Simple strategies for living well
Sep27

Simple strategies for living well

Take a piece of string, measure your height with it and fold it in half, does it fit around your waist? Waist to height measurement is a pretty good indicator of whether you really need that extra helping of… cake/pie/favourite foodstuff! A balanced diet is made up (thanks to Paul Chek for this simplification) of food with eyes (protein and fats) and food with no eyes (carbohydrates). Avocados and nuts are exceptions to that...

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eat your greens!
Sep22

eat your greens!

We can science-ize the term ‘eating your greens’ for the 21st century by talking about the beneficial effects of folate on our methylation cycle. As people with a long term condition we can seem easy prey for all sorts of quackery. This is an article that I believe might chime with our innate penchant for experts. This is another article that mentions the therapeutic use of a substance for a range of chronic...

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alternative healthcare
Sep14

alternative healthcare

“Right now, they [mspatients] are not getting the kind of information we as [health care] providers would like them to get,” Wray said.” This is quoted from a Boston Globe article of the 11th September. ACTRIMS – ECTRIMS researchers were apparently concerned about the ‘perceptions’ of ms patients. I’d like to know where would doctors and MS researchers present at the conference rather patients get...

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Is feeling a bit better as good as a cure?
Sep13

Is feeling a bit better as good as a cure?

I remember when as youngsters who knew no better, we used to wave our inebriation like a badge of honour; happy happy days but not really suitable as a long term strategy! I think a bit differently about life now and have different priorities. Whilst I’m with Dylan Thomas on this one and all in favour of not going gently into that good night I don’t like the fight, struggle and battle analogies common with various types of...

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Are doctors beginning to get it?
Sep04

Are doctors beginning to get it?

Everything is awesome! (apologies, I watched a movie yesterday, Lego related post to follow) This piece of news came out on the anniversary of the start of the 2nd WW. One has no bearing on the other, I’m not big into coincidences and fate (I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that even though I use a word later on in this post I don’t knit my own muesli or believe in numerology). That’s not to say they...

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