There have been some interesting news reports in the past few days sparked by a news item from the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) entitled: Three million young adults putting their future health in danger. EDIT 07/07/17 this item no longer seems to be on the NOS website. The item expresses concerns about young people cutting […]
What Happens During Allergy Testing – Skin Prick and Challenge Testing
So far it has been a very long journey to find out what is wrong with me. It looks like I have lots of allergies but I don’t think I do. My doctors and I think we know what the problems are but to make sure we are on the right track we need to […]
Veganuary Has Come to an End – What Difference Does It Make?
2017 saw Veganuary explode. It was all over the media and was super popular on social media. Veganuary – as you might be able to guess… Encourages people to ‘go-vegan’ for January. A laudable idea, but like giving up booze, shaving, chocolate what does it actually achieve?
Clean Eating – It’s Not a Thing
The last week or so has seen lots of discussion on Giles Yeo’s BBC2 Horizon programme Clean Eating – The Dirty Truth. Yeo basically, and correctly, clarified that diets such as the alkaline diet are snake oil or pseudoscientific nonsense. What was more subtle in the programme was that the media love (and now love […]
Exercise: Why I Love Running in the Rain
I absolutely LOVE running in the rain. It is brilliant. For so many reasons. The driving rain hitting your face is really energising, you can run through puddles, you can splash though puddles, you can get as dirty and wet as you like and you just don’t care. It has been tipping it down all […]
The Art of Fermentation
The Art of Fermentation* by Sandor Ellix Katz. It is encyclopedic in content and covers all the essential concepts of fermentation and processes of fermentation from around the world. Lots of them gluten free and vegan!
Exercise – If It Hurts Stop
If there is one thing I think I have learned over the years when running, swimming, cycling, whatever – and it is advice I have shared and will reinforce – if it hurts, stop! However, yesterday, on my first run of the new year (I have had a horrible virus like everyone else) I totally […]
Happy New Year! Reflection, Resolutions and You!
Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed a restful and relaxing break and had an opportunity to recharge your batteries and reflect on the past year. There are always challenges and hills to climb no matter how successful or talented you are and it is important to take stock and think about all your achievements […]