The Weekly Wellbeing Round-Up #18: a weekend of wellbeing in Valencia.

When I was a medical student our favourite lecturer was Dr Andy Sparrow. Not because of his subject (which was anatomy) but because at random points throughout his slides he would show us pictures of his holidays – a bit of light relief in the midst of gruesome detail. I am currently at around 30,000Continue reading “The Weekly Wellbeing Round-Up #18: a weekend of wellbeing in Valencia.”

The Weekly Wellbeing Round-Up #15: making a plan to improve your wellbeing.

When I first became a GP, I decided that many of my patients who needed to make lifestyle changes also had undiagnosed conditions that resulted in problems with their understanding,  memory and planning processes.  There must be something wrong with them, so my reasoning went, because they left my consulting room chastened by me aboutContinue reading “The Weekly Wellbeing Round-Up #15: making a plan to improve your wellbeing.”

The Weekly Wellbeing Round-Up #14

Welcome back to the Weekly Wellbeing Round Up.  We’ve taken a couple of weeks off to focus on the low down on low carb diets, and digital wellbeing.  I’m pleased to say that this week normal service is resumed.   Topics for today include calorie counts in menus,veganism, probiotics, the cost of eating health food,Continue reading “The Weekly Wellbeing Round-Up #14”

The Weekly Wellbeing Round-Up #12: my week of learning more about low carb diets.

As those of you that read the Weekly Wellbeing Round Up will be aware, there was a bit of a scuffle last week in  the media about the low carbohydrate diet.  This all kicked off due to the  publication in the Lancet Public Health of a prospective cohort study and meta-analysis which suggested there might beContinue reading “The Weekly Wellbeing Round-Up #12: my week of learning more about low carb diets.”

The Weekly Wellbeing Round-Up #11

Good morning and welcome to the latest edition of my weekly wellbeing round up.  Plenty to cover today, so let’s get started… Smoking This BBC news article reminds us that passive smoking has effects way beyond childhood, including a significantly increased risk ischaemic heart disease and chronic lung disease in adulthood.  Participants were questioned about theirContinue reading “The Weekly Wellbeing Round-Up #11”