• Are There Benefits to Fresh Air?

    We spend almost all day indoors. In fact, I can imagine that people won’t spend any more time outside than the time it takes to walk from the car to the front door at work/ at home. We are missing out on a important aspect of health by spending...
  • How to Plan a Healthy Diet

    Everyone wants to get healthier, but often fail before starting simply because they don’t know where to start. It can be a mine field, so with the interest of simplifying the whole process, I’ll give an overview on how you can plan a healthy diet:   6 basic rules...
  • How much Body Fat is Healthy?

    The notion that the less fat you have = the healthier you are (and the better looking you are) is not uncommon, but quite wrong. Whilst most people in the Western world could do with losing a few pounds of fat, many people obsess about trying to continuously lose...
  • 6 Easy Ways to Improve Radical Protection

    Radical damage is the cause of so many modern health problems. It has been linked to increasing the risk of cancer, causing inflammation (and related diseases) and is even thought to be a major cause for the development of the signs of ageing (wrinkly skin etc). It is simply a...
  • Health Benefits of Astragalus

    Astragalus is a herb which has attracted a lot of attention in recent years. Here I will have a look at the current claims and supporting evidence for the health benefits of astragalus.   Can astragalus make you live longer? This is the biggest claim I see for astragalus,...
  • Is Earthing Healthy Nonsense?

    On the surface, earthing sounds like hippy mumbo-jumbo and vague pseudo-science nonsense – ‘touching the ground to neutralise the positive charge our body gets from our daily lives‘ – what does that really mean? I was sceptical at first, but after researching it, it does seem like there might...
  • My thoughts on E-cigarettes (revisited)

    Following last weeks health news there was quite a lot of up-roar on Twitter about the possible regulation of e-cigarettes, and there seemed to be some confusion over my stand point on them. So to clear it up my views are (I’ll explain them in greater detail further down...
  • Damn you… genetics?

    Is obesity caused by genetics? The Western World is in an obesity epidemic, there is no doubt about it. This is despite an ever increasing amount of money being spent by governments to fund healthy eating campaigns – and these are big campaigns. With the increasing awareness about health,...
  • How Much Does Basic Nutrition Cost?

    With the rising food prices and stunted wage rises, it has become a regular claim by many that a healthy diet is just too expensive. This is highlighted regularly in the news, where it is often claimed that “basic nutrition is too expensive for many”. However, I am concerned that...

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