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Carbs against Cardio: More Evidence that Refined Carbohydrates, not Fats, Threaten the Heart

From Scientific American “Eat less saturated fat: that has been the take-home message from the U.S. government for the past 30 years. But while Americans have dutifully reduced the percentage of daily calories from saturated fat since 1970, the obesity rate during that time has more than doubled, diabetes has tripled, and heart disease is […]

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CrossFit, Why I love this intense anti-aging exercise programme

I was introduced to CrossFit Auckland in May 2009 when they opened in Albany on Auckland’s North Shore. I was to be working with CrossFit Clients teaching Zone and Paleo Nutrition principles. It would be rather crazy for me not to be training the same way as my clients. So with a little trepidation – […]

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Have you had your vitamin D levels checked? Most people are deficient.

You could be seriously deficient in this very important pro-hormone and not realise how it is impacting your health. Recently I have been asking clients to get a vitamin D3 blood test, as research shows that most people may be either deficient or have less than ideal levels. I have yet to see a client […]

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All about Omegas 3, 6 and 9

All about Omega 3, 6 and 9 Omega 3, omega 6, omega 9, flax oil, chia seeds, fish oil – what’s the difference and what should we be taking? What are omega 3, 6 and 9 fats? Firstly omega 3, 6 and 9 are NOT saturated fats. Saturated fats have hydrogen molecules linked to carbon […]

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Paleo (and Zone) Diet Confusions

People ask me crazy questions sometimes – there is just so much misinformation or misunderstanding about diets, I guess it’s not surprising. So here are answers to questions I’ve heard coming out of the confusions. So where do you get your carbohydrates from? I heard this one from an interviewer on TV. If you don’t […]

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To Zone or not to Zone (Why the Zone diet may not be perfect and how to tweak it)

My passion for nutrition started with the Zone Diet, and since 1997 I’ve worked with hundreds of people putting this in practice. Mostly people got results and great results, I got great results, but as I’ve written about before my niggling health issues did not disappear until I used Paleo food choices (no grains, legumes […]

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