Ghosts Of Diets Past, Present and Future

I have said this for years!

Confronting the Confusing World of Nutrition & Fitness

It always makes me laugh whenever someone refers to eating a low-carb diet as a “fad”. Be it LCHF, Ketogenic, Paleo, Banting, Atkins or whatever trendy name you want to call it, human beings have been nourishing their bodies with animal fats/proteins and vegetables since the beginning of their existence. Over the vast scope of time, humans in general, have always been carnivores/omnivores, feasting on hunted meats, gathered vegetables and the occasional seasonal fruit.


In fact, if one were to measure human history by the scale of a 24-hour clock:

  • Refined carbohydrates were introduced to our diet a mere 5 seconds ago.
  • The dietary advice to eat low-fat for optimal health, only 2 seconds ago.

Perhaps these short sighted individuals should reexamine the definition of the word “fad”

What has happened since we have adopted this new “low-fat fad”? A global insurgence of metabolic disease, all in different stages…

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What I Mean When I Say I Have Scoliosis

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Scoliosis is an extremely complicated condition. According to WebMD, “scoliosis is a lateral (toward the side) curvature in the normally straight vertical line of the spine.” But that’s the super basic, elementary explanation for a very complex condition that affects the body, mind and soul. Scoliosis can cause a ginormous list of physical symptoms that lead to mental and emotional distress. Although those who live with scoliosis are similar in some ways, no two people are really 100% alike in their symptoms and in the consequences they face due to scoliosis. In my time writing my story on The Curvy Spine, I’ve had several people ask what scoliosis feels like. Here’s my brief explanation of what it’s like for me to live with scoliosis:

Those Nights When I Need Help
There are nights when I am in so much pain that I lack the stamina and the strength to adjust…

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The Core Workout I Do for My Scoliosis

These look very good for anyone with scoliosis (or even those without).

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So the truth is, I am not a big fan of taking pictures of myself working out and then publishing them, but I did it anyway. I did it because one of you, my dear followers, asked me to share the workout that I do on a daily basis to help with flexibility, strength and pain. I am not going to pretend I have a bikini-ready body, because I definitely do not. Merely, I want to share with all of you my workout routine and I hope it helps someone along the way.

As a side note, I am not a personal trainer, and I have no degree in fitness whatsoever, so please talk to your doctor or someone who knows your body well before you try my routine yourself.

Click here to download the image.

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Richard III’s back!

A blog I wrote for a Richard III blog

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Despite clear explanations by a spinal expert, the exact nature of Richard III’s spinal curvature is still being misconstrued and misunderstood. As an osteopath, I feel I am in a position to shed some definitive light on it.

Richard was portrayed by Shakespeare as a hunchback (“Bunch-backed toad”), with a withered arm and a limp.

The detailed examination of his spine by the experts has proved that he did not have a withered arm, and there was no evidence of a limp, either. If you think the bones are unlikely to show whether or not he had a withered arm you would be wrong, because the pull of muscles on the skeleton actually causes changes in the bone. That is why new born babies have no mastoid process (the bony part of the skull behind the ear) – it only develops after the baby is able to hold up its…

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Latest DNA Evidence

This says it very clearly!

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Contrary to the impression given by certain articles, the latest DNA evidence does not repeat not demonstrate that there was illegitimacy in the line of descent from Edward III to Richard III. It demonstrates it either there or in the line from Edward III to the present Duke of Beaufort. (The latter line, being longer, is statistically more probable, but that’s as much as we can say.)

In addition the present queen is not impacted in any way, as she is sovereign by statute. Specifically the Act of Settlement of 1701, which gives the throne to descendants of Sophia, Electress of Hanover. Her descent from Sophia is not involved in the DNA ‘chain’ in question.

Any information to the contrary is ‘spherical objects’.

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Desogn showing participation in National Novel Writing Month

I’m writing a Novel!

 

I have signed up to National Novel Writing Month and committed to writing 50,000 words over the month. I hope this will be enough to finish my novel.

It is about Richard III, my favourite historical character and I hope it will be entertaining and not dry or boring!

I am also accepting sponsorship in aid of Southend Hospital, who are fundrasing for state of the art cancer equipment.