Eat Well – Therapeutic Foods

Currently in the UK, the Food Standards Agency, the Government and NHS guidelines indicate the healthiest way to eat to avoid obesity is to use the “eat well plate” This is essentially a simple way to ensure that you eat the “right” amount from each food group. It recommends plenty … Continue reading

How to Deal with Sibling Rivalry

Adrian Fernand – Australia’s seriously stylish agony uncle and creator of idobelieveicamewithahat.com – answers your questions on life, the universe and everything. This week, Adrian has advice on how to deal with sibling rivalry. Dear Agony Uncle, My older sister and I have never got along. At the tender age … Continue reading

Grammar 101: Regime vs. Regimen

In the latest instalment of his tongue-in-cheek exploration of grammatical errors, Adrian Fernand takes a harsh but fair look at why certain people confuse the word ‘regime’ and ‘regimen’ in his excellent Grammar 101 series. Those whose profession depends on its daily use say it—dieticians, nutritionists, personal trainers—yet they’re all wrong. … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Patrick Dempsey

In this week’s Born This Day series, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Patrick Dempsey who was born on 13 January 1966. Patrick Dempsey is best known for his role as neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd (“McDreamy”) on the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. Biography Patrick Dempsey was discovered by an … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Ashley Taylor Dawson

Today City Connect celebrates the birthday of Ashley Taylor Dawson (born 11 January 1982). Ashley Taylor Dawson is an English actor and singer. He is best known for his role as Darren Osborne in the British Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, in which he is one of the longest serving cast … Continue reading

Causes of the Obesity Pandemic

In spite of all the modern advances in science and pharmaceutical health in the developed countries, we still face one major health concern which affects our cardiovascular health and wellbeing – obesity. Although there are a multitude of causes, the result is the same for all, almost all obese people have … Continue reading

Stress & Cortisol

We are all accustomed to feeling stressed from time to time, be it work related, general fatigue, linked to a hectic home life or everyday problems. The effects of stress are wide ranging. Stress hormones trigger back pain, weaken the immune system, increase blood sugar, promote diabetes, increase the chances … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Nicholas Cage

Today, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Nicholas Cage, the Academy Award-winning American actor, producer and director. Nicolas Cage is one of Hollywood’s highest paid actors, earning $40 million in 2009 according to Forbes Magazine. Biography Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola on January 7, 1964 in Long Beach, California. … Continue reading

The Importance of Proper Technique

If you ask a person with no experience in martial arts to throw a punch or a kick you might get some kind of result that will be, in most cases, very inefficient and inconsistent. Having a foundation based on some kind of martial art ensures the application of a … Continue reading

Be Grateful Because Walking is Good For You

Gratitude alone has been proven to improve your health and wellbeing and walking can also help to: – reduce excess weight sustainably – lower blood pressure naturally – regulate your blood sugar – strengthen your body – reduce stress Health and fitness are two completely different things. It is possible … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Nigella Lawson

In this week’s Born This Day series, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Nigella Lawson who was born on 6 January 1960. Nigella is renowned for her flirtatious manner of presenting and has been called the “Queen of Food Porn”. Biography Nigella Lawson (born 6 January 1960) is an English … Continue reading

Risk of E. Coli is Much Lower in Grass-fed Ground Beef

People may intuitively understand that local, grass-fed ground beef is safer than conventional ground meat, but I doubt that they understand just how much safer it really is, and why. There are three basic reasons why it is safer. First, cows are ruminants and evolved to eat grass.  Unfortunately, cows that … Continue reading

Importance of Good Sources of Calcium

City Connect’s Health Writer Thierry Clerc looks at calcium and discusses the importance of getting good sources of calcium from the foods you eat. You may be surprised to hear that diary is not the best source of calcium we’ve all been led to believe. Read his full article below… … Continue reading

Book Review: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

This week, Sebastian Müller talks about the famous book “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” exclusively on City Connect. “We’re in such a hurry most of the time we never get much chance to talk. The result is a kind of endless day-to-day shallowness, a monotony that leaves a … Continue reading

The Paleo Diet – Eating Like a Caveman

Ever since the gastroenterologist Walter Voegtlin coined the phase Paleolithic diet, people have been copying the diets of caveman in an attempt to eat healthier and lose weight. Foods can be either hunted and fished, such as meat, offal and seafood, or gathered, such as eggs, fruit, nuts, seeds, vegetables, … Continue reading