Health and Fitness

Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine practiced in India can be traced back to 6000 BC (Charak Samhita, 1949). For most of these 6000 years Ashwagandha has been used as a Rasayana. The root of Ashwagandha is regarded as tonic, aphrodisiac, narcotic, diuretic, anthelmintic, astringent, thermogenic and stimulant. I love this product.


“5 Simple Steps – Exercising for life”

There are many statistics out there regarding the success rate of individuals who begin a fitness regime. The numbers are sobering and speak to the hectic lives we live, the non-accountability, unrealistic expectations and simple lack of motivation which all add up to a very poor success rate. January is the […]

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Forget the Gym: Walking Is the Superior Form of Exercise

  NOTE: OPINION PIECE   Last spring, as infection levels rocketed and the numbers of people hospitalized, intubated and dying were all rising, I would set out for long walks on the empty streets of south London, where I live. In the government’s “shield” category – by reason of being on […]

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“Exercise THIS!”

There’s no debate about the benefits derived from a steady exercise regime.  Being physically fit aids in weight management, lowers blood pressure, improves heart health, maintains muscle strength, reduces joint pain….not to mention increasing our life span. The verdict on the benefits of exercise has been clear for decades however Statistics […]

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“Nutrients for a Vegetarian Diet”

“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.” Leonardo da Vinci So, why would you want to stop eating meat?  It’s a time- honored tradition here in North America. What’s summer without a barbecue, or pizza […]

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“Too old to get in shape?”

There are 5 key elements to keeping our bodies in tip top shape as we get older. Flexibility Cardio Strength Balance Mental health Keeping fit also has other added benefits like: Improving mental health Lowering stress Better quality of sleep Lowering Blood Pressure Reducing weight Boosting energy Just to name a […]

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“To eat or not to eat”

“That is the question!” I was brought up on a meat and potato diet. Every meal would have some form of meat, beef or chicken mostly. When my wife and I got married, my first job was as a butcher.  I was bringing home so much meat at the time….steaks, pork […]

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Ok, so you put a few more pounds on during Covid. Let’s go with that. To be fair, I’m big boned Have a slow metabolism Struggle with my genetics I’m stressed and do take medication It used to be so easy for me to lose weight. No diets necessary for me. […]

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