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Peak Stuff: March 2016

“If we look on a global basis, in the west we have probably hit peak stuff. We talk about peak oil. I’d say we’ve hit peak red meat, peak sugar, peak stuff … peak home furnishings,” Steve Howard Steve Howard from IKEA said this  at a Guardian Sustainable Business debate.  He amusingly commented that the…

New Year, New Life. January 2016

Happy (and ‘lucky’)  New Year. January 2016.   “The harder you practice, the luckier you get.” I just purchased a Lottery ticket for the first time today. I know, my chances of winning, and having the pleasure of becoming a serious Philanthropist, are about 65 million to one! But I have been thinking about lady…

Fasting is it the way forward? November 2015

This month I want to talk about the latest buzz word in longevity, weight loss and possible brain health…yes you guessed it, FASTING. In my keen 20’s when living in Japan I experimented with fasting, managing 24 hour fasts every so often and one time, at a yoga dojo just below Mt. Fuji, managed a…

A Glimpse of China: September, 2015.

The first book about Chinese philosophy and culture I read at about the age of fifteen. I must have been a slightly strange 15-year-old to do so, but I do remember carrying The Importance of Living 生活的艺术 by the Chinese writer Lin Yutang onto the train going back to school at the end of the…

Clive Goes East…Again! July 2015

Long-term readers of these occasional blogs will know that early  in 2013 I was in Korea examining and Lecturing to an impressive group of doctors keen on my specialist subject of Professional Applied Kinesiology. So when they volunteered to host the 2015 international conference I was happy to return and work in Seoul for another…

Trip to Korea and China and introducing new practitioners

It is some months since I last wrote a blog for Helix House. The pressures of work have taken precedence. By the time you read this I will be in Korea again examining and lecturing at an international conference and then, while I am back in East Asia I will take the chance to finally…

Taking life in your stride

Exhortations to move are common. These blogs are no exception. Perhaps far too many of my blogs have harped on about the health benefits of movement. However, Professor Ulf Ekelund, a senior scientist in the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, has just published major new research in The American Journal…

Sexual Research Pioneers and a new face in the Practice

This month I want to discuss the role of medical visionaries, most notably the portrait of two such, the famous human sexuality researchers Masters and Johnson, as portrayed in the excellent American television series ‘Masters of Sex’. I also want to take this opportunity to publicly thank acupuncturist Andy Roscoe for his many years of…

Changing our lives: Whose responsibility is our health? June 2014

Changing our lives: Whose responsibility is our health? “The treatment of a disease represents an admission of failure. Prevention is the goal of medical research and clinical practice.” Professor Peter Elwood, Cochrane Institute, Cardiff University, Apologies to those loyal readers, who read and comment on my occasional health related blogs. I am a couple of …

March 2014 Sunflower , Speedwell Trust Talk

  The Speedwell Trust Talk  At Greens Templeton College, Woodstock road, Oxford. Wednesday March 19th at 7.30 p.m. Clive Lindley-Jones will be giving an illustrated talk on   Helping Children Be The Best That They Can Be! Do come along!   Balanced, integrated and healthy children will naturally perform better, feel happier, achieve more, mix…

February 2014

February Blog 2014 Lies, Damned Lies and Snollygosters Have you notices how ‘good’ the lies and deception are getting these days? There was a time when common or garden chicanery was of the blatant kind, of the  ‘Elvis found on the moon’ fun kind of nonsense, that is supposed to be seen through, but over…

December 2013 Acupuncture , Chinese medicine studies

2013 started for me with my journey examining and lecturing in East Asia, which I wrote about in our February blog here. followed by more of the same later in April in Australia,  which appeared in May here and we end the travelling year with an account from Andy Roscoe, our  long time resident Acupuncturist,…

November 2013

Mindfulness. Mindfulness means,  Paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.” Jon Kabat-Zinn This month I would like to write about the very latest thing…. that is as old as time; Mindfulness. The other day when talking with a patient it was clear that his life was reaching a kind of melt down…

September Blog

What is my motivation? This is often a refrain when actors are trying to get under the skin of their character in working up a part, but it is also a useful question that we can ask ourselves in life. This month I want to remind you to look again at what and how you…

July Blog: Dementia

July Blog This month I want to think with you about the important and disturbing subject of dementia. But don’t think it is all doom and gloom, because there is encouraging evidence that we may be able to start preventative action now to reduce the risk of this miserable condition. Back in the day, (now…