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Paleo a fad diet? Not so fast: Paleo diet clinical studies

Clinical Studies Lindeberg S, et al. A Palaeolithic diet improves glucose tolerance more than a Mediterranean-like diet in individuals with ischaemic heart disease. Diabetologia, 2007. Osterdahl M, et al. Effects of a short-term intervention with a paleolithic diet in healthy volunteers. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2008. Jonsson T, et al. Beneficial effects of a […]

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Kellogg’s Nutrigrain, all that sugar as shown on “Why Are We Fat?”

  You may have noticed Simon Gault looking at labels on a number of processed food packets on “Why Are We Fat” Documentary last night on Prime TV. We saw last night in the programme how ultra-processed food is the prime culprit in our obesity epidemic. I talked about ultra-processed food in this post and […]

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Chef Simon Gault “Why Are We Fat?” presenter and human guinea pig, Prime TV, NZ, 10 Sept, 8.30pm

One of my recent jobs has been as a researcher for television programmes. “Why Are We Fat?” is a 3 x 1 hours documentary series asking why we have this extraordinary obesity epidemic that has spiralled out of control in the last 50 years. Closely related is the tsunami of type 2 diabetes, once called […]

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Pre-diabetes goes into remission on higher protein, lower carbohydrate diet (Zone diet balance)

Can pre-diabetes be reversed with diet? This study says it can be Type 2 diabetes currently affects 29.1 million people in the USA, 8 million do not know teh have it, they are currently undiagnosed. Pre-diabetes affect 86 million Americans. This refers to having impaired glucose tolerance, which means glucose is not being cleared properly […]

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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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