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The time to come together

In this edition of Health Food Business, Phil Costigan, General Secretary of the Irish Health Trade Association (IHTA), discusses the current healthcare crisis and the importance of the natural health industry. Health policy makers and the natural health industry, is it time to be reading from the same page? The European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, [...]

By | July 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Bravo to the advocates and promoters of natural health.

Having recently received information on a seminar calling together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine the future for healthcare policy in Ireland, it was astounding to note once more the emphasis on medical care. Again and again, it seems that references to our nation’s health/healthcare by the policy makers relates to the the prevention and [...]

By | June 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments

See what the IHTA is up to.. with AGM Review 2017

In this edition of Health Food Business, Phil Costigan, General Secretary of the Irish Health Trade Association (IHTA), reveals some exciting plans for 2017. It is etched in our psyche, March 29, 2017, an historic date for our UK neighbours, and here in Ireland on that day, we were blessed with a lovely blue sky and [...]

By | April 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

IHTA Scientific Studies & Natural Health News April 12th 2017

Red wine compound found to slow down neural aging in mice New research suggests that a compound commonly found in red wine and some fruits may protect our neurons against the unwanted effects of aging. In fact, the study suggests that the benefits may be equivalent to those of dieting and exercising. Resveratrol’s role [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The IHTA embraces 2017 with an optimistic and positive outlook

The Irish Health Trade Association (IHTA) Chair, Phil Costigan, looks at the future with optimism in Health Food Business Trade Magazine – February 2017. Spring is upon us, here in Ireland, February 1st is called Lá fhéile Bríde (St. Brigid’s day) which officially marks the start of the pagan festival of spring. The season of spring is [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

The big VAT challenge ahead…

Phil Costigan, General Secretary of the Irish Health Trade Association (IHTA), gives the lowdown on issues around VAT in Health Food Business trade magazine - December 2016. Here at the IHTA, we have been vigilant and active in relation to the rise of VAT changes, which resulted in a broad range of food supplements having [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|News|0 Comments

A Vision of the Future –

The Irish Health Trade Association (IHTA) Chair, Phil Costigan, discusses the future of the industry in Health Food Business Trade Magazine - June 2016. We pose the important questions, we seek the answers, information is power and informed decisions are wise decisions. At the recent IHTA AGM, which took place in Dublin on April 13, [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|News|0 Comments

The Natural Health Expo 2016

Providing a comprehensive showcase for the natural health industry, the interactive event is Ireland’s only natural health trade only exhibition targeting health store and pharmacy retailers. The Natural Health Expo is the only natural health trade only exhibition providing Irish health store and pharmacy owners, managers and buyers with the opportunity to meet leading suppliers and source exciting new [...]

By | May 19th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Calling for Fair & Equal Herbal Regulation

PHIL COSTIGAN, General Secretary of the Irish Health Trade Association (IHTA), examines how laws controlling the sale of traditional herbal medicinal products are impacting the industry in Ireland. Readers will be familiar with EU regulatory initiatives that emerged with the dawn of the 21st century. These were purportedly enacted to provide increased consumer protection and [...]

By | April 10th, 2016|News|0 Comments

IHTA Show Feature February – Natural Health Expo 2015

The 2015 Natural Health Expo finished on a high note, with participants eager to attend again in 2016. Phil Costigan reveals what to expect this year. We here at the Irish Health Trade Association (IHTA) are absolutely thrilled at the success of our inaugural Natural Health Expo, which took place at the RDS last September. [...]

By | April 10th, 2016|News|0 Comments