Uncategorized, WORKOUT 30th November 2016

Road tripping through Utah: Zion National Park

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This year, for Thanksgiving, I was on Delta flight 463 crossing the country when most people were tucking into turkey and debating the election. I was headed to Las Vegas for the long weekend. During my time there, I drove to Zion National Park in Utah. This is an account of my day trip to Zion, a magical land that lives up to its biblical name.READ MORE


MIND, WORKOUT 16th November 2016

The healing power of YOU

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He said it would heal in a few weeks. Eleven months later, in a sigh of resignation, I declared ‘I’m done’. I had reached my last nerve. Little did I know, these two words would activate a healing power within me, a power to end a year of heartache and desperation. READ MORE


MIND 9th November 2016

The next frontier in self-quantification

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When it comes to fitness tracking, the wearables market is soaring. Set to be worth an estimated $34 billion by the year 2020, we are obsessed with quantifying results. But what about readiness? How do you know when your body is primed for peak performance? You can now tell by measuring what’s known as heart rate variability: the key to maximizing your potential without burning out.
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FOOD, MIND, NUTRITION, WORKOUT 26th October 2016

Nrf2: the ultimate anti-aging weapon

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  • 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.

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FOOD, NUTRITION 19th October 2016

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

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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?

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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?

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‘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