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FOOD, MIND, NUTRITION, WORKOUT 28th December 2016

These three things must change if we are to reclaim our health

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If you are one of the millions, planning out your new year’s resolutions, or what I prefer to call ‘the first week of Jan to-do list’, please read this first.

If we are to reclaim our health and minimize our risk of illness, we need:

  • A reformed understanding of nutrition: the role it plays in our health, and an overhaul of dietary guidelines.
  • The need for individualized medicine and a move away from the one-size-fits-all approach.
  • An informed public: questioning the status quo and making educated lifestyle choices to become better advocates for our health.

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FOOD, NUTRITION 21st December 2016

The cardinal sin of eating

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See the photo above? Much to my friend’s surprise, this was not a stock photo from the internet which I had sent her; it was my home made breakfast on Monday. Looks pretty good, right? But looks can be deceiving, for I have committed a food crime: combining proteins with carbs. Ooops.

Turns out, the combination of foods you eat, and the order you eat them in, plays a key role in your health.READ MORE


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


FOOD, MIND, NUTRITION 19th September 2016

Anti-aging: The Japanese way

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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:

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FOOD, NUTRITION 5th September 2016

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

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*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


FOOD, MIND, NUTRITION, Uncategorized, WORKOUT 22nd August 2016

Say NO to weight loss

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Sounds like an odd thing to say right? After all, hundreds of millions of people across the world struggle with their weight, obesity levels are rising and the call to lose weight is louder than it has ever been. The most frequently used model to assess an individual’s weight is the Body Mass Index (BMI)*. BMI calculates your weight in proportion to your height and labels you underweight, normal, overweight or obese. That’s all well and good except for one thing: BMI neglects the most important variable in its equation: Fat. READ MORE