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Archive for October, 2018

Lifestyle Medicine, Revolution or Revelation?

Posted on 30 October 2018 by in News

In the British Medical Journal on the 25th October 2018 an article was published exploring the development of a new diploma in ‘lifestyle medicine’, and asked if this is a new medical speciality? To many clinician’s ‘lifestyle’ is not simply a new speciality, but an unknown and misunderstood one. For many decades the significant role of changes in lifestyle in the prevention and recovery of non-communicable illness has been ignored or subjugated to a role of such insignificance that it has withered away from regular use in primary and secondary care. Read the rest of this entry »

Interprofessional relationships and the building of teams

Posted on 17 October 2018 by in News

The 5th AFMCP™-UK event in London, in which the education is provided by the Institute of Functional Medicine and the conference organised by Clinical Education has just recently concluded. Over 300 delegates attended the 5-day course and were either introduced, refreshed or reassured about the practical approaches to using the principals and practices of functional medicine to mediate, prevent and reverse non-communicable diseases. Read the rest of this entry »

Curcumin A Ubiquitous Spice

Posted on 01 October 2018 by in News

Turmeric is obtained from the dried Curcumin longa L. (ginger family) and is well recognised as a curry spice. Curcumin is widely consumed as a food ingredient and has a long history as a spice with medicinal purposes in China and Southeast Asia. Turmeric is comprised of 3 curcuminoids (curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin), sugars, proteins, volatile oils (natlantone, tumerone and zingiberone) and resins. Of the 3 curcuminoids, curcumin is the most active lipophilic polyphenol compound which is quite stable in the acidic pH of the stomach. Read the rest of this entry »

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