How long are your Telomeres?

Telomeres are specific DNA-protein structures found at both ends of each chromosome. They play a vital role in preserving the information in our genome (our hereditary characteristics that determine who we are). During our lives, small portions of our telomeres are lost during normal cell division and eventually the telomere reaches a critical limit and the cell ages. Therefore our telomere length serves as a … Continue reading How long are your Telomeres?

Primordial Prevention

Definition; The prevention of risk factors themselves, beginning with a change in social and environmental conditions in which the factors are observed to develop and continuing for high risk children, adolescents and young adults. Weston A Price was an American Dentist whom in the 1930’s did a huge amount of research to try and understand why in recent times our jaws have been shrinking causing … Continue reading Primordial Prevention

A word from the horse’s mouth.

Caring for your body starts with caring for your mouth. Everything that you chose to put into your mouth will directly affect your health. What you eat, chew, drink, smoke, and how you care for your mouth can greatly impact your ability to maintain good health and ultimately influence your long term health status. Generally the mouth is not considered as much more than a … Continue reading A word from the horse’s mouth.

How to boost your immune system

A strong immune system can help us avoid the health risks associated with viruses and this is our front-line defence, so we want it to be a robust as possible. There are several things you can do to support your immune system right now . 1. Immunity boosting foods. Vitamin C-rich foods can boost the body’s defence system and help with preventing seasonal colds and … Continue reading How to boost your immune system

DIABESITY ; Obesity, Insulin resistance and metabolic disorder

The global burden of disease from Obesity, Insulin resistance and metabolic disorder, which so often lead to Type 2 Diabetes is so heavy that there is a real possibility that the Health Service in this country will be bankrupted by the huge numbers of cases and the explosion of related chronic diseases. Few people die from T2D, but the number of amputations, sight loss, kidney … Continue reading DIABESITY ; Obesity, Insulin resistance and metabolic disorder

What is Disability Transition ?

Disability Transition is the period between living a healthy independent life in your own home and requiring living assistance in a care home. Many people would consider their Life Expectancy to be similar to that of their parents and this certainly gives a good basis for understanding how long you might be around. However, there is little thought given to Healthy Life Expectancy which, in … Continue reading What is Disability Transition ?

Pandemic Pandemonium or the road ahead?

What a difference a Pandemic makes. It is interesting to see how everyone copes in an unprecedented situation, such as the cover-19 lockdown. For some, it is a great opportunity to do jobs at home that have been left ignored for weeks, month or years. For others, they may be paralysed with fear or indecision about what to do. However, it is beneficial to remember … Continue reading Pandemic Pandemonium or the road ahead?

Emerging research

It is becoming widely accepted that lifestyle changes have the biggest impact on improving our health and well-being, encouraging independent longevity and reducing the risk of chronic diseases that may cause us to suffer sickness in our declining years. Recent studies have shown that the relationship between insulin resistance, Type-2 Diabetes, obesity and consuming carbohydrates now indicates that cutting out carbs in the diet can … Continue reading Emerging research

DIABESITY ; Obesity, Insulin resistance and metabolic disorder

The global burden of disease from Obesity, Insulin resistance and metabolic disorder, which so often lead to Type 2 Diabetes is so heavy that there is a real possibility that the Health Service in this country will be bankrupted by the huge numbers of cases and the explosion of related chronic diseases. Few people die from T2D, but the number of amputations, sight loss, kidney … Continue reading DIABESITY ; Obesity, Insulin resistance and metabolic disorder