Hidden #Thyroid Problems

I read this morning a good basic explanation of why it simply is not enough to measure TSH if you think your thyroid is underactive. If you think your body temperature is low and you have the signs of an underactive thyroid (constipation, weight gain, low mood, body dryness, feeling cold, infertility etc), it is …

Why Do #Coeliacs Bloat?

If you are gluten sensitive or coeliac, you will probably recognise this problem: that tell-tale expansion of the waistband for no apparent reason. You can wake up with it, put your best 'thin' trousers on and 5 minutes later have to undo the button. You can get it before meals, during meals, after meals, when …

Briffa Fat Loss Guide

Welcome to National Obesity Week! How are your new year diets going? If you need a little gee-up, here are a couple of really useful posts for you. Read Dr John Briffa's a-brief-fat-loss-guide-for-men-or-women which first appeared in The Times Weekend magazine last and then see my next post for a One Week Quick Start Diet Plan. I am …

Weight Loss & Detox

It is a little known fact that we store a lot of toxins in fat cells and that's why I always say a cellular detox is one of the most important things to do if you're serious about losing weight. Now a study reported in the International Journal of Obesity has confirmed that you release certain toxic chemicals called POPs …