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Browsing All posts tagged under »cancer«

Are we too obsessed with curing cancer?

September 7, 2016

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Craig Venter is a stapled name in the genetics world. His newest company aims to increase healthy ageing. “We have MRI imaging of the brain and body which allows us to detect any tumour larger than two millimetres. We take 4D echocardiograms, to create a movie of your heart and measure every parameter in it. […]

Exercise and cancer- why it helps and how much is enough? (part 4)

May 11, 2016

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This is a four part series- Why exercise helps A framework for why this matters How much is enough and practical guidelines Putting prevention in a new light – Putting prevention in a new light As the cost of sequencing genomes has come down, we’ve started to face an ethical and personal dilemma. Should we do […]

Exercise and cancer- why it helps and how much is enough? (part 3)

May 9, 2016

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This is a four part series- Why exercise helps A framework for why this matters How much is enough and practical guidelines Putting prevention in a new light – How much is enough? It is *not* all relative Continuing with colorectal cancer, from this study, “Evaluating the combined effect of moderate and vigorous physical activity on the risk […]

Exercise and cancer- why it helps and how much is enough? (part 2)

May 4, 2016

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This is a four part series- Why exercise helps A framework for why this matters How much is enough and practical guidelines Putting prevention in a new light – A framework for why this matters For every fitness variable -things like strength, endurance, speed- we have certain thresholds we should hit to optimize results. When we […]

Exercise and cancer- why it helps and how much is enough? (part 1)

May 2, 2016

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This is a four part series- Why exercise helps A framework for why this matters How much is enough and practical guidelines Putting prevention in a new light – Why exercise helps The way cancer is referenced in pop culture it’s easy to think it’s like Ebola. That it’s some other species we happened to encounter […]

A word on Stuart Scott, and training sick people

January 14, 2015

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I’ve sparsely watched Sports Center the last decade, as the show has slowly morphed into the same extremist, repeat the same segments every night, media that so much else is. Tom Brady is about to go to yet another AFC championship game, yet three months ago ESPN, because of one game, would have had you […]

A day with Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains

October 8, 2013

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I recently went to a conference where Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains was presenting. I’ve written about him in my posts on tennis elbow, the importance of direction in manual therapy, stretching the IT band and hamstrings. I listened to him for 7 hours, so, I took a ton of notes. – Background This was not a personal training / physical therapy / […]

Soda and your body weight / Diet drinks and your appetite / Artificial sweeteners and your risk of cancer

January 9, 2013

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This thing got out of control. I planned on this being a pretty short summary on the affect of diet drinks on weight-loss, and, well, I got a tad off track and just went off. For all the women who tell me I’m “emotionally unavailable” I now reply read my blogs! Apparently I have plenty […]