Hyperinsulinemia: the condition we are not looking for

Hyperinsulinemia is a condition characterised by elevated insulin levels in the blood. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps regulate blood sugar levels by facilitating the uptake of glucose into cells. When insulin levels are consistently high, it can indicate that the body is struggling to maintain proper blood sugar control, whichContinue reading “Hyperinsulinemia: the condition we are not looking for”

Low B12? Why it matters and what to do about it

I have seen so many vitamin B 12 levels from clients lately that are just so low that is mind boggling. Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is essential for several key functions in the human body, including: Normal reference range for B12 is 110-600pmol/l here in New Zealand (and similar in other Western countries). Interestingly, and for reference, in Japan itContinue reading “Low B12? Why it matters and what to do about it”

Anxiety and sleep (and supps that might help)

Got called up for Jury service this week. The anxiety! Couldn’t believe how I felt about it – I hadn’t felt so anxious since I had my PhD viva. In reality, I think the anxiety stemmed from not knowing how my week would look, whether I’d be called up, if I had to try toContinue reading “Anxiety and sleep (and supps that might help)”

Avoid that holiday weight creep

The problem with holiday weight gain is not the gain, per se, it appears more that year on year, people just don’t lose the added weight they put on. This might be a kilogram in the holiday period for some – could be more, could be less – that is the thing with ‘averages.’. FiveContinue reading “Avoid that holiday weight creep”

Why your body changes as you age

Does it feel like you’ve done nothing differently, yet your body is changing? If you are north of 40 years, then you’re likely not imagining it. I’ve just put together a bunch of information from studies that have looked at changes in body composition and health risk during the perimenopause and menopause stages. I thinkContinue reading “Why your body changes as you age”

Your COVID recovery

It feels like there is an exhaustive list of supplements, herbs and other treatments that you could use to help improve your recovery from COVID. I’ve looked at recent literature (in addition to asking some super smart friends) and have listed below what we know may make a difference. I’m not suggesting this as an alternativeContinue reading “Your COVID recovery”

Myocarditis – some things to consider

All medications have side effects, and some medications are worse than others. Some people are going to be more affected by the side effects than others too. It’s no longer considered sensationalist to talk about the known side effects of the COVID vaccine. Dr Ashley Bloomfield here in NZ sent a letter to all generalContinue reading “Myocarditis – some things to consider”

Body recomposition: two more strategies

In a follow on from a previous post, I have two other strategies (food forward, and tracking calories) that may appeal to you to help shift body fat and improve body composition. The other information I shared can be found by clicking here. Focus on a food forward approach This is making changes to the foodsContinue reading “Body recomposition: two more strategies”

Reverse dieting 101

Reverse dieting – this is something that is a potentially important concept that may be overlooked in the whole ‘diet’ ‘no diet’ space. This is something that has come from the physique athlete space where competitors have to go through quite an extreme diet and training regime to reach their goals. However, this isn’t justContinue reading “Reverse dieting 101”