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Sugar – the most common reason kids get a general anesthetic in New Zealand

The most common reason children get a general anesthetic in New Zealand is to pull out painful rotting teeth, costing the taxpayer $5000.00 per operation. Back in 2012 I worked as the researcher on a programme fronted by Nigel Latta, a popular psychologist in New Zealand, as part of ‘The Hard Stuff’ series. It was […]

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Ancestral Health Society NZ events. Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown

  One of my passions is studying health and wellbeing from an evolutionary perspective. I believe that we have much to learn by looking to our past – to ‘wild’ humans if you like, and the diet and lifestyle we evolved on. By looking to our past as well as current nutrition science, we can […]

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Go ‘low carb’ and increase protein to increase fertility chances by five times, experts say

(This is reposted from the Telegraph) Study on Medscape Low-Carb Diet Improves In Vitro Fertilization   Women should go “low carb” (and higher protein) if they want to conceive – because doing so could increase the chance of success by five times, say fertility experts. They say one portion a day is the limit for […]

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Can you get rid of a humped back? (Dowager’s hump or hyperkyphosis)

Dowager’s hump. The hump on our back that typically increases with old age. Is it inevitable? Can it be avoided or reduced? What is a  Dowager’s hump? A normal back has a curve outwards between the shoulder and lower ribs, called a kyphosis. After around 40 years of age this begins to increase in angle […]

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Are your menopause symptoms caused by low testosterone?

I’ve written previous posts on menopause, but this is a topic I do want to address as little has been written about it. Back in 2013, I was struggling post menopause. I’d officially hit menopause (over a year since menstruation). I was studying post grad, advanced topics in micronutrients. Here is what I noticed: Memory […]

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Paleo recipe: Sweet and sour fishcakes with konjac noodles

This is one of my favourite fish recipes. It takes about 1/2 hour to make and is an absolutely delicious combination of fish, coriander, chilli and noodles in a sweet and sour sauce. This recipe is one from Ray McVinnie a New Zealand chef. The only difference between my version is that I use a […]

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