Functional blog

3D medical background with male head with brain and DNA strands
10 Dec 2017
Gene therapy to cure Huntington’s Disease

I am a firm believer of Genes are not our Destiny, yet I still battle with this concept every day in my NHS role with my conventional colleagues. When I hear the headlines of a new ground-breaking therapy that has been trialed and shown to slow down Huntington’s disease…. I am very excited to say the least! This is genetic therapy, modifying our genes and our destiny. Huntington’s is an incurable degenerative dis...

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Diabetes tester
08 Dec 2017
Diet puts Diabetes Type 2 into Remission

A large research project has shown that Diabetes Type 2 can be put into remission using diet. How exciting as this hits the conventional world! Medical management of Diabetes type 2 has revolved around pharmaceutical drugs for many years. Whilst reducing sugar and healthy eating has always been out there, it has only ever been used as complementary to the conventional model of medical treatment of diabetes and has never b...

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Healthy foods, nutritional soup
22 Nov 2017
Fasting Mimicking Diet

Yet another fasting diet fad... but is it?? The fasting mimicking diet (FMD) is a diet that involves severe caloric restriction for five days out of the month. It follows the same principle as fasting by temporarily depriving the body of food to take advantage of health benefits like increased fat burning and reduced inflammation. This forces the body to regenerate new cells and in turn has been shown in mice studies t...

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