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Vitamin D can cut your risk of flu by half

Have you ever wondered about the seasonal variation in colds and flu’s? Why is influenza seasonal in every country? Given the amount of international travel, why doesn’t the flu hit both hemispheres at the same time? Why do epidemics occur coincidentally at the same latitudes? Where is the virus between epidemics? Have a look at […]

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Summer – it is time to sunbathe at midday without sunblock to get your Vitamin D

Apologies to all our Northern Hemisphere friends. But this is New Zealand, and at last the days are starting to get warm enough to strip down to a t-shirt. The length of our shadows are now shorter than our bodies which means we can now make vitamin D ourselves, simply by letting the sun shine […]

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A high dose of Vitamin D reduces menstrual cramps significantly

Once upon a time I suffered ghastly menstrual cramps. The sort of ghastly that with every wave of cramps, I would have a bout of intense nausea that usually resulted in me hanging over the toilet. If I took enough regular ibuprofen, I was usually okay, it was manageable. Mine was primary dysmenorrhea – that […]

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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 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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Hypercalciuria and Kidney stones: A paleo compatible solution

Here is a brief outline of the solutions for the man with the high urinary calcium. Firstly – no, he did not start eating wholegrain bread in order increase phytates to bind with calcium in his gut. He did eat a whole 30 inspired paleo diet – almost – couldn’t quite give up a little […]

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A dietician's prescription for kidney stones, what do you think?

This is a case study, still not solved completely yet, a person on my life, not a client. The case in hand, a 54 year old male. A fairly healthy person, on no medications, to date no abnormal blood tests (except slightly high LDL and total cholesterol), fit, eating a close to a paleo diet, […]

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Much higher vitamin D Intake needed, and, there is more to sun than Vit D

From Science Daily, this article backs up observations of many nutritionists, and my own experience that the RDI for vitamin D of 800iu is grossly inadequate. Last year I asked a number of clients to have their Vitamin D levels checked before they began a paleo challenge and again 6 weeks later. Everyone, expect those […]

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"Why I Hate Nutritionists" (by a type 1 diabetic who failed to control blood sugar following diabetes nutritionist advice)

Why I Hate Nutritionists By Psycho Milt NO MINISTER blog ( “My wife pointed out to me a bit in the Sunday paper yesterday about cooking for guests with special dietary requirements, among which was diabetes (I’m a type 1 diabetic, ie the insulin-injections one). Apparently, if you’re cooking for a diabetic, no foods are […]

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Swine flu – Could vitamin D provide your best protection?

According to an article in today’s Sunday Star Times article “Swine flu wave in ‘Yet to Peak’ in New Zealand” – “A SECOND wave of the swine flu pandemic sweeping the country is gaining momentum and is yet to peak. Despite the World Health Organisation declaring the world to be in a post-pandemic phase, that’s […]

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Fat Loss Stalled? Here are 15 weight loss tips that work.

Is your fat loss stalled? Here are 15 fat loss tips that work. 1. Eat the right amount and balance of protein, carbohydrate and fat for YOUR metabolism The Zone balance is a good place to start – but it may not be the ideal balance for you. How do you know? -Your fat loss […]

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