Lifestyle Before Medication

A pharmacist's perspective on health and metabolic disease

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

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