Dr Ferghal and I explore the famous DASH diet.
This diet was developed in the 90s looking at the effects of a diet high in Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium and low Sodium levels on blood pressure. This ultimately translates to eating an abundance of fruits and vegetables with small amounts saturated and dietary fat.
“A diet as good as the famous statins?”
This week, Dr Ferghal and I explore the ‘Portfolio Diet’; known for its effectiveness in lowering LDL i.e. ‘bad cholesterol’. This diet is said to be as effective as Lovastatin, which is a cholesterol lowering medication!
Dr Saveena talks about the tools to use when choosing a diet and what a weight loss plateau is.
Over the upcoming episodes, we will be reviewing the various diets that are out there from a medical perspective.
This episode is to introduce how beneficial diets can be to our lives when chosen correctly.
Many of us are time poor due to the various responsibilities and pressures we face these days. As a result, despite the awareness that exercise is tremendously beneficial for our health, it seems to be put on the backburner more often than not. This is the reality most of us face but, there is a possible way out of this- the 4 minute Tabata style workout.
This therapy does not dwell on the past, but rather works on the premise that the future is negotiable. By knowing the patient and by asking the miracle question the therapist can unlock a patient’s recovery potential.
When we eat we ingest carbohydrates, proteins and fats, these are broken down by the digestive system into glucose, amino acids and triglycerides. These substances are then absorbed by the body. Therefore, In the fed state our bodies are full of sugar that needs to go somewhere.
Have you ever wondered what maybe going on every time one of your students voices their need to visit ‘the sick bay’…? Or perhaps you are curious about how often you do the roll call only to notice one (or perhaps a couple of your students) are continually absent from school….Today I would like to lift the veil on the complex interplay known as ‘school refusal’, which affects up to around 2% of school populations.