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Dukan Diet labelled ‘worst celebrity diet’

One of the most popular celebrity diet plans, the Dukan Diet, has taken the top spot in the British Dietetic...

November 17, 2011

How to improve your mood podcast

Listen to my new podcast - How to improve your mood.

November 17, 2011

Food Hospital – Crohns, sleep eating and infertility

I enjoyed this week's (Tuesday 15th) of Food Hospital. It’s great to see major health issues approached from the nutritional...

November 16, 2011

World Diabetes Day – Reversing the Diabetes Epidemic

Globally diabetes is out of control. We've gone from 30 million people with diabetes 25 years ago to 300 million...

November 14, 2011

Food Hospital TV on supplements

Yesterday’s (Tuesday 8th November) Food Hospital ITV programme contained lots of good advice, and results, about eating anti-inflammatory rich foods...

November 9, 2011

Food is medicine on TV

Last night (Tuesday 8pm) Channel 4 launched a series called Food Hospital and tackled a case of polycystic ovaries, diabetes,...

November 2, 2011

Three drinks a week increases breast cancer risk

A study of over 100,000 women shows that three or more alcoholic drinks a week increase breast cancer risk.

November 2, 2011

Three in ten suffer post natal depression

A new survey from the charity 4Children has found that three in ten new mothers may experience postnatal depression (PND)....

October 27, 2011

What if anti-depressants don’t work?

Prescriptions for anti-depressants in the UK have gone up 43% to 23 million a year.An article in The Independent yesterday...

October 26, 2011

Do nutritional supplements increase risk of death?

Headlines rang out over the UK that taking vitamins might very slightly increase risk of death of older women. It...

October 14, 2011

Do supplements increase risk of death?

Headlines rang out over the UK that taking vitamins might very slightly increase risk of death of older women. It...

October 14, 2011

What’s causing migraines?

This week a study shows that 85% of people affected by debilitating migraines had their symptoms reduced, and quality of...

September 6, 2011

Patrick’s Say No to Diabetes Podcast

Patrick's first podcast is now free to download on itunes. This podcast is all about Diabetes, coinciding with the release...

August 30, 2011

Can type-2 diabetes be cured?

The conventional view has been that type-2 diabetes cannot be cured or reversed. However, there are many cases of people...

August 25, 2011

Are antioxidants harmful?

An article yesterday in The Guardian alluded again to a Cochrane Review in 2007 whose conclusion was that antioxidants were...

August 9, 2011

The politics of Alzheimer’s prevention – what works?

A recent Lancet Report claims that 3 million less Alzheimer’s cases could result from dealing with seven apparently contributory causes...

July 22, 2011

Macmillan Cancer support says four in 10 people will get cancer

Macmillan Cancer support says four in 10 people will get cancer during their lifetime. This has risen from 33% a...

July 14, 2011

In Dementia Awareness Week over 70,000 complete cognitive function test

It's Dementia Awareness Week and I am proud to announce that Food for the Brain’s Alzheimer’s Prevention Project has hit...

June 30, 2011

Very low calorie diet reverses diabetes

Reported in the Guardian today are the results of an eight week crash diet on diabetes (type 2). Seven out...

June 24, 2011

Ten simple weight loss changes

A study of over 120,000 people followed up over 25 years has revealed ten simple predictors of whether or not...

June 23, 2011