Welcome to the CEMED blog

Life should be simple but productive, hard but effective, relaxing but inquisitive …

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).

The importance of vitamin C

We all know that we should take enough vitamin C-rich foods each day.  But what does this humble vitamin actually do for us? First of all, it was the first supplement to be manufactured artificially and is hailed as an anti-oxidant hero.  We know that anti-oxidants are essential to fighting disease-causing free radicals, but a […]

Save the planet by going Greek

It is a well-known fact that food manufacturing and what we choose to eat directly affect the planet.  This is mostly due to the mass farming of meat, as well as the globalisation of the food industry.  Both of these facts mean that a lot of foodstuffs may have travelled from other countries to get […]

Ninety-percent power is in our hands

This is a powerful statement and one of my favourites: “90% of diseases known to man are caused by cheap foodstuffs” (Lindlahr, V. You Are What You Eat, 1942).  Some people may find this statement negative and judgemental, but I, on the other hand, find it empowering and celebratory.  It tells us that we have […]

Red alert on red meat

Red meat can form an important part of a balanced, nutritious diet.  The type to go for should be derived from the organic, free-range source and, crucially, in its unprocessed form.  For example, an oven-cooked piece of lamb or beef from the nearby organic farm grown grazing free in the field is acceptable to have […]

Eat like the Greeks

The Lancet magazine (April 2019 edition) has published the findings of an international research project about the relationship between diet and chronic diseases (A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017).  It describes how millions of people globally have a diet rich in processed food and poor in phytonutrients.  The main concerns are: […]

The true kill

A fascinating article with a refreshing new piece of evidence.  That’s why we are all about the MD!   https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/03/health/diet-global-deaths-study/index.html