We all need supplements by Dr. Sarah Schenker

Most high streets have at least one health-food shop stocked with shelves of supplements; supermarkets have at least one shelf and pharmacies usually a dedicated section meaning supplements are big business. But do we all need them? At first glance, the sheer range of supplements may suggest that we do – after all, there areContinue reading “We all need supplements by Dr. Sarah Schenker”

To snack or not to snack…? by Dr. Sarah Schenker

When considering how to lose weight there are plenty of opinions on snacking, is it a good thing – increases metabolism, prevents hunger pangs, or a bad thing – reduces the calorie deficit and interferes with appetite. Both fasting and grazing can affect metabolism but there exists a lot of confusion on how and toContinue reading “To snack or not to snack…? by Dr. Sarah Schenker”

Boost your immune system: What you can do now by Dr. Sarah Schenker

A strong, well-functioning immune system is one of the key aspects of good health, fighting off disease and infections and allowing you to recover more quickly if you do become ill. There is no specific food or nutrient that has been clinically proven to “boost” the immune system all on its own, in fact aContinue reading “Boost your immune system: What you can do now by Dr. Sarah Schenker”

Rest & Relax …AND SO TO BED by Dr. Sarah Schenker

Want to kick-back, relax and sleep more soundly? Here’s your dream ticket. Ahhh, sleep. It’s one of the fundamentals of good health, as important to your physical and mental wellbeing as diet and exercise. When you stretch out in bed and drift off to dream, this is when your body can concentrate its efforts onContinue reading “Rest & Relax …AND SO TO BED by Dr. Sarah Schenker”

Focus on soup-and-shake weight loss plan by Dr. Sarah Schenker

The NHS has recently announced that people with type 2 diabetes will be offered the chance to try a soup-and-shake weight loss plan. There is now significant evidence from scientific studies to show that using specially formulated shakes to replace normal meals, such as breakfast and lunch, results in weight loss and can put diabetesContinue reading “Focus on soup-and-shake weight loss plan by Dr. Sarah Schenker”