Why should you not be using Juice Plus?

Why Should You Be Careful of Aloe Vera Supplements? I’ve been seeing so much stuff on social media recently about ‪#‎JuicePlus with the tagline: “the next best thing to fruit and vegetables”. With some products costing upwards of £90 a month or “for as little as £3 a day.” To be honest why spend £3 a…

How Important is Iron in Sport

How Important is Iron in Sport What is it needed for? Transports oxygen in the blood and muscles  Involved in energy release from cells  Red blood cell production Immune system A lack of Iron in the body can reduce the amount of oxygen that can be delivered to tissues which will result in the capacity…

Nutrition in Golf

Nutrition in Golf Golf is a sport many people feel that nutrition does not play a big role in the success of players. With the Ryder Cup fast approaching and the interest in the sport increasing as a result, I have made this post to give you an idea of the nutritional and requirements of…

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?…