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Russian Borsch, nutritious, easy and paleo

Russian Borsch This is a family favourite. If you ever go to Russia, borsch is widely available in cafes, inexpensive and delicious. It is so easy to make, and the main ingredients are beef and beetroot. Beetroot is a nutritious root vegetable and is rich in anti-oxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important […]

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On Diet Gurus and Fad Diets

Here’s an easy way to gurufy (I know, not a real word) the author of a diet book. You read a book (or blog) on a specific diet that seems to make so much sense; everything you read seems to relate to you, all the studies and anecdotes seem to be telling you – ‘try […]

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Auto-immune disease HLA-B27, client pain free on no starch, paleo diet

In August 2010 I met Tab, an energetic 28 year old, through CrossFit Auckland where I work as a nutrition coach. Tab had a goal to lose weight. As we went through her medical issues Tab told me she had an auto-immune disease, non specific, but linked with the HLA-B27 gene. As a result she […]

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Great results last 30 day Paleo challenge. Next one starts 23rd Feb, Auckland

If you haven’t yet taken the leap – it’s time don’t you think? Here’s what happened for three participants in last year’s 30 day Paleo challenge: Sarah Weight loss: 6.7kg, Hips: lost 12 cm, Waist: lost 5cm “Paleo eating has totally transformed the way I think about food and eating. Once I got my head […]

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Holiday Pics and Reading

First the holiday. Our favourite camping spot up north. We leave the screens at home, camp on the edge of the water and hang out for a week or two with friends, reading, swimming, kayaking, hiking and eating. This is a car-less campground where everything has to be carried over the hill at the right. […]

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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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Mindset and healthy eating

As a nutritionist there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a client’s success. This year has been remarkable for me. Having a large number of people try out paleo eating and hearing their outstanding results has been a thrill. One highlight though is working with those who are disheartened and unwell. This year I have […]

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Scientist now saying sugar and refined grains, not fat are the cause of our ills

I know many of many of us having been saying this for the last 15 years, however this concept is being increasingly recognised by the mainstream. From the Los Angeles Times today, an article on how the tide is turning and more nutritional scientists are looking at excessive carbohydrates as being the problem for health […]

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Eggs could benefit type 2 diabetics on a high protein (Zone) diet

Egg consumption as part of an energy-restricted high-protein diet improves blood lipid and blood glucose profiles in individuals with type 2 diabetes (British Journal of Nutrition) This Australian study was specifically designed to test whether eating eggs and extra cholesterol had any effect on coronary heart disease (CHD) markers and blood sugar control in people […]

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A good nights sleep makes you look healthier and more attractive

Scientists find there is such a thing as beauty sleep (from NZ Herald) Researchers claim to have found the first proof that getting a regular eight hours’ sleep a night really does make you appear healthier and more attractive. When untrained observers were shown photographs of the faces of volunteers who had been deprived of […]

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