diet

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 low FODMAP diet for IBS.

4 out of 5 people recover from IBS when they follow a low FODMAP diet.  Fodmaps are short chain sugars which are: Osmotic – they pull water into the intestines Are poorly digested Are fermented by the gut bacteria. A diet high in FODMAP foods, if you are sensitive, can cause gas, bloating, cramps, constipation…

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…

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…

Endometriosis linked to inflammatory bowel disease.

Endometriosis linked to inflammatory bowel disease. Endometriosis UK have just reported news of new research which shows that endometriosis is linked to inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s or colitis.  This supports the growing belief that endometriosis has inflammatory aspects and a disorder of the immune system.  Endometriosis also shows some signs of being an…

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…

MS cured through diet?

MS cured through diet? Can MS be cured through dietary interventions alone?  This might seem unbelievable but Dr Terry Wahls’ story is very compelling and she is now undertaking clinical trials with other MS sufferers to try and get hard evidence. Dr Wahls’ first book is now available from amazon uk (I tried to get…

Paleo & Chinese medicine.

Paleo and Chinese Medicine Does Chinese medicine support the paleo diet? I think most people imagine not.  The contemporary Chinese diet emphasizes the importance of  ‘fan’, or staple foods such as wheat and rice.  These are thought to have a neutral energetic (being neither cooling or warming) which balances the other elements of the meal…