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NHS Weight Loss – Coming Soon??

A credible and effective NHS weight loss plan doesn’t exist, which is gob-smacking given three facts: The biggest cause of cancer after smoking is obesity The fastest growing disease is type 2 diabetes – caused by obesity. Obesity related diseases are crippling the NHS What’s the government doing about it? Pretty much ***k all. What’s […]

Overweight Kids – Who’s Responsible?

Seeing seriously overweight kids in my work as a GP makes me angry, because they could be looking at their lifespan being reduced by up to 20 years!! If a child is obese at 6 years old research shows they’re likely to stay that way. The emotional issues are enough on their own, and dying […]

What Are The Best Fats To Eat?

You need to eat good fats for your best health and your ideal weight, so what are the best fats to eat? Within Uber Slim I divide fats into the good, the bad, and the ugly. Franken-Fats Clever marketing has got a lot of people convinced that hydrogenated fats (found in margarine) are healthier than […]

Does Sleep Affect Weight Loss?

Does sleep affect weight loss – it absolutely does, and yet sleep is an undervalued commodity in the 21st century Western World. Personally I make a big effort to get the sleep I need as I can get a bit grumpy without it. But grumpiness to one side – consistent lack of sleep plays havoc […]

Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

Lowering cholesterol naturally is topical because as medical guidelines regularly change about who ‘needs’ statins, more and more people are finding themselves being advised they need to take them. Some people want to be a bit more proactive when it comes to their health and avoid side effects of drugs. So instead of treating symptoms with […]

Caffeine Withdrawal Symptoms

You can feel absolutely shocking with caffeine withdrawal symptoms if you stop having caffeine suddenly. That’s if you’re dependent on caffeine – and most caffeine users are, even if they don’t know it. If you need caffeine to feel ok, or to get a lift – you’re probably addicted – your caffeine withdrawal symptoms are starting to kick in, […]

Causes of Low Blood Sugar

In my role as a doctor people often ask me what are the causes of low blood sugar, and it’s not uncommon for them to worry that they have diabetes. But if you’re not already taking diabetes medication one of the most usual causes of low blood sugar is what you’re eating, and not diabetes. How […]

Cashew Cheese Recipe

Thanks to Dave Walker from Hot Yoga Sheffield for this! If you love cheese (like me) but know it’s not the thing to be eating everyday for best health, this plant based ‘cheese’ is a cracking alternative and really delicious! Ingredients 2/3  Cup Cashews soaked in cold water overnight ( 1 Cup when soaked ) […]