Monday, 22 April 2019


It's also a rather nice drink.

On Sunday 21st April, I jammed 2 songs for the first time. "It's my life" by Talk Talk went O.K. but "Wouldn't it be good" by Nik Kershaw went awry, as I couldn't work out the key for some parts of the song.

I couldn't have done this without the help of the following musicians:-
Clive on keyboard, Ric on lead guitar, Paul on percussion, Simon on bass guitar and backing vocals.

Thank you all!

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Psoriatic arthritis and other niggling problems: An update.

In 2004, my pituitary stopped secreting LH which resulted in low testosterone level, so I was prescribed 1/2 sachet Testogel (25mg trans-dermal testosterone) per day.

In 2016, I stopped using it after deciding that solitude was preferable to being in a relationship. I thought "What do I need testosterone for?"

I gradually developed pains in joints that had been damaged over the years and my left shoulder became frozen for a while. I also felt very slightly unwell, but not enough to do anything about it. I thought it was just symptoms of psoriatic arthritis and didn't associate the deterioration with me stopping using Testogel as it was gradual.

Then, on March 15th 2019, I read

I started using Testogel again. Now I know what I need testosterone for! My joint pains have decreased and I'm feeling better & more relaxed.  

EDIT: The decrease in joint pains was temporary.

EDIT: Feeling great relief was accompanied by an increased tolerance to loud music & dazzling headlights. I think my cortisol level has dropped and I've experienced this before! See Supplement Alert! Carlson Labs Vitamin K2 MK-4 (Menatetrenone).

If you're on Twitter and you're interested in studies on diet, nutrition, training etc, follow Nick Krontiris as he posts lots of them each day, along with analysis commentary.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

I'm still alive!

The bad news: I'm running out of ideas for things to blog about.

The good news: I've been maintaining at BMI ≈ 23.9 since September 2018 eating a diet based on minimally refined/processed animal & vegetable produce + occasional treats.

Switching randomly between Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) & High Carb Low Fat (HCLF) for a few days at a time, I found that I felt better & was mentally sharper on HCLF, so HCLF for the win!

Here are some videos of me murder.... I mean singing some songs at a jam session in Reading on Sunday 24th Feb 2019.


I couldn't have done this without the help of the following musicians:-
Clive on keyboard, Bob on lead guitar, Charlie on percussion, Simon on bass guitar and Amanda on backing vocals.

Thank you all!