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Lets Look at – Carbohydrates by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This article is part of an occasional series taking a basic look at each of the major food groups. This week we look at the foods we know as carbohydrates & their effect o ... Read on »
A Growing Taste for Seaweed in the UK by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The popularity of seaweed – a staple part of the diet in Japan & China with more than 170,000 tons of it being consumed each year - is on the up. Seven out of the wor ... Read on »
Best Before Dates & Our Health – Time for Change by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Approximately five million tonnes of edible food worth £6bn is estimated to be thrown away in the UK each year! The government is hoping to put an end to this by simpl ... Read on »
Go to Work on an Egg …& Eggschange for Variety - Eggcellent! by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine They are one of the most nutritious foods that money can buy: a natural source of many nutrients including high quality protein, vitamins and minerals. & now they’re avail ... Read on »
Health Drinks – Are They Really Healthy? by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine With the constant promotion of healthy eating & the importance of healthy eating, more & more consumers are opting for healthier drinks instead of the traditional canned f ... Read on »
Is There Really Such a Thing as a Healthy Cake? by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It sounds unlikely, but a recently launched range of cupcakes are proving to be both healthy & irresistibly scrumptious! The cup cakes are the first of a range of food ... Read on »
Eating Cheese is Good for Teeth! by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Eating cheese may not be the best thing for your waistline but the good news is that it can help us have healthy teeth! It appears that there is an extensive body of ... Read on »
It’s in the Box! by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine According to a Swiss study, breakfast cereals and other foods sold in recycled boxes could be contaminated by oils from printers’ ink. Manufacturers confirm that they ... Read on »
Don’t Eat Red Meat! by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Department of Health is advising people to consume less red meat in a new report. For some time there have been indications that red meat consumption is linked to ... Read on »
Cherry Juice – Just Another Super Food? by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Cherry Juice is one of the latest in a long line of super foods. What is it that makes it so special? The first somewhat spectacular claim being made for it is that dr ... Read on »
Anomalies in Response to Britain’s Rising Obesity Rate by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The link between obesity and preventable illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer is well documented, but is enough being done to combat this? Health Campa ... Read on »
New Research Brings a New Take on the 5 a Day! by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine For some time now the virtues of eating 5 portions of fruit & vegetables a day have been extolled for the health benefits that result, but now, according to research carri ... Read on »
Government Pushing for Plain Cigarette Packaging by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In a bid to make cigarette smoking less appealing towards children, MPs are pushing for plain cigarette packaging. In the early stages of 2011, shop owners will be exp ... Read on »
Tuberculosis on the Rise in Britain by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Tuberculosis is back in Britain with the number of people infected at the highest point since 1979. The amount infected in 1979 was 9,266, but with 9,040 people infect ... Read on »
Herbal Medicine Sector on the Rise by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The local herbal medicine industry is set to soar in growth, according to industry experts. The health products industry is anticipating increased demand and knowledge ... Read on »
Top 10 Superfoods by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Superfoods are great for improving personal health. Here are the top 10 superfoods: 1. Baked Beans It may come as a surprise, but the good old baked bean is pac ... Read on »
CONVENIENCE FOODS - CHANGE FOR THE BEST by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The National Institute for clinical excellence – NICE – has recommended major changes round convenience & processed food. NICE – The UK’s leading health watchdog - has ... Read on »
AN UNHEALTHY OBSESSION WITH HEALTHY FOOD. by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Eating disorder charities are concerned that a marked rise in people obsessed with healthy eating may be indicative of a serious psychological condition. Sufferers typ ... Read on »
COFFEE – CAN IT OFFER PROTECTION AGAINST DEVELOPING SOME SORTS OF CANCER? by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Earlier in the month research suggested that coffee may give some protection against developing Parkinson’s disease. Now scientists have found evidence that drinking coffe ... Read on »
FOOD LOBBY WINS, AS MEPS VOTE AGAINST TRAFFIC LIGHTS FOOD LABELLING. by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There was disappointment & outrage on Wednesday as the European Parliament appeared to reject recommendations designed to promote better health among consumers, in favour ... Read on »