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Independent Health Food Stores

Saturday July 3, 2021
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Health food stores come in all shapes and sizes: unique, passionate and individual, just like us. The beauty of independent shops is that they are free to give you all the time and attention you need.

For the staff in independent Health Food Stores, their priority is to help people become as healthy as possible, by combining an extensive range of specialist skills, foods, products, therapies and services to create powerful tools for wellness. Don't be embarrassed to talk about any health concern, they've heard it all before - and helped.

Research increasingly reveals that many chronic health conditions can be improved or even avoided through simple lifestyle adjustments. Independent Health Stores are champions for the importance of self-care in body and mind, delivered with personalised advice and endless empathy. These are your local experts in gathering pure, natural solutions that support individual health - pairing outstanding quality with best-in-class eco-credentials. 


With thousands of different healthy products to choose from, they can be a one-stop shop for everything natural, organic, ethical and environmental: if you’re concerned about whether there are nasty chemicals ‘behind the label’ on products you use, just ask for advice. In independent stores there are no share-holders to satisfy and no "speed of service" targets to meet - they have absolute freedom to focus on what is best for their customers: they love to stop and listen to you.


The Health Store staff can introduce you to wholefoods, organics, raw foods, allergy-free foods, vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, sports nutrition, essential fatty acids, cruelty-free bodycare,- and if you have specialist needs, they are specialists in helping you.


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Independent health stores understand that each person is not a single symptom and may seek support for a combination of needs including aches and pains, tricky tummies, sleep, fitness, stress management, mental well-being, nutrition ...  all the different things that add up to create ‘your health’. You can find staff who are qualified and/or experienced in helping with a wide range of health conditions including:

children's health
diet and nutrition
energy and fatigue
hair, skin & nails
heart health
joint mobility
men's health
mouth ulcers
sleep disorders
sports performance
urinary health
weight management
women's health
& much more

Health Food Stores are often a lifeline when looking for ways to run a planet-friendly home - doing their research, working with local suppliers, and forever seeking ways to reduce carbon footprints and support the local economy too. If you’re used to picking up a bit of Quorn in your local supermarket as your ‘veggie solution’, or that one single eco-friendly brand of household cleaner they hide on the top shelf, there is a whole world just waiting to be discovered at your nearest independent health store:

  • Bamboo and Rice products – from Bento Boxes to underwear!
  • Bodycare and toiletries that are kind to you and the planet
  • Eco-friendly household cleaners
  • Fairtrade, Palm Oil Free and Vegan-approved options
  • Free-from options for special dietary needs
  • Organic and locally sourced foods, fruits, vegetables
  • Recycled paper products and eco-friendly sanitary wear
  • Refills for everything from Cereal to Pasta
  • Vegetarian and vegan foods for the cupboard, chiller or freezer (sometimes even pet foods)

And if you need specific advice on supplements...  

Choosing the right supplement programme for your personal needs can be confusing. Ask the helpful staff to take you through the vitamin maze at a health store near you, where trained and knowledgeable advisors are on hand to develop the ideal programme of nutritional supplements just for you.

If you have a particular health condition or concern, please first visit a health professional (a GP or a qualified practitioner) to ensure you have a correct diagnosis.

Often with chronic health conditions, the health food store will give excellent advice for dietary and lifestyle modifications, a supplement programme and possibly assistance from topical products.


There are more than 1,000 independent health stores across the UK and Ireland –  they are on the local high street, online and at the end of a phone - offering call and collect, delivery and in-person services customised to your needs. Get advice on lifestyle adjustments to support you into an active, healthy future. 


If you would like to learn more about amazing Health Food Stores all over the UK and Ireland, Follow Viridian Nutrition on Facebook and watch out for Health Store of the Week each Saturday.



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