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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: […]

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 […]

Tips for life with diabetes

Tips for life with diabetes   Whether one lives with diabetes or not, the ‘healthy diet’ notion remains valid for all of us.  This includes choosing nutritious foods such as: fruit and veg wholegrains nuts, seeds, olives and avocado (rich in unsaturated fats) fish, especially the oily type little red meat little processed foods little […]

Another weight reducing diabetes treatment approved by European Authority – Dapagliflozin

FORXIGA™ (dapagliflozin) has recently (mid-Nov 2012) been approved in European Union for treatment of type 2 diabetes – A wonderful ‘concept to reality’ story which originates from the ‘cider’ qualities of increasing loss of glucose through the kidney by inhibition of SGLT-2 receptors. It may seem confusing as diabetes itself causes glycosuria (loss of glucose […]