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Diet Drinks and Weight Gain

I had a rare gin and tonic in the pub with my sister the other day. When the bar tender asked if we wanted ‘skinny’ tonic we both immediately said “NO WAY!” Our complete avoidance of diet drinks is one of the reasons we’re both slim, I’ve no doubt about that at all. You see, […]

Commonest Causes Of Gallstones

While I was at medical school I thought getting gallstones had a lot to do with being ‘fair fat and forty’, because that’s what was peddled by consultant surgeons (not very PC back then)! What I didn’t know back then was that most people who eat a Western diet have gallstones. And most of us […]

Low Fat Dairy Products Are NOT Healthy!

One of the things my Uber Slim clients struggle to get their heads around at the beginning of the course is to never buy ANY low fat dairy products again! We Are Designed to Eat Natural Food The body you have is the result of millions of years of evolution. Part of that involved developing […]

How To Lower Triglycerides Naturally

A few weeks ago I told you about Terry, his triglycerides were high. After hearing what that meant for his health he wanted to know how to lower triglycerides naturally. Why Bother To Lower High Triglycerides? When your triglycerides are too high you damage the lining of your arteries, and this results in fatty build ups. As […]

Causes Of High Triglycerides

  Terry is middle-aged and has a bit of a belly on him, and he wants to know the causes of high triglycerides, because he’s just had a blood test and they were found to be pretty high. This test was part of a cholesterol check, and we had a chat about that. You can […]

Reduce Advanced Glycation End Products & Live Longer

Advanced glycation end products (aptly known as AGEs) are often the thing that ends up bringing our lives to an end. So there’s a lot of interest in reducing the build-up of these in the body. The clearest way to see them is by the wrinkles in your skin, but they also show up as […]

Risk Factors For Breast Cancer & How To Reduce Them

As a doctor I know how common breast cancer is, and that it’s becoming more common. But the really positive thing is that many of the risk factors for breast cancer are under your control, and that’s where I’m going to concentrate with this article. Breast cancer is becoming more and more common in Western countries, and that’s […]

Confused About Good Cholesterol Bad Cholesterol?

If you feel a bit confused about where you stand with your cholesterol, it’s no surprise. The goal posts are constantly changing about good cholesterol bad cholesterol – even doctors are confused! Cholesterol is a type of fat, and it is a structural part in every single cell membrane within your body. Why Do You […]

Get Type 3 Diabetes & Lose Your Marbles

It’s long been known that dementia and Alzheimer’s are related to a shrinkage in brain size. A number a factors contribute to this shrinkage, and one of the biggies is glycation in the brain. You don’t need to have type 1 or type 2 diabetes to end up suffering with type 3 diabetes, which affects […]

Cashew Hummus – How to Make It

Cashew hummus is a nice twist on the usual chickpea variety. I enjoy the chickpea hummus too, but one of the keys to great health is eating a varied diet. This cashew hummus twist offers a completely different type of nutrition, and has quite of few health benefits. It doesn’t have a glycaemic index, an […]

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