Food and Type II Diabetes

Type II diabetes is a disease of insulin resistance and hyperinsulinaemia. It causes damage to the nerves and blood vessels and this leads to the consequences of heart disease, strokes, blindness, kidney failure and leg amputations. The good news is it can often be managed with positive changes to diet and exercise along with insulin. … Continue reading Food and Type II Diabetes

Drinks

Drink 1.5-2.5L fluid per day. This may vary depending on your circumstances and does include soups and water in food. Do NOT drink your calories in smoothies, juices, fizzy drinks, packaged iced tea/coffee (from the supermarket) etc. Processed drinks also contain a lot of sugar and salt. Our bodies also get hungry more quickly after … Continue reading Drinks

Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting has been practiced for millennia. Mostly due to lack of food and dressed up within religious observance, although some ancestors advocated it for health including Plato and Aristotle. We do know that human beings never had regular access to food (every 3-5 hours) and there is evidence that we become more creative if … Continue reading Intermittent fasting

Eating +8 Vegetables & Fruit a Day

If you do not normally eat this many vegetables, then you will need to increase the quantity slowly or you may upset your bowel. Most of us eat way too little fibre and our bowels have become used to it. Eat fruit or vegetables at EVERY meal (dried fruit in small amounts is included) Eat … Continue reading Eating +8 Vegetables & Fruit a Day

Heart disease, strokes, and hypertension

All the evidence for living a full and active life with a minimum of ill health means eating a plant-based, wholegrain, sugar-free diet. The addition of occasional oily fish may not be harmful. Animal products (meat, white fish, eggs and dairy) are consistently shown to be harmful, as are processed grains, processed fat and sugar. This guideline uses all the available evidence to help you make better food decisions and live well.