Vitamin D is being recognised more and more as an essential vitamin that is found to be beneficial in building stronger bones and teeth, modulating cell growth, supporting immune system function and contributing to normal muscle function. Vitamin D deficiency has been documented in many populations worldwide, including children. The main source of vitamin D […]

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‘As the twig is bent, so grows the tree’ ~ William Garner Sutherland (1873 – 1954), founder of cranial osteopathy Osteopathic philosophy is based on the idea that the body works best when it moves as nature intended. ‘When you have adjusted the physical to its normal demands, nature supplies the remainder.’ ~ Dr Andrew […]

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Q.: I recently discovered that one of my favourite (Camphill) yoghurts is not pasteurised. I generally don’t eat much dairy but find that I benefit from eating high-quality alive yoghurt. Is eating unpasteurised yoghurt or labaneh safe? Surely one needs to heat milk to clear it from any ‘nasties’. I some- times make yoghurt at […]

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A comparison of cow’s, goat’s, soy, rice, oat, almond and coconut milk A recent conversation threw an interesting light on a preconceived idea. A colleague and I were chatting about cow’s milk as part of a human diet, and I expressed the opinion that this milk was meant for cows, not for people. My stance […]

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Breast is best. Yet why have so many mothers embraced the concept of infant milk formula products? This article exposes the motivation behind the marketing strategies that helped to change the practice of breast-feeding, and outlines the reasons why the trend is swinging back to the natural, scientifically proven, best method of infant feeding – […]

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Q With reference to the latest breastfeeding issue that made headline news, I am hoping you can clarify some questions and concerns that I am sure other readers will also find useful. I am referring to the sentencing of the parents of baby Lucas who weighed 4.3 kilograms when he died at the age of […]

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