We can all feel tired from time to time, which for some can simply be the result of overwork and insufficient sleep. However, for many, fatigue can be persistent and not readily explained with conventional medical approaches. In reality, unexplained fatigue is rooted in one or more specific, correctable imbalances.
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NUTRINALYSIS is a unique, individualised on-line nutrition profiling tool that reveals the best foods for optimising your health, energy, wellbeing and weight. It has been developed by Dr John Briffa, an award-winning doctor, writer and international speaker, and one of the UK’s leading authorities on the diet and health.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic (long-term) digestive disorder that gives rise to symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea and/or constipation. Although the condition is estimated to affect almost 20 percent of the population, the conventional treatment options for sufferers are very limited. As a result, many individuals can suffer from uncomfortable and debilitating symptoms with little hope of relief.
Apparently, it’s 30 years ago that Marks and Spencer (a UK-based food, clothing and home goods retailer) started selling pre-prepared sandwiches. Other retail outlets followed suit, and the end result is that sandwiches now are the prime lunch fodder for workers up and down the land. But do they represent prime fuel for those with […]
The body mass index or ‘BMI’ (calculated by dividing someone’s weight in kilograms by the square of their height in meters is the most commonly-used weight-related measure of health. The problem is, though, it’s virtually useless for this purpose. This is for two main reasons: 1. It tells us nothing about body composition. It is […]
When it comes to weight (specifically fat) loss, I’m not into counting or consciously restricting them. I’ll come onto why in a moment. But before I do, I want to share the results of a recent study in which women ate in one or four ways : 1. where individuals ate a diet which restricted […]
My 7th book, Waist Disposal – the Ultimate Fat Loss Manual for Men, has recently been published. The title of this book is pretty self-explanatory. The book provides comprehensive nutritional advice (naturally) on how to achieve meaningful, sustainable weight loss, but also includes information on exercise and psychology too. Information about the book here can […]
There’s an old adage in medicine: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I couldn’t agree more. The problem with a lot of truly preventive medicine is this: there’s not much money in it. The real money (for, say, drug companies) is in treatment. To an extent there can be money too […]
What we eat and drink can have a profound influence on our health. Not just of the body, but of the brain too. For example, certain foodstuffs (e.g. the artificial sweetener aspartame) can have toxic effects on the brain. Other foodstuffs appear to ‘feed the brain’ and help optimise its function. For example, so-called omega-3 […]
My post last Friday concerned my ‘love-hate’ relationship with dairy products – I generally like the way they taste, but am also acutely aware that they can quite-often trigger health issues in myself and others. I first leaned this when the elimination of cow’s milk products 20-odd years ago eliminated my eczema too. Other symptoms […]
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- Article reveals unseen cause of bias that risks compromising the evidence-base for statins and other drugs
- Not all men with symptoms of an enlarged prostate have an enlarged prostate. What’s going on?
- How accurate are Professor Collins’ claims about the rates of muscle problems with statins?
- Why the device that counts the number of bites of food we take in a day is unlikely benefit health or weight
- Evidence links higher cholesterol with lower risk of death in older individuals
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Dr Briffa’s tweets
New post: How accurate are Professor Rory Collins's claims about muscle-related adverse effects of statins? drbriffa.com/2014/08/22/how…
Jerome Burne provides an amusing if slightly depressing analysis of the crown prince of statin therapy - Professor Rory Collins @JeromeJB
British Medical Journal launches fantastic initiative: An opportunity for 'ordinary people' to help set the research agenda @bmj_latest
Study shines light on the fact that sunscreens don't appear to offer real protection against melanoma drbriffa.com/2014/06/13/stu…
Prof Sever invokes 'evidence' in calling for retraction of statin papers. Shame he uses bad science to make his case bmj.com/content/348/bm…
New post: Why won't those calling for retraction of BMJ statin articles actually use some science? drbriffa.com/2014/06/11/clo…
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