The Root Of Our Sickness

I recently listened to a podcast episode with Dr Zach Bush, who is one of my favourite doctors who speaks eloquently and beautifully about the bigger picture view of health and sickness, of the spiritual deficiencies in our society and the lack of connection with the natural world, and how these contribute to sickness. I … More The Root Of Our Sickness

More evidence that dirt and bacteria are good for kids

I read this study which was just published this month that provides further evidence that dirt and bacteria are good for kids. In fact it is the first double blind placebo controlled trial to test the “hygiene hypothesis”. It’s a small study but it’s certainly informative. They basically took two groups of children age 3-5 … More More evidence that dirt and bacteria are good for kids

Evolutionary Biology And Good Medicine

“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

What is nutrient density and why is it important?

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?

Why we all need to keep blood sugar low, and how CGM can help us do that

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

8 tips for improving mood, anxiety and sleep

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