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This blog will discuss matters of some relevance to life as we find it from technology to medicine, exercise to culture, weight loss to music, lifestyle to art…you get it – real life.  We intend to keep this areligious, non-political and non-personal. We hope you enjoy this …  Do get involved with your thoughts.

DISCLAIMER: This is a snap-shot compilation of views and topics of interest by Dr Jesse Kumar & friends – please discuss with your own health-care provider/personal trainer etc and also read further views to add to your knowledge and decisions (we do not take any liability or responsibility).

Breakfast-breaking news

  As far as most of us can remember, breakfast has historically  been considered the most important meal of the day.  It’s been thought to kick-off our metabolism, boost our performance at school or at work, and help us maintain a slim figure.   As a person who hardly ever has breakfast, and with the […]

Meat-free diet beneficial for diabetes

According to an article published in the British Medical Journal in October 2018, a plant-based diet is the way forward for better diabetes control.  This conclusion follows the analysis of  eleven studies, most of which were RCTs (randomised control trials- the most unbiased kind).  The studies showed that a plant-based diet may offer the following […]

What are whole grains?

  We are often asked what constitutes ‘whole grains’, which is a big part of the Mediterranean diet and healthy eating in general.   In the good old days before the globalisation and industrialisation of food, whole grains were more abundant and the go-to ingredient for the basis of a meal.  For example, wheat, barley, […]

Interesting news

As many of you may have heard in the news today, scientists have shown that genes play a bigger role in our weight than may have been previously thought.  The article is very interesting indeed, but the last two paragraphs remind us that we still hold a lot of power as individuals to improve our […]

What should I eat for optimum thyroid function?

Whether one is living with an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism) or an under-active one (hypothyroidism), the recommended diet is about the same.  It is encouraged to eat a varied diet of nutritious foods in the correct amounts.  The emphasis is on calcium and vitamin D-rich foods, such as: seeds cheese yogurt oily fish pulses almonds […]

Mediterranean Diet named Top Diet for 2019

The Mediterranean Diet is voted the top one for 2019.  This  is to due to its richness in nutrients, as well as its benefits on heart health and diabetes.   https://www.jwatch.org/fw114946/2019/01/07/mediterranean-diet-named-top-diet-2019