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Lifestyle in NICE guidance – part 3 – Fertility

Fertility is such a sensitive subject for many, with 1 in 7 couples struggling to conceive. It’s also a topic I’ve become more interested in over the past few months. I undertook a short course from Monash University (Melbourne) in the relationship between Fertility, Pregnancy and Nutrition. I am also so, so pleased and excited… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – part 3 – Fertility

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Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 2b – preventing excess weight gain

Following on from last week, I'm discussing NICE guidance is going to be ‘Preventing excess weight gain’  (NICE guidance NG7). I started this discussion last week, so if you haven't read this yet, I recommend it. Further advice for parents and carers of children and young people Encourage parents, carers and everyone in regular contact… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 2b – preventing excess weight gain

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Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 2a – preventing excess weight gain

This week’s NICE guidance is going to be ‘Preventing excess weight gain’  (NICE guidance NG7) I realise this is an emotive subject, but I think it is important to talk about it and empower people with the information and tools they can use to maintain or improve their health and wellbeing. The aim of this… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 2a – preventing excess weight gain

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Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 1 – Brief advice: physical activity

Lots of people think lifestyle medicine is fringe, or alternative. I want to present how lifestyle interventions are mainstream and today is the start of a blog series on NICE guidance which covers aspects of lifestyle. NICE is evidence-based guidance, advice and information services for health, public health and social care professionals across the UK.… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 1 – Brief advice: physical activity

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The Lifestyle Pill is One Year Old!

The lifestyle pill turns one! Looking back whilst I was making some changes to my blog, I realised it was a year today that I uploaded my first blog post! I didn't really know what to expect when I started The Lifestyle Pill. I had never blogged before. I had a vision of sharing evidence-based… Continue reading The Lifestyle Pill is One Year Old!

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BSLM Regional Director

You might have seen a post I put up on Instagram a couple of weeks ago where I discussed some concerns I had regarding speakers and messages delivered through the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM). Since that time I've had some really productive and engaging discussions with their Trustees/Founder. There are some very contentious… Continue reading BSLM Regional Director

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Vitamin D

🔹Vitamin D has so many functions in the body, including regulating calcium & phosphate to your keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy 👍. 🔹Vitamin D deficiency can lead to bone deformities, rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. 🔹Where can I get vitamin D from? You can make vitamin D from sunlight (UVB) exposure. The… Continue reading Vitamin D