Aidan Goggins
Aidan Goggins BPharm, MSc Nutr Med, MPSI

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, 'the antidote to poor health advice'.

Entries by Aidan Goggins

Vindicating Saturated Fat WON'T Reduce Heart Disease, But Here's What Will

(2) Comments | Posted October 27, 2013 | 11:28 AM

"Break out the chips! Top doc claims saturated fats are GOOD for you", decreed The Star.
"Saturated fat is GOOD for you", reported The Mirror and The Express.

An observational piece in last week's British Medical Journal had the media buzzing...

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The Five Heart Healthy Reasons Drug Companies are Turning to Fish Oil

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 10:44 AM

As a pharmacist I often find myself engaged in lively debate focussed on contentious issues most pertinent to this profession. Advocating a nutritional stance I am regularly a lone voice swallowed up in a sea of conventional wisdom. So it was nice to see that on the topic of omega...

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Fish Oil - A Must for Preventing Breast Cancer

(4) Comments | Posted July 7, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Breast cancer is the most frequently occurring cancer and the leading cause of cancer death among females; accounting for almost a quarter of total cancer cases and 14% of the cancer deaths. Recent figures show that its incidence is showing no signs of abating, and if proven preventive measures are...

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

(2) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 2:19 PM

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. With just a...

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Don't Stop Taking Your Vitamin D Supplements Just Yet

(1) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Claims of a need to bolster our vitamin D levels were further endorsed in the last week with the publication of new research, which adds a whole new dimension to the body of evidence supporting its essentiality for our health. In a rather small (n=8) but neat intervention trial researchers...

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Glutamine and Cancer - What You Need to Know

(2) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 6:29 AM

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.

On the other hand, cancer cells are avid...

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The Licencing Effect - When Good Intentions Bring Bad Health

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 3:56 PM

This week, I was intrigued to discover how a sizable chunk of retailers' profits during the holiday periods are attributable to what is known as the 'licencing effect'. Basically, it hypothesises that we as humans always strive to maintain the status quo in everything we do. So, when we go...

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Get Off Your High Horse - Why We Should All Be Eating Horse Meat

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 4:17 PM

A Tesco burger walks into a bar. "Pint please". "I can't hear you" says the barman. "Sorry" replies the burger. "I'm a bit horse".

It's been the Horsegate scandal and it's been an unbridled disaster. While the many jokes floating around the internet show the lighter side, the furore surrounding...

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Protein Powder - A Must for Muscle Growth

(11) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 6:00 PM

It's well established that a sufficient protein intake is necessary to see the full extent of benefits from a resistance training programme. Dietary protein increases post-exercise muscle protein synthesis rates and inhibits muscle protein breakdown, allowing enhanced muscle protein accretion during the post-exercise recovery period. As such, it is commonly...

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Fuelling a Sub Two Hour Marathon

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 6:51 PM

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. For marathons alone; this year there...

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Five Reasons to Have a Beer

(17) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 6:00 PM

In a world infested by nutrition dogma, if we are not self flagellating in our dietary choices we are, apparently, self-destining to an early demise. The old adage 'everything in moderation' has become redundant, with all measures being judged by the outcome of its excesses. But why let the over...

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Forget About Grapefruit - Why After 20 Years Are We Not Being Told About the Beneficial Drug Nutrient Interactions?

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2012 | 4:42 PM

The Canadian Medical Journal made international news this week with a flurry of media reports emerging to warn us of the dangerous interaction that exists between grapefruit consumption and certain prescription medicines. The amount of drugs which cause a health jeopardising interaction with grapefruit has been steadily increasing; 43 known...

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Dairy Causes Cancer, Sure I Googled It...

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 5:51 PM

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. It became quickly apparent that I...

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Fish Oil - Probably the Best Nutritional Supplement in the World

(8) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 6:00 PM

Combine a world where dictating market forces seek controversy with a subject as nebulous and indefinite as health and you become privy to a myriad of sometimes false, usually dubious, claims of salubrious solutions.

However amidst the dense fog of confusion lies the grounding of some basic and indisputable...

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The Government Says Don't Bother, But It's Vital You Supplement Vitamin D Today

(9) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 7:00 PM

A Chinese proverb states that;

"Superior healthcare prevents sickness, mediocre healthcare attends to impending sickness and inferior health care treats actual sickness."

Hardly a glowing endorsement for UK health policy makers who continue to dwell in bureaucratic inertia when it comes to preventive healthcare for the nation, instead content...

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

(5) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 7:00 PM

The last Sunday of October proclaims the sombre call of winter with the ensuing hour loss of daylight as its dreary doleful echo. To compound our misery research now suggests that this clock change also incurs a significant threat to our long-term health.

For millions of years the endogenous...

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

(1) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 7:35 PM

Chocolate may make the heart grow fonder, but does it make the brain grow larger? Coinciding with the recent announcement of this years Nobel Prize winners, this week a New England Journal of Medicine article investigated whether a correlation existed between a countries per capita chocolate consumption (mostly measured through...

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Creatine - The Champagne of Sports Supplements

(5) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 3:04 PM

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...

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Health Shop Snacks as Bad as Mars Bars?

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2012 | 7:49 PM

This week I went to see remake of the sci-fi film Total Recall on the big screen. And, whilst I could write a blog post bemoaning this new Hollywood model of mutilating classics through remakes, all to cash in on already proven successes, and the nostalgia I felt for the...

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New Calls for a Soft Drink Sugar Tax

(8) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 7:00 PM

It may sound astounding, but up till now conclusive evidence linking sugar consumption with obesity did not exist. Sure the rise in sugar intake has increase in tandem with our obesity rise over the last 30 years, but as readers of The Health Delusion will know, association does not equal...

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