Tag Archives: Diabetes

  • Olive Oil – A Great Healer

    Not that long ago olive oil was thought of as a speciality cooking oil, and only used on Mediterranean type recipes and for special occasions. Now, however, I would recommend it to all my patients because of all the wonderful health benefits it gives, especially cold pressed extra virgin olive oil as it contains most […]

  • Are you an ‘apple’ or ‘pear’?

    Often people are concerned about the shape of their body and the way this makes them look and feel. However your body shape could be an indicator to a potential health problem. An ‘apple’ shaped body tends to have fat above the waist, whereas a ‘pear’ shaped body carries fat below the waist. Men with […]

  • Statin drugs – a Gentle Decline

    So now the medical profession want to put everyone over the age of 55 on statins and blood pressure drugs, whether they need them or not and without examining them for any problems. Supposedly it will cut costs! My question is: Are the side effects associated with statins worth the risk? Just in my practice […]

  • Vitamin D

    Have you often wondered why you feel better in the summer when the sun is out? Well the simple answer is Vitamin D.  Virtually every organ system in your body is dependent on sunshine for optimal performance because it triggers Vitamin D production in your cells.  Vitamin D is an ‘essential’ vitamin which means that […]

  • Statins and Type-2 Diabetes.

    There has been a new study of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and the finding was: ‘Statin use increases risk of developing type 2 diabetes’. However, according to the researchers, that risk is really a very small thing, hardly worth mentioning in light of the magnificence of the life-saving properties of the wonder drug…the Great Statin. At […]

  • Plastic chemical causes heart disease and more

    Researchers have confirmed that the chemical found in plastic food and drink containers causes heart disease. Traces of the chemical, BPA (Biphenol A), are detectable in 90 per cent of people. Researchers from the Peninsula Medical School at the University of Exeter studied BPA levels in a large US population over a three-year period and […]

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes is a disabling and deadly disease that now effects more people than ever. In the UK there are nearly 2.5 million sufferers which is a rise of 167,000 in the last year alone! There are more than half a million people who have the condition, and don’t even know it. Scientists have attributed this […]

  • Complementary Treatment

    As in conventional treatment it is important to make lifestyle changes by looking at diet, exercise and also minimising your risks especially with the environmental chemicals and dirty electricity. The most important dietary change that has to be made with any risk of diabetes is to cut out all sugar, processed foods and diet drinks, […]

  • Conventional Treatment

    Type 1 diabetes is treated by insulin injections and a healthy diet, and regular exercise is recommended.  Insulin cannot be taken by mouth because it is destroyed by the digestive juices in the stomach. People with this type of diabetes commonly take either two or four injections of insulin each day.  Type 2 diabetes is treated […]

  • Causes and Risk Factors

    Type 1  Type 1 diabetes develops when the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas have been destroyed. Nobody knows for sure why these cells have been damaged but the most likely cause is an abnormal reaction of the body to the cells. This may be triggered by a viral or other infection.  Type 2   If you […]