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Premature ovarian failure in a patient with Sjögren syndrome reversed eliminating gluten, dairy and other foods

Elimination diets are a proven protocol for reducing disease activity in a number of auto-immune diseases. I am currently researching their effectiveness in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). (Elimination diets and rheumatoid arthritis) The paleo diet is a version of an elimination diet, as it removes a number of foods known to  trigger antibodies, for example gliadin […]

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Dr. Jean Seignalet, Ancestral diet for auto-immune disease – now available in English

I received this today – this is very exciting. I’ve previously done a blog post on Dr Jean Seignalet and the success he had with the ancestral diet he designed for people with auto-immune disease here: Dr. Jean Seignalet, ancestral diet and auto-immune disease trials There is now an English version covering some of Dr […]

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Paleo diet better than American Diabetes Association diet for type 2 diabetes

A just published study comparing the American diabetes association (ADA) diet with a hunter gatherer (paleolithic or paleo) diet, shows far better blood glucose control and improved insulin sensitivity on the paleo diet. Metabolic and physiologic effects from consuming a hunter-gatherer (Paleolithic)-type diet in type 2 diabetes Twenty-five patients with type 2 diabetes (50-69 years) […]

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An overview of the Ancestral Health Conference – New Zealand, Wellington March 28th

Do you identify your weight or body size with being healthy and happy? Last weekend I was down in Wellington for the Ancestral Health conference that is held twice a year around the New Zealand. The theme of the day was”Surviving the Urban Jungle” Link to the abstracts of presentations here The talks were all […]

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Examine.com – the best science based reviews of supplements. 40% off sale, ends soon

Examine.com look only at human studies testing supplements. They collate thousands of studies and distill the information so you don’t have to. If you want up to date, accurate information about supplements, this is a great deal – 40% off for their 4 year anniversary sale, for 60 hours only, ends midnight (EST) Thursday. Click […]

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10 reasons why the paleo diet works, why it is not a fad and is here to stay. Part 1

The paleo diet is based on the premise that humans evolved as hunter gatherers during the last 2 million years. Around 10,000 years ago we become agriculturalists, settling, collecting seeds and growing cereal grains, domesticating animals and drinking their milk. The theory goes that since this is such a short time from an evolutionary perspective […]

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Paleo Nutrition Seminars – Wanganui 22nd Feb, Auckland 24th Feb

I have two seminars coming up – In Auckland on the 24th February at the Grey Lynn Community Centre, 6.30 – 9.15pm, and Wanganui CrossFit 22nd Feb, 10.00am – 1.00pm Cost $45.00 which includes paleo Guidebook. Auckland Seminar: more information here, book here via PayPal. or contact me directly to book a place juliannetaylor@xtra.co.nz In […]

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Primal, Paleo and Ancestral health in New Zealand 2015, what’s happening?

There is a growing community of health professionals and advocates of paleo or ancestral eating and lifestyle in New Zealand. The Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand has 2 Conferences this year, a one day event in March in Wellington and a 3 day International Event in Queenstown – one of the most beautiful places […]

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Tests show omega 3 sold in NZ is oxidised, be assured – our OmegaRx is NOT

A recent study has been widely publicised: Fish oil supplements in New Zealand are highly oxidised and do not meet label content of n-3 PUFA http://www.nature.com/srep/2015/150121/srep07928/full/srep07928.html Received 01 October 2014 Accepted 18 December 2014 Published21 January 2015 Key points from this study: Quality and content of fish oil supplements in New Zealand was tested in […]

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A UK doctor puts 18 patients with type 2 diabetes on a low carb diet with amazing results

In the UK, the Dr David Unwin, A general practitioner (GP) noticed that people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) reported great results on a low carbohydrate diet (http://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/low-carb-success-stories.3763/) Yet this was not the standard advice: Diabetes UK recommends 5 – 14 servings of starchy food per day. Clinical studies also show that a lower carbohydrate […]

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