Teeth like Shane MacGowan?

Did you know that the first randomised controlled trial was done in 1747 by naval surgeon James Lind? Back then scurvy was a killer. On May 20, 1747 he divided the 12 sick sailors into six pairs, and provided each of them with a different supplement in their diet (with sailor response added for historical […]

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Why you always need a snot machine handy

Apologies for the tardy arrival this week’s insights. Thanks to the dedicated use of Calpol amongst my children classmates parents to keep their kids at school even when they have a temperature & are clearly infective, I spent Friday fighting off a round of viruses & bacteria. Fear not my immune system knows exactly what […]

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Myths of probiotics & always listen to men called Tony

Many many years ago I was taught the four R’s of digestion. It went something like Remove (bad bugs) Replace (digestive acid/enzymes) Re-inoculate (good bacteria) Repair (the gut lining) And it is still used by me and many other practitioners to some extent, though our understanding out of the gut microbiome from when I started 2001 […]

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Granny knows best

Firstly thank you to the Chiropractic Association of Ireland for inviting me to lecture last weekend. I had a great time lecturing in Dublin, a keen audience for information on the incredible benefits of vitamin B12. I also had the pleasure of meeting Dr Robert Melillo and seeing his talk. As a Chiropractor with a […]

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from Dublin with love

By the time this you read this I will be nestled into the welcoming (if slightly damp) bosom of Dublin. I am lecturing at the Chiropractic Association of Ireland (CAI) this weekend on why vitamin B12 deficiency is creating an epidemic of missed diagnosis and mis-diagnoses. The three things I want attendees to know when […]

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How to feed 100 trillion friends

For many years I did not eat a single piece of food containing complex carbohydrate/starch/polysaccharides. Not a single sodding mouthful. Meat & salad. Repeat. I ate fruit as it’s a single sugar unit as fructose and some glucose, depending on the fruit, but starchy food was a big no no. For me this was painful. […]

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It takes a lot of energy to make energy

Treating patients with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome can be at best daunting, at worst depressing. There are many, many root causes involved in both these conditions. But at the heart of both and indeed arguably all health conditions are inefficient mitochondria. The number one source of free radicals/oxidative stress is your […]

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What harms insects also harms humans

“What harms insects also harms people” are wise words spoken by the German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze. She was speaking about the banning of the weed killer glyphosate (branded as Roundup by Monsanto) in Germany from 2023. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/04/germany-ban-glyphosate-weedkiller-by-2023 And she has a good point. For many, many years now the world of functional medicine/nutrition has been […]

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Your genetics are not your destiny (but they create a strong tendency)

This is a special 20 minute webinar on how our genetics create a tendancy to certain issues, but how we can help overcome those with a healthy lifestyle. Patients are often all too easily lead to believe because their family has a history of condition/disease XYZ, they can’t avoid it, it’s inevitable. I am living proof with the […]

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All fun & games until someone loses an eye

“I tell my friends you’re the nutrition police” “mmmmmmmm, okaaaaaaaaay…” I’m never quite sure how to respond to this kind of comment. I don’t go around pointing out issues in people’s diet or lifestyle, that would be rude. But on occasion friends tells me about a health issue they have and how it’s affecting their […]

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