Insulin resistance – what is it? How Does all this affect my health?

The poison of course, is in the dose.

Holiday drinking, what's your game plan? "winter cocktail" by InterContinentalKiev is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Whilst it must be acknowledged that drinking alcohol to excess, repeatedly, is dangerous and a significant societal problem, it is still part of most people’s lives. Given that we use alcohol when we meet with friends, relax, celebrate and  … Continue reading The poison of course, is in the dose.

How does insulin resistance affect my life?

WHAT IS Insulin Resistance? Why is it important? What does it mean for my health, my life, my joy? When we understand to some degree what insulin does, it is easier to understand what insulin resistance is. With this info we can start to understand to what metabolic dysfunction is , how it relates to us … Continue reading How does insulin resistance affect my life?

The link between what you eat, your ‘personal fat threshold’ and chronic disease

From the American Institute for Cancer Research Lets quickly talk about insulin resistance. WHAT IS Insulin Resistance? To get an idea of what insulin does, check this out - insulin the basics. With this understanding it is easier to grasp what insulin resistance is and also get closer to understanding about metabolic dysfunction and metabolic … Continue reading The link between what you eat, your ‘personal fat threshold’ and chronic disease

ISOLATION ANXIETY – Tools to enhance emotional resilience

image credit: erhui1979 | Getty Images “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”-Marcus Aurelius This seems like a pipe dream. During these times of isolation when so many are … Continue reading ISOLATION ANXIETY – Tools to enhance emotional resilience

Sleep, the most important and most neglected aspect of health?

Sleep is taken for granted. We either think we do it well or we feel like we can't get a grasp on it.  It impacts how we feel as soon as our eyes open, how we anticipate the day will go and informs our emotional response to this.  We then either cast a gloomy shadow … Continue reading Sleep, the most important and most neglected aspect of health?

Covid-19 – So, what can we do to mitigate harm?

As the clocks go forward and the hours of social distancing pile up, we should continue to be mindful of the threat posed by this virus and the disease Covid -19. It can be difficult when we are locked away in our own homes (those of us that are lucky enough to be in a … Continue reading Covid-19 – So, what can we do to mitigate harm?

Clarity, community and Covid-19

The predictions for the spread of SARS-COV-2 have been modelled over and over in different given scenarios. The Washington Post had a good visual simulator There are some pretty amazing graphics that have helped us all understand how movement of people is likely to affect outcomes and the disease spread of Covid-19. What do some … Continue reading Clarity, community and Covid-19

Decision making, Twitter Feeds and Covid-19

I should start this whole thing by saying I’m not an expert in infectious disease, or an epidemiologist, or a statistician. I am an expert in primary care and on the frontline of medicine and this is my informed take on what’s going on. The process for decision making in situations like we are in … Continue reading Decision making, Twitter Feeds and Covid-19