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Soup and shake diet shown to reverse type 2 diabetes, NHS trial

2019-03-07T11:58:01+00:00

Chris Smyth Health Editor The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: "Finally, the NHS is waking up to the possibility that for many people Type 2 diabetes need not be the irreversible condition it was once thought to be.  However, they are focusing on “dramatic weight loss” as the main strategy. The trial of 298 diabetic [...]

Soup and shake diet shown to reverse type 2 diabetes, NHS trial2019-03-07T11:58:01+00:00

Vegetarianism led to my mother’s premature death: Prominent NHS cardiologist claims the meat-free diet played a ‘crucial role in her suffering’

2019-03-02T11:56:48+00:00

Dr Aseem Malhotra said a deficiency of protein worsened his mother's health. She developed serious spinal problems and arthritis and had mobility issues. She eventually died of sepsis following an infection with triggered discitis Sam Blanchard Health Reporter MailOnline Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  “I don’t know the subject of the interview personally, the cardiologist Dr Malhotra, [...]

Vegetarianism led to my mother’s premature death: Prominent NHS cardiologist claims the meat-free diet played a ‘crucial role in her suffering’2019-03-02T11:56:48+00:00

One in ten people over 40 has type 2 diabetes

2019-02-27T13:12:37+00:00

Kat Lay Health Correspondent The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: "10% of patients over 40 in the UK, now have diabetes, a total 4.7 million people aged 17 or over and almost 1 million of those are undiagnosed. Given that 90% of diabetes is categorised as Type 2, insulin resistant, and is lifestyle related, people [...]

One in ten people over 40 has type 2 diabetes2019-02-27T13:12:37+00:00

Interval Training May Be Best for Weight Loss

2019-02-21T16:05:34+00:00

Medscape Liam Davenport Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “We have known that Interval Training (such as High Intensity Interval Training HIIT and Sprint Interval Training SIT) in conjunction with muscle resistance training has been the best exercise combination for weight loss for at least 10 years, but it’s great that research has finally caught up. It [...]

Interval Training May Be Best for Weight Loss2019-02-21T16:05:34+00:00

Two diet drinks a day linked to stroke risk for women

2019-02-20T09:34:40+00:00

Kat Lay, Health Correspondent The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “I am a fan of the saying “unintended consequences”. With the UK government’s sugar tax, more drink producers and consumers are turning to diet/low calorie drinks. I suspect this will turn out a bit like the diesel scandal. Research is showing that low calorie sweetened [...]

Two diet drinks a day linked to stroke risk for women2019-02-20T09:34:40+00:00

Inflammation in Midlife Linked to Later Cognitive Decline

2019-02-20T09:03:26+00:00

Sue Hughes Medscape Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “This research confirms the link between inflammation in mid-life (40’s and 50’s) and cognitive change later on in life. There has been previous research linking inflammation with Alzeimer’s but most of it carried out on older people. This research may help people to understand that what they do [...]

Inflammation in Midlife Linked to Later Cognitive Decline2019-02-20T09:03:26+00:00

Microbiome Model Predicts Glucose Spikes Better Than Carbs, Calories

2019-02-20T08:16:51+00:00

Medscape Marlene Busko Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  “Interesting research looking at how individuals vary in their response to eating carbohydrates. Carbs are broken down in the gut into glucose (a simple sugar) before they pass into the blood stream. Elevated levels of glucose cause a corresponding raise in insulin, the hormone that moves glucose out [...]

Microbiome Model Predicts Glucose Spikes Better Than Carbs, Calories2019-02-20T08:16:51+00:00

Breathing, it’s the new health fad. Are you sure you can do it properly?

2019-02-05T21:27:51+00:00

The wellness brigade believe how you breathe affects your mental and physical health. Scientists think it can improve your memory as well. Harry Wallop The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  “It’s great that breathing “properly” is becoming more main stream and I agree with the general thrust of the article below. But I wish people [...]

Breathing, it’s the new health fad. Are you sure you can do it properly?2019-02-05T21:27:51+00:00

Phlebotomy (taking a blood sample), behind the scenes!

2019-02-05T14:36:35+00:00

I have been doing phlebotomy as part of my clinical job at The Health Equation for about 20 years. Using the results from blood tests and their accurate interpretation are an important part of diagnosis and the technique of getting a blood sample from a patient is called phlebotomy. The NHS changed over to [...]

Phlebotomy (taking a blood sample), behind the scenes!2019-02-05T14:36:35+00:00

Why your gut is responsible for your happiness

2019-01-20T09:25:02+00:00

Tim Samuels Apple News Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “The article below was sent to me by one of my lovely patients, Ann, who was recently diagnosed with Type II diabetes. She’d had a variety of health challenges over the past few years including the diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a rheumatological condition, bone [...]

Why your gut is responsible for your happiness2019-01-20T09:25:02+00:00