Adolescent Bariatric Surgery 1

I recently submitted a letter to the Archives of Disease in Childhood in response to their October article Bariatric surgery in severely obese adolescents: a single-centre experience, and its accompanying editorial Adolescent bariatric surgery in the United Kingdom; a call for continued study and open dialogue. Unfortunately they have declined […]

Is Asthma a Dietary Disease – Part 2

To my knowledge, to date there has been only one randomised controlled trial (RCT) of dietary modification in asthma. Lots of studies have looked at relationships between dietary intake and the occurrence of wheeze, but only one group has taken patients and asked them to eat a specific diet in […]

Paediatric Lifestyle Medicine 3

Now that I am entering the final years of my paediatric training (ST6), people keep asking me what I want to specialise in. At the moment I am training in “general” paediatrics, which is a kind of specialty in and of itself, although many general paediatricians also have special interests […]

Article in JUNO Magazine

My article “Beyond 5 a Day” is on p60 of the autumn edition of JUNO magazine:     Here is what JUNO have to say about themselves: JUNO is a natural parenting magazine that inspires and supports families through its range of features, columns and artwork. Established in 2003, it […]

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Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

This is a great breakfast-on-the-run smoothie: quick to prepare and quick to consume!   Serves 2 Contains: nuts, soya Preparation time: 5 minutes Equipment: blender [N.B. if you don’t own a high-powered blender it would be preferable to soak the almonds in advance, ideally overnight] Cost per serving: 72p (Tesco […]

Should I Eat Meat?

It may not be the most reliable and unbiased source of information around, but I have been following Dr Michael Mosley’s Should I Eat Meat with interest nevertheless. It will have reached a lot of people, so I took notes. After episode 1, Michael changed his line of questioning from […]