Does Green Tea Help Burn Fat?

I am occasionally asked what fat-burners I recommend for my clients. And, while I appreciate what some thermogenic herbs can do to increase the rate at which individuals lose inches, the reality is that very few people will need them once their obstacles have been removed and a significant minority will respond badly to the […]

Coconut Oil and the Benefits of MCFAs

When I am asked about saturated fats, the question is normally along the lines of ‘how bad are they?’ The questions should really be: are they actually bad at all? Is there benefits of some saturated fats above others? Since the 1970s, the government has recommended that we reduce out intake of saturated fats on […]

Do We Really Need That Much Iodine?

All of my clients know that the reason they get such impressive results is that we remove the obstacles that impair their metabolism, eliminate long-term restrictions on the body’s processes and generally get them to function the way nature intended. Before any of these improvements can take place, the first step is always to correct […]

Protein Intake: Modern Times, Same Requirements

If you are one of the many health-conscious individuals in search of reliable nutritional advice, you can be forgiven for feeling confused. There is a vast array of both opinions and interpretations on what you should be eating, most of it conflicting. This conflict is especially apparent when the subject matter is protein intake, namely […]

Caffeine Addiction

Most people would be surprised to find our that their mums are drug addicts. But many are. In fact, there are more caffeine addicts in the Western world than there are people who can do without, yet very few consider their habit beyond their choice of skinny latte or double mochaccino. Social protocol or not, […]

Antidepressant Madness

So, what we had suspected for some time has now been confirmed. A study published this month in the Archives of General Psychiatry show that SSRI anti-depressants are now the most widely prescribed drugs in the Western world. The study showed that there was a 40.1% increase the prescription of these drugs between 1996 and […]

Magnesium Supplementation: When and With What?

There is now very little discussion in regards to whether athletes should make use of magnesium supplementation, with an ever-increasing body of research driving home the importance of this key mineral and a broadened base of athletes who wisely use magnesium products to address their requirements. Magnesium is a component of more than 300 enzymes […]

NICE, New Drugs and Selective Fury in the Press

If you read particular mainstream newspapers, you could be forgiven for thinking that 90% of British residents are asylum seekers and that you are playing Russian roulette with your life if you leave the house after 7pm. You may also be forgiven for thinking that NICE are a bunch of grumpy old men, hell-bent on […]