which cosmetics can harm us

In my previous post on cosmetics we had a good look at what products might actually work and therefore might be worth laying out those hard earned buckaroonies for, and I imagine there may well have been a few surprises in there for you. Who’d of guessed that in well-constructed double blind tests good old el cheapo would win time … Read More

which anti-aging creams work

If there’s an area of looking younger that we can quite literally pour money into it’s pretty surely that of lotions, potions, creams and all things slathery. According to BCC Research the global anti-aging industry is currently worth just under US$250 bn and the largest proportion by far of that veritable Everest of anti-aging moolah is siphoned off into the domain of … Read More

Why We Age – the theories

Ok I get it. When most of us see the word ‘theory’ some hidden inner science lesson switch seems to go ‘clunk’ and we begin to feel our eyeballs  glaze over faster than a skating rink at the winter olympics. But seriously, without trying to put you all into a jargon induced coma there are very good reasons for understanding … Read More

Why we age – is it a disease?

‘I’m pretty sure that eating chocolate keeps wrinkles away because I have never seen a 10 year old with a Hershey bar and crows feet.’ Amy Neftzger If only that was all we needed to keep this bag of bones ever youthful huh? Sadly even though chocolate (the good quality dark stuff that is) seems to offer some positive health … Read More

How meditation helps you stay young

One of the pillars of our Grow Young program is harnessing the power of mindfulness and the benefits just appear to go on and on as more research emerges. Here Sara Lazar of Harvard lays it out loud and clear.

How to challenge self-limiting beliefs

‘Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.’ Henry Ford Cosied up here on a fancy European intercity train whizzing me away from what has been only the first part of my Xmas vacation, I’ve had a little time to reflect on one of the more salient life lessons I’ve learned over this past week. … Read More

Waddya mean Grow Young?

  To get started I guess I wanted to just open up and give you all a feel for what I really intend when using the phrase ‘grow young’ – kinda lay out the terrain a little – and also define what might be meant when I talk of a 360° view of health and wellbeing. Certainly the implied paradox … Read More