Tag Archives: heart disease

The frightening consequences of inactivity

This article was inspired by my decision to enter another race, and planning my training schedule leading up to it. We are currently hearing that “sitting is the new smoking”. Sitting is even being classified as a “disease”, and physical … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Chronic Stress

Although I would never have admitted it, in early 1990 in the lead-up to becoming seriously ill, I was chronically stressed. When your fear, fight and flight mechanism is continuously activated, things can start to go wrong quite rapidly. A … Continue reading

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What on Earth are we Eating?

Last week I came across some interesting statistics, which were published in a magazine that, in case you were wondering, I do not actually read. Published in The Grocer magazine, Britain’s 100 Biggest Brands report gives us the startling information … Continue reading

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The alkaline diet – myths, benefits and the real reason it works

Look at the popular media today and you’ll notice a trend taking place amongst health seekers, frequently endorsed by actresses and supermodels – the Alkaline Diet. I was recently featured in an alkaline diet article in the Daily Mail, which … Continue reading

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Consultant cardiologist admits to high cholesterol and leaves us confused

On Monday 7th July, I was listening to an interview with a consultant cardiologist who stated that women are 3 times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer, and that cholesterol was a contributing factor to this … Continue reading

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How I get my 70 a day

When I first started in my quest to reverse my chronic fatigue and Epstein-Barr virus 24 years ago, I decided that I was going to eat 20 fruit and (raw) vegetable servings per day, because I had read that 5 … Continue reading

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Modified tomatoes and anthocyanins

Something disturbing is happening in Norfolk. The John Innes laboratory, whose mission statement is as follows “…to generate knowledge of plants and microbes through innovative research, to train scientists for the future, to apply our knowledge to benefit agriculture, the … Continue reading

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What will the last 10 years of your life look like?

Whilst it is not something that many of us will want to pay a lot of attention to, I had the opportunity to give this question some thought via the most poignant and persuasive video I think I have ever … Continue reading

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Is a cheap heart pill the answer to our prevention prayers?

I’ll admit it now – I’m seriously concerned. Not because of what my readers might think of me for reading the Daily Express (I was waiting in the bank on 4th September and a particular headline caught my eye, OK?), … Continue reading

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Red meat chemical damages heart

Red meat chemical “damages heart”, say US scientists. BBC News (Health) 8th April 2013 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22042995 Yesterday I was alerted to the following headline: “A chemical found in red meat helps explain why eating too much steak, mince and bacon is … Continue reading

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