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Why You Shouldn’t Rely Solely On Nutrition “Facts” To Make Healthy Choices

Since I got myself into the world of health and nutrition, the issue of nutrition “facts” has puzzled me.

These days, too many people swear by whatever nutritional data they find and they feel totally obsessed by those details.

From the supposed healing power of hundreds of “super foods” to apple vinegar “secrets” to saturated fat statistics […]

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Should I Cut Out Carbs?

Ask almost anyone what they need to do to lose a few pounds, and they’ll probably say, “Cut back on the carbs.”

As a nutrition researcher, I’ve heard it hundreds of times and it is one of the most damaging mistakes I see people make.

While the low carb movement has waxed and waned in popularity since […]

The Trip to Ibiza I’ll never forget

During my twenty years as a globetrotting DJ, I played many gigs on the island of Ibiza, Spain. I also lived in Ibiza, when I first moved to Europe in 1991.

For those of you who don’t know, Ibiza is a famous place for nightclubs, DJs; the music and fashion scene in general.

There was one trip […]

7 Habits That Helped Me Lose 40 Pounds & Keep Them Off

Weight is a sensitive issue for most people. Only a small percentage of women in the western world say they are at their ideal weight – and most of those who aren’t blame their lack of willpower and the cost of healthy foods.

Similarly, most men are frustrated by what they see on the scale; either […]

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Cooking Starches ‘Pose Cancer Risk’ (Official)

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the United Kingdom has launched a campaign this month calling people to ‘Go for Gold’. A reference to the advice that when frying, baking, toasting, or roasting starchy foods like potatoes, you should aim for a golden yellow colour (or lighter).

The campaign aims to help people understand and minimise […]

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The Panama Papers, Corruption and the State of Your Health

You are probably thinking: What is Ariel doing sending a newsletter out about the Panama Papers?

What does it have to do with the state of people’s health?

Over the past few months, you have seen the political establishment operating at a level of panic all over world, something we have rarely experienced in post-war history.

The Panama […]

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What Are “Normal” Blood Test Results?

When doctors assess a patient’s blood test results, they go by clinical values. For example, the ‘normal’ clinical level for total cholesterol is any number between 100 and 199 mg/DL. That’s a wide range.

It’s been found that one third of heart attacks occur in people with cholesterol levels between 150 and 199 — a ‘normal’ range.

Yet, […]

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How I Overcame Peripheral Neuropathy by Eating a Raw Vegan Diet

My memories are still as vivid as if they happened yesterday.

My health started to deteriorate by the turn of the millennium in various ways, due in part to the exhaustive lifestyle of being an international DJ.

Being on the road, playing gigs, for over a decade, and visiting over 40 countries, started taking its toll on […]

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How A Raw Vegan Diet Helped Me Defeat My Addiction To Painkillers

My memories are still as vivid today as if it were yesterday.

I was living in Camden Town in North London, and the year was 2005.

I had been in the music business for just over 20 years – I started as a professional DJ at the age of 15. After travelling the world playing gigs for […]

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Sometimes Being Selfish is the Best Option – Here’s Why

Chances are, the majority of people you know (except maybe your health-conscious friends!) don’t believe they have much power over their own health and how they feel.

Most people tend to hand over that power to self-proclaimed health experts, doctors, and people on television who claim to have all the answers.

Being a healthy person today is […]

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