Omega 3 intake linked to lower mortality

I recently came across this study, published in June 2021 in the American journal of clinical nutrition, on the benefits of omega 3s. Normally, epidemiological studies on food can be riddled with bias and inconsistencies as they rely on self reported food intake, but this one is stronger as they actually measured the fatty acids … More Omega 3 intake linked to lower mortality

Wild Plants

When I moved into my home near woods last July, it was exciting to discover the many plants growing around the garden. At that time the elderflower tree was in bloom and there were lots of blackberry brambles all around the garden. This spring, lots of bee-friendly wildflowers have popped up, and I’ve been foraging … More Wild Plants

Women, Exercise, And The Menstrual Cycle

For a long time in science, the menstrual cycle’s effects on everything from response to drugs, food and exercise was largely ignored as an “inconvenience” rather than vital information. Thankfully that is changing and we are discovering how the different phases of the cycle affect women’s bodies and responses to the environment. I have been … More Women, Exercise, And The Menstrual Cycle

Rest-Pause Training

When it comes to increasing the intensity or difficulty of weight workouts, there are two methods usually employed; increasing the weight, or increasing the reps. I normally go the increasing reps way, as I do the exercise (squats, deadlifts, etc) until failure (I can’t do another rep with good form), as per the Body By … More Rest-Pause Training

Walking enhances the effects of “formal exercise”

I read this study the other day which added to the bounty of evidence of how important walking is. It’s a small one, looking at only 10 patients, but it shows what many other studies have shown; that unless you’re moving regularly, that bout of more intense exercise doesn’t do all that much (it’s called … More Walking enhances the effects of “formal exercise”

London Fog recipe

Recently I’ve been exploring alternatives to coffee in the morning, to somewhat reduce my caffeine consumption (only because I’m currently breastfeeding; as I’ve posted before, I believe coffee to be a very healthy beverage!). I came across a drink I’d never heard of before, despite living in London most of my life! It’s called London … More London Fog recipe

Whole Body Vibration

I’ve been intrigued by the benefits of the Whole Body Vibration recently. So much so, that I recently bought a Power Plate to add to my home gym set-up. It’s not cheap, but I am convinced the benefits are worth it. You can find these vibration plates in many gyms, but most people don’t understand … More Whole Body Vibration