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

MUSHROOMS

Key nutrients :  Vitamins A, B2, B3, D, calcium, iron, copper, phosphorus, potassium, folate, biotin, selenium, protein.  Interesting fact  -  mushrooms are the only fruit or vegetable that contain Vitamin D and like humans produce vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.

Healing Properties : Many: Mushrooms contain natural antibiotics similar…

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Vitamin K

Not a vitamin that we hear talked about so much but lately it is being mentioned more.  Vitamin K is not actually a single nutrient but a group of related nutrients being mainly Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and K2 (menaquinone). K1 is found mostly in green salad leaves and green vegetables like kale, broccoli and sprouts.  Around 75-90% of our Vitamin K intake comes from this particular source.  K2…

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PLUMS

Key nutrients :  Vitamin C, A and K.  Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6.  Vitamin E.  Lutein, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acid.  Potassium, fluoride, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, calcium and zinc.

Healing Properties :  This really is a superfood!   Excellent source of vitamins and minerals supporting an impressive range of health benefits…

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SARCOPENIA - Muscle loss

After the age of 30 did you know we all start losing a little muscle mass every year and that at about the age of 50 it is about 1% each year.  This happens whether you are active or inactive but more so if your lifestyle is sedentary.  Did you know that our protein requirements increase as we age to maintain healthy muscles.  As we age people move less so muscles are underused which in turn means…

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Z drugs - Zopiclone and Zolpidem

A recent article in the medical press highlights the potential problems with the benzodiazepine “Z” drugs (Zopiclone and Zolpidem) prescribed for insomnia.  I would like to take this opportunity to remind our patients about these dangers.

Benzodiazepines are approved only for short-term use, in part because of the demonstrated loss of therapeutic…

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