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Have your (chocolate) cake & eat it too…

Chocolate gets a bad rap about being unhealthy, but with Chocolate Week just gone by and lots of talk about the health dangers of sugar, it has urged me to write about the good side of chocolate. How can chocolate be good for you? To make the chocolate confectionary that we all know and love, […]

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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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Coco Loco – Part 2

The Daily Mail article, referenced in Coco Loco-Part 1, mentions Dr Mary Newport and her case study about her husband’s struggle with dementia.  She comments that in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, multiple sclerosis (& others) it appears that the neurons in certain areas of the brain are unable to process glucose and therefore not getting any […]

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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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Seeing Red…

Recently a friend of mine was told he had a high cholesterol level and was prescribed Lipitor.  Apparently when he asked the doctor if there were any possible side effects, he was told there were none!  I find this quite unbelievable…  Since reading my blog about statins he has decided to put the prescription for […]

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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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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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