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his impact could be much greater if he collaborated with doctors, health care professionals, researchers and patients therefore in 2016 the Public Health Collaboration (PHC) was born. To achieve their mission to inform and implement healthy decisions for better public health they produce reports and research, which informs and empowers patients and doctors. They review the NHS recommended Healthy Eating Guidelines and question what evidence is used and what the results are. As a nation we are are told that we are more or less, eating the right amounts of fat, carbohydrates, red meat, fruit and vegetables but obesity and diabetes has significantly increased in

the last 20 years. The information that the Healthy Eating Guidelines gives us is clearly not working and many researchers question the conflict between the food companies and manufacturers that sit on the board for such guidance. An example of the work that can be accomplished by the PHC is supporting a GP/Nurse to advise patients with type 2 diabetes to follow a low carb, real food diet. They have seen that over time the surgery can spend £40,000 less on drugs for these patients. If all surgeries followed this example, the NHS could save £350m on diabetes drugs alone. The PHC has 12 scientific advisors on board which include GPs, Cardiologists and diabetes educators who are all well connected to help make a difference. The PHC also wants to engage more nutritional therapists to work alongside GPs to support patients to become more empowered about their health and receive a more personalised model of medicine. Take a look at the PHC website and also consider joining the PHC and downloading their material and advice. To find out more about Sam Feltham and the PHC: www.phcuk.org

About The Food Teacher:

Katharine Tate, has worked as a teacher and education consultant internationally in primary and secondary schools for over 20 years. Qualified as a registered nutritional therapist, Katharine, combines her unique education and nutrition expertise to offer schools, organisations and families advice, education programmes, practical workshops, and individual/family clinical consultations. Katharine also presents The Food Teacher show on UK Health Radio where she discusses the importance of food for health and wellbeing. She has published 2 books: ‘Heat-Free & Healthy’ and the award-winning ‘No Kitchen Cookery for Primary Schools’. Look out for The Food Teacher at Food Festivals and events throughout the country during 2017. www.thefoodteacher.co.uk - info@thefoodteacher.co.uk

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Health Triangle Magazine issue 49  
Health Triangle Magazine issue 49  

Health Focus in this month is all about travel

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