New Supplement Aimed at Children

Why Is McDonalds Partnership With A Professional Football Team A Bad Idea? I have recently been made aware of a new dietary supplement which is aimed at “fussy” children. PaediaSure is sold as a shake in a choice of 3 flavours (chocolate, vanilla and strawberry) and is meant to be used by children aged 1-10…

Working With Falkirk Football Club

Working With Falkirk Football Club I recently got the opportunity to work with Scottish Championship football club Falkirk Football Club. In the coming months I will be carrying out workshops and presentations regarding a number of issues such as: Preparation Recovery Nutrient requirements Hydration Muscle building Body fat loss By providing assistance and education to…

It’s not always as good as it looks!

It’s Not Always as Good as it Looks *WARNING! Pictures like this may not be as they seem. Infact these two pictures were taken just minutes apart – Before and after going to the toilet. Many companies who promote fad weight loss diets have numerous ways of manipulating pictures to make their products look more…

Working With a Commonwealth Games Hopeful

Working With a Commonwealth Games Hopeful I have recently been contacted by Scotland international 200m and 400m sprinter Grant Plenderleith to help him achieve his goal of reaching the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. For 5 years Grant played football with Stenhousemuir until he went back to his roots in athletics. His most notable achievement to…

Is It Finally Time to Regulate Supplements?

Is It Finally Time to Regulate Supplements? As I have said many times before I feel it is time that dietary supplements should be regulated in the same way as pharmaceutical products. This week saw the tragic death of a promising 18 year old rugby player following him taking the fat burning pill 2, 4-dinitrophenol,…

Dangers of Popular Slimming Aids

Doping in Sport Walk into the supermarket and you can find my different weight loss pills that work in a variety of different ways. You may be familiar with some of the following phrases:- Fat Binder Metabolism Booster Appetite Suppressant But what do these actually mean and what are the dangers that these products pose?…

Doping in Sport

Doping in Sport With the recent news coming out about the failed doping tests of USA sprinter Tyson Gay and Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell I am writing this blog on doping in sport to explain the risks that can be posed by supplements.   Gay, a 100m sprinter who is the joint fastest in the…

Nutrition at Wimbledon

Nutrition at Wimbledon With Wimbledon hotting up and a number of big shocks taken place, the question many of you may be wondering….What does it take nutritionally to compete at such a high level sporting event? Calories¬† Firstly the intensity that top players are playing at costs a huge amount of energy. The average player…

Dangers of “Miracle Diet Solutions”

Dangers of “Miracle Diet Solutions” With the popularity of “miracle diet solutions” on the increase, it is important that people are made aware that they are not all they make out to be and can be extremely dangerous to your health. I have recently noticed a certain diet drop making its way around Facebook which…

Graduation In Switzerland 2

Graduation In Switzerland 2 What an amazing experience it was to graduate in such a fantastic country with some fantastic people. The ceremony took place on Friday 19th April at the International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.¬† In attendance were world renowned leaders in the field of sports nutrition: Prof Ron Maughan, Prof Louise…