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Overcoming Fatigue and Tiredness and Boosting Energy

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™ – the on-line nutrition profiling tool

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.

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Banishing IBS

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.

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My advice for those looking to have an energised and productive afternoon

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 […]

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Forget the BMI, and concentrate on getting rid of your gut

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 […]

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Calorie counting is stressful (and other reasons to avoid it if you want to lose weight)

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]: 1. where individuals ate a diet which restricted […]

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My new book – Waist Disposal – now available!

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 […]

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Vitamin D supplementation linked with reduced risk of cancer including breast cancer

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 […]

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Zinc supplementation found to improve mood in women

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 […]

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Can milk cause acne?

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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