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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: […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]