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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 […]

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 […]

Some questions

What easy steps can we take to improve our lifestyle? It is believed that 90% of our health is determined by the environment we create for ourselves- only 10% is down to our genes (Dr. Chatterjee, The Four Pillar Plan).  That’s  great news! What is really empowering about this is that we as individuals can […]

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 […]