Daily vitamin D pill could cut the risk of dying from cancer by 13 percent

Some patients have very short memories, have you noticed? One day they are in persistent pain, depressed and exhausted. Then as they recover, they (understandably) want to forget it ever happened. I sometimes wonder if this is to preserve their self-identity as healthy people to avoid cognitive dissonance that maybe they are not infallible. The challenge is once they “forget” how they used to be…

How to deal with stress and adversity

I am writing this while on “holiday” this week, holiday when you have small children is a relative term. Last week we talked about sustained inflammatory responses to bacterial infections. Ideally bacterial infections should be short and sweet, once we muster an immune response. But the effect of inflammation even when its dropping down can still be present and have quite an effect on mood…

The most powerful tool in your Chiropractic toolkit

Today’s Top 3 ‘Writer-Downers’: Why you can lead a horse to water but can’t make them drink How to use the #1 tool to change that behaviour Why you have a moral duty to use this tool and ignore what the NHS might think about your recommendations Getting patients to change their lifestyle can be tough, I support them with advice, videos and handouts, but…

“Let them eat chalk!” is the NHS commandment but…

Today’s Top 3 ‘Writer-Downers’: Why calcium carbonate is the most commonly prescribed calcium by the NHS Why most patients hate taking it The superior, better tolerated alternative you should stock starting today I had lots of comments from last weeks email concerning not only Vitamin D but also on using calcium carbonate aka chalk as a source of calcium, which was new for a lot…

“Normal” versus Optimal continued… Vitamin D (it’s a BIGGIE)

Back in 2007 I was on a week long functional medicine intensive training seminar in Atlanta with the Institute for Functional Medicine, and during one of the breakout case study sessions one of the MD’s began talking excitedly about Vitamin D. In fact he was really REALLY excited. The 3 Top ‘Writer-Downers’ In This Week’s Newsletter: GP’s/NHS often miss the true diagnosis of Vitamin D…

Are you a clinician or a therapist?

Are you a clinician or a therapist? “I just want to adjust”. I hear that quite a lot and (if I’m honest) I’m actually the same when I’m in my Chiropractic environment. If I can SUSTAINABLY improve function with neuromechanical intervention and the patient is remodelling/healing, they will tell me they are feeling better, then I am happy to do neuromechanical intervention on its own…