Lifestyle Before Medication

A pharmacist's perspective on health and metabolic disease

In response to Mac Mckenna: Taxing sugar does not discourage its use.

On Monday, the 2017 FIZZ (fighting sugar in soft-drinks) symposium was held in Auckland.  There was an overwhelming support for New Zealand to tax sugar-sweetened beverages.   Today, this opinion … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

“A bloody disgrace”: A message from Jamie Oliver to New Zealand politicians

The British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver recorded a message for the Auckland FIZZ symposium (Fighting sugar in softdrinks) held this week.  This message was recorded in his garden. You can … Continue reading

June 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

“Go back to first principles.”

At high school, I can remember having a bit of a struggle with calculus, so my Dad (a marine engineer) was helping me out.   The maths was a bit different … Continue reading

June 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

The dilemma of after hours health care.

Imagine – it is outside normal business hours and now someone in your household is quick unwell.  You knew they were unwell earlier in the day, but between your job/s, … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · Leave a comment