“Everyone holds his fortune in his own hands, like a sculptor the raw material he will fashion into a figure. But it’s the same with that type of artistic activity as with all others: We are merely born with the capability to do it. The skill to mold the material into what we want must be learned and attentively cultivated.” — JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
For me, that quote holds a lot of truth. Over the past five years I dedicated a major part of my life to the gym. From bodybuilding, to powerlifting, to body-weight training and even a Spartan race, I tried it all. But last week I decided to close that door and open a new one.
In June 2012, American and French molecular biologists Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna published a research paper that rocked the scientific community and made headlines around the world. Their research lifted the veil on one of nature’s most remarkable mechanisms: a tool within the cells of bacteria, that can repair human DNA.
The mechanism, known as CRISPR was hailed as a huge turning point in human medicine, because if the researchers were right, CRISPR had the potential to wipe out every disease known to mankind. But in a report published earlier this week, that notion was challenged.READ MORE
Happy 4th of July everyone! This week I didn’t have time to put pen to paper, I have just returned from a short break in upstate New York. I visited Lake George and Saratoga Springs with my dad. We took a boat ride, watched the sunset, ate amazing ice cream and admired vintage cars. Check out the highlights below, and if you haven’t already, visit upstate NY – I highly recommend it (preferably when it’s not 100 degrees though!).
As always, pushing for health.READ MORE
Age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, cancer and heart disease are the biggest contributors to death rates and healthcare costs globally
The emergence of anti-aging science suggests it is possible to eliminate these conditions by slowing down the aging process
As biotech firms race to find the elixir of life, venture capitalists are lining up to foot the bill
Animals have been spiritual companions to humans since the beginning of time and it’s no coincidence we feel a connection with them. Animals touch us in a deep, central place – something I personally experienced when I met eight adorable puppies last weekend.
Ironically, this weeks post comes at an appropriate time for me. I’m exhausted.
I recently started a new job and the learning curve has been nothing short of steep. I love what I do, but it’s mentally tough: new role, new industry, new culture and of course, new people. I wouldn’t change it for the world, but I’m exhausted most evenings, much to the detriment of my social life and any hope of a consistent gym routine.