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Treating children with herbal medicine

  How to get herbs into children! Herbal medicine is ideal for treating children’s health problems.  I will be writing a few articles on herbs for children but I thought I better start with how to get herbs into children. When to…
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Q How can burger and chips count towards my five-a-day?

A  When they are chickpea and sweetcorn burgers served with sweet potato wedges! A patient was arguing that it is really difficult to eat five portions of fruit and veg a day and keep her fussy family happy.  Later that day I remembered seeing…
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Fizzy drinks and bone density in kids and teenagers

Commercial fizzy drinks are high in phosphorus and high intakes of phosphorus lead to calcium being excreted from the body, reducing bone density.  This is a particularly important issue for teenagers who need more calcium than any other age…
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Is milk good for my child?

Milk has had a lot of bad press in recent years and many parents are left confused as to whether they should be giving their children dairy products or steering well clear of them. The nutritional benefits of cow’s milk On the positive side,…