Life and Style

Former bodybuilding champion Jim Morris still has an amazing physique, which he credits to his veganism

TV and sports idols being used to sell steroid-producing tablets

STARS OF the Gladiators television series and the American football player Joe Theismann are among sports stars being used to promote a new wave of tablets and food replacements claimed to boost muscle development without breaking rules on steroids.

X-treme; What's my definition?

With the honourable exception of snooker, Britain cannot claim to lead the world in too many sporting pursuits. One of the few in which it does reign supreme (and which is, arguably, even more dynamic than snooker) is body building.

The Life Doctor Eleanor Bailey

A HUNDRED years ago, if you wanted to sort your life out you hired a servant and told them what to do. For some masochistic reason it doesn't work like that anymore. Now we hire someone to tell us how to do the work. First it was personal trainers, then life coaches. Now I am meeting a "lifestyle manager". Joanna Hall will analyse everything I eat, the exercise I do, my energy levels, my stress and my sleep and then explain why I feel so rough.

Food for thought What is a meat analogue?

ALTHOUGH THEY sound pretty space-age, meat analogues are simply the substance behind Linda-burgers and other such meat-free foods. For those who do not consume meat and obtain all their protein from other sources, meat analogues are indispensable. They mimic the sensory qualities of meat, for example its flavour and texture. Two popular MOs are textured vegetable protein (TVP), aka soya mince, and myco-protein, aka Quorn. Two others, both soya-based, are tofu, made from soya "milk", and tempeh, a solid, flat, cake-like substance made from fermented soya beans.

A hum of life where once was despair

IT IS so different now. The Bararud feeding centre in the heart of Bahr el Gazal hums with conversation, and the high protein mix for children is doled out in orange mugs with ordered efficiency. There has been time to lay concrete flooring with numbered spaces for the mothers. The children are given medical checks, vitamins and measles jabs.

Food for thought: Are prawns really pink?

In the US they're called "shrimp", in India "prawn" and in the UK they're named according to size. However, no matter what you call them, one fact remains: they only go pink when boiled.

Cream treatment for epilepsy

TWO YOUNG brothers have been promised as much cream as they can eat after doctors suggested that it might help their epilepsy.

Food for thought: Why do bad eggs smell?

There are many simple tests to check whether or not an egg is fresh - for example, if it sinks in water then it is usually okay. But the only sure-fire test is to crack it open and take a sniff. Does the bouquet remind you of your old school football socks? If so, it's definitely rotten.

Go Higher: The joys of home cooking

IF YOU'VE never had to cook for yourself before, the prospect of preparing all your own meals can seem daunting, but it can also be fun and give you the satisfaction of realising you can survive.

Richard Ehrlich's beverage report: T is for tastings, tannin, and tears

The marathon, even superhuman, efforts it takes to bring you this column - revealed

Health: Poison on our plates

The man blew the whistle on BSE has written a truly frightening book.

Open Eye: On the track of the fatal protein Research into Alzheimer's and CJD has earned a rare distinction. Yvonne Cook reports

Bound in two volumes between plain black covers is Dr Harry Baker's life's work. It looks unspectacular - but the research it contains has just won him the rare honour of a DSc (Doctor of Science) degree from the Open University - the first OU graduate ever to receive this distinction.

Dilemma over telling CJD victims

THE GOVERNMENT faces an ethical dilemma after deciding to fund anonymous tests of tonsils and appendixes removed from thousands of patients, to see whether they are incubating the deadly "new variant" Creutzfeldt- Jakob Disease (v-CJD).

Scientist develops supertest for CJD

THE GOVERNMENT is funding development of a test for CJD which could detect the presence of just a few hundred infectious molecules in a drop of blood.

Scorn poured on genetic risk claim

CLAIMS THAT a strain of experimental genetically-modified (GM) potatoes might harm humans were shot down yesterday, as scientists pointed out that the potatoes would fail existing regulatory tests for modified foods.
News
Ian Thorpe had Rio 2016 in his sights
people
Sport
Jonathan de Guzman of the Netherlands and Willian of Brazil compete for the ball
world cup 2014LIVE BLOG: Hosts Brazil take on the Netherlands in third-place play-off
News
Tommy Ramone performing at The Old Waldorf Nightclub in 1978 in San Francisco, California.
peopleDrummer Tommy was last surviving member of seminal band
Life and Style
Swimsuit, £245, by Agent Provocateur
fashion

Diving in at the deep end is no excuse for shirking the style stakes

Life and Style
Several male celebrities have confessed to being on a diet, including, from left to right, Hugh Grant, Benedict Cumberbatch and Ryan Reynolds
life...and the weight loss industry is rubbing its hands in glee
Voices
Spectators photograph the Tour de France riders as they make their way through the Yorkshire countryside
voicesHoward Jacobson: Line the streets for a cycling race? You might just as well watch a swarm of wasps
Life and Style
lifeHere's one answer to an inquisitive Reddit user's question
Arts and Entertainment
'Eminem's recovery from substance abuse has made him a more potent performer, with physical charisma and energy he never had before'
arts + entsReview: Wembley Stadium ***
Sport
Joe Root and James Anderson celebrate their record-beaking partnership
cricketEngland's last-wicket stand against India rewrites the history books
News
peopleDave Legeno, the actor who played werewolf Fenrir Greyback in the Harry Potter films, has died
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel Shop See all offers »
India and Nepal
14 nights from £2,159pp Find out more
Dutch Masters
five nights from £679pp Find out more
La Robla and Rioja
nine nights from £1599pp Find out more
Classical Spain
six nights from £539pp Find out more
California and the Golden West
14 nights from £1,599pp Find out more
Bruges
three nights from £259pp Find out more
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting
Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

In the final part of our series, Chris Green arrives in Glasgow - a host city struggling to keep the politics out of its celebration of sport
Out in the cold: A writer spends a night on the streets and hears the stories of the homeless

A writer spends a night on the streets

Rough sleepers - the homeless, the destitute and the drunk - exist in every city. Will Nicoll meets those whose luck has run out
Striking new stations, high-speed links and (whisper it) better services - the UK's railways are entering a new golden age

UK's railways are entering a new golden age

New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s
Conchita Wurst becomes a 'bride' on the Paris catwalk - and proves there is life after Eurovision

Conchita becomes a 'bride' on Paris catwalk

Alexander Fury salutes the Eurovision Song Contest winner's latest triumph
Pétanque World Championship in Marseilles hit by

Pétanque 'world cup' hit by death threats

This year's most acrimonious sporting event took place in France, not Brazil. How did pétanque get so passionate?
Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

Why did we stop eating whelks?

Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
10 best women's sunglasses

In the shade: 10 best women's sunglasses

From luxury bespoke eyewear to fun festival sunnies, we round up the shades to be seen in this summer
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi? Javier Mascherano is key for Argentina...

World Cup final: Messi? Mascherano is key for Argentina...

No 10 is always centre of attention but Barça team-mate is just as crucial to finalists’ hopes
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer knows she needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

18-year-old says this month’s Commonwealth Games are a key staging post in her career before time slips away
The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
Can scientists save the world's sea life from

Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice