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Sugar and Ageing

High sugar diets are not only implicated with heart disease, cancer, diabetes and dementia – scientists now believe that they can cause the skin to prematurely age.  Indeed many scientists now argue that high sugar consumption is as aging for the skin as smoking. All the evidence indicates that Britons love sugary treats and we…

Pilates and Lower Back Pain

Do you have lower back pain and have tried everything, but still got no relief? Have you read newspaper articles that have given curl ups and twists for lower back pain and ended up in even worse pain? Lower back pain is endemic in our society (it is estimated that 80% of all adults will…

Difficult Ground

It is estimated that the average Briton walks approximately 2.2 miles per day (the Government advice is 5 miles a day or equivalent activity) and the average citizen of the USA only walks 0.6 miles per day. As human beings we evolved to move, specifically as hunter gatherers it is believed our ancestors would cover…

Stress, Cortisol and Belly Fat

Fat serves many functions in the human body – energy storage, protection of vital organs, vitamin and mineral storage, thermal insulation, is an essential component of certain hormones (including the sex hormones and steroidal hormones eg cortisol and adrenaline and lastly fats helps the body produce make cell membranes and the fatty nerve insulation called myelin. There are fat cells all…

The Chemistry of Happiness

Yogis, sages, wisemen and philosophers have long questioned the human search for happiness – it purpose, role, how to achieve happiness and even if happiness exists.  Well in this post I will examine how the body’s “chemical factory” may provide a series of keys to how and why we experience the state we describe as…

Mindless Yoga

In an age where more is better, slow is boring and novel is neat the need for Yoga is never more needed to restore our overworked minds and bodies.   Many would argue we live in a fast, mindless, unlovely and disconnected World.  Yoga traditionally has offered focus, grace and connection. But … if our Yoga practice…

Sirtuins and Health

You may not know what sirtuins are – but if you have a chronic health problem and/or are trying to lose weight, you may be interested to find out! Sirtuins are proteins found in the body that contain specific enzymes and regulate certain biological pathways – such as ageing, transcription (the copying of DNA on…