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Mineral deficiencies in New Zealand: Iodine

Iodine deficiency is on the rise in New Zealand, and those eating a paleo diet may be affected. Here is a map of Global Iodine deficiency (Source http://www.iccidd.org/) New Zealand soils contain low amounts of iron, iodine and selenium (I’ll talk about selenium deficiency in NZ in another post) Goitre (swollen thyroid due to iodine […]

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Weight loss on the paleo diet – a guide to portion control

Is there a need to control portions on the paleo diet?  There are a number of ways paleo eating is taught with respect to weight loss, and most are successful, but what if you aren’t getting the fat loss you would like? How paleo for weight loss is taught: 1. Eat clean (i.e. paleo food) […]

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Raw Vegan, Blood Type O, Paleo, Low Carb High Fat Diets – what do they have in common?

Have you experienced enormous benefits from changing your diet? So big that you became a crusader for the plan that changed your life? I was at the Healthy Living Show last weekend giving talks on paleo eating, as well I was on a panel with 4 others taking audience questions on diet related topics. What […]

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How much protein should I eat? Protein & fat amounts in fish, meat, eggs, poultry

Protein is absolutely essential. It supports numerous functions in our body; immune system, anti-oxidants, growth, fertility, intestinal integrity, neurotransmitters, enzymes, repair, maintenance and function of all organs and tissue including bone. Protein is also very important for appetite regulation. Here is an overview of critical functions: (Amino acids: metabolism, functions, and nutrition. Wu,G) Having adequate […]

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Your BMI – is it fat or muscle? Surprising pictures – your weight has little to do with your body fat

Here is a compilation of body images to (hopefully) shock you into exercising, especially if you are older. And – if you already are, give yourself pat on the back. Did you know that after the age of 30 – you lose 250 grams per year of muscle and gain 500 grams of fat? (reference) […]

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Paleo diet carbohydrate list and carb counter

(If you would like these carbohydrate charts as a PDF, simply donate via paypal – at right – to get my paleo book sent to you – it also has omega 3& 6 charts and protein charts, plus 50 pages of other great practical paleo info like this) One recurring theme in the paleo world […]

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Triathlete’s paleo diet with bone broth dramatically reduces osteoarthritis pain

Alternative title: Paleo trumps Zone diet, Osteoarthritis pain reduced on grain free, nightshade free paleo diet with added bone broth. Shorty Clark is a triathlete here in New Zealand. I met him a number of years ago when he switched from a standard high carbohydrate diet onto the Zone Diet. In 1996 Shorty was an […]

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Type 1 diabetic loses weight & achieves normal blood sugar on low carb/ paleo diet

A little while back I saw a comment from Sue, a type 1 diabetic, who had written about her success using low carb paleo to achieve normal blood glucose levels. I love inspiring stories, and as Sue was also a New Zealander (AKA Kiwi) I asked if she would mind sharing her story on my […]

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Dr Wahls’ super-nutrient paleo diet, that reversed her Multiple Sclerosis

I’ve just finished reading “Minding My Mitochondria: How I overcame secondary progressive multiple sclerosis” By Terry Wahls, MD If you haven’t already see the viral video of Dr Wahls talking about her reversal of Multiple Sclerosis, you must, it is inspiring. As a result of watching her talk I couldn’t wait to read her book […]

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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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