Most people I see in my clinic have Type 2 diabetes and are on Metformin. Often, with a strict diet regime, some patients can get off Metformin and get their diabetes under control with diet and exercise.
After all the planning, researching and the saving it's finally here - your summer break! Your holiday is really important to you, so don't take chances and have your trip ruined by illness. This Summer 60 million journeys will be made abroad by British holidaymakers, and up to 50% of those will have their fun interrupted by stomach upsets and illness (1).
Calendula - more commonly known as Marigold - enjoys a long history of healing for both the mind and the body.
Native to Ancient Egypt, the Greeks drank an infusion of Marigold to relieve sleeplessness - and what today we call ‘stress'! Regarded as a symbol of good luck, it is believed to have first been brought to Britain by the Romans and was one of the earliest plants to be cultivated.
Are supplements really a waste of time and money? Is there a real need for them in 21st century living? With the threat of many being banned in the coming years, should it be under the control of our GP to prescribe vitamins or should our health be in our own hands? Should we be allowed to choose?
Most babies are eating food that is older than they are, according to Annabel Karmel MBE, author of the UK's best-selling book "The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner", now into its 20th Anniversary edition.
Annabel is keenly campaigning for supermarkets to include fridges in their baby aisles to give parents the option of selecting fresh, chilled food products for their offspring, instead of being presented only with an array of long-life "jarred" foods.
Baby-led weaning has become the latest trend, along with baby massage and baby yoga. For many mothers it provides an alternative method of weaning, instead of the traditional route of starting with purees then moving on to lumpy foods and finger foods.