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Mo Problems..Dealing with Anxiety & Depression

The awareness of mental health has improved a lot, but it still has a long way to go. The charity Movember, which takes place during November and helps raise awareness of male cancers, has also started to raise awareness of male suicide, which is alarmingly high. Movember is a charity Ive got involved with for years but I didn’t think for one second I would ever be affected by cancer or even depression. For those that don’t know, Movember’s aim is to decrease the amount of men dying too young by raising awareness and money for male cancers and suicide by holding events and encouraging anyone who can grow a moustache to do so to help spread the word/ raise money. Im attempting to take part but growing facial hair whilst having chemo is proving difficult. Im just past the pubescent teen phase.Continue Reading

Bone Broth

In the process of cleaning my diet up even more this past year I have come across how unhealthy some common everyday products are. So many unassuming foods contain unnecessary, toxic ingredients. My target today is your regular stock cubes/pots. Homemade stock contains a plethora of beneficial properties, whereas stock cubes and pots don’t contain anything beneficial. The only benefit they have is convenience, but its so easy to make your own stock once you know how, and its much more rewarding! Whether its chicken, pork, beef, fish or vegetable, broth is one of the most nutrient dense ingredients and it can be used as the foundation for stews, soups and even used to boil your rice and other grains. Im an advocate of reducing waste wherever possible, especially if something has been killed to be eaten, and the bones are packed full of goodness that usually goes to waste. Chances are if your reading this then your probably interested in healthy eating. If thats the case then tune in to Channel 4 tonight at 2000hrs (Monday 9th May). Its a program called Eating Well With Hemsley + Hemsley, and its where I get a lot of my foodspiration!Continue Reading

What Complementary Therapies I Use to Fight Cancer

Everyone keeps telling me how well I look recently and I feel good, so everything I am doing must be making a difference. So, I’m going to go over what complementary therapies I use for anyone that might be interested. I was planning on posting something I’ve written all about the health and fitness industry, gym culture and trends but after much deliberation and editing I decided against it because it was a bit of a rant, so you have this more informative post to read, even if it is less fun.Continue Reading

How Toxic is Nutella?…And Some Healthy Alternatives

One of my previous posts about the many benefits of turmeric and how to incorporate it into your diet proved very popular, so I’m going to do some more foodie type posts. A quick update on me; last week of chemo was far from fun but I was well enough to keep active and get out for walks with the dog so that was good. Apart from the standard illness, fatigue and feeling poisoned I’ve been holding up well. It was a very quiet weekend for me as the majority of my mates were all on a stag do, which is now the 4th one I have missed. So instead of feeling too sorry for myself I treated myself to my first iMac. From now on you will find me sat in Starbucks typing away with my fellow writers!Continue Reading


When I started this I said it would hopefully develop into a blog about fitness and healthy living….some of you may yawn and move on at this point. So at the risk of being moderately interesting and breaking up the depressing posts about cancer, here is something a bit different. One of the many things I’ve added a lot more of to my diet this past year is turmeric. I have seen an increasing amount of articles on it recently, and it is a hot topic for good reasons. It has a huge amount of health benefits because it is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory, that has been used in medicine around the world for a very long time. Inflammation is the culprit for so many health conditions and illnesses. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory effects would benefit everybody, whether you’re an athlete, just want to stay healthy or someone actively fighting a disease. The powder is most commonly used but the root can be bought fresh, just like ginger, and it tastes so much better. Just be warned, the fresh stuff stains your finger tips orange if you cut it up. It can even be bought in capsule form for convenience. But like everything, nothing beats the fresh stuff. Here are some of the benefits, that haven’t been copy and pasted……….Continue Reading

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