All posts by Andrew Rowe

Finding Ultra

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I have this dream of being lean, healthy and super-fit! I’ve just finished reading ‘Finding Ultra’ by Rich Roll. He was an alcoholic, unfit, overweight, overworking lawyer who completely reinvented himself, giving up the drink, eating a vegetarian diet, meditating daily, and getting so fit that he can compete in ‘Ultraman’ (think triathlon and then multiply by 10) events.

Rich was helped through a period of injury by his chiropractor in California, Shay Shani, and now has regular chiropractic visits as part of staying well.

Although it may sound like a cheesy self-help book, I was struck by the honesty of Rich, in describing the situation that he had got himself into, and was seriously impressed by the way that he has got himself into great shape using the techniques mentioned above. Although I have meditated over the years, I have easily forgotten to do it daily. I am also eating a much more vegetarian diet (much to the delight of my girlfriend), but I’m not yet a vegan.

I hope that my dream will become more of a reality with these changes!

My hill-climbing experience last weekend got me thinking….

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Did I tell you that I went to Snowdonia last weekend? My ‘kids’ took me. They are 23 and 25 yrs old. We went hill-climbing, up Tryffan. It was very steep! Going up was not the problem, it was going down that was the problem for me, it killed my legs. It got me thinking about a certain style of exercise that is used in the rehabilitation of tendon problems like Achilles tendonitis, patellar tendinopathy and lateral elbow pain (tennis elbow). In the video I show how this type of exercise is performed.

Andrew is ticked off….

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Hedgehogs are increasingly rare in the UK. My girlfriend does her very best to hep them prosper by taking in under-weight young hedgehogs and keeping (and feeding) them through the winter. Sometimes the hogs are in poor shape when they turn up so they need some help, including tick removal. In this video Andrew talks about ticks and Lyme disease, and why someone with Lyme disease might decide to go to a chiropractor, when actually, what they need is antibiotic treatment.

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