The best new stuff I am using right now

This week I am doing a run down on a few products I have been using in the health arena plus a few foodie recommendations to take you through the summer, which is GOING TO BE REALLY HOT – Fact. I put quite a lot of business through the natural dispensary via my online nutritional […]

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Vitamin D C19 update

This week I have prepared a video for you on a recent vitamin D study and a review of a meta-analysis of Ivermectin. I mention a previous video you can check out here on vitamin D treatment of C19 once symptomatic. I also cover some vitamin D basics too, you can see that here. https://lessons.academyofchiropracticnutrition.com/covid-vitamin-d-update-video/ Here is […]

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Keeping nutrition simple

There is a classic principle of logic and problem solving that says something like “the simplest explanation is usually the correct one”. It is known as Occam’s razor. This week a news story showed this in it’s most graphic form after Dominic Cummings released Whatsapp messages between him and Boris Johnson regards the competence (or perceived […]

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Are you on the (inflammation) spectrum?

“It such a relief to finally get some answers….” I am stood in the car park at clinic and a patient I saw for several years before lockdown last year has been back in and seeing a colleague (my waiting list is around 4 weeks at the moment). She is telling me all about a recent […]

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Vitamin D infographic: Patient education made easy

This week I have been taking a well earned break from clinic for half term with my wife and kids. We have been climbing, playing in fords, body boarding in massive sand dunes, jumping off sand dunes, swimming and chilling. All of course while soaking up some delicious and joyful UV rays, producing a truck […]

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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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