Can You Diagnose This Deficiency?

While I did diagnose this one correctly, I didn’t get 100% in this quiz – Can you? Speaking¬†of the devil, Medscape, has this great little visual quiz to test your knowledge about physical signs & other hidden clues of nutritional deficiencies. While we...

With or Withania You?

Cheesy I know! ūüėČ ¬†However, recently the issue of¬†knowing when to use¬†Withania somnifera & when not to, came up again in mentoring so I thought it’s probably a good one to share. ¬†Withania, aka Aswagandha or Indian Ginseng, has become a favourite adaptogenic...

I need a (Local) Hero!

Well here’s a thought…the ‘Superfood’ nutrition movement has just about eaten the South Americans out of quinoa and the Pacific Islanders out of coconuts..isn’t it time for a local hero? ¬†I get a bit despondent when any new food is touted...

Recognising A Tendency to Iron Overload Earlier

We’ve just had another mentoring case in which a 40 something female with deficiencies of almost all other minerals but ‘pretty normal ferritin levels’ ¬†presented with a range of endocrine problems and arthralgia. ¬†Sounds as if iron’s not the...