Category Archives: diet

Is Juicing A Cure-All or Just Another Health Fad?

Juicing has become a popular trend within the health and fitness world, with claims that it can help you burn fat, improve your complexion and boost your immune system. It’s claims to be a convenient way to get the nourishment your body needs in a handy drink ‘to-go’ . But is juicing really the miracle […]

Mediterranean diet prevents dementia

The so-called Mediterranean diet is crucial to fighting dementia, say a group of doctors on the first day of the G8 summit on dementia. Experts from the G8 countries are in London this week to plan fresh approaches to dementia. They have written a letter to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt calling for the government to […]

Fat but fit? Health not size predicts risk of serious illness

Can you be fat but fit? Apparently so, according to several recent pieces of intriguing research. And fitness is what keeps you healthier for longer, regardless of how lean you look… or not. So it really doesn’t matter how you are on the outside, it’s what’s going inside that matters. Remember, always consult a healthcare […]

Sugary drinks may alter brain chemistry for the worse

Sugar has yet again been getting a hard time in the scientific press. New Scientist magazine recently reported a small study suggesting that rats who were given sugar in their drinking water equivalent to the concentrations found in soft drinks developed brain changes similar to those associated with dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease. Does this […]

Is processed meat really linked to early death?

Widely reported in the media today is the unsavoury news that consumption of processed meats may increase the risk of dying young. The report, published in the journal BioMed Central Medicine, specifically mentions ham, bacon, sausages, and “minced meat that has been bought as a ready-to-eat product”. It also points out that “processed meat” usually […]

Exercise may help you maintain weight loss, but won’t help you lose it in the first place

Exercise may help you maintain weight loss, but won’t help you lose it in the first place. That’s the somewhat dispriting message at the heart of a few recent articles in the fitness and exercise communities. For example, the Huffington Post recently published an article stating just this. But the author is keen to point […]

The 5:2 diet and intermittent fasting

It seems that the internet is abuzz with reports that an easy to follow diet is an easy way to fat loss, and can significantly reduce your chances of developing several serious diseases including Alzheimer’s, cancer, and stroke. The “5:2 diet” was recently reported by Michael Mosley for the BBC, in the Horizon episode “Eat, […]