Understanding the Truth about Cholesterol

This is a guest post written by Sara Kirkham the author of The Essential Guide to Cholesterol.

For over fifty years, dietary recommendations to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) have focused on reducing saturated fat intake, with additional recommendations to also limit dietary cholesterol intake. Continue reading Understanding the Truth about Cholesterol

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Sunburn: The Facts

Sunburn: The Facts

The main cause of skin cancer is excessive exposure to UV (ultraviolet) radiation from sunbeds and the sun. Avoiding using sunbeds and taking care when enjoying the sun could prevent up to 9 out of 10 cases of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, in the UK. Continue reading Sunburn: The Facts

Why has a plant-based diet become so popular?

Why has a plant-based diet become so popular?

Have you noticed the rise in the number of people who have moved towards veganism and plant-based eating? Since 2014 January has become a dedicated month for vegans known as Veganuary, named after the charity who created a social event to encourage people to go vegan for a month. I have to be honest and say that I know only a couple of people who have gone down this route in my immediate circle of friends and family, but, on a larger scale veganism has skyrocketed. Continue reading Why has a plant-based diet become so popular?

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a very common condition which causes a person’s blood glucose levels to become elevated. People whose insulin is less effective than normal, but who can still make it to a certain extent, are given the diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. Some experts believe that the condition is becoming worryingly common in our times as a result of certain societal changes, such as supermarkets, the replacement of walking with driving and increased access to fast foods. Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes

What is Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar is a mental health condition which has an impact on your mood, and can cause your mood to swing between two extremes. In the past, it was referred to as “manic depression”. This was the phrase used to describe it right up until 1980, at which point the American Psychiatric Association (APA) decided to reflect the condition’s “bi-polarity”, or dual nature, by renaming it “bipolar disorder”. Continue reading What is Bipolar Disorder