Lifestyle Before Medication

A pharmacist's perspective on health and metabolic disease

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

Are carbohydrates the new cigarettes? (Part 1)

A new study has shown that consuming foods with a high glycaemic index (GI) increases your risk of developing lung cancer.  But it is what you eat, not how many … Continue reading

March 11, 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

‘The day I meet you in the emergency department will probably be one of the worst of your life’

Conversations about end-of-life care are very difficult but very important.  When I was working in Older Adult Mental Health, most of my patients were not physically unwell, but many were … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · Leave a comment