Sainsburys animal welfare commitments

A very informative publication. I feel much clearer about what to buy, and also able to separate the real issues from scare stories by vested interests.   https://www.about.sainsburys.co.uk/~/media/Files/S/Sainsburys /CRS%20Policies%20and%20Reports/0920%20-%20Animal%20Welfare%20Report%20V1.pdf Example:   A striking reduction in lameness in the dairy herds

Food safety

Cooking most foods at 70C for 2 minutes kills bacteria. 60C takes much longer. https://www.insider.com/what-temperature-kills-germs#:~:text=Hot%20temperatures%20can%20kill%20most,dormant%20until%20they%20are%20thawed.

free range grass-fed cattle in North Cornwall

Twitter pals in North America lamenting the fact that most cattle thereabouts no longer eat grass (food corporations agenda … ).   So hopefully this photo will cheer them somewhat. There are grass roots (no pun intended) movements to reverse the ‘factory’ approach to livestock in USA and hopefully this will succeed. I feel very… Continue reading free range grass-fed cattle in North Cornwall

upper legs and core muscle health

Floor-based simple exercises to do at home, anytime, that benefit posture and abdominal muscle health in about 2 minutes!   As well as these it is extremely beneficial for abdominal health to have the habit of walking every day. Autonomous (involuntary) muscles support our internal organs when we are moving around. Some of these muscles… Continue reading upper legs and core muscle health

healthy diet and poverty

Unplugged from food corporations I’ve heard some alarming tales from friends who work with people trapped in poverty and debt. The worst cases, due to the tax and benefits nightmare orchestrated by successive governments, are all people working full-time. Usually, they are working so many hours that they find it difficult to make the best… Continue reading healthy diet and poverty

easy steps to freedom

Thought for the day: Why does nearly everyone in the supermarket look confused, impatient, lost, oblivious to those around them? Why do they look angry when they get in their £23,000, black, 4 wheel drive, aggressive Shopping Trolley? examples >>   Because they have been taken over by advertising, losing their money and freedom. Walking… Continue reading easy steps to freedom

3-fold prescription for complete health: Exercise, Healthy Food, sleep

  Personalised exercise for each individual Some good ideas for designing the exercise that suits you, rather than suits what others tell you! Have you tried jump roping, rollerblading, using resistance bands, running stairs, biking around downtown or the park, playing tennis or recreation league soccer, hiking, swimming, kayaking, or dancing? Also recommended: yoga, tai… Continue reading 3-fold prescription for complete health: Exercise, Healthy Food, sleep

A Ridiculous Hypothesis – Most work is an opportunity.

The hypothesis: Everything that we need to do, for whatever reason (other than zero-hours contracts ‘work’ for corporations on a minimum (or less) wage) is an opportunity. Why? That task, and that day, will never occur again, and trying to ‘get it done’ so that we ‘make time’ to collapse in front of the corporate… Continue reading A Ridiculous Hypothesis – Most work is an opportunity.

Eating disorder IS hunger, but … which food?

Late night impulses to eat, having already eaten plenty of food, are a problem for many people – sometimes for me. Until the penny dropped – feeling tired after a long day – I’m tempted to watch entertaining TV or film. Unless the film is very good, I.E. meaningful, all it’s really doing is keeping… Continue reading Eating disorder IS hunger, but … which food?

Social media for good beats advertising for HealthyFood

Social media beats corporate advertising at supporting a healthy diet Maintaining a healthy diet requires ongoing affirmations and support to combat the onslaught of advertising from food corporations: Their cheap ingredients in fancy presentation and packaging make more profit. Marty says – diet fads don’t work. Many of them have people doing ridiculous things. Pete… Continue reading Social media for good beats advertising for HealthyFood

Fat content of nuts and seeds

I’m beginning to think the debate about which oil / fat to buy is missing the point. An excellent article in Harvard Medical School provides the facts relating to the health benefits of sourcing fats from nut and seeds: Harvard Medical School – Why nutritionists are crazy about nuts Fortunately, there is also a better… Continue reading Fat content of nuts and seeds

organics, soul and planet

On (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8174482.stm) the news  there was a report that organic foods show no benefit to the consumers compared what they call ‘normal’ foods. By “normal”, they mean artificially fertilised, pest controlled, lower animal welfare etc. It seems typical of this fragmented age that the report doesn’t even mention the planet or the human psyche and… Continue reading organics, soul and planet

Food, advertising and trying too hard for wellbeing

1. Fitness foods may give the false (subconscious?) impression that they are a substitute for exercise – hence making the purchasers less fit! http://bit.ly/1TbHG1B study author Jörg Königstorfer, chair of sport and health management at Technische Universität München in Germany. “Don’t rely on these misleading labels.” 2. Orthorexia nervosa, is emerging as a dangerous eating… Continue reading Food, advertising and trying too hard for wellbeing

optimum exercise for middle age

optimum exercise for middle age. Exercise in excess increases arthritis, though many experts disagree, or rather point out the full picture. A US study of more than 200 people aged 45 to 55 and of “normal” weight found those doing the most exercise were the most likely to suffer knee damage. Running and jumping may… Continue reading optimum exercise for middle age

Quick route to fitness, health: exercise

Two reports on BBC documentaries – which showed brief bouts of high intensity exercise having great health benefits. It may not work for everyone, but who can’t afford one minute? The first report is by Dr. Shayesteh and his interview is available on video courtesy of wytv.com THEY’VE REMOVED THE VIDEO … BUT THIS IS… Continue reading Quick route to fitness, health: exercise

Vitamins and Minerals Overview healthy food education from the Open University

A video detailing the Vitamins and Minerals the body needs; which ones the body can store; and avoiding overdose of the fat-soluble (which store in the body’s fat). This is an overview of vitamins and minerals. In this video the viewer will learn about the two classifications of vitamins and what foods are best to… Continue reading Vitamins and Minerals Overview healthy food education from the Open University

Imagining a lifestyle, as if Planet Earth really matters

It started with seeing a young child cowering where the pavement ought to be (there isn’t one) as a farm machine about thirteen feet high came racing down the narrow, winding road in an ancient, once-quiet, beautiful village. Nearly all the space where a pavement belongs is overflowing with parked cars, so the likelihood of… Continue reading Imagining a lifestyle, as if Planet Earth really matters

nutrition on a budget – healthy food beans

hmmm … It’s easier to believe facts than opinion, especially in the minefield of nutrition. This is the best summary of nutritional content of a variety of beans that I’ve seen bang for your buck – nutrition per penny (dollar, whatever), specifically for periferal vascular disease. From Dr. Michael Greger M.D. FACLM https://nutritionfacts.org/video/benefits-of-beans-for-peripheral-vascular-disease/ The beans… Continue reading nutrition on a budget – healthy food beans

listing to starboard

(thinking, or rather feeling, aloud …)   drink water eat less   walk daily enjoy work   listen to your body dance for your heart trust your gut   sing to your soul talk to your memories   mistrust corporations ignore adverts   collect books bathe in music play with words   avoid critics lead… Continue reading listing to starboard

creative imagination and wellbeing

The best feeling to wake with … A head full of creative ideas. It doesn’t matter what: sing 👩🏾‍🎤 , dance 🕺🏾, make 👷🏾‍♀️, mend 👨🏾‍🏭, housework 🏡, exercise 🏡🏋🏾‍♀️, food 🥗 , tweet 🤳🏾 , … The creative imagination fosters wellbeing. Note the complete absence of consumer junk, and corporate media 👿,  and no… Continue reading creative imagination and wellbeing