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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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Diet changes highly effective in reducing clinical depression

The world’s first dietary intervention study for severe to moderate clinical depression showed diet has a powerful impact on mood. We have known from epidemiological studies that poor diet is associated with depression, however, this does not prove diet causes it, or a good diet treats it. To prove that diet is an effective treatment […]

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Ice baths after intense exercise do NOT reduce inflammation or speed recovery

Optimal muscle care after intensive exercise I was always under the impression that those icy dips the New Zealand All Blacks are known for are necessary, i.e. proven, to reduce inflammation and speed muscle recovery after their intense training sessions. Not so according to research carried out in several countries. Ice baths look to be […]

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