Lifestyle Before Medication

A pharmacist's perspective on health and metabolic disease

Insulin response patterns and long-term outcomes

One of the disadvantages to Kraft’s insulin response patterns is that there are no longitudinal studies with pattern and health outcomes over time. This means that we do not know … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Why do fasting levels not predict hyperinsulinaemia?

Many people seem to think that they can predict whether someone is hyperinsulinaemic or not from fasting insulin. “My fasting insulin values is less than 5 µU/mL, this means I’m … Continue reading

February 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Is diet more important than exercise?

Is diet more important than exercise? It has been said that “you cannot out-run a poor diet”. Some personal trainers say that 80-90% of results are based on diet – … Continue reading

February 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Fat and unfit in Fiordland (and Westland)

Musing from the last two summer holidays. For the last 16 years, The Engineer and I have spent some time in the great New Zealand wilderness away from civilisation and … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · 5 Comments