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The Medical Weight Loss Program

The medical weight loss program at Private General Practice Services has been created to allow you to partake in cutting edge nutritional technology which can help you lose weight. This technology involves using new biochemical tests to measure exactly how the chemical reaction processes in your body is working; in... 

Posted: 10/10/2011

Nutrition and Dementia

Dementia has to do with impairment of cognition that may result in interference with normal day to day activities. Patients may experience deficits in memory, reasoning, learning capacity, attention and language. Also affected may be personality, mood and behaviour. Causes of dementia may include B12 or folate deficiency, hypothyroidism, alcoholism,... 

Posted: 27/07/2011

More on Vitamins

Vitamin A Vitamin A is not one of the most exciting vitamins but it is important in our daily living as it can be useful for treating or preventing conditions including Eczema, Sunburn, Hearing Loss, Colds, Malaria, TB, Conjunctivitis, Cancer and Diabetes. However too much Vitmin A can cause toxicity... 

Posted: 21/06/2011

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are nutrients such as vitamin A, (carrots, squash, broccoli, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, kale, collards, cantaloupe, peaches and apricots (bright-colored fruits and vegetables!), vitamin C (citrus fruits like oranges and lime etc, green peppers, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, strawberries and tomatoes ), vitmain E (nuts & seeds, whole grains, green... 

Posted: 10/06/2011

Cholesterol, Nutrition and Heart Disease

Continuing in our commentary on the book 'Nutritional Medicine' by Alan R Gaby, M.D we come onto the subject of 'Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Cholesterol.' An elevated serum cholesterol level (particularly, and elevated low density lipoprotein level [LDL-C] level) is well known to be associated with an increased risk of developing cardiovascular... 

Posted: 09/06/2011