I am walking through a busy clothes shop on Oxford Street, the place is packed but it's not the length of the queues that are at the forefront of my worries; it's the fear of standing out from the crowd. Maybe they will think I have just run from my flat in North West London to get to the sales, or maybe they will think I've been a tight on buying sun cream.
How on earth can cow's milk be considered an essential part of our diet when its purpose is to feed calves until they are old enough to be weaned? How does it make any sense at all that people are supposed to have it? Just because we have been doing it for centuries does not mean it is rational or good for us; it just means it was an available food source at some point, and has since become an acceptable part of the human diet.
The winter is approaching folks and along with fending off the winter lurgies, the battle against dry and itchy skin begins for many of us. During the winter, the temperature drops, air is less humid and the wind whips up. All this strips our skin of its natural oils and causes a loss of moisture which can lead to itchy, inflamed, dry and irritated skin.