Maintaining a healthy immune system through diet and lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy immune system through diet and lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy immune system through diet and lifestyle We are facing an unprecedented health crisis with COVID-19 now classified as a pandemic. I am unable to offer any guarantees and don’t mean to appear trite in writing this article. My aim is to offer some...
Plant-based diets and risk of stroke

Plant-based diets and risk of stroke

Plant-based diets and risk of stroke There are two types of stroke; haemorrhagic and ischaemic. The vast majority are ischaemic and share the same risk factors as ischaemic heart disease. Stroke represents a huge burden of disease globally. The Global Burden of...
Plant-based diets for maintaining a healthy weight

Plant-based diets for maintaining a healthy weight

Plant-based diets for maintaining a healthy weight Overweight and obesity are at epidemic proportions and a major factor in the rise of non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and...
Diet and prostate cancer

Diet and prostate cancer

Diet and prostate cancer The 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 most common cancer in men in the UK. There are different stages of PC, all arising...
How does diet and lifestyle drive chronic disease?

How does diet and lifestyle drive chronic disease?

How does diet and lifestyle drive chronic disease? Most chronic diseases share similar pathogenic mechanisms, even though the manifestations of these diseases may differ. The key driver is low grade chronic inflammation. Inflammation is the body’s response to any sort...
Five surprising benefits of a plant-based diet

Five surprising benefits of a plant-based diet

Five surprising benefits of a plant-based diet Many of the important benefits of a plant-based diet – particularly for climate health and animals – are well known. Yet despite the science being very clear, there remains confusion about the impact on human health. We...