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Food

How food can affect your health

Food Robots

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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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Is Eating Coconut Oil Good For You

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Coconut oil is not new, but it’s certainly become more popular. Many of my patients are asking me about it. It gets a lot of celebrity endorsement and is used in a lot of so called healthy recipes and blogs.…

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Combining Medicine and Nutrition.

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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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Going Organic

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As a doctor with an interest in nutrition I am often advising people to ‘eat organic’. I know this can often cause people to roll their eyes and I do get it. They want to know if going organic will…

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The Future of Medicine is Nutrition

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I am now in my final year studying nutrition at The College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. I have studied health from a functional medicine perspective. I have learnt about food, micronutrients and phytochemicals. I’ve read up and written assignments…

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Eat Your Greens

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I bought this amazing fresh cavolo nero today and it got me thinking about the benefits of winter greens now that the nights and darkness are drawing in. Cavolo nero is also known as black kale. An Italian dark cabbage…

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In Season

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Thyme I went to a lecture yesterday given by a medical herbalist. It was so interesting to have a chat about the humble herbs that can be grown in the garden. Some of them have medicinal properties. With the development…

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Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is a lovely earthy warm spice. It has been prized for its medicinal properties over the centuries. In the colder months its use in aromatherapy oil can provide a comforting aroma. Combined with clove oil, sweet orange and ginger…

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Feeding Fussy Children

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A common reason for parents to book their child in to see me is ‘fussy eating’. Fussy eaters can drive parents and carers to distraction with worry. The teaching I had at medical school was that if a child is…

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Are You Getting Enough Protein?

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There is an awful lot talked about fats and carbohydrates in Western diets. More and more patients are now interested in the question of Proteins.  The average protein requirement for a woman is about 45g per day and for men…

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