Heart Foundation Goes Paleo

Do not adjust your set. And no, it isn’t April 1st.  The New Zealand Heart Foundation dietitians and nutritionists are giving Paleo a go. It what sees me channeling the ghost of That Paleo Guy, I feel compelled to write a bit of a critique about their experiment, their assumptions, and starting points.  But to […]

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In Thin Air

Tomorrow we head home to New Zealand after our most recent and longest visit to the USA – this time Colorado.  As has been the case for all of my trips to the States since 2011, I came to present at the Ancestral Health Symposium.  But in line with every year I have travelled here, […]

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Simon Says

My current status is what is supposedly termed funemployed. This status came about as the result of me recently resigning from the full-time job I have held since circa-2008.  It was a good job. In a good company. I had lots of freedom. I was near the top of my pay scale. Yet, if I […]

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Surviving Shift Work. Part I

This is not a blog post on why good sleep is essential or about the physiology underlying human sleep/wake cycle. Many folks have written about this and I will add some good resources at the bottom of this page. This is a condensed version of a talk Jamie and myself give about shift work with […]

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STARTING A MARTIAL ART AT 35

In my last post I spoke about my new direction to learn new skills. One of the consequences of this decision was joining a local Kung Fu martial arts club together with Jamie. With my 35th birthday on the horizon and 3 short months of training under my (now yellow!) belt I wanted to share […]

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CONFESSIONS OF AN IMPOSTER

Anyone who has any familiarity with Russian schooling will tell you it is tough. Growing up in a family which was very academically-oriented was doubly tough. My high school subjects included astronomy, chemistry, physics, algebra, geometry, Russian history, law, world culture, Russian literature, English literature, biology, and a bunch of other stuff that clearly didn’t […]

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Renting More Time

I recently had reason to look up the premise to the movie Idiocracy: The film tells the story of two people who take part in a top-secret military hibernation experiment, only to awaken 500 years later in a dystopian society where advertising, commercialism, and cultural anti-intellectualism have run rampant and that is devoid of intellectual curiosity, […]

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