My Morning Walk

My one daily habit that matters the most…

Over 4 years ago I moved out of London to the countryside. After spending my whole life living in cities (first Sydney, then London) I was craving more space, greenery and a different pace of life. It’s been for the better. I could write a whole book on the benefits I’ve experienced from changing my living location. But one of the best things to come out of it is my morning walk. Everyday after I have breakfast I’ll go for a walk accompanied by my dog, Rox.  Regardless of the weather, we’ll make our way around the fields and forest and typically walk for about an hour. So why do I … [Read more...]

088: Interview With Matt Stone

088 Matt Stone

Episode 088: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. It's another guest interview episode of Real Health Radio and this week I'm speaking with Matt Stone. Matt Stone is an independent health researcher and author of more than 10 books on various health-related topics. He launched an independent investigation into health in 2005, and has since been exploring a wide range of health fields - from general physiology and nutrition to areas as diverse and specific as psychoneuroendocrinology. His investigation has yielded many great, practical insights and simple tips on how regular people can make … [Read more...]

How Our Mind Fills In The Gaps

Strawberries

Take a look at the picture below… When you look at it, what do you see? Hopefully you see a load of strawberries on top of a pastry of sorts that is sitting on a table. Now if I were to ask you the colour of the strawberries in the picture, what’s your response? My bet is that you’d say red. It seems obvious because they sure look red. Well it turns out that this is an optical illusion. There are no red pixels in the image above. The photo was created by Akiyoshi Kitaoka, a Professor of Psychology at Ritsumeikan University in Japan, who specialises in creating optical … [Read more...]

087: Understanding Energy Flux

Understanding Energy Flux

Episode 087: Welcome back to another installment of Real Health Radio. This week we are looking at energy flux and understanding what that means in the context of your life. I explain what it is, why it's important and what the major factors of your daily life are that have an influence over energy flux. Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 1:56 What energy flux is 3:32 Why it's important 7:48 Different ways to increase energy flux 8:18 Increasing calorie intake 10:01 Getting enough of each macronutrient 12:37 Nutrient dense foods 14:55 Movement … [Read more...]

086: Interview With Andrea LaMarre

Interview With Andrea LaMarre

Episode 086: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. It's another guest interview episode of Real Health Radio and this week I'm speaking with Andrea LaMarre. Andrea LaMarre is a PhD candidate and Vanier Doctoral Scholar at the University of Guelph in Canada. Her dissertation research is focused on the experiences of people in recovery and their supporters. She is a blogger and activist engaged in the eating disorders community on and offline, and is a member of a number of organizations for eating disorder professionals, including the Academy for Eating Disorders and the Eating Disorders … [Read more...]

The Slow Progression of Symptoms

Slow Progression of Symptoms

There is a fable many people have heard. It often comes up at corporate consulting gigs or in self-help circles. The fable has to do with boiling a frog. It states that if you put a frog in boiling water, it will immediately jump out. But if you put it in a pan with cold water and slowly bring it to a boil, the frog will sit there and be boiled to death. Despite the fact that this fable is false, there is some truth in the sentiment it is trying to express. Which is that, when change is small and gradual we don’t typically notice it. These incremental changes become the new … [Read more...]

What Content Would You Like Me To Create?

What content would you like me to create?

Back in 2010 I first started writing a blog. I cringe at my writing back then, but this was my first foray into creating content. Since then I’ve done live talks, webinars, online programs, written a book and more recently started my weekly podcast show. At the end of last year I took on an intern, Lauren. Over the last couple of months I’ve slowly been getting her to take on more tasks, with the goal of freeing up more time. And it’s working. So I’m now in a position that I want to start something new…which is where you come in. I have a number of ideas of how I could be spending … [Read more...]