The results from the first four years of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) published by Public Health England have revealed that the UK population is still not consuming enough fruit, vegetables and fibre but is consuming too much saturated fat, added sugars and salt. Differences were found in the diets of the lowest […]
Only 6% of UK adults understand government recommendations regarding vitamins and minerals, according to a new survey commissioned by the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA), down a massive 76% on 2012. In addition to this worrying figure, 50% of those surveyed don’t know that anaemia is related to lack of iron in the diet, 63% […]
BetterYou has launched of two new vitamin D oral sprays specifically developed for children. DLuxInfant is, says the company, the first oral spray which is suitable for children from birth. Having a natural orange flavour, the product delivers 300iu in each spray, in line with current Department of Health dosage guidelines. DLuxJunior is a daily […]
A study conducted by ScotCen Social Research and commissioned by the Food Standards Agency and Scottish Government has stated that the average level of vitamin D in the Scottish population is above the current indicator of optimal vitamin D status, even though it also found that over a third of participants recorded sub-optimal levels of […]
Health care professionals, medical researchers and politicians called for a concerted effort to tackle the growing problem of vitamin D deficiency at a special event held by the HFMA at the House of Commons yesterday (September 4). Expert speakers told the Vitamin D for a Healthy Nation event that vitamin D deficiency affected 50% of […]
A large study by Danish researchers has concluded that too much vitamin D may be as unhealthy as too little. (more…)
England’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, is concerned that young children and some adults aren’t getting the levels of vitamin D they need. (more…)
International experts in health and nutrition are calling for some food staples in Scotland to be fortified with vitamin D. (more…)
Kellogg’s is adding vitamin D to many of its kid’s breakfast cereal lines in response to deepening concerns about the rise in number of cases of rickets in British children (more…)
The Times’s resident GP, Dr Mark Porter, has described himself as “a vitamin D evangelist and an advocate of aggressive supplementation”. (more…)
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…)
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 […]
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 […]