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All posts from: October 2012

We never repent of having eaten too little

Posted by: GPs To BeMon, 15 Oct 2012

After six weeks of the 5:2 diet, Dr Michael Mosley lost well over a stone in weight and significantly lowered his cholesterol levels. Despite his initial scepticism, he seemed encouraged by the results he saw personally, as well as the clinical outcomes from animal model trials in the US, and as such I felt swayed enough to try the 5:2 diet for myself.

Why is it so hard to deny a patient that which they really want?

Posted by: GPs To BeFri, 5 Oct 2012

‘If you don’t prescribe it to me doctor, I’ll only buy it online,’ said the 58-year-old smoker this week, as she reached the pinnacle of her argument as to why I should continue to prescribe her hormone replacement therapy (HRT).