Aidan Goggins

Pharmacist, nutritionist, author, consultant and pioneer of the rational

Aidan Goggins BPharm, MSc Nutr Med, MPSIwww.aidangoggins.com

Aidan is a pharmacist with a Master's Degree in Nutritional. A pioneer of the 'modern day medicine' movement, he is a strong advocate of integrating nutritional and lifestyle changes to achieve exceptional wellbeing.

His book 'The Health Delusion' is a revolutionary exposure of the obfuscations which cloud the information we receive about health, and reveals a clear solution to these problems.

Appalled at the extent of the misinformation on health in the mainstream, Aidan dissects the nutrition and health en vogue under the banner of good science. With an engaging, witty, but resolute style, no-one is safe when it comes to the dissemination of poor health advice.

With a passion for sports nutrition Aidan stays abreast of the most cutting edge research for optimising athletic performance and recovery. Armed with a specialised knowledge he has devised many dietary and supplement regiments for a variety of athletes.

He is also found at HealthUncut.com, 'the antidote to poor health advice'.
Why Drug Companies are Turning to Fish

Why Drug Companies are Turning to Fish Oil

It was nice to see that on the topic of omega 3 fish oil consumption, of which I have been a staunch defender, I have received unlikely support from Big Pharma. They have been casting their nets for the next big heart cure, and fish oil is the catch of the day.
11/10/2013 10:30 BST
Fish Oil - A Must for Preventing Breast

Fish Oil - A Must for Preventing Breast Cancer

Published last week in the <em>British Medical Journal</em> was a new meta-analysis of 21 studies of almost one million participants which concluded that consumption of omega 3 fatty acids, as found in fish, produces a significant reduction in the rate of breast cancer occurrence.
07/07/2013 22:12 BST
Post Exercise Protein Shakes - Is the Anabolic Window a

Post Exercise Protein Shakes - Is the Anabolic Window a Myth?

The concept of the post-exercise 'anabolic window' has become so engrained in the resistance training community that it is practically dogmatic. It refers to a limited time period where, post resistance training, skeletal muscle is primed for growth as long as a suitable protein source is consumed.
16/05/2013 13:52 BST
Don't Stop Taking Your Vitamin D Supplements Just

Don't Stop Taking Your Vitamin D Supplements Just Yet

From the start of April onwards we once again become capable of synthesising vitamin D from safe sun exposure. But, that's the snag; the requirement for the sun to be out. For who are we kidding; the calendar may say summer is coming, but clearly someone forgot to remind Mother Nature.
29/03/2013 17:30 GMT
Glutamine and Cancer - What You Need to

Glutamine and Cancer - What You Need to Know

The consumption of the amino acid glutamine in cancer is somewhat of a conundrum. We know adequate glutamine levels are needed for ensuring nitrogen balance, maintaining gut integrity, and beneficially influencing our immune system. All positive things for promoting health and wellbeing.
22/02/2013 16:53 GMT
The Licencing Effect - When Good Intentions Bring Bad

The Licencing Effect - When Good Intentions Bring Bad Health

The licencing effect is assumed to permeate all aspects of our life; that in essence we are innately, though unwittingly, 'programmed' to balance our virtuous deeds, and it got me wondering about how it influences our healthy choice habits.
05/02/2013 16:57 GMT
Protein Powder - A Must for Muscle

Protein Powder - A Must for Muscle Growth

Here's the question: for a healthy individual already achieving relatively high protein intakes from diet alone, say in excess of 90-100 grams/day (the British Dietetic Association recommends levels of 55 grams a day), is there any merit in advocating additional supplementation?
15/01/2013 17:18 GMT
Fuelling a Sub Two Hour

Fuelling a Sub Two Hour Marathon

Endurance sports have exploded in popularity in recent years, and with the New Year once again upon us, we can look forward to further growth as a new contingent of enthusiasts aim to bypass the fads and make firm resolutions; to pound the pavements.
08/01/2013 12:59 GMT
Five Reasons to Have a

Five Reasons to Have a Beer

And a prime example of an underserved, tarnished reputation is that of alcohol. Seen as a vice, more harmful than healthful - in binging amounts this can't be denied. But what about 'moderation' referring to two or less drinks a day for men and one or less for women?
07/12/2012 16:23 GMT
Dairy Causes Cancer, Sure I Googled

Dairy Causes Cancer, Sure I Googled It...

It is rare to experience a situation that leaves you bemused and fearful in equal measure but, just such a scenario occurred this week. During a perusal of all things nutritional I stumbled upon a discussion on the role dairy plays in causing cancer.
30/11/2012 16:06 GMT
Fish Oil - Probably the Best Nutritional Supplement in the

Fish Oil - Probably the Best Nutritional Supplement in the World

Amidst the dense fog of confusion lies the grounding of some basic and indisputable truths. Eat your veggies, cut down on sugar, exercise more often; these are all examples of statements that your mother would have iterated, and ones that should not go unheeded.
16/11/2012 17:06 GMT
Blame This Weekend's Hour Change for Our Impending Winter Weight Gain and Ill

Blame This Weekend's Hour Change for Our Impending Winter Weight Gain and Ill Health

In the winter we have to go against our natural inclination to reduce our activity levels as its dark and miserable in the outside, as well as endeavouring to be more disciplined in our eating patterns - despite the encompassing festive season - aiming to keep evening and night-time carbohydrate intake low, especially those of the simple variety e.g. white pasta, white bread, white rice, baked/roast potatoes, baked goods, soft drinks, desserts etc, to reduce insulin demand. For serious cases of rhythmic misalignment bright light therapy can also be used.
26/10/2012 16:23 BST
Want to Win a Nobel Prize? Just Eat More

Want to Win a Nobel Prize? Just Eat More Chocolate!

Chocolate may make the heart grow fonder, but does it make the brain grow larger? This week a New England Journal of Medicine article investigated whether a correlation existed between a countries per capita chocolate consumption (mostly measured through Lindt® dark chocolate consumption) and their cumulative amount of Nobel Prize winners.
19/10/2012 17:47 BST
Creatine - The Champagne of Sports

Creatine - The Champagne of Sports Supplements

Creatine: it's a supplement discussed in hushed, foreboding tones around the gym lockers, and rarely mentioned outside of sporting circles, such is its social stigmatisation. It's the sporting world's 'entry drug', give in to the dark side embracing the 'Big C' and you're on the fast track to an obligatory doping scandal.
12/10/2012 14:50 BST
Health Shop Snacks as Bad as Mars

Health Shop Snacks as Bad as Mars Bars?

It really doesn't matter what health shop it was, they're pretty much all the same. And, inside there will always be a designated section with shelves laden with a vast assortment of appealing confectionary like products and drinks. All at heavily inflated prices compared to what the ordinary shops charge, but that's ok you think, that's the premium you pay for something that's good for you.
10/10/2012 09:13 BST
New Calls for a Soft Drink Sugar

New Calls for a Soft Drink Sugar Tax

I have previously discussed how a "junk food" tax is an idealistic, ill conceived notion, and its feasibility and outcome far different in reality than it is on paper. That is, except for soft drinks which I proposed should be taxed as high as 100%.
02/10/2012 08:19 BST