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I am a New Zealand registered nurse and nutritionist (Grad Cert Sci: nutrition, Massey Univ). I am a Certified Zone Instructor, and have worked teaching Zone diet principles to hundreds of clients over the last 10 years. More recently after finding that eating Paleo food choices was the "icing on the cake" health wise, I have become a Paleo enthusiast and teacher. Follow me on twitter @juliannejtaylor

Paleo reverses Psoriatic arthritis. Paleo seminars January

This comment blew me away when I read it a couple of days ago. It is from Anya, who has an extremely painful auto-immune condition called psoriatic arthritis.

“Thanks for a great website it was extremely helpful to me in 2011 when I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis! I just turned 41 and was back from Jamaica and BOOM all of these painful flareups moving from joint to joint, taking place over a 4 week period.

The diagnosis was devastating, but coming from years of digestive issues, I had a suspicion I could cure myself using food – the very cause of so many of my problems. Thanks for to the work of this doctor I have healed myself and have all movement back in my feet, knees and hands.

The PALEO diet took 6 months to get me mobile again and walking properly. I am so thankful and very saddened for the millions of people who suffer in pain each day or are medicated when they DON’T NEED TO BE. The pain of a flare up is UNBELIEVABLE = its like you are ON FIRE. Terrible pain and I feel for those who suffer daily with this. My doctor laughed that

I cured myself and said to me “maybe you really never had it” !!!! After series of tests and a diagnosis by a Riverside Hospital Specialist in Ottawa (I won’t say names but I should), she could declare that to me. Very disappointing. Well good luck to all who try this – it is a guarantee that you will heal yourself.

My brain fog went away as well which was a major plus as I’d suffered with that for 10 years, and that was from gluten I realized by following this way of eating. I must keep this up though because if I do have something off this diet I will get a twinge in my wrist or toe as a reminder that the arthritis is still ‘on my back doorstep’. Thank you for sharing his work, it saved my life :)

If only more people with auto-immune conditions knew how powerful diet can be.

Paleo Nutrition Seminars – 2 scheduled:

Saturday 26th January, 9 – 11.00 am
CrossFit Auckland, 19C Triton Drive, Mairangi Bay

Wednesday 30th January, 6.30 – 9.00 pm

Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd

Cost: Just $45.00 (includes Paleo nutrition guidebook)

To Book: contact Julianne:
Phone:  09 378 1573 or 0800 72 74 72, or mobile 021 680 703

Email: julianne@zonediet.co.nz

Seminar outline:

Part one: Paleo Science

  • What ways does today’s diet differ from the diet that best suits our genes.
  • What are the health consequences of these changes
  • How grains affect our digestive system and health
  • Leaky gut and auto-immune consequences
  • Can we reduce anti-nutrients in grains?
  • Sugar, refined carbohydrates, glycemic load and hunger
  • Fructose – the toxic sugar
  • Science – the effect of standard diet on blood sugar, hormones, cortisol and hunger compared to a paleo meal
  • Protein – what it is used for and how it helps with appetite control
  • Fats: which fats cause harm, which are healthy and which ones to we need more of?
  • The Omega 3 to 6 ratio and how to balance them in your diet
  • Fibre, which type and what foods to eat

Part 2: Paleo Eating for health and performance

  • How much carbohydrate, protein and fat should YOU eat?
  • A Guide to portion size for you, and what your meals should look like
  • What foods to eat to get a high nutrient diet, what are the healthiest foods in each group
  •   30 day Paleo challenge guideline
  • What fluids to drink
  • Recommended supplements or food high in those nutrients
  • Pre and post workout meals
  •   Lifestyle factors: sun, sleep, and exercise, why they matter – a lot
  • Setting up your environment for success

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