An idea for getting more exercise into every day.

July 19, 2018

Nick Parker- The Cancer JourneyMan - standing at desk

There is so much advice on how much exercise we should be doing. Who knows what is the right advice.  Or what is wrong advice. And how do we assess ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ advice anyway? There are so many considerations to answering this, and I have had so many people challenge me on ‘what is…

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ChippyWellFest free tickets now available- a day of inspiring stories, talks and tips about your lifestyle health

July 6, 2018

ChippyWellFest lifestyle health conference logo

A unique day of inspiring talks to open minds and challenge understanding around lifestyle, health and wellbeing. Generously given to the community by ten expert health practitioners and lifestyle gurus. Hear about: …a real life story of how the prognosis of a terminal disease can be managed through the specifics of living the right lifestyle…

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How to boost your white cell count

June 24, 2018

cancer cell attacked by lymphocytes (white cells)

  I find this topic fascinating. I could make it the rest of my life’s work if I were more focused.  Or were I not to find so many other things about life and health so fascinating. Fascinating because My oncologist said that repairing my white cell count, following 5 months of chemotherapy, was not…

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Nick’s top 3 reading list – wellbeing books

June 19, 2018

Nick Parker - the Cancer JourneyMan reading list

I guess these sorts of things are a very personal thing.  They depend on where you are coming from and where you are going to. In the modern age there are so many ways to ‘consume’ a book too. I wonder if my top Audible books would be the same as my top books that…

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Michael McIntyre. Totally Irrepressible.

June 2, 2018

Michael McIntyre taking Nick Parker out to lunch Raphael Hospital 31st May 2018 1

  I had the greatest of privileges on Thursday just gone.  I caught up with the totally irrepressible man that is Michael McIntyre.  As many of you will know Michael is recovering from a stroke, currently at Raphael Hospital. You will be delighted to hear that he is his usual self: challenging convention, full of…

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Supplements: do you use them and are they recommended?

May 5, 2018

Nick Parker - The Cancer JourneyMan - supplements

This is such a popular topic in the ‘Conversations with an Audience’ events that I am humbled by being invited to hold around the country. I thought you would enjoy me sharing my opinion on supplements briefly here. Please note, as always, the preface to everything I say is: I am not a qualified health…

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Daily exercise tip – Nordic Walking

January 21, 2018

Nick Parker - the Cancer JourneyMan - Nordic walking

Today I experimented with Nordic walking for the first time.  And wish that I had discovered this before. I am now a convert. I love the thought that I can improve on the seemingly simple matter of walking. And I have to thank dear friend, Claire Worthington for this tip.  She shared this at a…

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Healthy eating – how to get started on a budget

January 6, 2018

Healthy eating on a budget

  I write this post following a question that I was asked at one of my recent ‘Conversations with an Audience’ events.  Actually, it was Henry, my wonderful 20 year old nephew who asked the question.  And he was asking the question from the point of view of being a student with not much budget…

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An introduction to repurposed drugs as a treatment option

November 12, 2017

Repurposed Pharmaceutical Drugs

  What are repurposed drugs? Drug repurposing is the application of known pharmaceutical drugs to treat new diseases. Repurposed drugs might also be known as drug repositioning. re-profiling, re-tasking, therapeutic switching or off-label drugs. Metformin, by way of example, is an established drug used for the treatment of diabetes, repurposed for use in the treatment…

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Book review – Into the Magic Shop by Dr James Doty

October 30, 2017

Into the Magic Shop

Book length: 288 pages Genre:  Humanity; true story. Synopsis A wonderful tale about how we can live lives of compassion and kindness. The book is a true story about the author, starting with him as a boy. An unknown woman displays an act of compassion, teaching the boy little known secrets that encourage the heart…

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