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Itchy fluid filled blisters – hands and feet or dyshidrotic eczema, pompholyx, what may get rid of it

Dyshidrotic eczema or Pompholyx is a form of eczema that occurs on hands and feet. It can also be called Cheiropompholyx Dyshidrosis Foot-and-hand eczema Pompholyx Vesicular eczema Palmoplantar eczema This is a fairly common form of eczema that causes small, intensely itchy blisters on the edges of the fingers, toes, palms, and soles of the […]

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How did Simon Gault lose weight and shrink his pancreas and liver fat? In “Why Are We Fat?”

If you watched the series called “Why Are We Fat?” on Prime TV in New Zealand over the last 3 weeks, you would have followed Chef Simon Gault’s journey as he talked to experts around the world in a bit to find out why we have an epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Note: […]

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Paleo a fad diet? Not so fast: Paleo diet clinical studies

Clinical Studies Lindeberg S, et al. A Palaeolithic diet improves glucose tolerance more than a Mediterranean-like diet in individuals with ischaemic heart disease. Diabetologia, 2007. Osterdahl M, et al. Effects of a short-term intervention with a paleolithic diet in healthy volunteers. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2008. Jonsson T, et al. Beneficial effects of a […]

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Kellogg’s Nutrigrain, all that sugar as shown on “Why Are We Fat?”

  You may have noticed Simon Gault looking at labels on a number of processed food packets on “Why Are We Fat” Documentary last night on Prime TV. We saw last night in the programme how ultra-processed food is the prime culprit in our obesity epidemic. I talked about ultra-processed food in this post and […]

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Chef Simon Gault “Why Are We Fat?” presenter and human guinea pig, Prime TV, NZ, 10 Sept, 8.30pm

One of my recent jobs has been as a researcher for television programmes. “Why Are We Fat?” is a 3 x 1 hours documentary series asking why we have this extraordinary obesity epidemic that has spiralled out of control in the last 50 years. Closely related is the tsunami of type 2 diabetes, once called […]

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Pre-diabetes goes into remission on higher protein, lower carbohydrate diet (Zone diet balance)

Can pre-diabetes be reversed with diet? This study says it can be Type 2 diabetes currently affects 29.1 million people in the USA, 8 million do not know teh have it, they are currently undiagnosed. Pre-diabetes affect 86 million Americans. This refers to having impaired glucose tolerance, which means glucose is not being cleared properly […]

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