Killing for Profit – Dr Aseem Malhotra discusses the dark world of Big Food and Big Pharma

“We have a complete healthcare system failure and an epidemic of misinformed doctors and harmed patients,” – Dr Aseem Malhotra, 2018.

On 12 April, a mix of leading doctors and academics spoke at the European Parliament in Brussels in a lecture entitled “Big Food & Big Pharma, Killing for Profit?” Among these speakers was Dr Malhotra, author of The Pioppi Diet, a leading cardiologist and co-founder of Action Sugar, who spoke about the need for system reform in global healthcare, the biased funding of research, overmedication and the need to address the impact of sugar in our diet.

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How to cook low carb for one

We are huge fans of eating fresh, natural, wholesome foods on a low carb diet, although many find that buying fresh foods can be a challenge, especially when cooking for just one. We want to assure you that there are lots of tricks you can use to make cooking fresh, healthy, low carb meals for one simple, hassle-free and cost-effective.

Here are 10 of our top tips on solo low carb food prep.

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National Siblings Day – supporting a loved one with diabetes

Today is National Siblings Day, we wanted to use this day to focus on how we can support a loved one with diabetes. Whether it’s type 1 or type 2 diabetes, receiving a diagnosis can be worrying so we want to know the best way to support them and what we can do to help.

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Spring: seasonal fruit & vegetables

Although it might not seem so, with all of this UK rain, spring is finally here. And with a change in season comes a change in what fruit and vegetables there are on offer.

Typically, our supermarkets stock all fresh foods year-round, meaning we tend to ignore our very own growing seasons. But eating seasonally has many benefits, one being they are rich in nutrients, but most importantly they taste even better!

Below we have devised a list of our favourite low carb fruits and vegetables that are in season throughout spring.

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Melissa McCarthy – Success on the keto diet

With celebrity diets and weight loss often the hot topic of conversation in the media, it is no surprise that Melissa McCarthy has stolen the limelight following her dramatic 75 pound weight loss! How, you might be asking? The answer is the ketogenic diet.

Going keto is becoming increasingly popular among the diabetes community and is setting the trend for celebs too. A popular benefit of the keto diet is the weight loss that can be achieved, while further benefits include lower blood pressure, raised HDL cholesterol levels (which is a good sign of heart health) and improved mental performance.

Melissa McCarthy, a well-known actor who you might recognise from films such as Bridesmaids and the television show Mike and Molly, is a funny, witty and entertaining actor. Melissa embraced the film industry as a plus-sized woman, and for years she has set the benchmark for all body types. Hallelujah!

For a new film role, she embraced the ketogenic diet primarily to lose weight, and the results have been sensational.

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Top Easter egg choices

 Controlling and watching your blood sugars this Easter weekend is important if you have diabetes, and it doesn’t help that the likelihood of more chocolate being around is high.

Therefore, here we have a condensed guide on the best low carb and low sugar friendly Easter eggs. After looking online and across supermarkets there are only a handful of 85%+ cocoa, dark chocolate Easter eggs. Unfortunately, the selection is limited, but they do exist!

However, if you are interested in alternatives to chocolate this Easter, you will welcome the arrival of the first cheese Easter egg. Yes, you read correctly, cheese Easter eggs are now available in Asda.

Whether chocolate or cheese is your preference, here are the diabetes friendlier eggs worthy of pursuing this Easter.

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Self-care tips for busy mums

Mother’s day is an opportunity to show our mums just how much we love and appreciate them. Being a parent can be demanding and exhausting and often you put your child’s needs before your own. Practicing regular self-care is something many of us (especially busy mums) don’t do very often. But this doesn’t mean we should overlook its importance.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day – 6 pioneers of the diabetes community

International Women’s Day celebrates making a positive difference for women, and the diabetes community is a fundamental example of women not letting diabetes stand in their way.

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #Pressforprogress, with the focus on encouraging gender inclusivity. We therefore decided to celebrate some of the inspirational women past and present from the diabetes community who have helped to inspire and influence others.

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Happy International Women’s Day from DCUK!

#Pressforprogress

In today’s society there is a strong demand to move forward to ensure there is always gender parity. The theme of 2018’s International Women’s Day is #PressforProgress which works by encouraging whole communities to be gender inclusive.

Here at Diabetes.co.uk we are doing our bit to #PressforProgress. The ladies of the office certainly don’t go unappreciated, with all of our younger female team members progressing in their careers. We thought we would share a little bit about some of our influential female colleagues and how they have got to where they are today.

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Vitamin D, The Sunshine Vitamin – Are You Getting Enough?

It’s quite likely that many people currently have low vitamin D levels, especially with the extreme weather conditions and snow. But fear not.

This is because it is very hard to get enough vitamin D solely from the diet throughout the winter. Therefore, it is so crucial to optimise your time outside in the forthcoming months- sun lovers rejoice!

In the summer months, typically from late March-end of September, most people get sufficient amounts through sunlight exposure and from their diet. Hence vitamin D is also known as the sunshine vitamin.

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