• I’ve been a hypocrite and I need to move on I’ve been ready for a slap. It’s been building up. I’ve been too seductive. I needed to be knocked back to earth. Last week, in the midst of the slap-down-I-needed-to-have, my mate Dan Buettner posted a quote on Instagram from the Health Matters conference he was speaking at. He cited Bill Clinton, who spoke at the conference: more
  • how to live to 100: drink wine and walk I’ve written about my visit to Ikaria a few times, through a little series that’s evolved on my blog titled “How to live to 100”. Paniyiris and wine, eating no sugar and eating pork are some of the tricks I came across. Recently my mate Dan Buettner, a National Geographic adventurer and author of the New more
  • How to live to 100: eat no sugar I’ve been sharing a few posts on why the people in Ikaria, Greece, live so long. Why it’s a “Blue Zone”. You can catch up here and here on the gist (and there’s more to come). The really big question that dangled during my stay here, however, is where’s the sugar issue sit in all more
  • how to make Ikarian soufiko As I mentioned a few days back, I came to Ikaria to look at food. Specifically the food the locals here have eaten for eons which might give an insight into why they live so damn long and well. I travelled around the island with the National Geographic team for a week chatting to old more
  • Why am I in Ikaria? And a chat with Dan Buettner… It’s a fun story behind how I wound up here in Ikaria, a small island all the way over to the east of Cyclades which has been formally freed from the Turks for exactly 100 years this week (I have the commemorative T-shirt to show for it). I’m also here for a very fun reason. more
  • How to eat paleo (ish) while travelling Southern Europe so far: je marche, Je mange. That’s pretty much been the picture for the past five weeks. I don’t really do museums or galleries. I travel to eat. I hike to eat. I eat to hike. If you’ve been following me on Instagram and Twitter you might have noticed that I’ve been eating more
  • When I’m shitty I climb a tree This week in Sunday Life: I try the “wilderness effect” On Thursday I woke up antsy. Sometimes we just do, don’t we. It’s the wind, the moon….the half bottle of wine we drank the night before. Whatever.   I’d had a cold for days and I felt as stale as a pair of pyjamas that more
  • Sunday life: in which I test how old i am… This week I test my cellular age I’ve reached that curious age where you no longer look your age. Which is to say you look as old as whatever you got up to the night before. When I sleep badly, I look like there’s a huge suck-hole at my feet dragging my fascia deep below more
  • monday awakening: the best reason I’ve ever found for backing the f*ck off. Yeah! Sometimes you hear something that makes a penny drop. You see, yesterday I was listening to an podcast about longevity and the point was made that a lot of us will live to well over 100. 120, 130…seriously. This factoid changed my day. I’m still carrying with me the tingle off the bouncing coin. Three more
  • Dan buettner’s morning routine Yesterday I posted about my morning routine. In the middle of my routine, the inspiringly languid and health-ful Dan Buettner emailed me, so I asked him to share his. Three things you should know about Dan: * He’s the world expert on how to live longer and wrote Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from more
  • have a sweet weekend: 12 march xx This week was surreal and round-abouty. I interviewed Mitch Albom and Deepak Chopra and was contacted via my blog by Dan Buettner who did the Blue Zones study about how to live longer that I wrote about recently. The interaction started off stand-offishly (him giving me a ribbing for a comment I’d made about his more
  • learn how to live longer: 5 eye-opening ideas from (yet another) rad TED talk I’m a big proponent of the idea that “everything we think we know about health is wrong”. It’s a big call. But I stand by it. I got more proof when I came across this TED presentation from Dan Buettner. Dan was commissioned by the US Government to work out what factors contribute to longevity more
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