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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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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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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


MIND, WORKOUT 26th September 2016

My first Spartan Race

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Yesterday I ran my first ever Spartan race. For those unfamiliar, Spartan races are obstacle courses ran over varying distances: 3+ miles (Sprint), 8+ miles (Super) and 12+ miles (Beast). As a newcomer to the sport I played it safe and entered the Sprint: twenty obstacles spread out over 3 miles. Despite being my first Spartan, the race happened five months later than planned. I originally applied to run the Sprint in April but was held back due to wrist tendonitis. Five months on, several treatments later and with Kinesio Tape planted on my arm, I was ready and determined to strike Spartan off my 2016 goals. Here is what happened…..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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