Feet first!

“To a man wearing shoes, the whole world is covered in leather.” When was the last time you walked barefoot for an hour or more? And what does that have to do with your risk of heart attack or stroke? Shoes (especially modern shoes with plastic soles instead of leather) insulate our bodies from the…

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Cancer: Strategies for Life

Cancer incidence increases dramatically with age. This begs the question: Is cancer the price we pay for living longer – or is it the price we pay for decades of poor lifestyle choices? If your lifestyle choices are crappy you’ll feel and look crappy – maybe not for a while, but sooner or later the…

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Dying For A Good Night’s Sleep?

Are you sleep-deprived? Probably. Most of us are tired all the time but don’t even notice any more since it became “normal” such a very long time ago.  We try to fit in a life after work, or stare at a screen as a kind of life replacement option till all hours – then set…

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The Bucket List Trap

The modern dilemma of seeing our life choices as consumer choices ties us to exchanging our time for money with which to buy experiences, for which we don’t have enough time! And the Bucket List is like a shopping list for life experiences. The to-do list with an ominous and not negotiable deadline. I don’t…

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Protein – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Populations tend to reproduce to the limit of their food supply. Anything that affects the availability of that food supply will threaten survival. If you want to avoid getting taken out of the gene pool by a period of food-shortage you have to develop strategies to see you through the hard times. Those very survival…

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The Broken People

“Discipline isn’t a dirty word. Far from it. Discipline is the one thing that separates us from chaos and anarchy. Discipline implies timing. It’s the precursor to good behaviour, and it never comes from bad behaviour. People who associate discipline with punishment are wrong: with discipline, punishment is unnecessary.”  ~ Buck Brannaman   The film “Buck”…

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The First Seven Years

What do the first seven years of your life have to do with the failure of your New Year’s resolutions? Why, despite your best efforts, is actually doing the stuff you know will make your life better so darn hard? As a child you learned how to be in the world. You were effectively programmed…

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Designed to run – destined to sit….?

50 miles. Man against horse. Who do you put your money on? It’s a surprisingly even match. And it turns out that two legs is a better bet than four over distance on a hot day. A skinny, hairless human actually has an advantage over other animals because of the way he breathes and his…

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“Tummy trouble?”

Those uncomfortable digestive issues deserve more than a potentially life-threatening quick fix….. Would you take the battery out of the smoke-detector to stop that irritating noise? Or put tape over the annoying blinking engine warning-light? Likewise, suppressing symptoms of digestive issues is really not very bright. Yet doctors routinely prescribe medications to do just that.…

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What If We’ve Got It All Wrong?

Our low-fat diets may be what’s making us fat. And sick….. The fear of fat that’s driven our food choices for the past thirty or forty years may be behind the dismal health of many of us. Well-intentioned advice founded on flawed science is having catastrophic consequences. Not only have we been missing out on…

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And the Answer is….. Cheese! (And Butter!)

The very foods we’ve been told to reduce or eliminate for the sake of our arteries could be the ones to save us…. animal fats! Last week I mentioned vitamin K, which comes in two main forms – vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. It’s the K2 form that may be what we’ve been short of…

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How Fast Are You Getting Old?

Time, it seems, is not a constant. If how we look and feel is a reflection of time passing then how come some people are handling getting older with a lot more flair and vitality than others? The “Triage Theory of Ageing” describes how dietary deficiencies accelerate the ageing process. In a nutshell, where a…

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