Mercury and Heavy Metals: How Much of an Issue are They?

Mercury is a heavy metal that has had a variety of uses throughout history, with evidence of its use existing for several ancient civilisations. However, perhaps the most controversial use is that in the dental amalgam. In the mid-nineteenth century, the mercury-silver-tin-copper-cadmium mix began to prove irresistible to dentists as a dental amalgam. The reasons […]

Vitamin D Deficiency

What if I told you that there is a vitamin for which half the population are deficient, and that correcting this deficiency reduces your coronary risk by half? What if I told you that correcting this deficiency would also improve your mood and energy levels/metabolic rate, insulin resistance, and immune system? And that the levels […]

What Type of Exercise is Best for Me?

Ever heard that ‘X’ is the best form of exercise’? Live in the real world and its very likely you have. Whether the source is media drivel, a well-meaning friend, or a news feature, we are forever being told that some dietary choices are ‘the best foods’, that a certain type of golf clubhead is […]

Swine Flu – Winners and Losers

What do you get if you cross pharmaceutical executives chasing sales, a government eager to change the never-ending stream of negative headlines, and a normal antigenic shift of an influenza virus? A Swine Flu Pandemic. By the time you read this, the public’s stamina for Swine Flu Panic will be faltering, the junior schools across […]

Mineral Requirements and Why They Vary

I am often asked, “how much carbs should a man eat each day?” or, “how much magnesium should a women take?” Of course, without knowing their lean mass, daily energy expenditure, aims, medical history and without the chance to become familiar with their own biochemical individuality, family patterns, digestive function and stress patterns, it is […]

Liver Detoxing

The liver is at the centre of all metabolic processes. It is the first organ to receive the absorbed contents from your intestines and must act as a filter. It stores carbohydrates and balances your blood sugar levels. It also activates and deactivates hormones and lots of important biological intermediaries, so is necessary for hormonal […]

What You Should Know About the Vitamin ‘Research’

Many of you may have been concerned by the recent adverse coverage of anti-oxidant supplements. This was the second press release of the same research led by Goran Bjelakovic, which suggested that vitamins A and E could increase morbidity. This is simply not true. In reality, this was actually no more than a meta-analysis of […]