6 Courses

The Science of Nutrition

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 09/01/2018

Finished: 11/01/2018

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Food, Nutrition and Your Health

Platform: Open2Study

Institution: Open2Study

Started: 03/01/2014

Finished: 06/02/2014

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Sweet Tooth: Understanding Sugar and the Body

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: BBC Good Food

Started: 10/11/2022

Finished: 11/11/2022

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Fibre, Fermentation & the Gut

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: BBC Good Food

Started: 11/11/2022

Finished: 11/11/2022

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Special Diets: Cooking for Allergies and Intolerances

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: BBC Good Food

Started: 11/11/2022

Finished: 12/11/2022

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Healthy Vegan Cooking

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: BBC Good Food

Started: 12/11/2022

Finished: 12/11/2022

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14 Books

The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People

Authors: Dan Buettner

Publisher: National Geographic

Published: 2014

Started: 14/09/2019

Finished: 14/09/2019

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How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

Author: Michael Greger

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Published: 2015

Started: 17/07/2018

Finished: 16/09/2019

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The Fast Diet: The Simple Secret of Intermittant Fasting

Authors: Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer

Publisher: Short Books Ltd

Published: 2013

Started: 07/02/2013

Finished: 09/02/2013

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The Fast 800: How to Combine Rapid Weight Loss and Intermittent Fasting for Long-Term Health

Author: Michael Mosley

Publisher: Short Books Ltd

Published: 2018

Started: 16/07/2018

Finished: 21/07/2018

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Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be

Author: Dave Asprey

Publisher: Harper Wave

Published: 2021

Started: 25/02/2021

Finished: 27/02/2021

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The Plant-Based Power Plan: Increase Strength, Boost Energy, Perform at Your Best

Author: TJ Waterfall

Publisher: Kindle

Published: 2021

Started: 04/04/2022

Finished: 19/08/2022

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The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science to Slow Ageing, Fight Disease and Manage Your Weight

Author: Valter Longo

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2018

Started: 17/06/2021

Finished: 29/09/2021

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The Every Other Day Diet

Author: Krista Varady & Bill Gottlieb

Publisher: Yellow Kite

Published: 2014

Started: 02/10/2019

Finished: 13/10/2019

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The All-Day Energy Diet: Double Your Energy in 7 Days

Author: Yuri Elkaim

Publisher: Hay House

Published: 2014

Started: 02/02/2015

Finished: 11/03/2015

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Eat the Yolks: Disocver Paleo, Fight Food Lines and Reclaim Your Health

Author: Liz Wolfe

Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing

Published: 2014

Started: 22/11/2014

Finished: 01/08/2015

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The Clever Guts Diet: How to Revolutionise Your Body from the Inside Out

Author: Michael Mosley

Publisher: Short Books Ltd

Published: 2017

Started: 23/05/2017

Finished: 09/06/2017

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The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet: Lose Weight Fast and Reprogramme your Body

Author: Michael Mosley

Publisher: Short Books Ltd

Published: 2015

Started: 15/05/2017

Finished: 23/05/2017

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The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life

Author: Dave Asprey

Publisher: Rodale Books

Published: 2014

Started: 13/08/2021

Finished: 30/08/2021

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How Not to Diet: The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss

Author: Michael Greger

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Published: 2019

Started: 08/08/2020

Finished: 21/09/2020

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Our diet is the number-one cause of premature death and the number-one cause of disability. Surely, diet must also be the number-one thing taught in medical schools, right?

Sadly, it’s not.

Michael Greger, MD, How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease, 2015:1

Biology studies the physical structure, chemical processes, molecular interactions, physiological mechanisms, development and evolution of living organisms.

Biomechanics is the science of how muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments work together to produce movement in a living body.

Biohacking, or do-it-yourself biology, is concerned with making small, incremental diet or lifestyle changes to achieve improvements in your health and wellbeing, often with the aim of achieving optimum health and performance.

This module came about when I started to more closely study how the human body develops and what makes it function; with the aim of using this information to improve my own health, wellbeing and exercise performance.

Personal training is focused on designing a program of fitness and nutrition instruction that enables a person to achieve their ideal physique with improved levels of physical performance. When you put biohacking and personal training together you end up with a combination that can empower you to move beyond traditional outcomes.

Getting into shape was something I invested more and more time into while building my MTA Portfolio. I did this as a part of improving my overall health, but also because I liked the challenge and seeing what my body was capable of doing.

I also became increasingly interested in the concept of biohacking and the more I educated myself about do-it-yourself biology, the more I applied it to my physical and psychological development.