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New USDA Nutrition Guidelines do not match current research

A recent opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times questions the new USDA dietary guidelines – especially in light of recent studies showing (see my previous articles for these studies): 1. Saturated fat is not associated with heart disease as previously thought. 2. Excess refined carbohydrates increase your risk of heart disease. 3. Eating red […]

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Would the world's heaviest man have done better on the Paleo diet?

I watched Prime TV’s Doco, part 2 last night following Manuel Uribe’s quest for weight loss using the Zone diet. After losing a massive 258 kg, his weight loss slowed to around 10 kg in the last few months he was followed. I have been wondering – given my recent experience with a few clients, […]

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Taine Randell, Maori eating like their ancestors, losing weight, improving health. 60 minutes

Yesterday TV3 had a 60 minutes piece on Maori living in Flaxmere, who have taken part in a 10 week trial eating the way their ancestors did 150 years ago (pre-European) Meat, seafood, fat and vegetables. The result, diabetes reversing, blood sugar dropping and an 8 kg average weight loss in 10 weeks. Ex All […]

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Prime TV NZ – True Stories: The World's Heaviest Man, Manuel Uribe, Tuesday 13th 9.40pm

Prime TV,  on Tuesday 6th and Tuesday 13th at 9:40PM, features Manuel Uribe, described as the world’s heaviest man, at 555kg. It follows his journey as he embarks on the Zone Diet to lose weight: More here http://www.primetv.co.nz/Default.aspx?tabid=93&art_id=5019 You can also read more about Manuel here: http://www.zonediet.com/tabId/130/itemId/1074/Manuel-Uribe-is-a-newlywed.aspx What does Manuel’s Diet look like? Manuel’s current […]

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