Ozempic: A Miracle Drug or a Disaster Waiting to Happen?

Have you seen the recent headlines on the “miracle” weight loss drug Ozempic? It is everywhere, and it is likely to be the best-selling drug of all time.  It does make you slimmer, there is no doubt about that, but as ever, the devil is in the detail, and we must be cautious about side-effects.  Big pharma are not known for their honesty in this regard. See…

Why Bad Sleep Makes Your Hurt

Firstly, huge shout out to Ricardo Fujikawa for organising an amazing event! Last time I went to an ECU it was London 2010, and it was drier than a roast dinner without the gravy. One academic researcher told us all about his analysis of manipulation for acute low back pain and how he wasn’t sure it really worked, there wasn’t enough evidence to support it…

New B12 Protocol: Keeping it Simple

By the time you read this, I will be basking in the sunshine of Valencia at the ECU’s 2024 conference. Whenever I lecture to new groups, I am always looking to take previous lectures and make them even more simple, more straight line to clinical actions and solutions. We are shortly going to have a vitamin B12 flow chart available to order as part of…

Why Blood Testing Matters

We have a set of 12 “Core Commandments” we use as a guide and hold in mind when we are in clinic as part of the Core Concepts in Chiropractic Nutrition.  Number 9 is:  Sometimes, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a duck. We use a blood test called C reactive protein for measuring inflammation in…

Is Protein Deficiency Making People Overeat?

Could part of the obesity epidemic be due to a lack of protein?  That is one hypothesis that is gaining momentum and has some research to back it up, known as “protein leverage”.  The basic premise is your body needs amino acids from protein to run your systems.  If you do not get enough from the food you are eating, then you will remain hungry, as your…

Protein: The Goldilocks Nutrient

You remember the story of Goldilocks and three bears?  The porridge is too hot, then too cold, & she needed it just right.  Same with protein, which gives us the amino acids that we need to build:  Also used in the energy cycle, green boxes circled in red are amino acids. I could go on, but you get the idea, this is critical, hence some…

The Antibiotic that Gives You a Stroke?

Snapping an achilles is something I would hate, the crack of the tendon, the total disability, the long recovery, no thank you. But imagine walking along and suddenly rupturing both achilles tendons. Now that would be truly awful. But that would not happen without massive trauma or a prescription for a fluoroquinolone antibiotic like ciprofloxacin. These are powerful antibiotics, used for UTI’s, prostatitis and hard…

The Power of Butter and Butyrate

Did you know the primary fuel for the gut cells lining your intestines is a  short chain FATTY acid called Butyrate? Butyrate is also called Butyric acid and without it, your gut lining goes from a selective sieve to a leaky colander. It’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory both locally in the gut and systemically. I could go on but you get the idea.  So where…

Statins: Reducing cholesterol or inflammation?

Firstly, quick shout out to the team at Goose Chiropractic & wellbeing Clinic in Dinnginton for an excellent seminar on Saturday.  Great day of lectures to DC and CA’s alike.  If you missed the collagen seminar on Wednesday night, do not fret, below is the recording. https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/9kmsBJZOJ_5fetmVZ4zhWfzXilNJ7Y7w2XEc7aPMp-UvjiM58S0f9zYUhol7yJ0y.OeeLtuCnzD69nYFJ Passcode: cjAK=d2b It runs approximately 40 minutes with lots of wide ranging Q&A’s at the end. Now to…