Will I Recover from CFS? And in How Long?

If any disease state demonstrates the fallacy of symptom-based medicine, it’s CFS. This all-consuming problem typically describes an extreme lack of energy sustained over a period of several months and can see individuals unable to work or exercise. Beyond that, it can severely hamper brain function. It is no wonder that so many want to […]

Is Dark Beer as Healthy as Dark Chocolate?

Held responsible for the ‘beer belly’ seen beside many Benidorm pools, beer isn’t necessarily the weight gain juggernaut you might imagine. All beers contain a reasonable amount of B vitamins, with a 330ml bottle averaging: 0.018mg of B1, 0.089 of B2, 1.828 of Niacin, 0.164 of B6, and 0.07 mcg of B12. It also contains […]

Treatment of Estrogen Dominance: 2 Case Studies

Estrogen dominance is a phrase first used by Dr John Lee, who coined it to describe the collection of symptoms that occur in women when the action of this ‘female hormone’ becomes excessive. Although this term is denigrated by some relics of modern medicine, estrogen dominance can be determined easily via blood testing. And it […]

Why Did I React Badly to Acupuncture?

A centrepiece of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture stands out as one of the most enduring forms of medical treatment. It’s history of use spans 2,000 years and has become an accepted form of treatment across the globe. Some conservative mainstream doctors remain dismissive of its benefits but, as far as I am concerned, the jury […]

How Melatonin Can Help You Sleep… Or Wake You Up Early

The pineal gland is the size of a pea and sits right in the middle of the brain. The pineal gland is regulated by both light and through the actions of the suprachiasmic nuclei (a nearby section of the brain that provides a wave of wakefulness at around 8am and 4pm). When nightime comes, it […]

Yoghurt Does Not Reduce Diabetes Risk: Why the EPIC-Norfolk Study on Low-Fat Dairy is Wrong

If you’ve ever wondered what the milk industry get back for their annual £46m PR spend, today you got your answer. “Yoghurt The Key to Beating Diabetes”, screamed the Daily Mail headline. On the front page, no less. Worthy of the front page? I doubt it. Any truth in it? None whatsoever. Let me explain. […]

Why is My Cortisol Low?

Cortisol plays an important role in our health and well-being each second of every day, yet few individuals understand exactly what it does. Even fewer understand why cortisol levels drop, making a low test result all the more confusing. A brief outline on the hormone may help. Cortisol is a steroid hormone, specifically a glucocorticoid, […]

“Is Cannabis Bad For Me?”: References for My Article on the Huffington Post

The following references relate to my recent post on the Huffington Post, where I discussed the trends in legalisation, the safety and the therapeutic benefits of the herb. 1. Gordon et al, 2013. Medical consequences of marijuana use: a review of current literature. Curr Psychiatry Rep. Dec;15(12):419 2. Hampson et al, 1998. Cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol […]