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Your carbohydrate tolerance – is it written in your genes? AMY1 copy numbers

Low carb or high carb – what diet is right for you? The AMY1 gene test. Before I knew anything about the effect of diet on my health and hunger, I did notice that an hour or 2 after eating refined starch foods I suffered low blood sugar and was ravenously hungry. Back in the […]

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Eating habits in France, what we should copy

Rates of obesity in France are a lot lower than in New Zealand or USA. A week ago I was enjoying the balmy summer weather in Collioure, a gorgeous but somewhat touristy small town on the coast in the south of France. Whilst there I couldn’t help but notice the difference in the sizes of […]

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Paleo and Beyond Nutrition Seminar – 17 July 1- 3.30 pm Auckland

New Paleo and Beyond seminar scheduled. I’ve been researching and updating this seminar – did you know most of our health problems have escalated in just the last 50 years? Obesity, type 2 diabetes, auto-immune disease, inflammatory gut diseases and IBS. What I do in my latest seminar is look at everything that has changed […]

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What kind of diet might be most effective for rheumatoid arthritis?

There are a number of reasons why the AIP protocol is effective for auto-immune disease including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However it is important to point out that not all will respond to AIP, there are many factors that contribute to auto-immune disease apart from diet. AIP is not the only diet that works, in fact […]

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Rheumatoid arthritis and diet – what worked for 10 people

Foods that cause reactions for 10 people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) (Please read my earlier post also – case studies where eliminating certain foods put RA into remission) For information on how to follow an auto-immune protocol: The Paleo Mom – Sarah Balantyne Phoenix Helix – RA and AIP – Eileen Laird Auto-Immune paleo – […]

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UK doctor saves government £45K by using low carb diet to treat type 2 diabetes

Dr David Unwin, a general practitioner (GP) in England has recently been named ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the national NHS Leadership Recognition Awards 2016. Dr Unwin, who practices at the Norwood Surgery in Southport, spent three years working on a project combining the benefits of a low carb diet with psychological support to help […]

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