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?

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

Optimum nutrition – what even is that?!

"Kale me Crazy Wheatgrass Shot"  There is so much information out there about what is good for you and what’s not. These are questions that sprung to mind when I started thinking about this. What is the ideal way of eating, is there such thing? What should we be getting out of our food other … Continue reading Optimum nutrition – what even is that?!