Fidelma Farley with her son, Dara, at home in Blackrock, Co Dublin.Photograph: Eric Luke

Do you nibble food from your children’s plates? Eat toast on the run in the morning? Devour biscuits with a cup of tea in front of the television i(...)

Patricia Daly, nutritional therapist: “I don’t consider myself as alternative at all.”  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The idea that certain foods have healing properties and can be used to treat disease is controversial. We are willing to accept that the western diet (...)

Domini Kemp: “ I have tried to keep things as normal as possible.” Photograph: Alan Betson

This year did not begin well for me. I was diagnosed with adult whooping cough in January and then, soon afterwards, found a small lump in my left bre(...)