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Diet

Everything you need to know about the ketogenic diet


Dr Peter Prinsloo is a chemical pathologist and doctor who is head of clinical governance at Medichecks.

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Introducing our new Nutrition Check


Introducing our new Nutrition Check, the perfect way to tell whether the diet you are following is good for you or is causing insufficiency or deficiency in important vitamins and minerals.

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Coeliac disease and a gluten free diet


In the final instalment of our autoimmune series learn more about coeliac disease and what a gluten free diet is.

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Is cutting out entire food groups ever a good idea?


It may seem like a good idea to cut certain food groups from our diets, but it is safe to do so?

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Behind the headlines - iron overload


Many of us are aware that low levels of iron in our body is bad news and can lead to anaemia, but the risks of excess iron are less heard of, despite the toxic effects that an iron build-up can cause.

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Eat to Beat: Christmas Hangover


Read more to find out how to cope with and improve symptoms of a dreaded hangover during the festive period

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Is Seasonal Eating The Key To Winter Health?


Nutritionist Effie Parnell-Hopkinson chats about how seasonal eating can boost your immune system and low mood this winter.

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Medichecks Nutritional Screen


Is your diet giving you what you need?

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Are you anaemic?


Is your diet providing you with what you need?

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Dr Emil's keto experiment - the results are in!


How did Dr Emil get on following a ketogenic diet?

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Dr Emil's ketogenic experiment!


How will switching to a ketogenic diet affect our very own bodybuilding doctor Emil?

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Do you need more magnesium?


The World Health Organisation believes that as many as 75% of the population do not get the recommended daily allowance of magnesium. Do you fall into this category?

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Omega 6:3 Experiment Part 2 - the results!


Find out how I improved my 6:3 ratio on a plant-based diet.

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Coeliac disease - all you need to know


Everything you need to know about coeliac disease.

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Can we use food as medicine?


There are often times when illness is unavoidable and medication is necessary, but can certain diseases be avoided through a well-balanced diet?

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Folate vs Folic acid - what’s the difference?


Folate and folic acid are terms often used interchangeably despite the fact they are not the same.

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The Mediterranean Diet on a plate


We advise people with raised cholesterol to eat the Mediterranean diet - but what, exactly does it consist of?

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Vitamins and minerals - are you getting enough?


Despite having a well-balanced diet and taking additional supplements, your body may not be getting the nutrients it needs.

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Omega 6:3 Experiment (Part 1)


Can I improve my 6:3 ratio without the use of supplements?

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What are vitamins?


What are vitamins and why do we need them?

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Everything you need to know about the Mediterranean diet


Learn all about what many consider the 'world's healthiest diet'!

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Omega 3 & 6 - the all-important ratio


Essential fatty acids are vital for good health, but do you know your numbers?

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Dr Emil's 'after' results!


How did our doctor fare on a month-long fully plant-based diet?

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Dr Emil's Big Fat Surprise!


We’re following Medichecks doctor Emil Hodzovic on his plant-based experiment.

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Dr Emil's plant-based experiment


Can Emil, a practising doctor and competitive bodybuilder, survive on a plant-based diet?

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Could Vitamin B12 deficiency be affecting your health?


Since we have been including a vitamin B12 test in our top-of-the-range UltraVit checks we've identified lots of people who are low in this important vitamin.

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How can your diet affect your health?


Have you abandoned the traditional balanced diet? Read how cutting out food groups can affect your health.

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Vitamin D - dont leave it to guesswork


Why are so many people deficient in vitamin D? And what can be done about it?

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Essential Fatty Acids – getting the right balance


Ceri, Alistair and I (aka the Medi-guinea Pigs) all believe we follow a healthy lifestyle, and in particular eat healthy diets. However, over the last 12 months, as we have used our own bodies to further the cause of scientific investigation (ha!) we have found that there have been some startling differences in our results.

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