Category Archives: The Paleo Diet

In November 2012 we asked for people to consider joining us on a 13 week Paleo Diet. We were wonderfully overwhelmed by the response and for the coming months this ‘category’ will be dedicated to all of us trialling the diet in terms of sharing information on the diet and our progress – you can add comments and information to any of the posts. As you can see this category is ‘segmented’ by differing areas of interest (look to categories on the right-hand side) and below are all posts displayed wth the newest uppermost.
Although the Paleo diet is suitable and safe for all, if you are ill or on a diet prescribed by your Doctor please consult him/her before embarking on the diet.

Nutritional Advice for the Final Weeks of Winter

Are you still struggling with the Winter blues? Finding it hard to revitalise your health in 2016? Well this is a problem for many particularly whilst the weather outside is still bitterly cold and the days short, so you can be forgiven for finding it especially difficult to reinvigorate your health in the first couple of months of the year.

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Could Alzheimer’s disease be ‘Type 3 Diabetes’?

Alzheimer’s disease has long been a condition of catastrophic consequences; a condition affecting around 26 million people worldwide, a high number of fatalities and a severe financial burden upon healthcare throughout the Western world. But need this be the case?

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Dietary Approaches to Reversing Insulin Resistance

There are currently around 3.9 million people in the UK living with Diabetes and 90% of these have ‘Type 2’ Diabetes. Although the number of people suffering from Diabetes is predicted to grow to 5 million by 2025, there is also a growing awareness that the treatment and reversal of many chronic conditions, such as Diabetes, may not lie in the field of prescriptive medicine, but in the hands of  our own lifestyle and dietary choices.

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In the News – Health and Nutrition Research

In this week’s article we provide a review of recent health related stories that made the news with five items comprising:

  • “Call to punish GPs over antibiotics”
  • “Omega-3 could help support ‘friendly bacteria’ in the gut”
  • “Targeting glucose production in the liver may lead to new diabetes therapies”
  • “Mediterranean diet ‘as effective as statins’ in reducing heart attack risk”
  • “Getting closer to understanding how exercise keeps brains young”

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – A Frequently Unnoticed Condition

The NHS  defines Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) as: a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work.”

The three main features of the condition are: cysts that develop in the ovaries (polycystic ovaries), ovaries do not regularly release eggs (ovulate) and having high levels of “male hormones” called androgens. Polycystic ovaries contain a large number of harmless cysts up to 8mm in size. The cysts are under-developed sacs in which eggs develop. Often in PCOS, these sacs are unable to release an egg, meaning ovulation doesn’t take place.

PCOS is considered the most common reproductive endocrine condition among women of childbearing age. It is estimated that about 1 in every 5 women in the UK has polycystic ovaries, but more than half of these have no symptoms. The exact cause of PCOS is considered unknown, but it’s thought to be related to abnormal hormone levels. Continue reading  ▶