I wrote this article for Diabetes Management Journal last year on the issue of the existence of malnutrition in obesity. The journal is one for doctors and health practitioners mostly, but many of you reading my blogs might find it of interest.
Just because someone looks large, it doesn’t mean they are eating enough nutrients to keep their bodies going. Body fat is only an energy store. All the same nutrients from food are still essential to keep an individual going, to protect from illness, to resist infection and recovery. Unfortunately this can be forgotten when people see a larger individual and the thinking is too often simplistically “just eat less food”.
August 24, 2022
This review of research on iron supplementation and gut health suggests caution is warranted: taking a supplement prescribed to correct a diagnosed deficiency is often medically necessary, but without diagnosed deficiency, iron supplements might instead harm our vital beneficial gut bacteria.Read this post
April 22, 2022
Delirium is very common during hospital admissions for older people - it greatly increases the challenges faced in caring for people and reduces their chances of going home promptlyRead this post
April 11, 2022
April is Parkinson's Disease (PD) Awareness Month, and if you live with PD and are in your late 60s or beyond, combining what's best for you as you age with what you need to manage PD is vital to living the best life possible into later age.Read this post