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 […]

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 […]

Factors to Consider in Cases of Multiple Inflammation

In times of illness, it is not unusual for patients to present with multiple ailments. In most cases, this is down to a generalised dysfunction of several important systems. This in itself can be caused by a number of factors, the common thread being a lifestyle, dietary intake or chemical exposure that our evolution has […]

Identifying Obstacles to Fat Loss

The majority of my clients come to me because they have a desire to make a change in their lives and physique; often, there will be a specific target (invariably weight loss) that jolts them into action but, in the main, I recognise a desire to improve their lifestyle above and beyond fitting into a […]

Balancing Carbs in a Healthy Eating Plan

Carbohydrates are required by the body for energy. They can be split into complex carbs, such as bread, pasta, rice and potatoes, and simple carbs (sugars), which include healthy fruit and veg, but also unhealthy yoghurts, chocolate and sugar. In the body, carbohydrates are stored as glycogen in the liver (around 100g) and in the […]