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

No ‘I’ in sex

Many years ago I had a traumatised young woman as a patient who had suffered a sexual assault because she was too scared to say no to the young man … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Should we all be keeping condoms in the kitchen drawer?

I’ve just come back from my summer break and saw this article in The Guardian “Why I put 400 condoms in the kitchen drawer for my sons”.  I couldn’t help … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · Leave a comment