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Retailers take centre stage as HFI announces accolades

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The benefits of training were highlighted recently at the Health Food Institute’s annual lecture and lunch.

The organisation hosts the event each year, where a collection of awards are given to those in the industry who have demonstrated commitment to training and excellence in what they do.

In addition to the awards, the event heard an insightful presentation from Jeremy Swan, CEO at public affairs company, Cicero Group, who led this year’s Jack Noah Memorial Lecture.

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Sponsored – Effectively treating a disrupted Hair Growth Cycle

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There are many different types of hair growth disorder, including Androgenetic Alopecia, Telogen Effluvium, Alopecia Areata, Traction Alopecia, Trichotillomania, Cicatricial Alopecia and diffuse hair loss, which are caused by a range of internal/external factors, such as stress, hormones, diet, health conditions, medicine, hairstyling and genetics, among others. However, regardless of the hair-loss type or cause, the Hair Growth Cycle is almost always affected. This is because the major contributor to increased hair shedding and weaker re-growth is often a disruption to the normal, healthy Hair Growth Cycle.

The Hair Growth Cycle becomes ‘disrupted’ when internal/external factors destabilise the well-balanced system regulating hair growth within the follicles. A major aspect of Hair Growth Cycle disruption is a disturbance to the influential function provided by the critical proteoglycan proteins.

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Essential does its bit for Fairtrade

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The recent Fairtrade Fortnight has proved a success for Essential Trading.

The workers co-operative got involved with the recent campaign by flying the flag for Fairtrade projects and highlighting the Fairtrade favourites in its range.

The company, based in Bristol, saw the city get fully into the fortnight, given it has been a designated Fairtrade City for a decade. Bristol will also host the International Fairtrade Towns Conference at Bristol Conference Centre on 4-5 July.

Marketing manager, Eli Sarre, commented: “It was wonderful to see the Essential flags flying during Fairtrade Fortnight in the heart of Bristol’s City Centre and for Essential to be associated with Bristol Fairtrade.”

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Sponsored – The vital mineral that our superfoods have in common

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The word ‘superfood’ is something we are hearing more and more about as their health benefits are marketed to us on a daily basis but what are the latest superfoods?

If you google the top ten you’ll find amongst them; blueberries, nuts, seafood, dark green vegetables, fish and dark chocolate to name a few; but there is something about these so called ‘superfoods’ that we’re missing and that is that they all contain a vital mineral that so many of us are deficient in today.

Andrew Thomas, founder and managing director at BetterYou said: “The link that all of the advertised ‘superfoods’ hold is magnesium. Magnesium is an essential element for a healthy body and is used in over 300 reactions on a daily basis.

“A fantastic natural relaxant it helps to rid the body of excess tension. Crucial for bone health magnesium encourages the body to absorb calcium which could otherwise, over time result in a build-up on soft tissue and muscles, causing them to harden.

“A body with the right amount of magnesium will be more supple, will resist fatigue for longer and will better repair itself.”

A clinical trial by Cardiff University (2011) showed how well magnesium is absorbed through the skin using Magnesium Oil, feeding every cell. Watkins & Josling (2010) showed the dramatic increase in magnesium levels that can be achieved with Magnesium Oil compared to oral supplements when used on magnesium-deficient patients.

Catch BetterYou at Natural & Organic Products Europe (19th- 20th April) on stand G60-J.