Lifestyle Before Medication

A pharmacist's perspective on health and metabolic disease

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

Sleep and insulin resistance

Sleeping badly for any reason is well-known to cause or aggravate poor health.   This is one reason why shift workers can often be at higher risk of metabolic disease. In … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

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

Why do fasting levels not predict hyperinsulinaemia?

Many people seem to think that they can predict whether someone is hyperinsulinaemic or not from fasting insulin. “My fasting insulin values is less than 5 µU/mL, this means I’m … Continue reading

February 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hyperinsulinaemia: The unifying theory of chronic disease?

I got some amazing news yesterday.  A manuscript submitted to the journal “Diabesity” was accepted.  You can read it here.  Diabesity is a new journal, but it is Open access, … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 14 Comments

Podcast with Jimmy Moore

Recently I chatted with Jimmy Moore about my PhD for his Livin’ la Vida Lowcarb show.  Catch the conversation at this link. It was great to reminisce about how I … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

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