There are so many aspects involved in finding our good health and wellbeing and we can’t get them all right all of the time. One thing that we can say is that we’ve got a few things so very wrong. Chronic lifestyle related conditions are having a huge negative impact on ourselves, our communities, our hospitals and finances and on our ability to cope in this 21st century when we could and should be doing so much better.
Hello. My name is Suzie Edge, I am a frustrated doctor living in the UK and I believe that we have got it all so very wrong.
Years of advice that everybody should eat a low-fat, high-carb diet is making us all fat and sick.
At work, one of my jobs is to write medications on hospital drug charts. It is an endless list of anti-hypertensives, diabetes medication, pain medications for arthritis, PPIs and anti-depressants. Our lifestyles got us to this point and we have little control over it all. It is all about money, big industries, advertising and fake food and you are I have been getting sick because of it.
The immediate answer is to ditch the sugar and the processed carbohydrates and processed oils and eat more real food and real fat, much more. Is it really is that simple? It is certainly not that easy. It’s no surprise we have an obesity, diabetes, hypertension and metabolic syndrome crisis and a health service struggling to cope with our bulging waistlines.
How has that low-fat calorie-counting been going for all of us over the years? There are two sides to this fierce argument but a few things we can agree on.
I am keen on learning more about the future of our health as individuals and as communities, because lifestyle medicine could be the answer to saving us and the health service. In this weekly podcast I speak with exciting guests from backgrounds in health, fitness, nutrition and more, asking them about their experiences and their thoughts on what we can do about the crisis we face in our health.