He who takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skill of his doctors.
You can’t drug people into being healthy!
Dr Aseem Mahotra
Together with Sir Richard Thompson (the Queen’s doctor from 1984-2005), Aseem spoke in the European Parliament on over medication of the British people and how ineffective much of it is. The bulk of ill health is lifestyle caused and therefore diet can have a strong beneficial effect especially with diseases of insulin resistance like diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
For World Diabetes Day – not a day to celebrate
Western medicine will one day admit what has been known in the Orient for years. Sugar is the greatest evil that modern industrial civilization has visited upon the countries of the Far East and Africa.
The taste of sweetness, whereof a little more than a little is by much too much.
Henry IV, Part I
Related to my post on Breakfasts,
Cereal – a poor choice for breakfast
I’ve just come across this article from Dr David Morris (NHS GP). He’s writing about dietary approaches to diabetes and insulin resistance and covers the problems with excess sugar (including starch) in the modern diet.