Lifestyle

Heal your headaches in 3 simple steps.

A simple solution to your headaches and migraines. According to American neurologist David Buchholz there is a simple 3 step solution to relieving chronic headaches and migraines.  Over the last few months I have had several patients follow the approach outlined in his book, Heal Your Headache, with great results.  You can listen to David…

The deceptive ‘clean label’

The deceptive clean label: how safe is your food? Over the last decade or so manufacturers have appeared to be ‘tidying up’ foods in the UK with less E-numbers and healthier ingredients.  I like to cook all my food from scratch but I work 6 days a week, often till quite late, and so at…

Understand persistent pain in less than five minutes.

This great video from Australia explains in under five minutes the latest understanding of what persistent pain is and how best to deal with it. Acute vs Persistent Pain Acute pain results from tissue injury and is mostly self-limiting in under 3 months.  Pain lasting longer than 3 months comes from the brain and is…

Optimizing Female Fertility

Patient’s Factsheet – optimizing women’s fertility. Weight Ideally, aim to keep your weight between a BMI of 19 and 24 kg/m2 because a BMI outside these limits has been linked to subfertility, poor IVF outcomes, and miscarriages. If you need to lose weight regular exercise (minimum 30 min of moderately intense exercise at least three…

Nutritional Ketosis – an advantaged metabolic state.

Nutritional Ketosis Peter Attia MD describes his own n=1 experiment in nutritional ketosis.  In ‘An Advantaged Metabolic State: Human Performance, Resilience & Health’, Peter describes how he overcame his state of metabolic syndrome by using a low-carbohydrate diet.  Peter describes his objectives in the talk as: Share my health and performance journey Provide you with…

The Better Baby Book Reviewed.

The Better Baby Book. I’ve been waiting for The Better Baby Book: How to Have a Healthier, Smarter, Happier Baby, by Lana & Dave Asprey, to come out for some time and have enjoyed reading it, and think it is a welcome addition to the ‘must read’ books for aspiring parents.  I’ve been listening to…

A cup of tea a day keeps the doctor away.

Research suggests a cup of tea a day keeps the doctor away! Research presented at the Fifth International Scientific Symposium on Tea & Human Health shows that regular tea drinking can help with a host of potential health problems.  Regular tea drinking can help us burn more calories, help the body metabolize fat, regulate blood…

In Search of the Perfect Human Diet.

In Search of the Perfect Human Diet A new documentary, “In Search of the Perfect Human Diet”,  will be available in the next few days on DVD, click here to go to the website Asking the question of how we can respond to the rapidly escalating epidemic of obesity and chronic ill health in developed…

10 reasons to drink green tea

When I started eating a paleo/primal diet, the hardest thing for me was giving up black tea with (skimmed) milk.  This great British staple is such a way of life for many of us that to even consider giving it up seems intolerable.  We have a cup of tea to get us going in the…

9 reasons to wear a haramaki.

Muffin Tops The most unfortunate women’s fashion trend in recent years has been the pairing of hipster jeans and short shirts exposing a bare midriff; the so called muffin top.  I say unfortunate because it exposes a vitally important energetic centre, the dan tian, to the environment.  I guess whether it’s aesthetically pleasing is down…