Yearly Archives: 2017


Mindfulness and Being in the Moment

By | December 14th, 2017|Mindfulness|

Mindfulness is the latest philosophical and spiritual movement to capture the Western imagination. But like many trends in modern society, a seemingly good idea appears to be overhyped as a cure all, purportedly delivering a myriad of health benefits including the alleviation of some psychological conditions such as anxiety and depression. But what exactly is [...]

Do You Need Cardio For Fat Loss?

By | December 4th, 2017|Exercise, Nutrition, Protein|

Losing weight is a simple process and basically comes down to creating an energy deficit — that is, burning more calories than you eat - apply this formula consistently, and the scale will  tell you that you’re getting lighter.  But is weight loss the same as fat loss? Not really. How you create that all important energy deficit will [...]

Taking Control Over the Festive Season – Let’s Make a Plan!

By | November 9th, 2017|Exercise, Lifestyle Medicine, Nutrition|

Another year is almost over, bringing with it all the celebrations and holidays of the festive season. There's temptations to eat out more, drink more alcohol and skip your regular exercise routine. Don't let your hard fought health victories be undermined by bad food and lifestyle choices this festive season. Our patients often tell us [...]

A Personalised Diet Better Suited to You

By | November 8th, 2017|Diet Algorithms, Glycemic Index, Gut Health, Microflora, Nutrition, Protein|

The Future of Dieting - A Personalised Approach Research increasingly suggests that each of us is unique in the way we absorb and metabolise nutrients - we are at the dawn of a new age in highly personalised diets. The evidence isn't quite there yet but we are fast approaching it - read on for [...]

How Protein Intake Influences Fat Storage and is One of the Keys to a Better Body Shape.

By | October 16th, 2017|Nutrition, Protein|

To maintain a healthy body weight in the long term it’s important to retain as much fat-free mass and muscle as possible - protein intake is key to this. Whether you’re in a weight-loss or weight-maintenance phase, the combination of protein consumed in the correct quantities and a moderate exercise routine has been shown to increase [...]

Weight Loss – Knowing is NOT the same as doing

By | October 2nd, 2017|Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Nutrition|

We’re living in an era of unparalleled access to information. A swipe on our phone can reveal the nutrient value of 100g of fresh salmon or a pizza from a fast food outlet. Packaged food items are labelled with ingredients and nutritional values listed as a legal requirement under consumer law. There are any number of TV [...]

A New Chapter at Como Diagnostic

By | July 25th, 2017|Hormone Diagnostics, Integrative Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine|

After many months of work, all of us at Como Diagnostic are excited to share with you our new website – the start of a new chapter! The healthcare profession is growing and evolving faster than ever, and we at Como Diagnostic pride ourselves on being at the forefront of integrative medicine practice. That’s why [...]

Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids May Help Prevent ‘Brain Aging’

By | June 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The team at Como Clinic have long preached about the benefits of Polyunsaturated fatty acids as part of a healthy diet in particular getting the balance between omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids correct. We found this recent article in Medscape very informative and have reprinted it here for your perusal. It is titled [...]

Why Como Diagnostic Recommends Metagenics Supplements

By | May 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

At Como Diagnostic we believe that good nutrition is the foundation of good health, wellbeing and the prevention of cellular inflammation, which can lead to chronic disease such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. We’ve been saying it for 27 years - now the message is gaining traction in the wider community. However, [...]

The Gut-Brain Connection

By | May 29th, 2017|Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Microflora, Nutrition, Probiotic|

New and evolving research reveals a number of health implications of the bacteria that call our guts home - from immunity through to weight loss. We are delighted to share with you some information about the importance of healthy gut bacteria for our digestive health, general health, and even mental health. This includes: The role [...]

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