Why the kind of body fat you carry matters

Most of us are aware that carrying too much fat is less than desirable and can lead to a number of health complications. However, what you may not realize is that location and the type of fat you are carrying…
Beef vs Chicken vs Fish:  Which has more protein?

Many proponents of healthy living and weight loss recommend a high protein diet, which is a core principle of the Atkins and Paleo Diets. Chicken tends to be the go-to protein source for non-vegetarians and there’s more than a grain…
PCOS and Insulin Resistance treatment: Metformin alternatives

What is Metformin for? Metformin, also known as Glucophage, is an oral medication used to treat Type 2 Diabetes, Insulin Resistance and PCOS. Insulin Resistance is the precursor to Type 2 Diabetes and a common symptom of PCOS (and/or may…
Are fitness trackers a dangerous obsession?

Is Wearable Fitness Technology Ruining Your Life? Recently I came across an Everyday Feminism article on Facebook, entitled “Your Fitbit is Ruining Your Relationship with Your Body”, which criticised the ‘quantified self’ trend, which basically means ‘quantifying’ our health by…
The 4-7-8 Sleep Technique: the fastest way to fall asleep

Recently, I was introduced to the 4-7-8 sleep technique, also known as the 4-7-8 breathing technique. The older I get and the more I read and learn about health and wellbeing both from others and from my own experience of…
Healthy aging

Healthy aging I’ve just finished listening to a podcast with Dr Shannon Weeks as the guest (Johnny FD’s ‘Travel like a boss’ Podcast), in which they covered a whole range of topics related to general health, well-being and healthy aging.…