Entries by Aidan Goggins from 10/2012

New Calls for a Soft Drink Sugar Tax

| Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

I have previously discussed how a "junk food" tax is an idealistic, ill conceived notion, and its feasibility and outcome far different in reality than it is on paper. That is, except for soft drinks which I proposed should be taxed as high as 100%.

Health Shop Snacks as Bad as Mars Bars?

| Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

It really doesn't matter what health shop it was, they're pretty much all the same. And, inside there will always be a designated section with shelves laden with a vast assortment of appealing confectionary like products and drinks. All at heavily inflated prices compared to what the ordinary shops charge, but that's ok you think, that's the premium you pay for something that's good for you.

Creatine - The Champagne of Sports Supplements

| Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Creatine: it's a supplement discussed in hushed, foreboding tones around the gym lockers, and rarely mentioned outside of sporting circles, such is its social stigmatisation. It's the sporting world's 'entry drug', give in to the dark side embracing the 'Big C' and you're on the fast track to an obligatory doping scandal.

Want to Win a Nobel Prize? Just Eat More Chocolate!

| Posted 10.18.2012 | UK

Chocolate may make the heart grow fonder, but does it make the brain grow larger? This week a New England Journal of Medicine article investigated whether a correlation existed between a countries per capita chocolate consumption (mostly measured through Lindt® dark chocolate consumption) and their cumulative amount of Nobel Prize winners.

Blame This Weekend's Hour Change for Our Impending Winter Weight Gain and Ill Health

| Posted 10.26.2012 | UK Lifestyle

In the winter we have to go against our natural inclination to reduce our activity levels as its dark and miserable in the outside, as well as endeavouring to be more disciplined in our eating patterns - despite the encompassing festive season - aiming to keep evening and night-time carbohydrate intake low, especially those of the simple variety e.g. white pasta, white bread, white rice, baked/roast potatoes, baked goods, soft drinks, desserts etc, to reduce insulin demand. For serious cases of rhythmic misalignment bright light therapy can also be used.