Tag: Health

Gene Genius by Dr Margaret Smith

Gene Genius Understand your DNA and create your own genetic roadmap to health and happiness by Dr Margaret Smith with Sue Williams. Gene Genius helps to answer the questions like why two people can follow a diet together yet one losses weigh faster or why some some people thrive on taking risks where others don’t? The answer appears to lie in our genes. Gene … Read More Gene Genius by Dr Margaret Smith

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg: Book Review

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. Following the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg plumbed the depths of grief and despair. Afraid that her children would never find joy again Sheryl Sandberg, together with friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, decided to write a book that presents the latest research around resilience. Sheryl … Read More Option B by Sheryl Sandberg: Book Review

Easy Mediterranean by Sue Quinn: Book Review

Easy Mediterranean by Sue Quinn is a healthy cookbook. Filled with delicious recipes that are simply to prepare. My favourite combination when looking for inspiration for family meals. After reading The Telomere Effect by Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel, as well as The Mind Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer MD I was surprised to discover that both books mentioned the Mediterranean diet as the best approach … Read More Easy Mediterranean by Sue Quinn: Book Review

The Telomere Effect by Elizabeth Blackburn & Elissa Epel: Book Review

The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer by Nobel Prize Winner, Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel. Learn about the telomere effect of the shoe lace cap like ends of our DNA and discover the secret to ageing gracefully. We all know that we need to eat more fruit & veggies (especially a Mediterranean Diet) and keep moving to be healthy, … Read More The Telomere Effect by Elizabeth Blackburn & Elissa Epel: Book Review

The Mind Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer MD: Book Review

Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health by Emeran Mayer MD, explains the science behind the connection between our mind gut and digestive system. As someone who has a general interest in health, I found this book to be an interesting read, although I did ‘dip’ in and out of the book and at times … Read More The Mind Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer MD: Book Review

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Ageing Gracefully: Ideas Worth Exploring

To care for an ageing parent is any child’s privilege. Firstly we can return some of the love and nurturing that we received and secondly we can still enjoy this person in our lives and help our loved one in ageing gracefully. Certainly a privilege when you consider anyone who has lost a parent and grieve’s that loss. As I creep closer to 50 years … Read More Ageing Gracefully: Ideas Worth Exploring