fatty liver

The Great Cholesterol Myth

The Great Cholesterol Myth Cholesterol has been touted as ‘the enemy’ in recent years and prescriptions for statin medications are regularly handed out to keep cholesterol in check.  In fact, the two top selling pharmaceutical drugs in Australia are statin medications. But is cholesterol really as bad as we have been led to believe?  Let’s take a deeper look. A quick stroll down memory lane. Have you heard of a guy called Ancell Keys? He is the reason for the…

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How Metabolic Disease Begins In The Gut.

How Metabolic Disease Begins In The Gut. Are you overweight? Struggling with high blood sugar, cholesterol or blood pressure? Wanting to avoid medication at all costs? Then this blog is for you my friend. Let’s start with a definition: Metabolic syndrome is an umbrella term that includes a cluster of symptoms such as excess weight/obesity, increased blood pressure, fatty liver, high cholesterol and/or triglycerides and blood sugar.  It is a major risk factor in the development of hypertension, type 2…

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Choline Under The Spotlight.

Choline Under The Spotlight. Almost as famous (nutritionally) as the lesser known Hemsworth brother. (If you were about to Google it I’ll save you the trouble – his name is Luke). Choline has recently stepped forward from the shadows and into the spotlight. It has become the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle for many of my complex cases and when I talk about choline with my patients, I usually get blank stares in return. So this blog post is…

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