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…)
New ‘backwards’ refill rules hit Brighton & Hove
December 12, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
Customers at Infinity Foods have expressed annoyance at changes to its refills system – changes which the retailer had to make to conform to regulations.
Plastic use up as supermarkets backtrack on pledges to cut back
The amount of plastic produced and used by UK supermarkets rose this year, according to a report by Greenpeace and the Environmental Investigation Agency.
Zeroing in on the plastic-free opportunity
The historic UK spa town of Tunbridge Wells is the venue for one of the country’s newest plastic-free retailers, The Zero Waste Company
SFT welcomes HRH Prince of Wales as Patron
It has been announced that HRH The Prince of Wales has accepted an invitation from the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) to become the charity’s Patron.
Pick of the products 2019
November 28, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
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 […]
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…)
Living life on the veg
Plates of lifeless veg and soggy ‘fishless fingers’ are a thing of the past. Rosie Greenaway orders the vegan catch of the day, explores today’s sophisticated veggie market, and discovers just how much the nation’s love of animal products is costing the planet (more…)
The whole package
Want the truth about sustainable packaging? It’s complicated – but consumers and brands are both committed to change, says Matt Chittock
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 […]
AQUA Carpatica, the only naturally nitrate-free & lowest sodium water
AQUA Carpatica, a premium quality natural mineral water, dedicated to the most demanding health conscious people, babies and expectant mothers, organic food lovers and active lifestylers. AQUA Carpatica is nature’s most perfect mineral water, naturally Nitrate-free and the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth; the first of its kind in […]
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 […]