OPTIMUM HEALTH DIARY: This section documents my pursuit of peak health and sports performance using established methods, breakthroughs in sports science and alternative/nature options. Does the body deteriorate on default or does our lifestyles and mindset have a lot to do with it? I’ll answer that question in this weekly diary. This is a quest for both health & excellence, I want to push my body to its sporting limits to see what is possible. Why not? Let’s be open minded & approach it as an adventure as well as research. (Literally all of my sporting & fitness personal bests have happened in this period of my life so watch this space!!) I’ll be using my film-making and editing skills to also create a video diary here. ______________________________________________
WEDS JULY 8TH: Blessed with a big back garden I have suddenly transformed myself into a horticulturalist LOL! I’m literally going to grow lots of my food organically particularly those natural foodstuffs I’m trialling for their ability to heal the body. It’s quite simple, I’m going to research what the nutritionists say & put it into practice? Can peppermint leaf and beetroot naturally enhance sports performance, can celery bring down blood pressure does leafy green veg optimise health across the board? A small selection from my garden below.
BREAKFAST: Cress & scrambled eggs sandwich on wholemeal sunflower seed bread. Also raw broccoli and a glass of pomegranate juice.
One thing I have noticed when you grow what you consume is that you’re more fussy about what’s been on in it. When you buy from the shops you don’t care about pesticides but when you grow it yourself you won’t have any chemical on it. Given a choice between garden wildlife eating your plants & pesticides well vile pesticides in my body isn’t an option. I’ll take my chances with nature. It seems to me we’re programmed to be afraid of the wrong things. Don’t believe me? Well scientists have recently found a link between pesticides and diseases such as Alzheimers. See links below.