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.  Advertisements

September 7, 2018 · 2 Comments

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 · 1 Comment

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

Insulin resistance: Friend or Foe?

If long-term insulin resistance leads to poor health, why do we become insulin resistant in the first place? To understand this, we need to understand a bit more about how … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 6 Comments