Category Archives: Diet

8 reasons you should be eating carbohydrates.

Carbohydrates

I know, I know, but carbohydrates increase blood glucose levels I hear you say. Well this post is for the carb haters out there. I’m going to explain why carbohydrate containing foods aren’t actually bad and how you can still include them in your diet. Carbohydrates get a bad rep. They are the primary nutrient that increase blood glucose levels

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New study says sweeteners increase the risk of stroke. A review

A new study published in the Stroke journal has linked the intake of artificial sweeteners with an increase in the incidence of stroke. Historically, sweeteners have been recommended as a risk free replacement for sugar. Patients with diabetes are perhaps more likely to make the switch from sugar to sweeteners because the effect on blood glucose levels is negligible. This

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Type 2 diabetes remission diet – An off the record discussion on the pros and cons

type 2 diabetes remission diet

Since originally blogging on the type 2 diabetes remission a while back (find it here) I’ve been getting many more enquiries about this. This is in no small part to the media coverage on the diet.  It makes sense really. If you were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the past you wouldn’t have received any information about a possible

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Do Keto Diets Work

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Do Keto Diets Work?? Ketogenic (or keto diet) diets are one of the latest dietary trends to sweep the diet market. The idea is you reduce your carbohydrate intake to below 50g per day allowing your body to shift mostly to fat as it’s primary energy source.  During usual metabolism the muscles and organs use a combination of glucose and

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Diets for lowering Glucose Levels? Is the media failing you?

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Diets for lowering glucose levels. Is the media failing you? There’s been a lot of media coverage in recent times about diets for lowering glucose levels in type 2 diabetes. People are asking questions of the NHS and dietitians as to why we aren’t prescribing such diets for you. Frankly, questions are good. We like questions and being challenged. This

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Should crash diets be part of NHS treatment?

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Should crash diets or fad diets be available on the NHS? This is always a controversial one that splits opinion. I suspect I could start full scale warfare just within my dietetic department by mentioning this topic. Some are staunch believers crash diets are what is needed to kick start people into losing weight. Others see this as unsustainable and

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