Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Why No Blog Posts?

Hi, just wanted to let you know that I am currently having internet connection issues, and this is the reason I haven't been able to post anything recently. I am awaiting a new router and will be up and running very soon. I do apologise, and please check back soon when I am posting again, regularly. I am hoping this will be within the next 1-2 weeks, thanks for your patience. 

Monday, 13 May 2013

Quick-Fire Health Tips

This blog post is very short, and is just made-up of a few health facts based on some of my research over the last few days. Included there's a couple of healthy foods, weight-loss tips and keeping arthritis at bay. I hope you enjoy the read, and please visit my blog regularly and share where you can. Thank you for reading.

So, onto the quick-fire health tips....

1. Have a cup of ginger tea before your workout to reduce post-workout muscle pain by 25% 

2. Choose chocolate with 72% + cocoa content to help lower blood pressure - Buy chocolate pictured from

3. Avoid arthritis in later life by eating cherries. These contain a high amount of anthocyonin, which is a compound that reduces inflammation in your joints and muscles 

4. Reduce your risk of a heart attack by always allowing yourself to get a solid 7 hours sleep, every night 

5. 1000mg of calcium a day can aid in weight-loss. Try adding these non-dairy calcium-packed foods within your weight-loss meal plan; Baked Beans, Black-Eyed Peas, Kale and Tinned Salmon

Thank you for reading and I hope you've learnt something worthwhile in this post. Please check back soon and follow my blog, and me @JamesHarvey87 on Twitter.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

More Cancer Fighting Tips!

Again today the main focus is going to be on foods and exercise which are proven to be great at fighting cancer. There will be other posts on different topics, but this being a deadly disease which is claiming thousands of lives every year around the UK alone. We need to help each other and share any vital information we have, which is why I am here.

So, onto the different foods and exercise. I have listed 4 key points, here they are;

  • Scientists at Sheffield Hallam University have found that baking British garden rhubarb for 20 minutes can dramatically increase its levels of anti-cancerous chemicals. The rhubarb itself contains high levels of polyphenols which are fast becoming cancer's worst enemy as a non-toxic alternative to standard treatments. 

  • There's 40% decrease in the chances of you dying from ALL major diseases, if you run regularly, according to scientists at Stanford University in California. Regular running primes your body to avoid the onset of cancers, neurological diseases, infections and other major causes of death. The scientists also published a companion paper showing running wasn't a cause of osteoporosis in later life too. 

  • Adding Rosemary to your Sunday Roast Beef can reduce your risk of cancer-causing heterocyclic omines (HCA's), formed during cooking. A study in the "Journal of Food Science" found that this herb was a tasty method of stopping the compound's formation. 

  • Researchers at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania found that, not only being a great low-calorie alternative to crisps, popcorn will reduce your risk of developing cancer. Dr Joe Vinson, the study leader, explained that it was due to the popcorns surprisingly high levels of polyphenols, which are antioxidants that are a key part in fighting tumours.

And that's it on the blog post today. Again, more essential health advice to fight off cancer. Please share my posts on Twitter and Google + when you get chance, it's much appreciated. Thank you for reading my post and please check back regularly.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Fight Heart Disease and Cancer!!

Good day to everybody, and thank you for taking the time to read my blog post. Today I’ve got a few more vital health tips to help you fight against Heart Disease and Cancer, and in general to lead a healthier life.

So, onto the important facts……

1. Do you enjoy a little spice in your life? If so, you should be using Tabasco, and if not, you need to start now. Adding this hot sauce to meals can significantly reduce your risk of colon cancer, say scientists at Hannam University.
Hot chillies are said to attack the development of the disease in your body, thanks to capsaicin, which is the compound that makes chillies spicy. 

Continuing on the spice theme, we move onto the Mexican spice mix, Ras el Hanout (pronounced, Raz-el-Han-Oot). Add this to your dishes to massively reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. When added to meat, it reduces the compounds that contribute to heart disease and cancer by as much as 71%!!! – Source; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

2. Keeping vitamin supplements in your fridge will dramatically decrease your risk of heart disease, as well as fend off most regular ailments.
Researchers at Purdue University found that the high humidity in a kitchen cupboard reduces their usage to the point of rendering them useless.

Study Author Dr Lisa Mauer says “The moisture from the heat breaks down nutrients”
So, there you have it. I always used to keep my supplements in the kitchen cupboard, knowing full-well it was very humid, and there was a chance the supplements could have been affected. Not any more though, knowing the full facts and benefits.

3. If you’re looking to lower cholesterol, try having oatcakes for breakfast or snacks. These fibre-rich oats help lower levels of your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and reduce your risk of heart disease. 4 oatcakes accounts for 25% of you Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of fibre.
4. Now we all like a bit of chocolate every now and then, and now there’s reason to enjoy some, without feeling guilty for days after. Try Divine Dark Chocolate with Ginger and Orange, to help fight against tumours. The dark chocolate contains high levels of antioxidants, helping your body to fight free-radical damage. (Souce; Julie Pech, Author of “The Chocolate Therapist: A User’s Guide to the Health Benefits of Chocolate) – Buy your from
Another Author, Paul Young, says “Melt 30g into milk for a spicy hot chocolate”. The calcium will help protect against colorectal cancer, according to studies by the American Institute for Cancer Research. 

And for now, that’s all on another post about fighting cancer and heart disease. Please share this information about, and leave any feedback you may have. I hope you’ve learnt something new today, please do check back regularly, thank you for taking the time to read my posts.