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How To Live To 100

You may not know this, but I have spent well over £30,000 educating myself about health and wellness.

Every year I spend more. In fact, it’s about £200 a month in various subscriptions alone. Now of course I benefit from this knowledge, as do my family and friends, but so do you – at a fraction of the cost!Continue reading

The Paleo Diet Explained

Now the Christmas excess is out of the way, let’s talk about food!

One of our practice members recently asked about the hunter-gatherer diet that I had recommended, saying that someone else had ‘debunked’ it.

The problem is, there are a few books about the subject, including ‘The Paleo Diet’ and the ‘Stone Age Diet’, and none of these books actually talks about the scientifically sound diet I mean. I had just assumed they did.

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November 11, 2013

The Truth About Statins and Cholesterol

The Truth About Cholesterol

For years many in the ‘alternative health’ field have agreed with the view of a few enlightened, well read, medical doctors in that high cholesterol by itself is nothing to worry about. In fact, it may be low cholesterol we should be worrying about.

The latest news on statins, the drugs used by medicine to lower cholesterol, only furthers the evidence that most doctors are doing no good as regards to heart disease.

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Brain Based Wellness

Update 2018: Is your spine like a dynamo for the brain?

Update 2017: How to Build a Better Brain With BDNF (brain derived neurotrophic factor)

Brains are like computers.

Brains (try) and coordinate everything that takes place in our body and work hard to do so. Some run smoother than others, some can store more information than others, and if they are overworked, they start to ‘overheat’ and experience problems.

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Are we in danger of outliving our children?

The Life Expectancy of Our Children

Two pieces of news, claiming the exact opposite, came out on the same day in the UK.

I woke up, as usual, to the sounds of classic FM, and listened to the news at 7a.m. I like classic FM news as it is short, and I figure that only the really important items will make it to the discerning ears of the classical music lover.

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September 19, 2013

How To Beat Colds and Flu This Winter

Colds and the Flu cost the country not just millions in lost work days, but lost days from school as well. The good news is that they are mostly preventable.

The Basics

If you don’t do this, don’t blame me if you get sick!

No matter if your goal is to get healthy, or avoid sickness and disease the basics are the same for everyone:

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The Rules of Health No 3 – Hydration

“Water is a basic nutrient for the human body and is critical to human life. It supports the digestion of food, absorption, transportation and use of nutrients and the elimination of toxins and wastes from the body”.
Professor Jamie Bartram of the World Health Organisation

how much water do you need to drink
Me – hydrating in Turkey

70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water and by some amazing coincidence your body is made of 70% water too.

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Good Posture: Rule Number One For Good Health

The Benefits of Good Posture

The following came from a friends website:
http://www.thefamilypractice.net/tfp/homepage/display_articles.php?id=248#.UcwS6Dsp9Fk

Good Posture and Success in the Business World

Harvard Business School recently distributed an article entitled, “The Power of Posture” stating that your stance, broadly speaking, signals to the world how energetic, confident, and powerful you are. Slumped shoulders, a slow pace, and a sagging belly are taken by the world to mean that you lack confidence, that you don’t have much energy, and that you are probably less important, successful, and powerful as a result.

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