Thyroid Imbalance: Why I Get Good Results… Without Touching the Thyroid

The CDC says that thyroid dysfunction affects 7.35% of the population. As these figures are based on outdated TSH/T4 testing, the prevalence is likely to be severely underestimated. Dr David Brownstein, an American doctor who specialises in iodine status and thyroid function, believes this figure to be 40 percent. Either way, a lot of people […]

The Skinny on Testosterone

Testosterone has a number of roles in both genders beyond affecting sex drive, influencing mood, muscular growth and spacial awareness. While it’s effects in women remain under-rated, it is men that exhibit the most obvious reactions when testosterone drops. These include low sex drive, depression and poor mood, reduced mental function, increased bodyfat and decreased […]

Choosing the Right Diet for the Individual

Just as no two individuals are alike, the same can be said for their dietary requirements. With a blistering array of foods available to residents of developed nations, the choices presented go well beyond choosing the Atkins diet or a calorie-controlled eating plan. Common variables include daily calorie intake, breakdown of fats/proteins/carbs and micronutrient content […]

What’s the One Thing I Need to Do for Weight Loss?

When I attend parties, I know two things are inevitable. First, I will likely be offered (and will consume) more alcohol that I typically recommend. The second is that, upon being introduced as the best personal trainer in the city/country/room, I will be asked the above question. My answer usually disappoints. There is no tablet, […]

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 […]