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The little known truth about the dangers of folic acid…..

Did you know…. Folic acid supplements are associated with an increased risk of cancers? And increased risk of cognitive decline in older people? What many don’t realise is that folic acid and folate are different things. Folic acid is a synthetic, inactive product not found in nature. It must be converted into the active form to […]

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How preventative are preventative drugs?

Tony Blair has quite the legacy. Leaving aside his penchant for starting illegal wars, one of his biggest changes was to flood GP’s surgery with money (1 billion to be exact). Around 2004 he introduced “payment by performance” via the quality and outcomes framework (QOF), a method for monitoring the quality and outcomes of medical intervention. This […]

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The death of nutritional research

When I am doing full functional medicine one to ones with clients, one common issue they report is being confused about diet advice. And who can blame them, one minute you are reading an article saying red meat is going to kill you with heart disease, the next article says the opposite. The challenge is […]

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Why we worship the sun

If you are anything like me then you are appalled at the state of the weather currently. Having been locked down on and off for the past 12 months, especially with the terrible weather in the first part of the 2021, I feel (and we all know these days feeling something makes you “right” even if the evidence […]

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Lockdowns & sarcopenia: A marriage made in hell

In August last year I sent out a newsletter about how older patients I was seeing post lockdown after 3-4 months away from care, were looking positively fragile. Well this week I had a study delivered to my inbox that discusses a key part of fragility, sarcopenia. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7528158/pdf/11357_2020_Article_272.pdf One of the key things about sarcopenia […]

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The vitamin B12 injection fugazi

Last week we talked about why some researchers just do not understand the biology of what they are studying and/or simply use unreliable methods & collect data that is garbage. As the saying goes, garbage in, garbage out. Well, look what popped into my inbox this week….. https://nutrition.bmj.com/content/early/2021/04/20/bmjnph-2021-000250 Firstly notice the title…they are already telling […]

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Why researchers get it wrong

If you read any NICE guidance they always trot out the same lines about “patient centred care” and then review the evidence that is deemed high quality (RCT’s and systematic reviews/meta analysis) and then produce recommendations from that. The issue in my opinion is that: – They are missing out of lots of good evidence because it […]

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A case of mistaken identity

Fingers crossed you have managed to overcome the massive hypoglycemic slump induced by all the easter eggs the Easter bunny left for you and have enjoyed the pleasure of a 4 day work week. I have loved seeing the new Vitamin D TRIAD product (it has vitamin D and two forms of K2 MK4 & […]

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Finally the vitamin D/K2 supplement I always wanted

For many years I have used multiple brands of supplements, endlessly reading the labels looking at which nutrients were included, in which form and at what dose. You see, when it comes to supplements the devil really is in the detail. But that detail is only visible if you have read the scientific literature at […]

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Are we headed for a tsunami of mental health issues?

His name is Tony and talks like what he is…..a London geezer. But his easy manner put people at ease and he has a way with those who work for him. Tony is a manager at a very large kitchen show room and has around 22 people working for him. He is for a check up […]

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