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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:
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 &
for The Food Teacher at Food Festivals and events throughout the country during 2017.