Welcome to the CEMED blog

Life should be simpler but productive, harder but effective, relaxing but inquisitive …

This blog will discuss matters of some relevance to life as I find it from technology to medicine, exercise to culture, weight loss to music, lifestyle to art…you get it – real life!!! I intend to keep this areligious, non-political and non-judgemental on any topic and is not related to any person. Hope you enjoy this …

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).

Features of the mediterranean diet and foods that heal in diabetes

An issue that troubles many of our patients is what foods they can eat “because of diabetes” or “with diabetes”.  We will start by firstly rephrasing this question to foods to eat “for diabetes”.  The difference is subtle, but important because it uses food as a tool in order to ‘work with’ the diabetes, rather […]

Combination Thyroxine + T3 treatment in hypothyroidism – ETA guidelines 2012 help prescribing in hypothyroidism

Combination treatment with thyroxine and T3 has always remained controversial and uncommon (particularly the armour treatment) and the reluctance of endocrinologists to prescribe (which is very understandable). The controversy i.e. the paucity of evidence in medical  literature to support T4+T3 treatment – Vs – persistence of symptoms on adequate treatment with thyroxine (despite normal TSH) and reported improvement […]