Weekly Wellness

Just in time for the weekend - here’s your dose of the most interesting things that have come across our screens this week.


1. SWEET POISON

Image: Hans at Pixabay.com

Image: Hans at Pixabay.com

We’ve been fascinated by Dr. Robert Lustig’s crusade against the evils of sugar for a while so would definitely recommend this interview in The Guardian to those of you who have a sweet tooth. If you want to go a bit deeper then we’d really recommend watching his 90 minute lecture: The Bitter Truth below.


2. NUTTY FOR MYLK 

Image: PublicDomainImages at Pixabay.com

Image: PublicDomainImages at Pixabay.com

Apparently us Londoners are loving the “mylk” (non-dairy milk) trends, so much so that someone’s even invented a nut mylk machine (Hopps & Wolf). While we’re not sure we're convinced, given that the machine takes 20 minutes and still requires straining while the whole process only takes around 5 minutes with a trusty blender, we’re open to hearing your thoughts - are you a convert? Read more and find out where to get your mylk fix over at The Evening Standard. While we’re on the topic we also found this article over at The Atlantic a thought-provoking read - like Quinoa, Chia and Coconut Water before it, it seems our insatiable almond obsession has a darker side. 


3. THE RED CUPS ARE COMING

Image: Foodbabe.com

Image: Foodbabe.com

Somehow the American tradition of the Starbucks Christmas “red cups” has infiltrated our common consciousness marking the start of the season just like the Coca-cola Christmas ad (there’s a whole different health story to be written here but that’s for another day!). Food Babe has ignited an internet sensation this week with her expose on what’s really in Starbucks’ beloved Pumpkin Spice lattes. While I’m not sure we get Pumpkin Spice lattes in the UK, I’m sure the other flavours are similarly terrible for us and this eye-opening piece is worth a read just to remind us how little we really know about what goes into our processed foods.


4. BECOMING BULLETPROOF

Image: Bulletproofexec.com

Image: Bulletproofexec.com

We’re all about sharing the best free health resources out there and this week we wanted to share one of our more recent discoveries - the Bulletproof Radio podcasts. Presented by Silicon Valley entrepreneur and self-styled ‘bio-hacker’ Dave Asprey, the guy behind the ‘Bulletproof Coffee’ revolution. Although some of the more advanced ‘bio-hacking’ topics (especially those around supplementation) aren’t really our thing, the podcasts feature some really stimulating and engaging health and wellbeing content from some of the biggest health and wellness names (think Arianna Huffington, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Terry Wahls and Dr. Sara Gottfried. Definitely worth a listen!