Category Archives : Other

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 ) […]

Home Made Beans & Chips Recipe

This is one of my ‘healthy comfort food’ choices. It’s so easy to make, and pretty cheap too. Ingredients 3 good sized portions of beans 2 tbsp of either olive oil, butter, or coconut oil for frying 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 gloves of garlic, crushed 400g tin of haricot beans (butter beans are 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. […]

Are You Suffering With Wheat Addiction Without Realising?

Cereals or toast for breakfast, a cake or pastry for elevenses, sandwiches for lunch, and pasta of pizza for dinner – do you have a hidden wheat addiction? You might be surprised to learn that research has shown that wheat addiction is a real thing, and about 30% of people who eat it actually experience withdrawal effects if […]