Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic medical condition in which the levels of sugar, or glucose, build up in your bloodstream. Typically, the hormone insulin helps move glucose from your blood to your cells, where it’s used for energy. But with type 2 diabetes, your body’s cells aren’t able to respond to insulin as well as they should. In later stages of the condition, your body may also not produce enough insulin. Uncontrolled type 2 diabetes can lead to chronically high blood glucose levels, which can cause several symptoms and potentially lead to serious complications.

Diabetes has become so prevalent you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s the 21st century version of the black plague. Yet contrary to popular belief, in the vast majority of cases type-2 diabetes is preventable and can also be reversible, with the right nutritional strategies.

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Nine Essential Diabetes Supplements

What about micronutrients for diabetes - vitamins, minerals and antioxidants?

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Reversing Diabetes Revolution

Have you noticed the reversing diabetes revolution is finally happening? More and more GPs are...

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The Hybrid Diet in a Nutshell

Doing the Hybrid Diet is easy when you know how.

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I lost 10kg in 4 weeks going Hybrid

Here’s what happened to me when I went Hybrid switching from a low GL diet,...

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I start my day with a Hybrid Latte

Many people suffer for the first two days when they cut out carbs to go...

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Variation not moderation is the key to weight loss

Fat or carbs? Vegan or meat? Or is it just about calories? What if you...

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Stop Counting Calories

This eloquent equation gave birth to the low fatThere are many different types of fats;...

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Lose the festive belly fat (without feeling hungry). Here’s how.

If weight loss or dieting are at the top of your new year resolutions, then...

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How to reduce stress for weightloss

Why stress affects weight Your appetite, weight and energy level are all largely controlled by...

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Why GPs are being told to go Low GL

Is the medical profession finally waking up to the need to put nutrition at the...

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Overweight Means Underhealth

An analysis of 130,000 Biobank participants aged 60-69 showsthat being overweight and having more abdominal...

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Don’t skip breakfast

A study at the University of Hohenheim in Denmark had participants follow three diet protocols:...

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Half of heart/diabetes deaths due to diet

Nearly half of all deaths due to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes are associated with...

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The No-Sugar Diabetes Cure

Followers of my blogs will know that I’ve long believed, based on the evidence and...

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Study shows cutting carbs does not enhance fat burning

Do low carb high fat diets really help you to burn fat? A new study...

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No sugar diabetes link

Sugar consumption isn’t linked to diabetes type 2, heart disease or obesity, says the government’s...

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B12 memory study is bad science

A study published today, which was rejected by the British Medical Journal, claims that vitamin...

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Cancer – sugar and weight more important than genes

A study out today shows that the greater a woman’s weight the greater is their...

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Atkins diet cancer risk

UK medical experts have blamed the Atkins diet for a worrying increase in constipation and...

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Obesity is linked to ten common cancers

Research published today in The Lancet shows that being overweight or obese is linked to...

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Five Foods That Are Better Than Drugs

If you take pain killers, diabetes drugs, cholesterol lowering or blood pressure medication or anti-depressants...

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Working with Your Doctor

Despite all the publicity about the importance of tackling obesity, encouraging people to exercise and...

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The best breakfast to lose weight

If you’re trying to lose weight but struggling with all the Christmas temptations then the...

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Low GL diet gets thumbs up in new TV series

RTE, Ireland's biggest TV channel, have launched a new series called 'Doctors on Call' where...

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Let’s talk about alcohol

As we emerge from lockdown and with so many people looking to have a healthy...

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Diet for Diabetes on World Diabetes Day

Two years ago I wrote that we have 300 million people with diabetes worldwide. Now,...

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Do low fat diets make you fatter?

Some people say a calorie is a calorie, but more evidence is accumulating that conventional...

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New diabetes drugs double cancer risk

Heralded as the ‘darlings of diabetes treatment’ a new class of diabetes drugs, called incretin...

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Not all fruit is created equally

Sugar is perhaps a greater addiction than people realise and kicking the habit can be...

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The Dark Side of Insulin

We all know that too much circulating insulin is bad news, but new research indicates...

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Why we overeat and simple strategies to keep hunger pangs at bay

There's more to healthy eating and weight loss than simply tracking your food intake. How...

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Coconut oil benefits for Alzheimer’s & weight loss

Virgin-pressed coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) with convert directly into ketones. Recent evidence suggests...

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Drugs may double dementia risk

Benzodiazepine sleeping and anti-anxiety pills such as temazapam and diazepam may double dementia risk, according...

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Low GL diets boost metabolic rate

The conventional view is that you can’t change your basic metabolic rate. But this new...

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Sugar makes you fat, sad and stupid

The three part BBC series 'the men who made us fat' explains that it is...

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How much weight have you lost on my GL Diet?

Aemonn lost 7 stone (45kg) in 7 months and reversed his high blood pressure. Wendy...

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Vitamin C lowers blood pressure and sugar

A meta-analysis of twenty nine trials confirms that a mere 500mg of vitamin C a...

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Doctors slam Britain’s obesity policy

Writing in the Observer, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has attacked the government’s policy...

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Quit sugar – look 20 years younger

That's what a new study just out finds, comparing people's looks with their sugar intake.

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New Metabolic Check

Metabolic Syndrome effects 1 in 4 people in the UK. To help identify if you...

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Diabetes and high blood pressure on the food hospital

Food Hospital Blog Went out Tuesday 13th Dec I discovered this week was that there...

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Food is medicine on TV

Last night (Tuesday 8pm) Channel 4 launched a series called Food Hospital and tackled a...

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Patrick’s Say No to Diabetes Podcast

Patrick's first podcast is now free to download on itunes. This podcast is all about...

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Can type-2 diabetes be cured?

The conventional view has been that type-2 diabetes cannot be cured or reversed. However, there...

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Very low calorie diet reverses diabetes

Reported in the Guardian today are the results of an eight week crash diet on...

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The Link Between High-Fat Diet And Type 2 Diabetes

The connection between high levels of body fat, inflammation and insulin resistance has been unclear...

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The Downside of Diabetes Drugs

The treatment of diabetes, say the medical guidelines, should be done as a partnership. You...

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Green leafy veg reduce diabetes risk

A report published last week in the BMJ has found that eating green leafy vegetables...

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Could you be one of the 10 million in Britain who have Metabolic Syndrome?

You may not have heard of Metabolic Syndrome, but you almost certainly know about diabetes....

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Diabetes drug knocks out B12

Metformin, the most prescribed diabetes drug, knocks out vitamin B12 and raises your homocysteine level,...

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Dietician cleared of ‘lack of competence’ for ‘baffling’ advice

NHS Dietician Katie Peck was this week cleared of wrongdoing after the Health Professions Council...

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Diabetes disaster

Figures released today show that the number of people in the world with diabetes has...

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Diabetes in under 5’s set to double

A study out today in the Lancet medical journal predicts a ‘doubling of new cases...

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Diabetes is depressing

The fact that diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, rising by 63% in a decade, is...

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Cinnamon may help weight loss

Early studies reported big reductions in blood sugar with 3 grams of cinnamon a day...

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Fat doesn’t make you fat

Most people still believe the fat you eat turns into fat in your body. It...