Dr Jack A T Edmonds MB BS FRCGP

Private General Practitioner

Your Health in Our Hands

120 Harley Street
London
W1G 7JW

Phone: 020 7935 5050
Fax: 020 7935 3888
Email: enquiry@drjackedmonds.co.uk

Health Snipppet

DATES

The date palm is called the “Tree of Life” and according to Muslim legend is said to have been made from the dust that was left over after the creation of Adam several thousand years ago.  It’s that wonderful time of year when dates are most popular.  A single pitted date contains 23 calories and are packed with numerous beneficial minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.  Medjool or…

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OATS

Oatbran, oatmeal or rolled oats.  Oatmeal can be used to make porridge or in crumbles, cakes, pies, bread or biscuits.  Oatbran can be used in stews and casseroles.  Oats are packed with nutrients, endlessly versatile and can be used in so many different ways. 

Key nutrients :  Protein, calcium, fibre, folate iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc and vitamin E and…

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ALCOHOL

According to World Cancer Research Fund there are 3 theories into why alcohol is linked to an increase in cancer risk.   The first theory is that Alcohol is converted into a toxic substance that damages DNA.   The second theory is Alcohol affects how folate is processed in the body and the third theory is that Alcohol allows more dangerous molecules to enter…

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DAIRY PRODUCTS

Milk, cream, crème fraiche, yoghurt, cheese, butter.

Key nutrients :  Calcium, protein, linoleic acid, zinc, phosphorus, vitamins A and D, carbohydrate and saturated fat.  As an example of comparison - 100g skimmed milk versus 100g cheddar cheese respectively as follows:  protein: 3/26; fat: 0.1/34; saturated fat: 0.1/21.7; calcium mg: 120/720; phosphorus mg: 94/490; Vitamin…

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CALCIUM

Are we overlooking the need of dairy products in our diet to protect our bones, teeth, blood pressure, energy and protein deficiency?    Ever since animals were domesticated people have been using the milk from cattle, sheep and goats to produce a variety of tasty foods from milk to cheese which are important for our overall health.   Without calcium in our diets we would suffer from osteoporosis,…

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News - BBC Health

Is England a healthy nation?

From weight worries to smoking and drinking, the annual Health Survey for England provides a revealing insight into lifestyles.