HEALTH 11th October 2017

Saving your life in an instant



That reality is closer than you may think. Hip replacement surgeries and traditional drug therapies could become a thing of the past. We are on the cusp of medicine’s most significant breakthrough – curing disease with robots.  READ MORE

HEALTH 4th October 2017

Why I’m giving up RXBar


Given the choice, I prefer to cook what I eat. But when it comes to snacks, I do indulge in protein bars. Finding one, however, made from clean sources is no easy feat; most are filled with ingredients you can’t even pronounce (*cough cough* – Quest Bar).

Finally, I thought I’d done it! About eighteen months ago I discovered RXBar, the ‘whole food‘ bar made from ‘clean food you can count on’. I was all in, had a subscription, took them with me on my travels, and even blogged about them.

Sadly, RXBar was too good to be true and as you’re about to discover, the ingredients are anything but clean.


MIND 13th September 2017

How NOT to be successful


Yesterday, I came across a candid blog post, questioning the so-called keys to success. It began:

No, You Shouldn’t Wake Up At 5 AM…

You don’t have to follow anybody’s morning routine.

Because you know what? I’m just going to tell it like it is.

Getting up at 5 AM…

And drinking warm water with lemon…

And doing an intermittent fast…

And reading a book a day…

And meditating for 45 minutes…

…will not make you a successful person.’

Intrigued, I read on.


MIND 23rd August 2017

The 2 for 1 hormone OXYTOCIN:
Fix your relationship and health
at the same time


” lie, women lie, numbers don’t..”   Jay-Z.

During his acceptance speech at the 2009 American Music Awards,  Jay-Z quipped about the ubiquitous relationship killer – trust. He’s not wrong. Infidelity is a leading cause of divorce, and in the U.S., rates are high: 40-50% of marriages end in divorce. But it need not be that way.

Through the simple act of hugging someone you release a feel good hormone called oxytocin, which promotes feelings of trust and bonding — both in yourself and the person you’re touching. Not only that, oxytocin can help control high blood pressure, anxiety, digestive disorders, and pain.

Could it be true then – All you need is love…..?READ MORE

NUTRITION 9th August 2017

It can be deadly, yet 1 in 6 Americans has it.
What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Question: Which of the following statements is true?
A: ‘I can’t put weight on, I have a fast metabolism’
B: ‘I can’t lose weight, I have a slow metabolism
C: ‘I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure – my doctor says it’s metabolic syndrome’
Answer: All of them

Sure, metabolism is how fast your body burns calories, but when it’s out of control it can make you sick. This state, known as metabolic syndrome is on the rise, bringing with it an increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.

It affects 47 million American adults (1 in 6 people) and is even rising amongst teens (1 in 10). So what exactly is metabolic syndrome and how can you prevent it?