MIND 13th September 2017

How NOT to be successful

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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.

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MIND 23rd August 2017

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

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”..men 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?

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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?

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NUTRITION 26th July 2017

The Genetic Diet:
A permanent solution to weight loss?

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“The same dietary advice cannot be good for everyone, because we are all different”.

That’s the hard line from Dr. Eran Elinav – immunologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. His team studies nutritional genomics, a promising field of genetics that explains why you don’t lose weight on a given diet, even though your friend does.
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