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10 reasons why the paleo diet works, why it is not a fad and is here to stay. Part 1

The paleo diet is based on the premise that humans evolved as hunter gatherers during the last 2 million years. Around 10,000 years ago we become agriculturalists, settling, collecting seeds and growing cereal grains, domesticating animals and drinking their milk. The theory goes that since this is such a short time from an evolutionary perspective […]

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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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