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Jul 27, 2020
Mark Killick

Knowing your blood sugar levels could save your life

Among COVID-19 cases, the two most common underlying health conditions are cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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Jun 25, 2020
Mark Killick

Your own immunity is the best mask that you can wear

As restrictions ease and we find ourselves tiptoeing gently out of lockdown, fear still exists amongst local communities and the Worlds’ populations.

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Jun 12, 2020
Mark Killick

Foods that impact blood pressure

High blood pressure is a worldwide issue with around 25% of the population being diagnosed with hypertension, often caused by poor lifestyle choices. This puts a huge strain on our under-pressure healthcare system.

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May 15, 2020
Mark Killick

Positivity in the new ‘norm’

Although things have eased a bit, we are now in our eighth week of lockdown. Our pre-lockdown daily routines eliminated and replaced with new ones, like online meetings and exercise classes. But there are ways to hold on to as much as what we value as ‘normal’, and why that’s good for our health.

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May 4, 2020
Mark Killick

Sugar is more deadly than we thought

Whilst living under quarantine conditions, it has been very easy to allow ourselves lots of so called ‘treats’. According to new data, vodka, red bull and chocolate are flying of the shelves of corner shops and convenience stores. But are they really ‘treats’ if they can lead to poor blood glucose control, which turns out to be a major risk factor for COVID-19 severity.

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Apr 14, 2020
Mark Killick

Introducing The Essential Health Check

The essential health check is a simple way to keep track of your health.It combines a simple finger-prick blood test that measures 19 key health markers with a personalised nutrition and lifestyle consultation based on the results of the test.

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Apr 7, 2020
Mark Killick

Recipe Spiced Cabbage Minced Lamb Stew With Tomatoes

This recipe is based on the Turkish dish ‘Kapuska’. It has quickly become my favourite low-carb dish and is ideal for anybody suffering from type 2 diabetes or trying to regulate blood sugar. It contains cabbage, the much-maligned vegetable, and is high in beta carotene, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and fibre. Cabbage contains a compound called sulforaphane which helps reduce inflammation in the body. 

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Apr 3, 2020
Mark Killick

A good time to address your health issues

This present pandemic reinforces how easily we can “catch a disease”, but the reality is that most illnesses that we suffer from are termed non-communicable diseases. They are often the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices, which means there is so much that we can do, in terms of diet and lifestyle, to manage and sometimes reverse them.

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Mar 25, 2020
Mark Killick

Real Wealth is Health

When we finally come out of the other end of this crisis will there be a needed paradigm shift in our thinking about health. Will we, as individuals, empower ourselves to take care of our health with informed diet and lifestyle choices, before falling ill with chronic disease. And will the food industry stop manufacturing and marketing food that contributes to diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, by taking their responsibility seriously?

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Mar 19, 2020
Mark Killick

Protecting Yourself from Coronavirus by Supporting the Immune System

One thing that I’ve observed over the past few days is how people are pulling together, offering helping hands to others, and focussing on what they can do to ride safely through this global pandemic. How can we best take care of ourselves and loved ones and take precautionary measures for the benefit of the general community, helping to halt the spread of this disease.

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Mar 2, 2020
Mark Killick

Boost Your Immune System Naturally

Worried about getting sick? Want to have the upper hand over flu and other viruses?

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Feb 22, 2020
Mark Killick

Are you prediabetic?

If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, you’ve probably been told, “Let’s keep an eye on that.” This, in reality, could translate as “Let’s wait until you have full-blown type 2 diabetes, and we can treat it then with medication!” But you might be thinking – What can I do about that NOW?

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Feb 11, 2020
Mark Killick

STRESS – DON’T BE HARD ON YOURSELF

Have you ever noticed how often we tell each other how busy we are? Most of us are busy with very important things to do, but why the need to ‘advertise’. This work ethic is bound to increase stress levels, and we tend to wear stress ‘like a badge of honour’, proud of how much stress we can take, basking in admiration for being able to take on more projects and being able to handle the stress.

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Nov 14, 2019
Mark Killick

Strategies to improve your energy ….. That work!

Are you somebody that finds themselves exhausted all of the time no matter what you do? Do you find that sluggishness sets in mid-afternoon, and you struggle to stay alert? Could your energy levels just do with a boost? Studies tell us that the average Briton spends more than seven-and-a-half years of their lifetime feeling tired. This equates to more...

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Nov 14, 2019
Mark Killick

Solving the Thyroid Mystery

Are you tired all the time? Gaining weight for no reason? Feeling the cold more than you used to? Ache all over? These are all symptoms of thyroid issues. Both men and women can have an underactive thyroid, although it's more common in women. In the UK, it affects up to 8% of women and 3% of men. Children...

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Nov 14, 2019
Mark Killick

How to better manage your allergies and intolerances

Food intolerances and allergies are common, however before looking at how to manage these better it’s important to know the difference. Food intolerance is sensitivity to a specific food or a compound in a group of foods. There are many reasons why someone may have a food intolerance. For example it could be due to a lack of enzymes to...

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