (some of) its secrets to success.
Operation Healthy Lockdown
As health stores find themselves on the frontline of a national effort to keep the UK nourished, Jim Manson reports on Operation Healthy Lockdown.
After the gold rush
CBD is the fastest growing category the natural products sector has ever known. But a new phase is being ushered in, Jim Manson reports.
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. […]
How to become the next influential natural beauty brand
The world doesn’t need another natural beauty brand. It’s a market that is set to be worth up to $54 billion by 2027. It’s saturated like every other industry in the world. What it does need however, is a brand that is passionate, value driven and has clarity around how they want to shake things […]
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.
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 […]