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.
The rapid improvements in healthcare infrastructure in various emerging economies and growing penetration of social media have been helping to drive growth in the prenatal nutritional supplements category, according to a new study by Transparency Market Research (TMR).
Launching with a series of events at Whole Foods, Kinetic has introduced US brand Garden of Life to the UK with a range of organic supplements.
The majority consumers struggle to identify a single portion of fruit or veg, according to survey results from the National Charity Partnership.
Following new research by Action on Sugar, the organization is calling for colour-coded ‘traffic light’ front of pack (FOP) nutrition labelling to be introduced across all food and drink products. In 2013, the Department of Health (DOH) announced a consistent FOP labelling system for fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt content, using red for high, amber […]
Today sees the opening of Sano To Go, a shop offering nutritious takeaway food in the heart of London.
The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has launched a new professional development platform for primary school teachers.
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 […]
Two of the best known names in nutritional products, The Natural Health Practice Ltd (NHP) and Patrick Holford, have joined forces.
Natures Aid has announce a partnership with AFC Fylde – the football team of Lancashire’s Fylde Coast.
The Royal Voluntary Service has opened a hospital shop with a difference – a “dietary specific shop” under the brand name Revi
The EU should increase investment in organic agriculture and use it as a field ‘laboratory’ for the development of sustainable and healthy food production.
The phrase ‘feed the world’ denotes an unchallengeable imperative, doesn’t it? But what if the phrase itself is distracting us from acknowledging the biggest global health problem of them all?
As ‘traffic light’ nutrition labels come under close scrutiny in Europe and the UK, a new study suggests they can sway consumers towards healthier food options.
Specialist health food store owners gathered in London this week for a special one-day conference entitled Transformation: Nutrition as a Catalyst for Positive Change held.
The second meeting of the Micronutrients and Health All Party Parliamentary Group, has highlighted the fact that teenagers have the worst diets among all age groups, making them an ‘at risk’ group in nutritional terms. The meeting, which took place on 13 September, focussed on ‘Improving teenage nutrition: new research and future policy’. Carolyn Harris, […]
Kinetica Sports has introduced a limited edition Coconut & Lime Whey Protein, designed to bring a tropical flavour to the sports nutrition category.
With nearly 40% of camexpo attendees citing ‘diet and nutrition’ as their main business focus, this year’s show will feature even more new innovations and educational content for nutritional therapists.
A panel of scientists has accused the supplements industry of “heavily marketing” pregnancy multivitamins to mothers-to-be who, they argue, do not in the main need them. Writing in Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, the scientists say they reviewed a wide body of research and found that specialist pregnancy supplements did not boost the health of mothers […]
A specialized oral supplement regime cut the death rate of older malnourished patients with heart or lung disease by 50%, US scientists report. In a study carried out by researchers at Texas A&M University, the effects of a specialized nutrition supplement – containing high protein (2o grams), HMB (a muscle-preserving ingredient) and vitamin D – […]
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 […]