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Can Your Body Heal Itself?

The BBC is reporting about doctors in London who say some patients with severely damaged livers may not need a transplant as their own organ is actually regrowing. This doesn’t surprise me. When I was a kid if I fell down and grazed my knee it would scab and...

Marathon Countdown – 3 Weeks To Go!

Emil Zátopek, the Czech long-distance runner best known for winning three gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki once said “We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience...

Juicing: Boost Your Brainpower, Immunity And Energy!

I am of no doubt that drinking freshly juiced vegetables and fruits has massively improved my health in so many ways. Now Men’s Fitness are sharing some juice recipes to help boost brainpower, immunity and energy levels! The article talks about how the juicing...

Should Fizzy Drinks Carry ‘Cigarette-Style’ Health Warnings?

Sugary soft drinks should carry cigarette-style health warnings on their packaging, according to experts. Scientists have warned that drinking one can of soft drink a day can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by a fifth. A major study by Imperial College London...

2013 Miles in 2013 – Month 4 Done!

Regular readers will know that after completing a year without all alcohol in 2012 for Cancer Research UK and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, my self imposed challenge this year is to complete 2013 self powered miles by the end of 2013. 4 Months Done! So far this year I...

Less Than 4 Weeks Until Edinburgh

There are now less than 4 weeks to go until I run my first ever marathon in Edinburgh. I might have got another personal best yesterday in the Plymouth Half Marathon, but I now have just 27 days to double the distance! 2013 Miles in 2013 I am doing my 2013 miles in...

Plymouth Half Marathon – Done!

This morning I put the new running vest the lovely people at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust sent me earlier in the week and set off on my final half marathon before I run my first full marathon in Edinburgh in just 4 weeks time! So how did it go? Well, it is safe to say I...

Plymouth Half Marathon – Race Ready!

I’ve pinned my race number on the new running vest the lovely people at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust sent me earlier in the week and am as ready for my final half marathon before I run the full marathon in Edinburgh as I am ever going to be! I am doing my 2013...

GMO Alert: Tesco Says Yes To GMO Chicken And Eggs

Do you want to eat genetically modified food? Did you know that animals fed genetically modified foods do not have to be labelled as genetically modified? I believe that you are what you eat and hence for me GMO fed animals are themselves GMO. For the last 11 years,...

Another Day, Another Race Entry!

Regular readers will know that I am currently trying to complete a self imposed challenge to travel 2013 “self-powered” miles in 2013 in order to try and raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Although not technically in my rules, I am also trying to...

Sponsor Me – 2013 Miles In 2013

The lovely people at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust have sent me a new running vest, with their new logo, just in time for me to run the Plymouth Half Marathon on Sunday. I am doing my 2013 miles in 2013 challenge in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as I have been...

“Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” – Two Years On

Have you seen the juicing documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead? It is now just over 2 years since the film had its theatrical premiere and according to a new video from the Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead team it has now been seen by over 5 million people worldwide. You...

Edinburgh!

With just under 5 weeks to go until I run the Edinburgh marathon, it was fortuitous that I was today in Edinburgh for work and managed a cheeky little 5 mile run pre-breakfast. I managed to take in a few sites, including Edinburgh Castle, Murrayfield Stadium and...

Marathon Countdown – 5 Weeks To Go

So I started my day with a hilly 10.72 mile run, home in time to watch the start of the Virgin London Marathon as I start the countdown to my first full marathon in just five weeks time. Next week I am racing in the Plymouth Half Marathon, my last race before the BIG...

5lbs in 5 Days? The Results

So for the last five days I’ve been on the Big Juice Spring Clean, following Jason Vale’s brand new 5lbs in 5 days Juice Master Detox. The 5 day programme has included some delicious juices including: Turbo With A Kick! Berry Banana Crunch Smoothie The Natural...

5 Day Detox – Day 5 – Pear ‘n’ Parsnip

Day 5, the final day of my Big Juice Spring Clean, based on Jason Vale’s brand new 5lbs in 5 days Juice Master Detox and I am pleased to say that once again the day started with a Ginger Shot! The final day of this 5 day detox then has 2 portions of Pear...

5 Day Detox – Day 4 – Minty Sunshine

Day 4 of my Big Juice Spring Clean, based on Jason Vale’s brand new 5lbs in 5 days Juice Master Detox and guess what? GINGER SHOT! I love the fact that this liquid miracle starts each day on this detox. Like I said yesterday, I drink one of these bad boys everyday...

5 Day Detox – Day 3 – The Green Refresher

Day 3 of my Big Juice Spring Clean, based on Jason Vale’s brand new 5lbs in 5 days Juice Master Detox. Once again, my day started with a Ginger Shot – a natural antihistamine, a natural anti-inflammatory, a natural anti-allergic and a natural decongestant. Since...

5 Day Detox – Day 2 – Ruby Tuesday

Day 2 of my Big Juice Spring Clean, based on Jason Vale’s brand new 5lbs in 5 days Juice Master Detox. Like day 1, day 2 also starts with my regular wake up juice, the Ginger Shot. Today, this is followed by 2 portions of the Veg Power Smoothie and a little bad boy...

5 Day Detox – Day 1 – The Natural Energiser

So last week was the official Big Juice Spring Clean, but due to a number of airport days I decided to postpone my spring clean to this week. The Big Juice Spring Clean is based Jason Vale’s brand new 5lbs in 5 days Juice Master Detox that was given away free in...

2013 Miles In 2013 On Tour

My posts have been a little sporadic over the few days due to travel around Brazil for work (and the UK since I returned). During this time I’ve moved a number of my miles indoors using treadmills and exercise bikes to try and keep my miles up – not always...

Red Meat Chemical ‘Damages Heart’

A chemical found in red meat helps explain why eating too much steak, mince and bacon is bad for the heart, say US scientists. A study in the journal Nature Medicine showed that carnitine in red meat was broken down by bacteria in the gut. This kicked off a chain of...

Fruit And Veg Still Good For You!

Increasing potassium in our diets as well as cutting down on salt will reduce blood pressure levels and the risk of stroke, research in the British Medical Journal suggests. One study review found that eating an extra two to three servings of fruit or vegetables per...

Facebook FiveK – Personal Best!

Regular readers may remember that I posted a couple of times last year about taking part in the “Facebook FiveK” and achieving my personal best for the 5k distance. Well, the Facebook FiveK is a monthly event that I have made a regular part of my running...

15 Years – Remembering My Dad

Welcome to the 15th anniversary of the worst day of my life, the day I lost my Dad to cancer. I’m not sure the I know the words to even begin to describe how much I love this man: my father, my hero, my mentor, my friend. I nearly used the word...

Berry Banana Crunch Smoothie

Yesterday I posted about a new twist on a classic smoothie, the “Turbo With A Kick” on Jason Vale’s latest juicing program “5 lbs in 5 Days”. Another juice on this program that looks really tasty to me is the Berry Banana Crunch. I am a...

Turbo With A Kick!

I posted yesterday about the Big Juice Spring Clean based on Jason Vale’s new 5lbs in 5 days programme. One of the new recipes in this programme is a twist on Jason’s famous Turbo Charge smoothie, that adds a little ginger kick. Given I start most days...

The Big Juice Spring Clean

Next week sees the start of the Big Juice Spring Clean 2013, centred around Jason Vale’s brand new 5lbs in 5 days Juice Master Detox. Regular reader of this blog will no that I am a big advocate of juicing and it have been a key element in how I have rediscovered my...

2013 Miles in 2013 – Month 3 Done!

Regular readers will know that after completing a year without all alcohol in 2012 for Cancer Research UK and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, my self imposed challenge this year is to complete 2013 self powered miles by the end of 2013. I am doing this challenge in aid of...

Cystic Fibrosis Bug ‘Can Spread Between Patients’

A dangerous infection which is becoming more common in people with cystic fibrosis can spread between patients, UK researchers say in The Lancet. Doctors previously thought the Mycobacterium abscessus bacteria could only be caught from water and soil. But hospitals...

Singing Helps Cystic Fibrosis Sufferer Increases Lung Capacity

A cystic fibrosis sufferer has been saved from a double lung transplant by her love of singing. Bianca Nicholas, 24, suffers from the life-threatening lung condition which means that she needs daily physiotherapy to prevent mucus build up. She was facing the prospect...

Vibrating Bed Helps Keep 6-Year-Old Cystic Fibrosis Sufferer Alive

A little boy can breathe a little more easily after he was donated a vibrating bed which shakes loose dangerously high levels of mucus from his lungs while he sleeps. Jack Johnstone, six, suffers from a severe form of Cystic Fibrosis (CF), which has recently led him...

Cystic Fibrosis Is…

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust has launched a new brand and website developed to developed give a more effective way of explaining and communicating the impact that cystic fibrosis has on people’s lives. Since I started fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust I’ve...

Does Your Breath Smell Of Obesity?

The Los Angeles Times is reporting how researchers are analysing how breath may be linked to obesity risk. The mix of microbes living in the human gut — in particular, the presence of a particular bacterium that gobbles hydrogen and produces methane — may...

Eat More Kale – Kale Sales Soar

I’ve written before about how Kale is being called “the new beef”, “the queen of greens” and “a nutritional powerhouse”. Kale sales have risen by 40 per cent in the last year and this is thought to be because of celebrity chefs and cookbook authors...

Is Feeding Your Children A Raw Vegan Diet Nuts?

In an article in the Mail, the Dirziute family from Sheffield says no bread, no pasta and cheese made of cashews helped them beat everything from asthma to acne. From The Mail: For any parent struggling to get a child to sit straight at the dinner table, it may seem...

Why Is Sugar So Addictive?

Yesterday I posted about an article on CBS News that explores how a new book accuses the food industry of manipulating products to make people buy and eat more… “Salt, sugar, fat are the holy grail for the processed food industry. They know when they hit the...

Does The Food Industry Manipulate Products To Make Us Eat More?

A few weeks ago I wrote about an article in the New York Times Magazine called “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food”. This article was adapted from the book “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” by Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Michael Moss....

Does Skimmed Milk Cause Childhood Obesity?

If you believe the conventional wisdom about eating fat causing weight gain then the thought of reduced fat products causing people to be overweight might sound ridiculous. Yet a new report suggests that two-year-olds who drink skimmed milk are more likely to become...

Another Chance To Watch Hungry For Change For FREE!

Have you seen Hungry for Change? If not, you have another chance to see it for free. Be quick, you only have 10 days. You can watch it here: http://www.hungryforchange.tv/ Hungry for Change is a film about creating lasting weight loss, abundant energy and vibrant...

Soft Drinks Causing 200,000 Deaths A Year

Sugary soft drinks could be causing almost 200,000 deaths a year worldwide, a study has found. Researchers used data from a major investigation of global disease to calculate the death toll associated with consumption of sodas and other sweetened drinks. They linked...

Marathon Countdown: Ten Weeks To Double The Distance

Regular readers will know that I am currently trying to complete a self imposed challenge to travel 2012 “self-powered” miles in 2013 in order to try and raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Although not technically in my rules, I am also trying to...

Warwick Castle Half Marathon – Done!

Just 2 weeks ago I completed my first official half-marathon in 1 hour, 49 minutes and 53 seconds. I was really chuffed with that time. I have only been running 9 months and when I started it was taking me about 12 minutes to do a mile. I was hoping today I could...

Exercise Can Improve Brain Function In Later Life

My charity challenge this year is to cover 2013 ‘self-powered’ miles in 2013. So far this year that has resulted in me exercising for around 60 hours. Now a new study suggests this could be good for my brain function as I age, assuming I keep exercising...

Breast Cancer: Milk And Dairy May Encourage Tumour Growth

One ice cream or yoghurt a day could hinder the survival of women with breast cancer, scientists say. Those with the disease who eat a single portion daily of a product containing full-fat milk could be 50 per cent more likely to die. US scientists suspect this is...

Raw Food: Healthy Millionaires Shortbread

Regular readers might remember that I have declared March my month without meat, when I am experimenting with being vegetarian (almost vegan) to see if I feel even healthier. However, just because I am trying to live a clean and healthy lifestyle, it doesn’t...

Sugar Is The Main Cause Of Type II Diabetes, NOT Other Factors

Natural News is reporting that the precise connection between sugar intake, obesity, and Type II diabetes has been a hotly-debated point of contention in the scientific community for many years. But new research published in the open-access journal PLoS One appears to...