Fat Myths and Biochemistry

Hello and welcome to my blog Fat gets lots of hate  in many part of the world we try and burn, fat, bust fat, dissolve fat destroy fat and so forth. As a biochemist I have observed that many people are fascinated by fat, but have no idea what it really is. Fat is crucial…

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Can Vitamin K2 Save Your Life?

Hello and welcome to my blog! This week my blog is about a vitamin that is key for preventing heart disease, osteoporosis and other serious ailments. Vitamin K was discovered in the 1930s by a Danish biochemist Heinrik Dam as what was initially believed to be a blood clotting factor. It was called vitamin K…

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Insulin Resistance, Fat Traps, Diabetes & Cortisol Part 1

Hello and welcome to my blog Post festive season, many people begin the year with a variety of methods to shed the excess pounds, some succeed and others do not. Insulin plays a big role in how successful your fat burning efforts are, as well as blood sugar stability and ‘sugar addiction’. Resistance to insulin…

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The Missing Mineral and Your Mental Wellness

Hello and Welcome to my blog Lots of people have heard of lithium as something which is used for people with bipolar, schizophrenia, insomnia and or other challenges to mental wellness. Most people  don’t know that lithium is a naturally occurring mineral we all need for healthy brain function. There used to be more lithium…

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Handstand 101

Hello and welcome to my blog. This week the blog is not about hypnosis, neurology or biochemistry, its about handstands and it is a video blog. The handstand is the most important shape in gymnastics as I’m a gymnastics coach as well as a Pilates teacher. In terms of movement and the nervous system, going…

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Brain Chemistry and The Benefits of Altered States

Hello and welcome to my blog Most, if not all people seek out some kind of altered state as part of their daily lives. This might be through sex, drugs, meditation, movement, hypnosis, sport, video games, taking risks or just watching TV. There is a fine line between addiction and  normal human pleasure seeking, but…

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4 Easy Ways To Improve Memory and Brain Function

Hello and welcome to my blog. Here are four factors to consider for improving your brain health, enhancing your memory, and reducing your likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s and other memory loss–related conditions. Your brain doesn’t malfunction in one way, so that means it won’t be fixed with one magical cure. Blood flow, Blood Pressure, Blood…

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Low Vitamin D and Weight loss?

Vitamin D is one of my  ‘Desert Island’ supplements, assuming it was an island with no sunshine. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin, but vitamin D is really a hormone that is involved in over 2000 reactions in your body, meaning it is fundamental to health and wellness. What does vitamin D do? Plays…

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Can 5 portions of fruit and veg a day harm your brain?

Can eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day harm your brain? In a way, yes if choose the wrong type. Diets to improve physical appearance are all good, but you need a great mind to run your body. Your brain is in charge of how you feel, move and perform. Even if you…

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5 Ways to Ward off Depression All Year Round

Hello and welcome to my blog Here in the UK the days are getting shorter and for many reasons some people expect to feel a bit low, but it doesn’t have to be like that. In this blog today I discuss several different approaches to combating depression, as depression goes beyond just feeling low or…

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