The Safest Cookware

A very in-depth article. Bit scary too!


We go out of our way to avoid GMO’s and choose the best organic produce.  We should do the same for the cookware we use.  It is imperative, because some cookware leach dangerous toxic metals and fumes.  This article covers which pots & dishes to choose and what to throw out.  All plastic is considered toxic (to some extent) and should not come in contact with food or anything that will be used on your body.  “You will not be able to eliminate all plastic from your house and your kitchen, but if you eliminate the majority of the most harmful plastics this is a good start.”

First and foremost, throw out all plastic & styrofoam plates, bowls, and utensils (anything that comes in contact with food) and replace them with glass or wood.  You may have to do this a little bit at a time as your budget allows…

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Soup – three recipes to inspire you

Soup – how to make chefs out of cooking impostors

Athlete food must be functional; and by this I mean practical, quick, easy, affordable and ticking all the boxes for support of your training goals.


None of you (that I know anyhow) has the time to be preparing gourmet meals. So I will use our house as an example of somewhere that is manic and yet we still manage to prioritise healthy eating because we want to get back our training investment time and not following a good diet makes half our efforts worthless. 

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Functional insights into blood tests….

As an athlete it is important to have blood biochemistry checked every couple of months

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So my boy had some needles stuck in him for blood tests recently …

Is he ill no?
Am I cruel? Maybe 🙂

I believe strongly that it is important to be proactive about your health and training especially with something like world championships or any type of A-race coming up.

There is huge power in the knowledge gained from an athletes’ blood test results to ensure that all is on track.

I am writing this blog to give you an example of why this is important; try to avoid getting bogged down in the details and interpretation and instead take home the message that having a functional assessment done of your blood biochemistry at least every 6 months is recommended. I have been reading test results for close to 13 years; so please feel free to contact me should you like for me to cast my expert eye over your…

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Long weekends…..

This may interest the triathletes🙂

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tomorrows battle

So we are in Kona countdown and things are getting very real! Last weekend Garron had a tough weekend’s training; I cannot even repeat the comment I added to his training plan as I read through his Sunday run, and bike-run session the week before as I plotted the weeks nutrition ahead for him.

We do this every week; I analyse Garron’s training as written by his coach Lucie Zelenkova on Training Peaks and then slot in nutrition specifics to give him an outline for the week and to optimise his training efforts. Garron knows how to eat, so I am not hand-feeding him what to do; but providing an overview of what meals and snacks and training-specific nutrition should look like and then we slot in the finer details as we work through the week. This means that Garron knows what he is doing to periodise his nutrition with his training and…

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