Lifestyle Before Medication

A pharmacist's perspective on health and metabolic disease

The Dual Oscillation Model: Why insulin is secreted in a pulsatile fashion.

Along with many other experts, I see little value in measuring fasting insulin.  However, my reasons may differ to others.   One reason is that fasting insulin does not generally reflect … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · 6 Comments

Hyperinsulinaemia: Best management practice

A major aspect of my thesis was reviewing the literature to find out just how much of an impact hyperinsulinaemia had on metabolic disease.   I posted that review back in … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · 8 Comments

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

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