“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution”. Theodosius Dobzhansky I often wonder why evolutionary biology isn’t taught more in medical school, and doesn’t underlie our “healthcare” model more. Sure, we learn about the workings and intricacies of the human body, and may encounter evolutionary biology in the Embryology module, but otherwise, … More Evolutionary Biology And Good Medicine
There are many ways people think about healthy eating, whether it’s by macronutrient (eg low carb or keto), or by processing (unprocessed whole foods vs processed), or by certain ethics (like avoiding mono-cropped grains or factory farmed animals), etc. Nutrient density is an often overlooked aspect of nutrition, and there are many misconceptions about what … More What is nutrient density and why is it important?
A few years ago, while in Boulder, Colorado I went for a long walk in the snowy mountains with my friend Mike, and had some deep conversations which prompted me to start writing this blog on how the pursuit of health and spirituality can be deeply intertwined…and three years later I’ve finally finished it! First … More Thoughts on Health and Spirituality
If there is one dietary change that has the most impact, and which most people aren’t aware of, it’s to remove seed oils from the diet. Everyone knows sugar and processed junk “foods” are bad, but seed oils are ubiquitous and I see them everywhere, including in so called “healthy” packaged foods and restaurants. The … More Why Seed oils are unhealthy
I’ve talked about using a continuous glucose monitor before as it’s something I think would benefit everyone, healthy or not. I saw this article recently, which shows that high blood sugar levels seem to “reprogram” stem cells in bone marrow, which develop into white blood cells. These were found to be more inflammatory than when … More Why we all need to keep blood sugar low, and how CGM can help us do that
I haven’t talked much on my blog about baby related things…apart from my posts about pregnancy here and here. I’m hoping to change that, however, as baby and child health/wellbeing is incredibly important, and as with health advice for grownups, there is a tonne of misinformation out there. Most of us adults are on a … More Healthy eating for babies
I didn’t expect to write this blog post, but I feel I should after the soundbite of me appeared on bbc news. I have avoided talking about covid, restrictions, origin hypotheses, and the vaccines because of how polarised a topic they can be, and the silencing and admonishment of views that run counter to the … More Why I’m against vaccine mandates
I’ve been focussing heavily on my mood and parasympathetic balance recently, after a few weeks of stress/heightened anxiety and also in preparation for the change of the seasons (which can often lead to low mood). Yesterday, my Oura ring showed optimal balance and HRV, and my overnight heart rate has finally dropped to normal, after … More 8 tips for improving mood, anxiety and sleep
I recently came across this study, published in June 2021 in the American journal of clinical nutrition, on the benefits of omega 3s. Normally, epidemiological studies on food can be riddled with bias and inconsistencies as they rely on self reported food intake, but this one is stronger as they actually measured the fatty acids … More Omega 3 intake linked to lower mortality
Have you wondered if you should avoid gluten? Is there any reason to do so, if you are not allergic to it? There is a lot of misinformation put there, with some people deriding gluten-free as a “fad”, and others saying nobody should eat it. I figured it’s about time I did a post on … More Should you avoid gluten?