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Optimising prostate health on a plant-based diet

Optimising prostate health on a plant-based diet

Optimising prostate health on a plant-based diet by Dr Laura FreemanThe prostate is a walnut-sized gland that sits behind the bladder and in front of the rectum and secretes fluid into semen. Prostate cancer (PC) is the most common cancer in men in the UK. There are...

Can Your Diet Be Healthy And Good For The Planet?

Can Your Diet Be Healthy And Good For The Planet?

Can Your Diet Be Healthy And Good For The Planet? by Dr Shireen KassamDiet-related diseases are at an all-time high and the latest IPCC report on climate change has been called a ‘code red for humanity’. These two issues are intimately related. Our food system is at...

Diet or exercise? Which is best for weight loss

Diet or exercise? Which is best for weight loss

Diet or exercise? Which is best for weight loss by Dr Sue KenneallyWe all know that in order to lose weight we need to use more calories than we consume, which ultimately means either eating less or moving more, or preferably in combination. We also know that telling...

Low Carb Plant-based Diet – What To Eat?

Low Carb Plant-based Diet – What To Eat?

Low Carb Plant-based Diet - What To Eat? by Dr Sue KenneallyLow carbohydrate diets are attracting a lot of publicity and a large following from the general public currently. There seems to be an ongoing debate both in the medical literature and at conferences pitting...

Plant-based Diet And Energy Density

Plant-based Diet And Energy Density

Plant-based Diet And Energy Density by Dr Sue KenneallyWhat is energy density and why is it important? Energy density means the amount of energy per weight of food, so think number of calories per mouthful or per pound.  A high energy density diet tends to lead to...

Do humans need meat for good health?

Do humans need meat for good health?

Do humans need meat for good health? by Dr Shireen KassamThe simple answer to this question is a definite NO, and these are the reasons why. What our ancestors have taught us? Humans are opportunistic omnivores. We can eat a range of foods and therefore have a choice....

The Health Benefits of Nuts and Seeds

The Health Benefits of Nuts and Seeds

The Health Benefits of Nuts and Seeds by Natalie Peckett, PhD student & 4th year medical studentNuts and seeds are often a fundamental part of a plant-based diet, typically incorporated as a non-animal source of protein and unsaturated fats. In addition to this,...

Benefits of a plant-based diet for brain health

Benefits of a plant-based diet for brain health

Benefits of a plant-based diet for brain health by Dr Laura FreemanWe all wish to maintain a healthy brain throughout life, but sadly decline in brain function is all too common. Cognitive impairment refers to a decline in brain function, including forgetfulness, poor...

How to get healthy fats on a plant-based diet

How to get healthy fats on a plant-based diet

How to get healthy fats on a plant-based diet by Lisa SimonWhen following a plant-based diet, the absence of animal fats and cholesterol provide a great advantage to health. However, there are certain foods in a plant-based diet which contain high levels of saturated...

How to reverse type 2 diabetes with plant-based diet

How to reverse type 2 diabetes with plant-based diet

How to reverse type 2 diabetes with plant-based diet by Dr Sue KenneallyGiving someone a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes isn’t a great day in the office for your average GP. It means explaining that the person concerned is now at risk of complications of diabetes, and...

About Soya

About Soya

Yianjia lee, Fresh Tofu at the Market. Flikr.com. CCAbout Soya Dr Nitu Bajekal FRCOG Dip IBLM Consultant Gynaecologist and Women’s Health Expert Lifestyle Medicine Physiciannitubajekal.comAlso known as Glycine Max, the soya bean is a legume, first grown in China 3000...

Prediabetes, diet and lifestyle

Prediabetes, diet and lifestyle

Prediabetes, diet and lifestyle by Dr Sue Kenneally‘Prediabetes’ is the term used for when someone has modestly raised blood sugar levels, higher than the healthy range, but not high enough to be in the diabetic range. Identifying people in this situation is important...

Vitamin B12 on a vegan diet

Vitamin B12 on a vegan diet

Vitamin B12 on a vegan diet by Dr Leila DehghanVitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is required for energy production, DNA synthesis, red blood cell formation and the development of the nervous system. It is one of the most widely discussed nutrients on a vegan...

Benefits of Plant-based Diet

Benefits of Plant-based Diet

Benefits Of Plant-based Diet by Dr Laura FreemanA plant-based diet is one that focusses on the consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, whilst minimising or avoiding animal-derived and processed foods. There isn’t a precise definition of...

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