Will Cycling to Work Really Cut your Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease by Half?

[est_time] estimated total reading time I am a cyclist. It is by far my preferred mode of transport. I cycle around town, I cycle to the shops, I go on bike rides for fun. You’d might think therefore, that I’d be joyfully and uncritically tweeting and sharing around the recent press coverage of the latest …

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Does Jazz Music cause Cancer?

[est_time] estimated total reading time Chances are you saw one of the various news reports last year on the following paper: Life Expectancy and Cause of Death in Popular Musicians: Is the Popular Musician Lifestyle the Road to Ruin?1 It makes pretty interesting, and in parts, shocking, reading – The life expectancies of popular musicians …

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Why I’d Still Skip the Ice Baths, Even if they Worked

[est_time] estimated total reading time So I’ve been meaning to write a post on Ice Baths, Cold Showers and Cold-Thermogenesis / Cryotherapy for quite some time. Several years in fact! I believe I first came across the idea in 2010, via The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss. Now, let me say, I am eternally …

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The Pros and Cons of N=1 Self-Experimentation

[est_time] estimated total reading time In a recent exchange in the comments section on a supposedly skeptical post about the Wim Hof Method, another commenter brought up the following argument: Here’s another idea, and I know it sounds super crazy, TRYING IT FOR YOURSELF. I know this idea totally violates everything, I mean god forbid …

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Strength and Conditioning for Sports – Separating Fact from Fiction

Previously I’ve talked about how Functional Training is a Myth, that performing multiple sets of resistance exercise is probably a waste of time, that free-weight exercises such as squats and olympic lifts have little cross-over to sports, and that stretching has little benefit for the majority ofathletes. I know, I’m such a killjoy! Most professional …

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Diet Debate: GMO Foods, Food Security and Scientific Progress

It’s been on my list to write a post on genetically Modified Foods for quite some time, so when I watched the recent Intelligence Squared US Debate on the topic, I thought it was about time I put fingertips to keyboard. If you’ve not yet seen the debate, it’s available on YouTube. It’s a little …

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Diet Debate: Raw Milk Revisited – Risk v Reward: Why Drinking Raw Milk is Like Riding A Bicycle!

I’ve been meaning to write an update to my original post on dairy, raw or otherwise, and its place in a healthy diet since I watched the youtube video below. In the video, shot at the Harvard Law School Society, Sally Fallon from the Weston Price Foundation and Dr David Gumpert, author of “The Raw …

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Diet Debate: Nutritional Supplements – Why I won’t be Plugging Examine.com

It seems every blogger I follow is currently promoting Examine.com’s Supplement Goals Reference Guide, even those that generally don’t promote supplements. Credit where credit is due, Seth Orwell and the team have certainly put the work in, both in the production of their website and the book, and their efforts to promote it. My little …

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Why Eat Grass Fed Beef?

I’ve written before about the nutritional benefits of grass fed beef – In short, it’s higher in vitamins, minerals and omega 3s, lower in potentially inflammatory omega 6 oils, and has more protein per kcal than grain fed beef. Grass Fed Beef is a hot product at the moment – it is the “Paleo Superfood …

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What is Food? Part III: Too Much of a Good Thing?

What are you made of? It’s not an abstract question. I want you to think about what it is that you are actually made of. The answer? You are made out of food. Or rather, you are made out of the stuff that you eat. When you eat something, it is broken down in to …

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