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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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Animal protein = more energy, improved gym recovery, increased appetite control

One of the things about being a bit older than the current generation of vegan / plant based / flexitarian dieters who are happily blogging about their new found health kick, is that for me it is like going round the block again. You know – been there, done that.  Back in my day the […]

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When we argue about vegan or paleo, ultra-processed foods get ignored

Ultra processed food. The same three ingredients a thousand different ways. While we discuss / argue about whether we should eat meat or not, whether paleo or plant based is best, attention is diverted from the primary culprit in today’s health catastrophe, ultra-processed food. Think about a typical day’s food for many people: Breakfast – […]

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Resting metabolic rates in obesity susceptible people measure much lower than predicted.

Prediction equations overestimate the energy requirements of obesity susceptible individuals We often hear overweight people say they put on weight easily even though they don’t eat that much. When they are given a diet to lose weight,  with the calorie amounts worked out based on their resting metabolic rate, they complain they don’t lose weight, […]

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