The Air We Breathe

Sitting in traffic in the outskirts of London, looking at all the little homes bang up against the motorway, I thought ‘Wow, how can people live like that? It must be so toxic.’ Then it occurred to me, my building in Manhattan is barely 50 feet from the FDR Drive. Today I counted 16 lanes…

Week 1: Reversing high blood pressure

Before our Puglia trip, a nurse at mum’s hospital told her:  ‘Go on holiday. Don’t worry about your blood pressure. Eat whatever you want’  We all hoped she was right. Mum had a fantastic time eating carefree (gelato, rum babas, pasta, panini, salty prosciutto, potatoes cooked in dripping etc). But the moment we got home…

High Blood Pressure

Yesterday mum went to get her blood pressure checked and her doctor produced something that looked like a 1950s bicycle pump and started puffing away as if he was blowing up a life raft (evidently digital equipment hasn’t made it to the British health services yet).  He is a kindly young man, eager to find…