On statins, experiencing muscle and joint pain? There’s something you need to know. Although statin medication is warranted in many circumstances, this cholesterol lowering drug is commonly known to cause myalgia (muscle and joint pain). These side effects are caused by statins blocking an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase (an enzyme which assists with cholesterol production). […]
Recent research indicates resistance training is able to prevent the progression of bone mineral density decline in post menopausal women, even in the absence of hormone replacement. In particular, it has been found to reduce density loss from the lumbar spine and femoral neck.Something that I’ve always advocated and is crucial for maintaining bone strength […]
1200mg of Chondroitin Sulfate daily, has shown superior efficacy than most commonly prescribed NSAID (Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory) drug, Celecoxib. This provides encouraging results and displays the beneficial role this nutrient has in reducing pain associated with one of the most debilitating conditions experienced by the elderly.Reference: Pelletier JP, Raynauld JP, Beaulieu A, et al. In […]
Supplements are in the media again! The chromium study was based on animal models as well as injecting chromium into the cell. This mode of application does not reflect how it is prescribed. The attached document is the response from Complementary Medicines Australia.
A fantastic quote by Hippocrates. One that I value greatly in clinical practice.“Life is short and the Art long, opportunity is fleeting, judgement difficult and experience dangerous. The Physician must do the right thing at the right time.” Hippocrates