Quote of the month

He who takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skill of his doctors.


Chinese Proverb

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.

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Low carb breakfast

Related to my post on Breakfasts,

Cereal - a poor choice for breakfast

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.