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When Going Vegan is Best…

  How many times have you heard me suggest a vegan diet as the most effective and sensible dietary intervention for a condition....yup...not often but here I am saying it now.   I had a great one-on-one session with a long-term mentee yesterday to discuss a case of...

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Have I Got Your Attention Now?

You know I'm not one to raise my voice and make scene. Ok, I always raise my voice and make a scene, but only when I think something really warrants our attention and the issue of under-recognised, under-estimated and mismanaged chronic worms, demands our attention. ...

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What in the GFR is going on with this reference range?!^#@

Goodness Friends Really (GFR) - where do we start talking about the GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate)! This is the standard way to estimate the competency of your kidneys, in particular their ability to filter waste from the blood. There is SO much to say and not quite...

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A Bit of Culture Shock

I've managed to befriend a microbiologist.  I know it wouldn't excite everyone, but it's my big good news story of the month and I can't wipe the smile off my face when I announce this to friends and colleagues. Friends don't get it. Yet another Rachel weirdism. But...

Digging Deeper Into Thyroid

Have you still got some thyroid patients that don't fit any sort of traditional thyroid disease model and are difficult to get results with? Oh yes me too... and watch out...I've been spending the last few weeks with my nose firmly embedded in hundreds of articles...

Freya’s Coffee Rules

We all try and surround ourselves with fabulous people in our workplace and I have been luckier than most.  I'll talk more another time about how to attract the right people to work for your business but right now I just want to share a gem from the fabulous Freya who...

Are You Over-Delivering?

This year has kicked off with lots of time spent re-calibrating my own and other practitioners' businesses models via business mentoring and it's such a privilege.  One symptom that seems to creep into almost every practitioner's business model though, is one of...

Appendicitis Update

I've been digging around in the scientific literature all about appendicitis and I've ended up here.  Long gone are the days when medicine foolishly considered the appendix without purpose - a dispensable 'extra' of the GIT and now, thanks to genetic PCR bacterial...

Misunderstandings & Mistakes – I’ve Made a Few!

Yep, I've had them...and made them.  I often hear practitioners say they cringe when they think back about the patients they saw in the first year because of the vastly greater knowledge they have now.  I do too. But my mistakes are more recent than that!  I know more...

Final Day for Update in Under 30 Podcast Subscription Special Offer!

Make the most of this special offer! If you become a 12 month subscriber before the end of January (that's tomorrow!) you receive 10% off ALL individual mentoring sessions in 2017! And just so you know what we have in store for you as an Update in Under 30 Subscriber...

1 Week Podcast Subscription Special Offer

  Have you heard what everyone is saying about the "Update in Under 30 Podcasts"? But more importantly, have you heard about "Update in Under 30 Podcasts"... fullstop?! If you've somehow missed out on being a subscriber & receiving these monthly gems over the last few...

Back to ‘Basics’ for New Year Resolves?

Sheeeeeshkebab I squirm at the whole premise of new year's resolutions.  If you understand a little about the process of behavioural change, you'll appreciate that there's no magic dust (or firework pollutants!) you are going to get sprinkled with between pre and post...

Chew

Ask me to name a lymphatic herb other than Cleavers and Poke Root and I might struggle (sorry Sue!) but some other things stay with us forever. One of my stayers pops into my head every time I eat a carrot.  Every time I make my partner or my kids eat a carrot.  Every...

Are you Listening for the Good News?

Want to start 2017 with some good news?  Sometimes working with patients challenged by mental health I get scared.  A well-known colleague of mine introduced me to the notion of the 'clinician in crisis'. The practitioner who, in the face of their patient's...

One Bite At A Time

The standout gift I got this year for Christmas without a doubt was my very own copy of Sarah Lantz & Tabitha McIntosh's,  One Bite at a Time  - Reduce Toxic Exposure & Eat the World You Want.  Every time I walk past it on the table a strange force compels me to run...

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