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Mediterranean diet does work

Leading doctors are now advising that the Mediterranean (Med) Diet is not only healthy for our hearts reducing heart attacks and strokes, but also in the fight against obesity. In fact they believe that this may be a healthier way to eat for sustained weight loss that the conventional approach which is to limit calorie [...]

More good reasons to go 'Mediterranean'

A study of over 7000 men and women at risk of cardiovascular disease, has concluded that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with either extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts may cut the risk of cardiovascular events by as much as 30% in subjects at high risk of developing heart disease, as compared with people advised [...]

10 top tips to improve your health

Prof Tim Spector, author of The Diet Myth was a recent guest on Jim Al Khalili’s radio programme The Life Scientific. He argued the need to re-evaluate what we think we know about a good diet: the importance of diversity in the types of food we eat on a daily basis and the unique mix [...]

South Pole Trek in aid of Diabetes UK

One of our patients at Luck's Yard is Neil Hunter who has Type 2 diabetes.  He is currently preparing  for a solo expedition to the South Pole in November this year.  The photo shows him on a previous expedition to Greenland. Neil says: "I am a Type 2 insulin-using diabetic and will be raising funds [...]

Luck’s Yard Hero: Annita von Haselberg

Continuing on from our Active Aging article we published at the end of last year (https://www.lucksyardclinic.com/active-ageing/), we thought it would be fun to share the reflections and ideas of some of our patients this year, who are over 60 – our Luck’s Yard Heroes. They inspire us each week in the clinic with their wit [...]

How to be a ‘Super Ager’

We have recently been featuring a blog on our Luck’s Yard Clinic homepage where we invite our more mature clients to comment on how they live their lives in an active and health manner – our own Super Agers! To that end I have put together this blog on healthy ageing paying particular attention to [...]

Olive oil and salad – a winning combination

It's time to get your salad spinner out and start munching on lettuce and vegetables! New research from King's College shows that eating salads dressed with olive oil, nuts or avocado can help reduce blood pressure. They have discovered that the mix of lettuce and monounsatured fats found in olive oil causes a reaction in [...]

Going nuts for nuts!

Another piece of research has been published showing that nut consumption as part of a Mediterranean diet can significantly reduce death associated with cardiovascular disease. Over 7000 men and women took part in the trial in Spain, a country that has a relatively high dietary intake of nuts per person.  None of the group had [...]

Keep your brain healthy

There has been lots in the news this week about Alzheimer's and dementia with information about the prevalence of these brain disorders and what can be done to prevent them. I decided to write this blog to collate the current thinking on this issue and also to give you  advice on how you can help [...]

Go nuts for nuts!

Another piece of research has been published showing that nut consumption as part of a Mediterranean diet can significantly reduce death associated with cardiovascular disease. Over 7000 men and women took part in the trial in Spain, a country that has a relatively high dietary intake of nuts per person.  None of the group had [...]

Omega 3 – the facts

A colleague who has been taking Omega-3 EFAs (essential fatty acids) to relieve painful joints, has asked me to write something about these fatty acids because she feels a real benefit from taking them. What are Omega-3 fatty acids? Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential fatty acid: in other words they are essential for human [...]

Liver little healthier!

We are nearly at the end of the first week of the New Year and no doubt resolutions have been made and broken already! It can be hard to change long held habits so even if your plans have not quite panned out there is still plenty of time to help our body get over [...]

Best foot forward …..

“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art”  Leonardo da Vinci Did you know that 1/3 of all the bones in the body are located in our feet? There are 26 of them, and each foot also has 33 joints, 19 muscles, 10 tendons and 107 ligaments. Two and a [...]

Eat less, live longer

A small column in the The Daily Telegraph yesterday caught my eye - new research suggests that intermittent fasting or the 5/2 diet may indeed protect against diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's and increase longevity. Although the 5/2 has not been around long enough for thorough studies to be carried out, this style of [...]

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