Lifestyle Before Medication

A pharmacist's perspective on health and metabolic disease

Stop thinking and start!

I over-think many things…often.  Usually because I want to achieve perfection, but then cannot meet my own high standards.  Somehow non-achievement feels better than “failure” so what ever I am … Continue reading

October 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Food for Thought: Redefining Diabetes (part 2 of 2)

I apologise for my tardiness with this post, August ended up being more full-on with teaching and marking than anticipated. After two days of the Food for Thought program about … Continue reading

September 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

In response to Mac Mckenna: Taxing sugar does not discourage its use.

On Monday, the 2017 FIZZ (fighting sugar in soft-drinks) symposium was held in Auckland.  There was an overwhelming support for New Zealand to tax sugar-sweetened beverages.   Today, this opinion … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Have you ever thought about how you are going to die?…….”

Over the weekend, I presented on early detection of Metabolic disease at the NZ Hospital Pharmacists conference.   I hadn’t been to this conference before and my accepted abstract on … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

The benefits of “messy play”

There was a really memorable Saturday afternoon last year when I was working in an After-hours pharmacy. Four children, aged between 8-12 years came in within about two hours. Each … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 1 Comment