Nrf2: the ultimate anti-aging weapon

  • Nrf2 is a protein promising to be the next big thing in anti-aging science
  • It lies within each of our cells and regulates the antioxidants that fight illness
  • Certain foods activate the release of Nrf2 and its biological pathways

Getting old just happens right? But have you ever stopped to consider how aging actually works? For an industry set to rocket to $216 billion by the year 2021, men and women in white lab coats are working endlessly to figure out how to prevent wrinkles. Beyond vanity though, aging has a more serious implication; it causes illness. The older we get the more prone we are to ill health. Most recently, scientists have focused their efforts on what could be our most powerful agent in the fight against aging and age related disease; the best part – you don’t need to buy it. Introducing Nrf2: the body’s own secret agent.


FOOD, NUTRITION 19th October 2016

The problem with keto (and it’s not the fat)


Despite its growing popularity in the health and wellness community, uptake of the ketogenic diet remains low amongst the general public. Based on extremely high levels of fat intake, it has been shown to play a pivotal role treating conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Autism and MS. A ketogenic diet is also known to regulate our insulin sensitivity, aid in weight loss and decrease the risk of heart disease. Perhaps the most compelling of all: ketogenic diets hold a clue in the fight against cancer. So why are we not going keto?READ MORE

NUTRITION 12th October 2016

Good cholesterol: is it actually bad for you?


For many years the medical establishment has drawn a line between good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL). We have been advised to raise our HDL because it removes excess LDL from our cells thereby reducing our risk of heart disease. At my last checkup, I was elated to hear my HDL levels were nice and high, the cardiologist gave me a nod of approval and told me to keep up the good work. This past weekend I stumbled upon something that would challenge that. It turns out that a high HDL count could make you sick. READ MORE

MIND, NUTRITION 3rd October 2016

Nootropics: what are they and do they actually make you smarter?


‘Nootropics’ (noo-tro-pics), would make a cool name for the aliens in Men in Black 4, right? Derived from the Greek words noos (mind) and tropein (to bend), nootropics is an umbrella term used for supplements, nutraceuticals and herbal drugs which enhance brain power and cognitive functioning. Also known as smart drugs (the terms are often used interchangeably), nootropics are fast becoming the go-to choice for executives and entrepreneurs looking to max out their brain’s potential. Yet despite this increased uptake, little is known about them in the mainstream. Let’s delve into the world of nootropics.READ MORE

MIND, WORKOUT 26th September 2016

My first Spartan Race


Yesterday I ran my first ever Spartan race. For those unfamiliar, Spartan races are obstacle courses ran over varying distances: 3+ miles (Sprint), 8+ miles (Super) and 12+ miles (Beast). As a newcomer to the sport I played it safe and entered the Sprint: twenty obstacles spread out over 3 miles. Despite being my first Spartan, the race happened five months later than planned. I originally applied to run the Sprint in April but was held back due to wrist tendonitis. Five months on, several treatments later and with Kinesio Tape planted on my arm, I was ready and determined to strike Spartan off my 2016 goals. Here is what happened…..READ MORE

FOOD, MIND, NUTRITION 19th September 2016

Anti-aging: The Japanese way


This time last year I was fortunate enough to be stood in front of Mount Fuji in Japan. Fortunate because 4oo years earlier the country isolated itself from much of the world during a period known as Sakoku (1639 to 1853). Japanese people were forbidden to leave the country and foreign entry was granted only under severe restrictions. As I stood amongst locals and tourists alike, it was not lost on me how far the land of the rising sun had come. But aside from its notable political advancements, Japan is known for something else equally impressive:


MIND, WORKOUT 12th September 2016

TELOMERES: The keys to anti-aging you’ve probably never heard of


See the photo above? That’s Ernestine Shepherd, 80 years old and declared the oldest female bodybuilder on the planet by the Guinness Book of World Records. Nothing about Ernestine looks 80, those biceps for starters – anyone would want tickets to that gun show when they reach that age. Unfortunately, in a day where modern technology and hectic lifestyles are the norm, our bodies take quite a beating. If you feel stressed, tired and worn out, chances are your body will age prematurely. But don’t despair just yet, your body is a remarkable organism and through a little known compound we all possess you can still drink from the fountain of youth. It’s time we learnt about telomeres.READ MORE

FOOD, NUTRITION 5th September 2016

High cholesterol? So what? It isn’t the only bad guy


*DISCLAIMER*: I am not a physician, nor does this constitute medical advice. I am relaying knowledge I have read and found insightful, which I want to share with people.

We are still told cholesterol is the leading cause of heart disease but it’s time to challenge the status quo and discover what else lies beneath the surface of heart health.READ MORE

MIND, WORKOUT 29th August 2016

Yosemite captured on my iPhone


Hello folks,

This week I’m taking a little break from the norm and sharing with you moments from my vacation last week, where I took to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California and spent three days in the wilderness of Yosemite National Park (meditation was a must…..).READ MORE