Raising a Vegan Family: Bringing up a vegan child doesn’t need to be difficult

Deciding to bring our daughter up vegan from birth was never difficult for us. The first thing we did was to get some valuable advice from Amanda Baker at The Vegan Society. She gave us lots of information and suggested that we do some nutritional research and buy key books on the subject. When I […]

You are when you eat

There may be several reasons why young children have tantrums. The crayon is the wrong shade of red, the story ended too soon, the sock won’t go on. But one of the most important, yet probably most often ignored, reasons is low blood sugar – the child needs to be fed, and NOW. He or she eats […]

Forage for rose hips and turn them into a health promoting tonic this autumn

By Emma Schade-Stylli for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Dog Rose (Rosa canina) is an indigenous herb to Europe, found in hedgerows, scrub, woods and wasteland. In autumn the arching stems with downy hooked thorns bear clusters of ‘flask-shaped’ scarlet fruit known as rose hips. These floral superfoods make eye-catching bait for birds, bursting with […]

Son of a homeopath: Mani Norland explains why he believes in homeopathy

I grew up with homeopathy all around me. I have not been vaccinated. I have had measles – I was sent to a measles party! – mumps and chicken pox, and all were treated homeopathically. I suffered from eczema when I was young. It too was treated with homeopathy and it has never come back. […]

Kate Langley shares with us her experience of a day-case operation to fix incontinence

The wait is over, you’ve given birth, and as you gaze adoringly at your baby sleeping in her cot while you cope on minimum sleep, the last thing on your mind is wetting yourself. But for one in three women the pressure put on pelvic floor muscles by pregnancy and childbirth can be a recipe […]