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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 ( 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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Paleo nutrition seminars: Dunedin 29 Nov, Auckland 3 Dec 2014

Paleo Seminar Dunedin I’m heading off to Dunedin on Saturday 29th November to take a paleo nutrition seminar and meal planning workshop. Darryl Munro from CrossFit Dunedin has organised it – contact him to book a place via this link: Dunedin Paleo Seminar Where: CrossFit Dunedin, 172 Princes St When: 29th of November, 10.30am until […]

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Why diet labels are a problem: Zone, Vegan, gluten free, LCHF, Paleo …

Rant: Why diet labels are a problem. We’ve all seen the diet labels: Paleo, Vegan, Zone, Atkins, Low carb high fat, gluten free etc. Dietary labels describe an eating philosophy, however the label itself leads to problems unintended by the author of that label. As much as I love the paleo diet and it transformed […]

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The Ancestral Health Conference Wanaka NZ 25th October – an overview

Ancestral Health Conference Wanaka – an overview of the talks Go be a friend of AHSNZ on Facebook The AHSNZ one day conference bought together health and fitness professionals, and  interested others to hear presentations on a variety of topics related to ancestral diet and lifestyle. The focus of the Wanaka conference was the […]

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John Campbell TV3 on the paleo diet and chef Pete Evans

John Campbell did a small segment on the paleo diet (mostly about Pete Evans promoting it in Australia). Have a watch – there is a lot I liked about it. I do want to add though – many are promoting paleo as a high fat, very low carb diet. While this approach works for many […]

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Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand Conference – Wanaka, 25th October 2014

The  last Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand Conference earlier this year was just fantastic; a great group, a chance to connect and excellent talks. I highly recommend coming to the next one: The Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand is excited to announce the dates for their second ancestral health conference to be held […]

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Not losing weight on a low carb diet? Is it that you are not low carb enough… or something else?

This post is blatant theft! The team behind Whole 9 South Pacific in New Zealand – Jamie Scott and Dr Anastasia Boulais, wrote a series of tweets that need a much greater audience. (Whole 9 SP Facebook page) One of the frustrations about plethora of information on the internet is that many people apply a […]

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How much sugar’s in my food? What to eat instead. Nigel Latta’s sugar show

You may have watched Nigel Latta last week- “Is sugar the new fat?” in which Nigel showed us the health issues related to sugar, and led us through the supermarket to show us the insidious ways sugar is added to nearly all processed food. As a nutritionist – I was asked to do the research […]

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Paleo nutrition meal planning workshop 25th September 6.30pm

Brand new paleo seminar and meal planning workshop Address: Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd Grey Lynn, Auckland Date and Time: Wednesday 3rd December, 6.30 – 9.15pm Cost – just $45.00 which includes a 60 page paleo handbook. To book a place: contact me or call 09 3781573 or 021 680703     […]

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Rheumatoid arthritis – foods that trigger, and diet that helps

In my last post I talked about how a low carb diet can be miraculous for those with an auto-immune disease. Although reducing carbohydrates reduces blood sugar and insulin levels, and consequently inflammatory markers, this is unlikely to be the main reason a low carbohydrate diet works in reducing auto-immune disease. I’ve blogged in the […]

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