Resistant Starch

What is it and what does it do?

Most people have a heard of fibre and have a basic understanding of it and the importance for health, however many do not realise there are different types and these can affect health in many different ways. This blog will focus on a particular kind of starch that behaves similar to soluble fibre and is called resistant starch.

03 July 2019/Author: Paul Hollinrake/Number of views (172)
Categories: Research

Real Food Awareness

20th June 2019

Real Food Day was yesterday (Wednesday 19th June) and was organised by the Public Health Collaboration to highlight the importance of choosing a real food lifestyle. So, it only seems appropriate that this week’s blog does the same!

20 June 2019/Author: Nina Evans/Number of views (319)
Categories: Research

The importance of exercise progression

6th June 2019

Your body may adapt to the same exercise routine. This blog aims to inform on how to ensure continued progression and thus sustained reaping of exercise associated benefits.

06 June 2019/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (410)
Categories: Research

American Diabetes Association Nutrition Recommendations: One Size Doesn’t Fit All (and Low Carb is One of the Sizes that Might Fit)!

23rd May 2019

In April 2019 a new report from the American Diabetes Association set out their position on dietary advice for people with prediabetes or diabetes. We take a brief look at some of the key points, and how this compares to what is recommended in the UK

23 May 2019/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (561)
Categories: Research

Eat Less, Move More and Get Fat!

View Dr Trudi Deakin's slides from the Public Health Collaboration Conference 2019

13 May 2019/Author: Nina Evans/Number of views (315)
24 April 2019/Author: Nina Evans/Number of views (339)

X-PERT Position Statement: Very Low Calorie Diets for Type 2 Diabetes Remission

The ability of a very low calorie diet (VLCD) to lead to the remission of Type 2 diabetes has been demonstrated by the Diabetes UK funded DiRECT study, with follow up results published in March 2019 demonstrating that 36% of participants were in remission after two years. Based on these results, and the publicity they have received, X-PERT Health feel it is important to set out our position on this subject.

29 March 2019/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (0)

X-PERT Health Educate not Medicate Conference 2019

Open to Healthcare Professionals - Free to Attend

28 February 2019/Author: Lisa Graham/Number of views (441)
19 December 2018/Author: Lisa Graham/Number of views (768)

We Are Recruiting

There is a Finance Manager position available in our small but expanding charity. See the job advert within or on indeed. For any further information or a job description please call 01422 847871 or email

02 November 2018/Author: Nina Evans/Number of views (709)

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Our aim is to ensure that all people at risk of, or diagnosed with, long-term health conditions have access to good quality and enjoyable structured education that helps them self-manage their condition leading to improved health and wellbeing.

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