Lifestyle Before Medication

A pharmacist's perspective on health and metabolic disease

EAT-Lancet’s plant based diet plan: Are we risking protein:calorie malnutrition?

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had refreshing holiday break.  I was fortunate to get away for about a month in the New Zealand back-country.  For about 18 days in … Continue reading

January 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Stop thinking and start!

I over-think many things…often.  Usually because I want to achieve perfection, but then cannot meet my own high standards.  Somehow non-achievement feels better than “failure” so what ever I am … Continue reading

October 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Boundless by Chef Ryan Turner

I was very fortunate to meet Chef Ryan Turner, and his team, at Low carb Breckenridge and even more fortunate to have a) a meal cooked by him, b) have … Continue reading

September 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Food for Thought: Redefining Diabetes (part 2 of 2)

I apologise for my tardiness with this post, August ended up being more full-on with teaching and marking than anticipated. After two days of the Food for Thought program about … Continue reading

September 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ketovangelist podcast: Insulin from a new angle

I recently chatted with Brian Williamson from the Ketovangelist team. Here is a link to the podcast. 

September 7, 2018 · 2 Comments

Low-Carb Breckenridge

I have been lucky enough to be invited to speak at three different conferences this year related to hyperinsulinaemia:  Low-Carb Breckenridge, Swiss Re Redefining Diabetes, and Low-Carb Gold Coast. Thank  … Continue reading

July 22, 2018 · 2 Comments

Conversation with one of the 2KetoDudes

Richard Morris of the 2KetoDudes was also in Switzerland at the Swiss Re/BMJ “Food for Thought” conference. We sat down and had a “chin wag” about insulin, Dr Kraft and … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

How many lives will be lost if we wait decades for action?

Apart from being best-selling authors, clinicians and public health researchers, what else do Aseem Malholtra, Grant Schofield and Robert Lustig have in common?  They have teamed up to take on … Continue reading

May 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Leptin, insulin, triglycerides, and obesity

While insulin is becoming more recognised as a major player in metabolic health, there are a number of other hormones that deserve attention.  One of these is leptin.  Leptin is … Continue reading

April 27, 2018 · 2 Comments

Low Carb Breckenridge 2018

This is a very delayed post, but I really underestimated how badly only having one usable arm* would affect life in general, (for example, getting dressed, eating food, tying shoelaces)  … Continue reading

April 22, 2018 · 2 Comments

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