Graham Phillips BPharm FRPharmS is a second generation community pharmacist. He describes himself as “The Pharmacist who Gave Up Drugs!”
Having played a very senior leadership role in the pharmacy profession he became disillusioned with the NHS one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare with its emphasis on waiting for symptoms to arise before treating (suppressing?) them with drugs. He pioneered a new approach using his scientific knowledge, clinical expertise and new technology which resulted in the ProLongevity service.
The ProLongevity programme helps people who want to lose weight, improve wellbeing and avoid/reverse diabetes, by using new technology to monitor real-time blood sugar levels. We provide personalised advice based on your data to help you make changes to your diet and lifestyle. We avoid traditional approaches that treat symptoms after the damage has been done. Prevention is better than cure.
Graham has two sons, one is also a pharmacist and the other a corporate lawyer. He lives with his partner, Karen (a GP also passionate about lifestyle medicine) in North London.
Like Jackie, Graham is also an ambassador for the Public Health Collaboration. He believes that the world has become dominated by Big Food on the one hand (makes you sick) and Big Pharma on the other (makes you 10% better). In the end science must prevail.
Graham’s Top Tips
- Eat less and eat less often
- Make sleep a priority and get decent sleep
- Do some high intensity exercise
Quotes by Graham Phillips
“You can’t really symptomatically make a really good diagnosis of dementia, you can get a sense of it.”
“Either evolution is completely stupid or we’re looking at the wrong thing.”
“What we need is a pyramid with lots of nutrition and not many calories. What we’ve actually got as a diet with loads of calories and not much nutrition.”
“Sleep is a priority for almost no-one.”
“What links all these diseases? The cancer, the dementia, the Type 2 Diabetes, the cardiovascular disease – they are all inflammatory.”
“If I have got that gene – why would I want to know.”
“The dose [Vitamin D] I recommend to my clients is 10 times the dose the NHS recommends.”
“Most of us naively but reasonably assume that the way to live longer is not to get any of the diseases.”
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/278916313071738
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