Picture the scene. Your baby is six months old, and is growing healthily and happily on your breast milk alone.
Cow's milk and infant formula rarely contain the amount of vitamin D stated on the label and may be either underfortified or overfortified which could be hazardous to your and your child's health. ...
Researchers at the University of California have found that vitamin D3 - available as a supplement - has a protective effect only at levels of 1000 IU (international units) a day. The UK government’s recommended safe upper limit dose is just 400...
Getting optimal levels of several nutrients should also be a part of your prevention programme. The most important of these are:
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Q I’m a 30-year-old woman and, since December 2003, I have suffered from hair-follicle abscesses at the back of my head (folliculitis) and ringworm on my forehead. Recently, I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Q I have Crohn’s disease and my GP has recently offered me a new drug called Remicade. Do you have any information on this drug? - RH, Elstead, Surrey
* Avoid foods that contain polyamines - toxic amino-acid derivatives associated with skin-cell proliferation (Arch Dermatol, 1979; 115: 945-9). These include alcohol, all sugars, animal fats
Didronel PMO (etidronate) is specifically licensed to treat Paget’s disease, a serious bone-thinning condition. But so enthusiastic was the manufacturer about the benefits of its drug that it urged doctors to prescribe it
Re ‘Drugs for prostate cancer’ (WDDTY vol 16 no 1, page 7), a recent study revealed that vitamin D could cut a man’s risk of prostate by almost half. Researchers in Boston analysed blood samples and found that those containing the highest levels of...