Lifestyle Before Medication

A pharmacist's perspective on health and metabolic disease

Hyperinsulinaemia: The unifying theory of chronic disease?

I got some amazing news yesterday.  A manuscript submitted to the journal “Diabesity” was accepted.  You can read it here.  Diabesity is a new journal, but it is Open access, … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 11 Comments

Podcast with Jimmy Moore

Recently I chatted with Jimmy Moore about my PhD for his Livin’ la Vida Lowcarb show.  Catch the conversation at this link. It was great to reminisce about how I … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Insulin resistance: Friend or Foe?

If long-term insulin resistance leads to poor health, why do we become insulin resistant in the first place? To understand this, we need to understand a bit more about how … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 6 Comments

Seed oils increase the risk of cancer

I worked in a fish and chip shop in the early 1990s. I can remember my boss, Ron, chipping out great chunks of beef tallow (solid beef fat) to top … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

‘The day I meet you in the emergency department will probably be one of the worst of your life’

Conversations about end-of-life care are very difficult but very important.  When I was working in Older Adult Mental Health, most of my patients were not physically unwell, but many were … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hyperinsulinaemia: Diagnosing the silent threat. (Youtube presentation)

I presented my thesis at the AUT Postgraduate Symposium (2015).  Here is the abstract of my presentation and a link to the video that was posted to Youtube . “Hyperinsulinaemia, … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 4 Comments

The benefits of “messy play”

There was a really memorable Saturday afternoon last year when I was working in an After-hours pharmacy. Four children, aged between 8-12 years came in within about two hours. Each … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

About Me

I’m a New Zealand community-based clinical pharmacist who firmly believes in using the lowest dose of the least number of medications to treat disease. After 17 years of practice I … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment