You Don't Get It

Dear The Times Magazine…You Don’t Quite Get Intermittent Fasting


Last weekend (Sat 3rd Nov 2012), The Times Magazine published an article on intermittent fasting (IF), written by Mimi Spencer, fashion journalist and lifestyle writer. I’m not a Times reader, so how do I know this? Several texts and emails from friends and clients. I really do appreciate the support, a big thanks to you all. […]

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sleeping

The Science of Sleep – Why Do We Do It?


BBC – Science and Nature, The Science of Sleep We spend a third of our lives doing it. Florence Nightingale and Margaret Thatcher got by on four hours a night. Thomas Edison claimed it was waste of time. So why do we sleep? This is a question that has baffled scientists for centuries and the answer is, no […]

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Diabetes UK

Video: Diabetes and the Body.


Short animation from Diabetes UK explains how the body works when unaffected by diabetes, when affected by type I diabetes also with type II diabetes.

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Fasting

Intermittent Fasting: Hints and Tips


There’s has been a lot of interest in the idea of intermittent fasting and I have been asked how one goes about starting. For me, it was quite straight forward as many a long year ago, I used to fast every Friday from 06:00 in the morning until the same time in the evening. On […]

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Intermittent Fasting

An Intermittent Fast: Quick, Do it now!


Have you heard of ‘compression of morbidity’? As I start the second phase of my life, this is a priority for me. During October and November, my wife and I are trialing a new way of living in aid of that pursuit. By the way, compression of morbidity is the concept of living a life […]

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What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

What is the single best thing we can do for our health?


I love this film! Doctor Mike Evans answers the old question “What is the single best thing we can do for our health” in a completely new way.

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Kuwait Times

Kuwait, The Gulf War and the Obesity Epidemic


KUWAIT: The end of the Gulf War in 1991 brought both peace and fast food to the people of Kuwait. Fast-food restaurants first came to the country on US military bases, but within a few years of the war, they started springing up around the country. Soon after, the average Kuwaiti waistline started growing. Today, […]

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South Korea Aged Population

South Korea’s Ageing Population… A Glimpes Into Our Future?


The world’s population is now over seven billion soon, placing an ever greater strain on (apparently) limited resources. There are some countries, however, facing the opposite problem. South Korea once had one of the highest birthrates, but now the population is ageing at an unprecedented rate. With the workforce ageing so quickly, Korea’s economy is […]

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Huffington Post

The Ten Most Common Misconceptions About Ageing


This is an interesting summary to help prepare ones mind for the inevitable, but the inevitable does not necessarily have to be so (ha, that’s an oxymoron!) Sarah O’Meara: The Huffington Post 19 October 2012 While growing older can certainly be challenging to our health, reports about dementia, cancer and failing joints can make the prospect […]

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Update

Intermittent Fast: Week II Update


OK guys, here’s a quick review of the first two weeks. If you are not familiar with what I’m writing about, look back at read these previous posts: ‘An Intermittent Fast: Quick, Do it Now!’ ‘Intermittent Fasting: Hints and Tips’ As last week, I fasted twice between the hours of 19:00-19:00, with the daylight fasting periods […]

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The Guardian

Bariatric Surgery Is Not Cosmetic Surgery


Comment: Managing the consequences of obesity is extremely expensive and time consuming for health services and so surgery is often seen as a method of limiting long term expense. But too often, bariatric procedures are made to sound like cosmetic surgery. Whilst studying for my Obesity and Diabetes qualification, there was a lot of emphasis […]

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Freedom Pass

The Freedom to Pass, Without a Pass


This morning (17 October 2012), my parents made their weekly trip to University College Hospital (UCH) in Euston, where my father is an out-patient. For the last four years or so, he’s suffered with prostate cancer, but never so more than now; unfortunately, the pain and discomfort levels are greater than normal. He has been through […]

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0 to 100 years

0 to 100 Years in 150 Seconds


In October 2011 Joroen Wolf started documenting people in the city of Amsterdam, approaching them in the street and asking them to say their age in front of the camera. His aim was to ‘collect’ a group of 100 people, from age 0 to 100. Here is the result (by the way, the total number […]

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alcohol

What’s a Unit of Alcohol (UK)?


Do you really know how many alcohol units you are drinking on a night out? It is probably more than you think. The government advises that people should not regularly drink more than the daily unit guidelines of 3-4 units of alcohol for men and 2-3 units of alcohol for women. ‘Regularly’ means drinking every day […]

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