With an ageing population it affects more humans than ever before. So can we really do anything to generate new brain cells and possibly slow down the onset of dementia?Read More
Given that everything we eat- fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, some organic fruit and vegetables included- contain pesticides, the big question is: are pesticides in food really that bad?Read More
There are a million fish in the sea and so it seems there are a million theories on motivation, and that’s no joke!Read More
We often forget that without Cholesterol our nerve cells, brain and other vital structures just would not work.
So why is cholesterol the ‘Big Baddy’ when it comes to heart disease?Read More
In 1998, during my Obstetrics and Gynaecology placement in the Royal Victoria hospital, Belfast I learnt two very important facts that I still share with my patients:Read More
Today, as we deal widening waistlines and a rise in type 2 diabetes and other inflammatory diseases, scientists and journalists are asking the question: "Does our diet, rather than lack of exercise, hold the answer?."Read More
Exactly five weeks ago today I began an exercise challenge to myself- six weeks of cycling six days a week for six minutes each day, I coined it 6x6x6. Doesn’t sound like much, but the main thing was I felt six minutes was doable.Read More
Everyone enjoys being happy. But often we forget what makes us happy, here’s a reminder of what you can do to enjoy life even more.Read More
For almost 20 years people in the United States of America have been advised to do Strength training twice a week, in addition to their weekly 150 minutes of aerobic exercise. It was only in 2011 that exercise guidelines in the United Kingdom caught-up...
But why have we been advised to add strength training to our workout? And should everyone, young or old, really start moving weights?Read More
Mixed messages and guidelines that not every doctor believes in. “Eat lots more saturated fat, but very little carbohydrates” was the advice I heard last year at the annual sports med conference.Read More
Polyphenols are the active substance in green tea that could help prevent skin cancer, reduce inflammation in tendonitis, and repair DNA in our cells. It sounds like the cup of tea we all need. But does increasing your Polyphenol dosage through food and drink really translate to better health?Read More
Zinc is often taken as an 'over-the-counter' drug to reduce the chances of getting the common cold, improve physical fitness when training, and to enhance the immune system in auto-immune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Does it really work in these conditions and if so how much should you take?Read More