A new study has revealed that since schools shut down in March there has been a significant decrease in the amount of fruit and veg consumed by children.
Research from the Fairtrade Foundation looking at women cocoa farmers has found that many face an even worse situation than their male counterparts.
Dr Adam Drewnowski has called for further research into the connection between food supplements, dietary nutrient density and productivity in the workplace.
Research conducted by MPA has found that even after the pollution issue has been driven home by the media, 3% of UK adults still don’t recycle plastic.
Offering a flavourless formula and promising to put an end to the ‘disgusting’ taste of traditional products, Medterra has launched its CBD oil into the UK.
New research has found that postmenopausal women who partook in a daily snack of almonds saw a marked improvement in wrinkle width and severity.
Following a consultation seeking views on a proposed ban on selling energy drinks to children, the UK Government has now announced that it will go ahead.
The development of new technology which detoxifies gluten proteins could bring new hope to gluten-intolerant consumers.
The Government’s pledge to tackle plastic – ‘one of the great environmental scourges of our time’ – has been boosted by a commitment of £20 million via the new The Plastics Research and Innovation Fund.
A proposed open-air GM field trial by Rothamsted Research has prompted 26 organisations – encompassing scientists, farmers, retailers and environmentalists – to lodge a formal objection, coordinated by GM Freeze.
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 taste of honey from Canada
July 1, 2020 Jane Wolfe
UK distributor DJM has introduced a sweet new addition to the UK market in the form of St Lawrence Gold: a ‘unique range’ of pure Canadian honey.
Nestlé’s decision to cut KitKat’s ties with Fairtrade ‘profoundly disappointing’
Nestlé has announced that its KitKat brand will source Rainforest Alliance Certified Cocoa from October, abandoning its ten-year involvement with Fairtrade.
Online start-up gives eco shoppers a boost
Launched in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, London-based online retailer Boostology is an independent start-up aiming to offer a new way to shop in an eco-friendly way, with design-led eco-products that create a visual impact and boost mood and wellbeing. In addition to providing a curated selection of decorative homewares, skincare and wellbeing products […]
Get Out & About with Greenfrog Botanic
The latest innovation from Greenfrog Botanic is an all-natural Out & About Disinfectant in a handy 100ml pump spray format.
Know the drill
June 16, 2020 Dominique Ayling
Discovering everything from ‘naked gum’ to toothpaste tabs, Dominique Ayling cuts her teeth in the natural oral care market.
The art of healthy baking
Rosie Greenaway roots through her store cupboard to learn how the therapeutic benefits of baking can be merged with the nutritional perks of superfoods.
Inflammation: the silent assassin
Chronic inflammation is a factor in myriad chronic health conditions but sometimes symptoms are invisible says 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.
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 […]
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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 […]
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.