In praise of the Apple
Is the phrase, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” just hogwash?
Mmmmm not really…
You see, apples are rather an amazing fruit.
Research shows a massive reduction in risk for lifestyle diseases the more we increase fruits and vegetables. So, this is an obvious one. So, physicians, step back!
No Such thing as “Superfoods”
When I was little, I remember being given a little red, shiny tablet every morning after breakfast. “To make you strong and energetic” was the reason for the ritualistic dispensing of the iron supplement.
I still remember the complete delight as I felt the strength and energy welling up inside me as
Will power and blood sugar level
How often I have been told by patients on their first visit, “I know exactly what to do, but I just can’t seem to stick to the diets! I seem to fall of the wagon and not just eat a bit, but really binge-out”. Can you help me with my willpower?
Exercise in Winter by Andries Lodder
The benefits of exercise go without saying, increased fitness, stamina and weight loss, but the advantages of frequent exercise go much deeper, especially during these winter months.Let’s be honest, leaving the house in winter is difficult, let alone exercising, its cold and dull and everything you do during these months just seems like an effort, exercise might just be the “get up and go” medicine everyone’s been looking for.
Getting Cold? Eat more carbs
We all have different metabolic rates, but have you noticed how some people seem to remain warmer, whilst others are perpetually cold?
The answer could lie in many problems, such as thyroid problems, ageing, hormones and medications. However, one of the quickest ways to warm up is to eat more carbohydrates!
Why do you comfort eat?
The hunger urge is extremely powerful. If we deny ourselves the satisfaction of the need for food, this need becomes an addiction.
We all have a fair perception about drug addiction. It is an insatiable need for a substance that produces powerfully pleasurable effects, so powerful that when the effect wears off, the user must have another fix.
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