Warning – if you’re at all squeamish, or have a pet cat, it might be better to stop reading now! Studies have estimated that in Europe, somewhere between 43% and 67% of cats are infected with Toxoplasma Gondii. Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by a parasitic protozoan known as Toxoplasma gondii (big ‘T’ little ‘g’). A parasitic protozoan is … Continue Reading
Finding a vegan or vegetarian restaurant in Sheffield is not easy, and a lot of places seem to be closing soon or have closed such as the lovely Blue Moon Café or ‘V or V’. However, there are still some gems out there. Here is a list of some highly rated vegan or vegetarian-friendly restaurants … Continue Reading
Broccoli – a super-food that can reduce risk of diabetes, cancer, cardiometabolic diseases, & neurological disorders?
A fascinating new study published in September 2023 shows a direct association between higher consumption of broccoli with a reduced risk of cardiometabolic diseases, neurological disorders, diabetes, and cancer. One of the main compounds which is suggested provides these benefits is polysulphides. And broccoli sprouts (young broccoli) were also discovered to contain around seven times … Continue Reading
It’s been well known for quite a while that red meat isn’t particularly good for humans. But did you know it’s not just due to the risk of developing cancer? According to a 2023 analysis of 37 studies, swapping red meat in your diet with plant-based alternatives can cut the risk of type-2 diabetes by … Continue Reading
An ankle sprain or ‘sprained ankle’ is an injury to the ligaments that connect the bones in your ankle. Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that help hold your joints together. When you sprain your ankle, the ligaments stretch or tear. This can cause pain, swelling, weakness, and bruising. Ligaments are a fibrous, connective tissue … Continue Reading
I need to start with a disclaimer – I’m not a doctor and I don’t have medical training, so if there’s anything here in this post which you think you may want to apply to your own life or health, please make sure you check with a medical doctor first. As a runner, my heart … Continue Reading