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Red Meat – good or bad? Part 1

There was a BBC2 Horizon documentary this evening by Dr Michael Mosley called ‘Should I Eat Meat?’.  One interesting little bit of information mentioned was: An American study showed that eating red meat increased health/mortality issues A European study showed that eating some red meat was healthier than eating none. But no-one looked into WHY […]

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Coconut

Coco Loco – Going Nuts for Coconuts (pt 1)

I had just mentioned to a friend about our concern with Dad’s short term memory becoming ‘short’! Although we have our concerns about Alzheimer’s he has always passed the doctor’s tests.   Plus as he’s also off the statins now (see my previous blogs on statins) it can’t be the Lipitor side-effects. Anyway, this friend then […]

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Croissant

Omega 6 or Omega 3?

I caught an advert on TV this evening by Flora margarine.  The whole ad was that their margarine was high in omega-6 and good for the heart.  It’s no wonder everyone is confused, when we’re also continuously told to increase our omega-3 intake.  Are we supposed to eat more omega 3 or omega 6?  Or […]

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Statins

Mission Accomplished!

Doctor-2 The visit with my father to his cardiologist went well in that he agreed for my father to come off Lipitor immediately. The condition is that he goes back to see him again in one month’s time to tell him how he feels. The doctor agreed that cholesterol was not the problem and when […]

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Statins

Family Matters

There was another reason why we got interested in health issues.  Another very personal reason… A couple of years ago my family (mother and brothers) had been concerned that my father was having problems with his memory. They had him take a dementia test which he passed, so apparently he wasn’t getting Alzheimer’s. About a […]

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