Is a vegan diet as healthy as it is made out to be?

A vegan diet is a plant-based diet that avoids all animal foods, including fish, meat, shellfish, dairy, eggs and honey. Whereas vegans were once considered a group of hippies, veganism has now become mainstream. Vegan food options are everywhere, and there is no longer a need to hunt down vegan options or a vegan cafe […]

Food on prescription

Pills in a pillbox

Many doctors, patients and other professionals are becoming increasingly frustrated by the lack of progress in pharmaceuticals with reducing food-related illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The result of this is that food is starting to become of increased focus. A growing body of research is supporting the notion that if people […]

My 10-step action plan to re-shape your life for the better in 2019

Andy Daly Sugar Doctor

Every new year, people talk about resolutions they will definitely stick to. However, how about forgetting these and just opting for a healthier lifestyle in 2019 instead? I am not talking about a spur-of-the-moment decision, but a commitment to an ongoing process; a lifestyle change and a plan that you can live by. Since it’s […]

Finding your happiness in 2018!

Apologies for being a bit late in wishing you Happy New Year! For sure, many people will have wished you the same by now, and so too will you have wished the same to them. It’s as though we have been programmed to recite this statement to each other at the beginning of each new year […]

Reporting back on the Sugar Reduction Summit

Sugar in a jar

I recently attended the Sugar Reduction Summit, held earlier this month with industry experts, policy-makers, public health professionals, and the health and wellness communities. Here are some of the key takeaway points: Encouraging…. The power of social media For the first time in a generation of politics, the government has admitted it is afraid because […]

Understanding sugar substitutes…

sugar substitutes

Sugar substitutes have become an important part of everyday life for many people who are concerned about the health risks associated with sugar. Extensive marketing and increased health awareness have led to their widespread use. Many of these sugar substitutes provide zero calories and are far more intense in their sweetness than sugar. As such […]