Nutrition

Eating just got simpler! April 2019

“When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?” Variously attributed to economists John Maynard Keynes or Paul Samuelson Changing our minds Have you ever changed your mind about something that for years you were in favour of? I think I have had a bit of a major, ah ha moment,…

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December 2018 – What should we eat now?

As October’s autumn fruitfulness is lost in November rains, December days get shorter and we start to look towards a midwinter feast to stave off the gloom. December is not only the lead up to Christmas, but these days it is also when thousands gather for two weeks at the United Nations Climate Change conference,…

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One life, One You: What you can do today to really help the NHS! January 2017

“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying”. Woody Allen  In 1919, right after the horrors of World War 1, William Butler Yeats wrote, in his powerful poem, The Second Coming: “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold… …The best lack all conviction, while the worst…

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Why Women should do weights: August 2016

A summer of change A lot of changes are afoot  both at Helix House and in public health advice recently. Most notably this July with new governmental advice for us to take extra vitamin D as a supplement. Vitamin D supplementation For most people, the bulk of their vitamin D is made from the action…

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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…

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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…

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October Blog 2012

Big Food: the Olympic Scam      The other week  I enjoyed the last day of competition at the Para Olympic Aquatic Centre. Like many this summer, I was surprised at how powerfully positive the whole long summer  of sport redefined, at least  for ourselves, and perhaps for  other countries who may have noticed, who we are…

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July Blog 2012

  What does a pensioner look like in 2012?  As the 2012 London Olympics finally arrive it is time to mention my own attempt to change my shape, get healthier and fitter and even, hopefully raise some money for my favourite two charities. The Sunflower Trust and F.R.O.M.E. the Fund for Osteopathic Research into Myalgic…

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May Blog 2012

Medicine is for people, not statistics: What is the Evidence for Evidence-Based Medicine?  At this time when we are again remembering the Bard of Stratford it is  interesting to hear that in his day the only way most people gained their news and /or history was either through a conducted tour around the graves of the…

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