Tag Archives: "diet"

Helping you to understand Ketones

Ketones metabolism is a normal physiological process in the body. They help give the body much needed energy and are made through normal fat metabolism. Some patients I meet have no clue about ketones whereas others have a solid understanding. Some peo …

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Understanding Cholesterol

If you have diabetes, you’ll hear your healthcare team talking to you about cholesterol quite a lot. This is because high cholesterol is more likely in diabetes and high cholesterol is not good for cardiovascular health. We also know high glucose level …

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How eating cereals can lead to weight gain

I recently visited some friends for an over night stay. Obviously, breakfast was served in the morning but it was a change from my usual 3 eggs and 2 toast. I’d been talked into a run with my friend that morning and so when we got back I had a bit of a …

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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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MEN’S HEALTH WEEK 2019: BY NUMBERS

Last week (10th – 16th June) was Men’s Health Week.  Men are supposedly obsessed with numbers but when it comes to our own health, there are quite a few we don’t know. Men’s Health Week 2019 takes up the challenge of correcting this. Men’s Health Forum …

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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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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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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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Type 2 diabetes remission diet – An off the record discussion on the pros and cons

Since originally blogging on the type 2 diabetes remission a while back (find it here) I’ve been getting many more enquiries about this. This is in no small part to the media coverage on the diet.  It makes sense really. If you were diagnosed with type …

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