Lifestyle Before Medication

A pharmacist's perspective on health and metabolic disease

Lessons from the World Masters Games 2017

I have just had the privilege of being a volunteer for the Orienteering World Masters Championships held in Auckland this week as part of the World Masters Games.    Anyone over … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

No ‘I’ in sex

Many years ago I had a traumatised young woman as a patient who had suffered a sexual assault because she was too scared to say no to the young man … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dr Joseph R. Kraft (1922-2017)

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” Kevin Kraft, Dr Joseph Kraft, and Catherine Crofts, Chicago. November 2014. Less than four years ago … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Who has the right to discuss nutrition?

Many years ago I was certified to supply Xenical (orlistat) without a prescription.  Xenical is a weight loss drug that prevents about a third of the consumed fat from being … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Eating less meat: Good for the planet, us or both?

I was asked the other day whether I would eat meat that had been created in a vat probably like this hamburger. I think my answer is “maybe” as long … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Health Stories Round-up

Here is a round-up of some of the interesting health stories I have found recently in a number of internet magazines.   Is there a health benefit to riding a … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

What…one of those little bottles?

  In the paper this morning was the piece you would expect from Coca Cola in response to this week’s FIZZ* conference in Wellington. The company states that soft drinks … Continue reading

October 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Keto Summit: Improving, Measuring, and Mastering Insulin Sensitivity

Recently I recorded an interview with Chris Kelly for the Keto Summit.    Chris and I discuss how to best assess your hyperinsulinaemia status and why measuring fasting insulin may not … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Should we use PCSK9 inhibitors?

I’ve just been asked about PCSK9 inhibitors.  These “Pesky” medications, which include the agents Alirocumab and Evolocumab, lower LDL cholesterol by inactivating a protein in the liver called called proprotein … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · 6 Comments

Kraft patterns in people with normal glucose tolerance

One failing of academic literature is the cost of getting articles if you do not belong to an institution that has access to the paper you want. But if you … Continue reading

June 25, 2016 · 1 Comment