Homemade Alternatives To Botox

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today we are talking about wrinkles and biochemistry. Facial wrinkles occur from the continuous traction on the skin from facial muscles, but of course have a genetic and lifestyle component too. Today we are just focusing on two compounds, SNAP-8 and DMEA (Di-ethyl-aminoethanol)/Deanol, that studies have shown to help…

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How To Boost Your Confidence In 5 Ways At Once

Confidence Confidence can be defined in several ways, but we all know what confidence means to us, and in which areas of life we want more confidence. The definition of confidence is; ‘A feeling of self-assurance arising from an appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities’ Meaning, that we can rely on ourselves and our…

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‘Carb Cravings’, Genes and ‘The Tryptophan Steal’

Hello and welcome to my blog. So many people get accused of having no will power or even feel like they have no will power when it comes to carbs and sugary snacks. What is the deal here? Is it your mind? Your biochemistry? Or your genes?. What can you do? Lets get started with…

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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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