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Loren Cordain lecture – Origins and Evolution of the Western Diet: Health Implications for the 21st Century

A recent lecture from Prof Loren Cordain The Paleo Diet: Dr. Loren Cordain’s published research papers, book chapters and other stuff Thanks O Primitivo, Be sure to check out his website Canibais e Reis which is a fantastic resource of Paleo research and a large compilation of interesting paleo blog posts and videos. It is […]

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Why these zoo gorillas have it better than we do

Gorillas Go Green: Apes Shed Pounds While Doubling Calories on Leafy Diet, Researcher Finds These Gorillas are treated better than we are. They have zoo-keepers that care about them getting the diet that best suits their genetic makeup. And spending time – foraging that is close to their wild lifestyle. When these gorillas were switched […]

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Bone Marrow Transplants and the life saving effect of omega 3

About 6 years ago my youngest brother, a doctor (emergency medicine), husband, and father of 4 was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. This is cancer of the blood – or rather the  blood making stem cells in the bone marrow. He had a really nasty aggressive type, and a bone marrow transplant was recommended. This […]

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Omega 6 and 3 in nuts, oils, meat and fish. Tools to get it right.

(If you would like these omega 3& 6 charts  as a PDF, simply donate via paypal – at right – to get my paleo book sent to you – it also has carbohydrate charts and protein charts, plus 50 pages of other great practical paleo info like this) You are strict paleo, you eat nothing […]

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Nutrition: more powerful than prescription drugs

I just received this newsletter from the Holistic Medical Centre in Auckland, New Zealand, that I go to. Reading this, I couldn’t help feeling angry at how your average doctor is not trained for and misses the basics in people’s health problems – simple nutrient deficiencies. Like Vitamin D, B12, magnesium. How come the average […]

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30 days of Paleo – 4 more great results, no more psoriasis

In March 2011, 15 people participated in a 30 day paleo challenge, through CrossFit Auckland, here are great results from 2 participants Tracy Weight – start: 61.1kg, end 59kg Hips – start 88cm end 83.5cm Waist at navel – start 79cm 72.5 Exercise: Crossfit 3 x week, 1 hour walk 3 x week Diet prior: […]

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Sleep, Depression, and Stress Influence Weight Loss

From Medscape Today – a study reported in the Int J Obesity. This study shows clearly that stress, lack of sleep and depression, all decrease the rate of fat loss when on a diet. The diet used in this study was a reduced calorie one, using Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) principles. It emphasises […]

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Dr. Jean Seignalet, ancestral diet and auto-immune disease trials

Auto-immune diseases. I have one – Hashimotos (or two , possibly mild lupus as well), my mother has one – lupus, with small airways disease,  my great great grandmother had severe lupus. The lupus rash on her face became so damaged by the harsh New Zealand sun her nose virtually rotted away. My mother’s lupus […]

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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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Caffeine affects your sleep. No ifs, no buts.

Today’s NZ Sunday Star Times had a short article on how and why any amount of caffeine can affect your sleep, from research done at Massey University’s Sleep / Wake Research Centre. Fascinating – I was reminded of a story nutritionist Dr Libby Weaver related, of how a client stopped her one breakfast coffee – […]

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