#51 - Paralysed Publisher, Beaver Breakthrough & Go Nuts! 


The Second Chance in Life

A retired doctor from Bromley who endured surgery complications in 2019 has not only been able to build himself back to a positive outlook on life, but is now sharing his experience in a moving autobiography. After awakening from an operation to find himself paralysed, Dr Bhaskar now provides a voice for the disability community; hosting motivational talks and releasing a book to reflect on the highs and lows of his disability.



Beavers are back!

Yes that’s right, our beaver friends are being brought back to London this week for the first time in more than 400 years, to help restore nature, develop river habitat and reduce the risk of flooding. A 2-year old male and female are being safely released into a specially designed enclosure in north London as part of a much wider natural flood management initiative across the county. 



Next up in our kitchen cupboard for brain health is the well known and often popular snack choice, nuts! It is well documented that nuts are a much healthier and nutritional alternative to those processed snacks like chips or pastries. Although they may be high in calories and fat, they’re packed with fat-soluble vitamin E known for its brain-protective qualities. In fact, research has shown that eating nuts on a regular basis strengthens brainwave frequencies, enhancing cognition, memory, recall and healing.

We can go even deeper than that! The brain benefits you’ll get from the nut family, really depends on the nut variety you choose. Almonds help to improve memory, pistachio nut oils preserve fatty acids and macadamias help promote healthy brain functioning. But the best nut in town is the walnut; counteracting cognitive decline and packed with nutritional goodness to prevent inflammation. Try to grab a handful of different nuts at least five times a week and give your brain the snack it's really craving. 

Blog Author: Ben Oliver - Jan 28th 2022

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