Category Archives : Diabetes

Are All Calories The Same?

Restrictive diets focusing of calorie counting and adding up points assume that calories are equal regardless of where they come from. But are all calories the same? The short answer to that is a definite no.     I’m no fan of animal experiments, but since this one has been done and rather proves a […]

What Is Visceral Fat & How Much Of It Have You Got?

What is visceral fat? Not all body fat is equal, and visceral fat is a really nasty sort to have. Visceral fat is the fat stored within the abdominal cavity, it envelopes the internal organs. Broadly speaking most people fall into two types of body shape if they carry excess fat – apples or pears. […]

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 […]

Obesity And Diabetes – The Common Denominator

Obesity and diabetes go hand in hand. As obesity rates increase, so does diabetes. And that’s no surprise as the cause of both is the same in most people. (I’ll be referring to type 2 diabetes in this blog) Obesity And Diabetes – The Common Denominator Pre agriculture humans ate a diet high in fat and […]

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 […]

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 […]

8 Dangers Of A Fat Free Diet

Our hunter gatherer ancestry gives a clue that fat free diets aren’t what we’re made for. Prior to agriculture becoming prevalent, the human diet was high in natural fats, and low carb. The opposite to what many people are eating today. There are several small groups of hunter gatherer even today, still eating what our ancestors […]

What Is Prediabetes?

A patient asked me – “what is prediabetes?” after coming in to discuss their recent abnormal blood test results. The short answer is that it’s a wake up – you’re health is deteriorating and will get worse if you don’t do something about it. BUT you’ve got time to reverse it and get well again. […]

Risks of Obesity – Are You Playing With Fire?

I watched a program a little while ago about fashion for the larger women, and I must admit I had very mixed feelings about it because the risks of obesity weren’t mentioned. On the one hand I thought it was great that these young women were embracing their own bodies, and refusing to be defined […]