"Don't tell me you're following this trend now, too!" That was the pediatrician's reaction when Marco and his wife explained to her that they were raising their daughter on a vegan diet . Protein, vitamin B12, iodine, zinc, selenium — where are these vital nutrients supposed to come from? The doctor asked. "You have to have your facts ready," said Marco, who explained to the doctor he and his wife knew which plant-based foods contained which micro and macronutrients and how to make up for a lack of meat and dairy in their child's diet. In fact, numerous studies on adults have already shown that vegetarian and vegan diets do not necessarily lead to nutrient deficiencies. On the contrary, they can have tremendous health benefits. Even the more traditionally-minded German Nutrition Society (DGE) says a plant-based diet "is not only beneficial to human health, but it is also climate-friendly." An increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular issues and various cancers have … [Read more...] about No meat, no milk. Is it okay to raise my child on a vegan diet?
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I was one hour and 40 minutes and eleven miles away from London’s new Amazon Fresh supermarket before I had a clue what I’d spent in there. I was already home and munching on my impulse-purchased cinnamon scroll from Britain's first 'no till' store before a receipt of my purchase popped up on my phone screen. I immediately clicked through to the Amazon Shopping app to assess the damage. For £18.89 - not terrible, but not exactly cheap either. I visited the new supermarket at 59 The Broadway, Ealing, west London, on Friday as it drew its first flocks of shoppers curious to try out the experience. What do you think of Amazon Fresh - will you shop there? Join the debate in the comments below... How it works Surveillance technology allows shoppers to simply scan in using a QR code then place items in their bag. Instead of handheld scanning equipment, the sophisticated 'Just Walk Out' camera technology tracks shoppers' movements and determines the items they take … [Read more...] about Inside Amazon’s ‘dystopian’ store with no tills, booze ‘bouncers’ and surveillance cams
A Stone Great Dane stands watch over the grave of Jacob Bornkamp... florist to the royals and an unwitting champion of gay rights. Jacob, 52, was in the prime of his life when he was brutally slain in the street in 2000, just three years after his flowers adorned Westminster Abbey for the funeral of Princess Diana. Flamboyant Jacob, also known as Jaap, had previously made bouquets for prime ministers and even a posy for the Queen. His life was cut short in an unprovoked knife attack, which many believe was a homophobic murder. The unsolved killing proved to be a watershed moment for the rights of gay people. For until Jacob’s death, partners in same-sex unions were not entitled to compensation for the loss of loved ones. But that changed when Danny O’Neill, Jacob’s partner of 20 years, lobbied the Government to give gay couples equal rights. Now Jacob’s family have told his story for the first time in recognition of the florist’s legacy – and in the hope new leads to … [Read more...] about Royal florist’s brutal Cold Case murder still mystery with ‘no motive’ ever found
J.LO has one of the hottest bods in the world at 51, thanks to a strict diet and fitness regime. Could mum-of-two Vanessa Holburn, also 51, from Reading, go from jello to J.Lo by sticking to it too? “Staring at the deflated Swiss ball on my kitchen floor, I sighed heavily. “I bet J.Lo doesn’t have problems like this,” I moaned to my husband Simon, 52, who’d spent the past 10 minutes pumping up the ball, only for us to realise the plug was missing. Dammit. “Not for the first time, I thought how much easier it would be to transform my body in lockdown if I were a multimillionaire pop star instead of a suburban mum with an overflowing laundry basket. “I turned 50 in 2019 and was in pretty good shape. At 5ft 2in, I’ve never been overweight and have enjoyed being able to fit into a size 8-10 most of my adult life. “However, the first lockdown took its toll. Sipping rosé in the garden by day and eating Percy Pigs on the sofa by night, saw me gain weight, going from 8st 7lb to … [Read more...] about Could you get a body like Jennifer Lopez in your 50s?
The proposed 1% pay rise for NHS staff is a "slap in the face" and large numbers of nurses could quit after the pandemic, a union has warned as pressure grows on the government over the row. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said the 1% offer had reinforced some of their members' belief "that they are not valued by either the government or perhaps some of the public". NHS Providers, which represents NHS trusts in England, said a long-term plan set out by the government assumed a pay rise of more than 2% for healthcare workers in 2021/22, claiming it was "enshrined in law". And in a sign that a Conservative rebellion may be brewing, a former Tory health minister said it was the "wrong time" to be restraining the pay of NHS workers who have gone "above and beyond" during the pandemic. Follow live COVID-19 updates from the UK and around the world Advertisement As tensions have risen, the RCN has set up a £35m industrial action fund - threatening … [Read more...] about NHS pay row: ‘Large numbers’ of nurses could quit after ‘slap in the face’ offer as pressure mounts on government