Personal Hacking for Health and Productivity

Gadget Free Homemade Yoghurt

Gadget Free Homemade Yoghurt Thumbnail

I've been hankering after a yoghurt machine for yonks but having stumbled across a blog post showing just how easy it is to make yoghurt at home, I've set too and filled my fridge with gallons of the stuff, and I haven't needed to purchase a single gadget for the job. All I used was [...]

Home Brew Sauerkraut in a Kilner Jar

Home Brew Sauerkraut in a Kilner Jar Thumbnail

In our quest to rid Lynn of her constant stomach problems (dyspepsia, GERD, indigestion, etc) and me of my autoimmune thyroid condition (Hashimotos), I have ended up turning the house into a den of cultures and fermentation. I have burping jars of cabbage, strange mushroom like growths sitting atop jars of cold tea and assorted [...]

Using Day One app to Reduce Cortisol Levels

Using Day One app to Reduce Cortisol Levels Thumbnail

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of the beautiful journaling app, Day One. It is such a flexible app and I've been using it not just as a daily dairy and productivity tool, but as an ideal way to track assorted projects, such as fitness, diet, and now I'm hacking my mental health. [...]

Chocolate Cashew Fat Bomb Recipe

Chocolate Cashew Fat Bomb Recipe Thumbnail

I discovered the concept of fat bomb treats while I was following a ketogenic diet. They are a great source of healthy fats and an ideal treat for anyone who has weaned themselves off processed and overly sweet snacks. They are now a regular feature of my paleo diet. I add the raisins for an [...]

Food Intolerance Testing by Enterolab

Food Intolerance Testing by Enterolab Thumbnail

Shipping a pot of poo across the Atlantic proved to be quite a challenge. UPS gave me an outright no when I told them what was in my little pot, DHL would have loved to have helped but would only do so if I'd already proved my good character by shipping with them at least [...]

Grain Brain or Wheat Belly?

Grain Brain or Wheat Belly? Thumbnail

My foray into the world of anti-wheat literature started with an audiobook version of Grain Brain by Dr Perlmutter. Absolutely fascinating subject matter and vital reading for anyone with a neurological disorder but I really advise you to steer clear of the audio version and choose instead the paperback so you can flick through to [...]

Testing for Lactose Intolerance at Home

Testing for Lactose Intolerance at Home Thumbnail

We've been following the Whole 30 Paleo detox for a month and are now starting the phase of re-introducing certain foods to test for intolerances. Many people suggest that the practice of elimination followed by a controlled re-introduction of individual food types is the best way to identify food intolerances but in my experience it [...]

Butter Coffee for Enhanced Fat Loss

Butter Coffee for Enhanced Fat Loss Thumbnail

Butter coffee could well become the next big health craze for 2014, it hasn’t reached the likes of Starbucks and Costa but some small, organic coffee shops have started to offer pats of butter with their cups of black Americano and the drink is becoming increasingly popular with fans of the Paleo diet. Buttery drinks [...]