Why inflammation is not a binary issue

Since last year I have been telling anyone that expressed the idea they could avoid getting the C19 infection all together, they would have to accept at some point, we are all going to get it. Well, last week it was my turn. On Monday, by the middle of the morning shift in clinic I […]

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The one where C19 stops me writing a newsletter

Well, it is finally my turn to see what the C19 virus is all about, I tested positive on Monday lunchtime, in bed by 2pm up next day at 9am. Feeling very much better, but my brain is definitely still delicate and inflamed and so today, this will be a suggested best of from articles […]

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Calcium supplements: Heart attack risk or bone saviour

In these days of uncertainty, it is nice to have some certainty in your life, some known, knowns as Donald Rumsfeld so rightly said (even if he is the reason aspartame was made legal). Here are a few things I know I can rely on: My ability to eat colossal amounts of sushi. Seriously if […]

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The simple solution to prevent fractures

I am currently eyeballs deep in research on bone health and fracture prevention. As ever when you think you know something, when you read deeper, things are never quite as clean cut as you thought and the general narrative on the subject isn’t really representative of the research. Frankly, once you start really deep-diving into […]

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welcome to 2022 (& reality)

Welcome to 2022. Let us keep faith that common sense, logic and integrity will prevail over this year in terms of C19. Is Omicron a gift from Mother nature/God/Allah/Ganesh/the universe? It may well be. Whether or not this will change policy in some parts of the world remains to be seen. It does sometimes feel […]

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2021 review of best new stuff plus what is happening in 2022

Well, it wasn’t an easy year, but sometimes the most challenging things become the most valuable things in life. If you had asked me if had asked me in my 20’s would being diagnosed with two auto-immune diseases be a “good” or “bad” thing, well the simplistic naive me would have said bad. But this is all a relative […]

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The simple solution to stress

Way back in October, before we had our limbic systems tickled by the media on variants of a famous virus (currently looking milder, so probably good news overall). We talked about the beautiful synergy that is magnesium and vitamin B6. https://lessons.academyofchiropracticnutrition.com/why-magnesium-b6-are-a-marriage-made-in-heaven/ This is why we have not one but two magnesium products. If you are […]

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Why Adverse childhood events matter

As I do more and more 1:1 nutritional consulting, one thing I consistently find astonishing and upsetting is the number of patients who have suffered what we could classify as adverse childhood events or ACE’s. The reality is these are common and can significantly affect people’s physiology and mental health. Note that stress per se […]

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What xmas perfume ad’s & Chiropractic have in common

I love Christmas, but as we edge closer to the big day, one thing that I find hilarious and annoying in equal measures is…..perfume and aftershave adverts. Seriously, could they be any more pretentious? Any vaguer? On the one hand, I think they must make people buy stuff, or they wouldn’t pay for the adverts, […]

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Vitamin D dosing in children & growing pains

I had a wonderful time last weekend in Edinburgh lecturing for the SOTO-Europe seminar of excellence. It was just so nice to be with like-minded clinicians all there ready to learn! We talked about vitamin D and I had some follow up from a few DC’s on children, so I have recycled a newsletter from […]

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