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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


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