The authors of a new report are linking vegetarian and vegan diets with reduced levels of low density lipoprotein cholesterol and total cholesterol.
A new study into the effects of prebiotics on children who are overweight has found that consumption of oligofructose-enriched inulin reduces body fat.
New research from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has revealed that a quarter of primary school children believe cheese comes from plants.
A recent survey has found that 43% have tried alternative medicine/herbal remedies
Babies without eczema or egg allergies, should be introduced to peanut-containing foods alongside other solid foods according to new clinical guidelines from an expert panel sponsored by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The guidance is aimed at aid health care providers and was prompted by emerging evidence that eating peanut-containing foods […]
Bayer and Syngenta have been criticized for not publishing research that found high doses of their neonicotinoid pesticides cause serious harm to honey bee colonies.
Researchers from the University of South Carolina and the University of Queensland find that an anti-inflammatory diet may reduce depression in women.
A study published in Food & Nutrition Research has found that a combination of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) and grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) extracts has potential photo protective effects on the skin. The Spanish researchers investigated the efficacy of a commercial rosemary and grapefruit combination, Nutroxsun, in decreasing the skin’s susceptibility to UVR exposure and improving wrinkles […]
Viva!Health has published The Incredible Vegan Health Report, investigating how a plant-based diet positive impact on health and wellbeing.
A new study has found that green oat (Avena sativa) extract can aid cognitive function such as speed of performance and episodic memory in healthy middle-aged adults. The double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study assessed the effects of single doses of the green oat extract across a broad range of cognitive domains in adults aged 40–65 years […]
A recent review of the variations in composition of different chondroitin sulfate formulations has concluded that the supplement is under-regulated and requires standardisation to ensure its quality, efficacy and safety. The researchers, from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the Institut Mar d’Investigacions Mèdiques in Barcelona, write that nutraceutical-grade chondroitin sulfate varies […]
The results of a study carried out by researchers at St James’s Hospital in Dublin have shown that vitamin D could improve intestinal barrier dysfunctions associated with Crohn’s disease (CD), a gastrointestinal condition characterized by inflammation. The researchers gave 27 subjects with CD in remission either 2,000iu of vitamin D daily for three months, or […]
New research has found that olive leaf extract can have positive short-term effects on heart health markers. The study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, gave 18 healthy subjects a single recommended dose of Comvita Olive Leaf Extract or placebo, after which vascular function and inflammatory markers in the blood were measured and urine […]
A study which researchers say may be the first to show that fish oil can reduce oxidative stress in healthy subjects, has found that salmon oil significantly reduces F2-isoprostane levels, the biomarkers of in vivo lipid peroxidative damage. The Australian study, led by Andrew Pipingas from the Swinburne University of Technology, involved 160 healthy adults […]
New research from The University of Hull has confirmed that saturated fats in virgin coconut oil appear to be significantly healthier than those found in dairy products. Although this has been shown previously through animal-based studies, the new research used human subjects. The volunteers were split into two groups and given high fat shakes made […]
In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have found that feeding peanut protein to babies reduced their risk of developing an allergy to peanuts buy more than 80%. In the trial, 640 infants with severe eczema, egg allergy, or both, were randomly assigned to consume or avoid peanuts until they […]
New research conducted by researchers from the University of Indiana-Bloomington and published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, has found that green-lipped mussel extract can suppress certain markers of muscle damage and inflammation that usually increase during exercise. The study set out to evaluate the effects of PCSO-524, a marine oil […]
In a study conducted by Chieti-Pescara University in Italy, researchers have found that supplementation with a natural plant extract from French maritime pine tree bark significantly improves symptoms of psoriasis. During the study, published in Panminerva Medica, researchers treated 73 patients between 30-45 for 12 weeks with standard management (SM), with 38 of them also […]
It is widely accepted that nuts are beneficial to health – being a rich source of omega-3s, antioxidants, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals – and now a new study published in the The New England Journal of Medicine has found that regular nut consumption can increase life expectancy. The study – Association of Nut Consumption […]
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 […]