Diet Drinks are ok, aren’t they?

Diet drinks are ok.  They are a way to have it all. Fizzy, tasty drinks that quench the thirst and are way more exciting than plain old boring water or squash yet don’t make us put on weight because there are no calories. I’ve been running 28 day low sugar challenges recently and because they … Read more…

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How Much Sugar?

How much sugar do we need each day? You might be surprised to know that we do not actually have any need for the sweet stuff in our diet AT ALL.  That’s it – zero, zip, zilch requirement for sugar. Sugar wasn’t really part of our diet in any significant quantity until the 19th century … Read more…

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The Role of a Health Coach

A health coach has a big role to play in combating lifestyle diseases: “With lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease at an all-time high—and new research pointing to the power of positive lifestyle changes to reverse or prevent said diseases—Health Coaches are increasingly in demand for the special kind of support they can … Read more…

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Insulin Resistance

What is insulin resistance and why is it important? Insulin resistance happens when the cells in your body stop responding well to the insulin in your bloodstream.  Insulin is a hormone that acts like a key to let the glucose into a cell.  This is going to be the first in a series of posts … Read more…

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Diabetes in China is a Catastrophe Already Happening

I came across this Bloomberg article a few days ago reporting that there is a health crisis in China with 114 million adults are diabetic. I then noticed that the same story was being reported by the BBC a couple of days later. China has the highest number of diabetics in the world. Not surprising … Read more…

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