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    The Queen of England is 91 years old, been on the job for 6 decades and seems to be holding up rather nicely. Normally in this space we would feature something about the antioxidant value of some new superfood, but this week we have an entirely different view on...
    You can’t miss it: CBD is everywhere – face cream, lip balm, shampoo, soap, even toothpaste – but what exactly is it? Snake oil, cure-all or somewhere in between?The first thing you should know about CBD, short for cannabidiol, is that it is a chemical compound found in the...
    We come across The Tiger Tail roller via a pilates instructor recommendation, and its a another very useful tool for staying flexible and muscle recovery. Essentially, it's a hand held version of a foam roller, but since the bar is narrower, it can feel more intense.One of the main...

    Lectins

    Plants, some of them anyway, don’t want us to eat them. It seems they have developed a system of defenses that involve proteins called lectins. The most famous lectin is gluten, but there are many others. Evolutionarily speaking, animals and ancient humans knew not to eat certain foods, or to...
    A couple of the chemicals you will want to banish from your life are the hormone disrupters BPA, and the hard to pronounce compound Phthalates. BPA can be found in lined food cans, thermal paper used by registers and in food containers. Phthalates can be found in plastic wrap,...
    Maybe we are stronger than they tell us.From our extensive global research, and from our own personal experience with exercise after fifty, one needs to be smart, listen to your body, and work out hard based on your abilities.What we have found from our 4 years of research, is a sort of...
    We are big on dark green veggies here, and kale is one of our favorites.  Steamed kale alone can be a bit of a bore, but then we came upon this super simple recipe. For us busy folks, the best cooking is that which can be done with the...
    It's a lovely summer day and you are outside enjoying the sun and the air brushing against your skin. The feel of the bike below you is as familiar as walking in trainers. It should be — you’ve been riding a bicycle since you were a little kid. But...
    It's the perfect time of year to get into the water, so we got in touch with open water swimming coach and competitor Kirsten Read to get her thoughts on training. Though the Maine-based Read has been swimming competitively since high school, the 53-year-old feels she's just now rounding into...
    carbohydrate-glucose-insulin Written by former body-building champion turned holistic nutrition expert Joanne Lee Cornish, this a very helpful little book. It's not a diet book; she makes clear that everyone is unique: different metabolic rates, different levels of glucose tolerance and, of course, different ages. If you are looking for...