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Diet

Blood Pressure

3872 2592 Dr Q

High blood pressure is one of the most important preventable causes of heart disease and stroke in the UK. If you are over 40, or have a family history of high blood pressure, stroke or heart disease you should consider…

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Food Robots

1300 870 Dr Q

Are we food robots? No. What is one (wo)man’s meat can be another man’s poison. We have differences in our genes, which have a profound effect on the way diet influences our individual bodies. Genes have on-off switches too, so…

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Calcium and Dairy Free Children

2000 1000 Dr Q

A few people have been asking me about Calcium. How to ensure good levels of intake when dairy is being excluded from the diet in children. Calcium is really important in the body. It is required to build strong bones…

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Out To Lunch

900 598 Dr Q

On an ideal day I would prefer to take my own lunch to work such as a soup or a salad. It’s easier, cheaper and I usually try and make it healthy and balanced to get me through my working…

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Eggs and Health

1200 900 Dr Q

It’s Easter so that got me thinking about eggs. Not chocolate ones but chicken ones. The fashion for eggs comes and goes and right now they seem popular again, with the exceptions of the lovely vegans and people who are…

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Zinc

1024 700 Dr Q

Such an important mineral but not everyone knows about its use in the body. It’s important for our immunity to help us combat disease, and it’s vital for the expression of genes. We also need it for our nervous system…

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You Are What You Drink

566 642 Dr Q

I’ve been asking more patients about their drinking habits and I don’t just mean alcohol. When I investigate a patient’s problem I’ll start with a clinical history. I’ll look for triggers and drivers in a person’s life, which might be…

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Medical Student Nutrition

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I’ve been asking my medical students how much teaching they get in nutrition and lifestyle advice at medical school. I wondered if things have moved on since my days at UCL where these topics did not feature much in any…

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Analysing Your Genes To Find The Right Diet For You?

1024 679 Dr Q

There is a lot of information out there on what to eat and what not to eat. I have seen it cause a lot of confusion in my patients. Also, the same advice for everyone has the potential to be…

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Combining Medicine and Nutrition.

1024 768 Dr Q

I had an interesting question this week about how I manage my time being a GP and incorporating my nutrition ideas and training. The best answer is juggling! At the moment I juggle my time between my NHS GP practice…

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