Statins are not required for people following a low carb diet even if they have high LDL-C levels

A new literature review published in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity debunks the widely held theory that statins should be prescribed for anyone with high levels of low-density lipoproteins (LDL cholesterol). The review concludes that people with a low triglyceride/HDL ratio and higher levels of LDL cholesterol do not benefit from the use of statins as a preventative treatment for cardiovascular disease for individuals following a low-carbohydrate diet. - which is a big step back on the road towards our natural diet of origin, eating in way our genes understand. There's never been a more important time to engage in self-care, which is why we've created and published RESET EATING - to help you reset your diet and lifestyle and optimise your health - naturally!

Low levels of vitamin D promotes chronic inflammation

Increasing a person's levels of vitamin D could help to reduce the risk of developing chronic disease such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and autoimmune conditions by lowering inflammation. A new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology using genetic data from the UK Biobank found a direct link between low levels of vitamin D and increased levels of inflammation. As well as reducing the risk of developing chronic disease increasing levels of vitamin D could also help to mitigate complications arising from obesity. Our vitamin D campaign gives you all the information you need to know about the essentiality of vitamin D for virtually every cell in our body, tells you how to measure your levels, what your levels should be along with how to optimise your vitamin D levels to support your overall health and wellbeing.

Making room for nature in agriculture boosts biodiversity and crop yield

A ten year project run by the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology at an arable farm in the UK, has found that putting agricultural land aside to promote and protect nature increases biodiversity without negatively impacting crop production and in some cases increasing yield. Many of the areas turned over to nature were difficult to farm and not very productive. The resulting increase in bioviersity in these areas along with increased levels of pollinators and pest control from birds and other insects benefitted areas of the farm that didn't have such areas. The results of the project have been published in the journal of Applied Ecology. Such research is essential to address the loss of biodiversity not just in the UK, but around the world as we face the sixth mass extinction driven primarily by human activity.