Auto-immune disease and paleo diets, another truly remarkable story. I couldn’t resist posting this, as I have a thing about the power of diet and auto-immune conditions. This talk is inspiring in that Dr Terry Wahls worked out how to reverse her own debilitating Multiple Sclerosis. Dr Wahls was almost completely bed-bound, and is now [...]
The Auto-immune Paleo diet (Click here for a list of autoimmune diseases) This post covers: A brief introduction to the conventional view of auto-immune disease, causes and treatment An brief outline of Cordain’s theory of auto-immune disease and the link to agricultural foods The food you need to eliminate if you have an auto-immune condition. [...]
You may have recently seen that the paleo diet was ranked 20th in the US News http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/paleo-diet,.and http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/best-overall-diets.. Take a look at the bottom of each diet – there is a yes and no vote as to whether this diet worked for you. The Paleo diet has an overwhelming number of positive votes, and only [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Take a few minutes to watch this inspirational video about the health transformation of Veronica Garza who suffered from Lupus, a nasty auto-immune condition that can affect organs, skin and joints, for which she took a host of medications. When she changed her diet to paleo eating and she lost around 20 kg and more [...]
Drastic diets and their devotees. Not quite the heading I expected – but I guess you have to have a hook! Funny – because I don’t see my diet as drastic! It has become a habit, and easy to do. What is a challenging is to eat this diet in today’s grain and dairy sodden [...]
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 [...]
Our genetic heritage and nutrition We evolved as hunter gatherers and genetically our bodies run optimally when we eat in line with our genes. Would you feed a rabbit meat, or a lion grains? Many of today’s illnesses exist purely as a result of the mismatch between what we are designed to eat and how [...]
From the average New Zealand diet, to vegetarian, food pyramid, Zone and Paleo.
Julianne Taylor, May 2010
I am regularly asked how I and why I changed my diet and how it made a difference for me. The difference diet made in my own health sparked started my interest in nutrition, and my passion for passing this knowledge on.
Here then is my journey through different nutrition programmes and in particular those that have made the most significant impact in terms of my health.