Tag Archives: "diabetes"

Lower your glucose levels by knowing this

The only way to be able to fix a problem is to understand what is wrong in the first place. Most patients I meet have not had what is happening in their body fully explained to them. If they can’t understand what is happening to them, how are they supp …

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Should you be following the Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet Imagine a time before, cars, supermarkets, agriculture, heck, before houses existed. You’d spend the day roaming the planes of the land or the coast of the seaside in the endless pursuit to find food for yourself and your tribe. You’d ga …

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Type 2 Diabetes Remission Study 2 years on

The 2 year follow up results have been published for the type 2 diabetes remission study. If you’re not familiar with the study or diet, I’ve blogged about it previously here to bring you quickly up to speed. I’ve also done a complete review of the die …

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Portion sizes explained

I think one of the most commonly misinterpreted parts of UK dietary guidelines is portion sizes. As dietitians we generally take the stance that nothing is off limits assuming the portion and frequency is correct. Of course, this is in the context of h …

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UK dietary guidelines explained

Dietary guidelines explained Dietary guidelines is one topic everyone seems to have an opinion on. I mean we all eat right? As a result, UK dietary guidelines frequently come under scrutiny. On one hand, this is a good thing. This is what pushes eviden …

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Intriguing Cochrane Study Findings on Cardiovascular Disease

This week I stumbled upon a new publication in the Cochrane Library. This particular publication looked at the link between following a low glycaemic index diet and cardiovascular disease rates. The reason this study caught my eye was because it appear …

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Age of type 2 diabetes associated with cardiovascular & mortality risk

The journal Circulation has published a new study. The study compared the age of diagnosis with type 2 diabetes and adverse cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The authors claim an earlier onset of diabetes increases the risk of suffering adverse cardio …

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8 reasons you should be eating carbohydrates.

I know, I know, but carbohydrates increase blood glucose levels I hear you say. Well this post is for the carb haters out there. I’m going to explain why carbohydrate containing foods aren’t actually bad and how you can still include them in your diet. …

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Why are my blood glucose levels high – type 2 diabetes

A question was posted to me this week about why they had high glucose levels. This question is quite common for me especially when I ask if people have any questions on my Facebook page. It’s a perfectly normal question to ask. Blood glucose levels are …

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New study says sweeteners increase the risk of stroke. A review

A new study published in the Stroke journal has linked the intake of artificial sweeteners with an increase in the incidence of stroke. Historically, sweeteners have been recommended as a risk free replacement for sugar. Patients with diabetes are perh …

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