The Member's Blog
Tim Smith
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Should you go low fat or low carb? Vegan or paleo? Ketogenic? Mediterranean? Pescatarian? The truth is it's extremely difficult to prove that there's one universal diet that's superior to all others, certainly in terms of its effects on health and pe...

Malcolm Rigler
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You can't teach an old dog new tricks, or so the old saying goes. As we grow older we may get used to listening to classical music when relaxed, or perhaps jazz. Whatever our preference, it becomes harder and harder to really enjoy music...

Hazel Wallace
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Last year a record-breaking 168,500 people made the pledge to be vegan for the month of January – and that’s just the number of people who officially registered, so chances are many more people gave the challenge a go. Before we start, just to clarif...

Punam Krishan
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The bit of the GP consultation that I love the most is the bit I rarely get time for in my surgery - health education and lifestyle medicine. A year ago I found my tribe with team BSLM and felt that I had the chance to be able to contribute, with sup...

Campbell Murdoch
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The world of lifestyle medicine is one that recognises the whole individual, their community, the environment and many interacting components. The lifestyle medicine complexity presents some significant challenges. Often in healthcare, and probably i...

Sue Kenneally
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As a population we are gaining weight and the majority of people in the UK are now overweight or obese. Obesity is a complex medical condition requiring intervention from multiple sectors of society including the medical profession, pharmaceutical in...

Sophie Newton
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You may not think you are interested in gut health and the microbiome, or perhaps you have a basic understanding, but watch this video to learn about why this is one of the most exciting areas of Lifestyle Medicine and what simple changes you can mak...

Lucy Loveday
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Last week, my 6 yr old son was innocently squatting in his pyjamas on a bright red hard wooden kitchen chair (pictured above) eating his breakfast. Totally at ease in his chosen position, and remarkably skilled at placing porridge into his mouth with...

Michael Banna
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I’ve always understood Coke to be cancer in a can, and Diet Coke to be even more full of chemicals. How can the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine be advocating people drinking Diet Coke, because this just goes against everything I believe in?...

Ben Scott
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I was at a ‘wellness’ presentation the other day. It was a very well put together evening that looked at the sustainability of the NHS on the Isle of Man, given the rise in obesity and the associated health complications. At the end of the present...

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