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‘Carbohydrate’, ‘Sugar’, ‘Fat’ no wait ‘Meat kills you’ messages, no wonder we are all confused about nutrition!

I can’t help but be annoyed, saddened, driven nuts by so many conflicting nutrition messages out in the world. I’m not at all surprised people are so confused. Here is just a small selection from high profile Doctors with blogs promoting a particular viewpoint. Carbohydrates ‘kills’ message from Dr Ron Rosedale to prevent metabolic syndrome […]

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Raw Vegan, Blood Type O, Paleo, Low Carb High Fat Diets – what do they have in common?

Have you experienced enormous benefits from changing your diet? So big that you became a crusader for the plan that changed your life? I was at the Healthy Living Show last weekend giving talks on paleo eating, as well I was on a panel with 4 others taking audience questions on diet related topics. What […]

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I chat to Jimmy Moore on LLVLC show

Here is a link to my chat with Jimmy – a wonderful host and such an easy person to talk to. Jimmy Moore, Julianne Taylor interview http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownotes/5505/521-paleo-and-zone-nutritionist-julianne-taylor/#comments I talked about a number of topics: Why food quality is critical and trumps low carb or macronutrient ratios (e.g. Zone Diet) “Carb Sweet Spot”, my views on […]

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'The China Study' and 'Forks over Knives', links to critiques

This post is in response to questions I’ve been asked – like “From an academic point of view, how does paleo answer the China study type recommendations?” The China Study has had a number of brilliant critiques, which really provide an answer to this question, far better than I ever could.  So I’ve compiled this […]

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Is a gluten free diet the sport person's secret weapon?

Well this is interesting! Sports people seem to be benefiting from cutting gluten grains out of their diets. And in cutting gluten grains like wheat they also eliminate a host of other ‘nasties’ like Wheat Germ Agglutinin, Gliadin, Gliadomorpin, Aspartic- and glutamic acid, phytic acid and Enzyme inhibitors. Read this new article from Dr Mercola […]

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MyPlate. Alternatives.

Well the US Food Powers have finally unveiled the much hyped $2 million replacement to the confusing My Pyramid – called My Plate (“after all we eat off a plate not a pyramid”) But wait – Americans don’t use plate anymore The Colbert Report http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/388585/june-06-2011/obama-administration-replaces-food-pyramid Update- Humour insert: go read Tom Naughton ‘Fat Head’s:  “The […]

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Health problems on low fat raw vegan and vegan diets

My recent analysis of Harley Johnston’s (30 Bananas a day) aka Durianrider‘s low fat raw vegan diet showed how one person was able to live on a very high fruit diet, and manage to get adequate nutrients (Except of course Vitamin B12 – imperative to supplement if you are vegan to avoid anemia, brain and […]

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30 Bananas a day Durianrider, an analysis of his ‘paleo’ vegan diet

Harley Johnstone AKA Durianrider. A nutritional analysis of his low fat raw vegan diet                 Harley Johnstone, who calls himself Durianrider, eats a low fat, raw vegan diet, primarily comprised of ripe fruit. He has as a blog 30 Bananas a day and an avid bunch of followers. […]

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Mark Sisson (Primal Blueprint) in NZ Herald

Mark Sissons Primal Blueprint cookbook has made the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s list of 5 worst cookbooks: The Primal Blueprint, meanwhile, “sets back evidence-based nutrition nearly two million years“. It includes “a section of cholesterol-laden recipes for offal – entrails and internal organs”. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10696134 The Primal diet is a Paleolithic diet – yes the […]

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'A Vegan No More' An moving account of one woman's choice to eat animal foods after being vegan for 3.5 years

Tasha, who has the blog Voracious and who describes herself as “a food loving, feminist, globe trotting political scientist, with three silly dogs, two spoiled cats, one mischievous horse, and one amazingly sweet husband. I really do love everything about food; thinking about it, writing about it, talking about it, cooking it, and most of all […]

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