There is a prevailing narrative in many foodie circles that Indigenous people have access to huge variety of plant and animal foods. Interestingly, the conventional nutritional recommendations also frequently lament the fact that nowadays we eat too few vegetables and fruit compared to the good ol’ times. Add to that a popular culture belief that […]Read more "Niue Adventures: Part 2 – Traditional Food"
Since the cancellation of this year’s Ancestral Health Symposium in the U.S. Jamie and I decided to go crazy and actually take a holiday. Something warm in the Pacific beckoned but we weren’t keen to join the brigade of pasty NZ and Aussie tourists resembling beached whales on the shores and pool bars of Fiji […]Read more "Niue Adventures: Part 1 – Paradise, Lost?"
I like independent, strong, self-sufficient people. If you complain about the weather you are none of those. I get it. It’s a Kiwi/Australia/British thing. That’s how we break the ice and start a conversation. Once you bond over bitching about the rain, or oppressive heat, or snow, or drought, you can cautiously proceed to more […]Read more "Stop whining about the weather"
Last week I officially rolled in into my mid-thirties. Self-reflection (a.k.a vague rumination on such mundane topics as my place in the world and the meaning of life) is something I do rather often, somewhat to the annoyance of my partner who has to play the part of a soundboard. Here are my 7 things […]Read more "7 Things Learned In 34 Years"
Self-righteousness. Don’t you just love it. There are many many ways to cultivate it. The rules are simple. You find something that you enjoy. Simultaneously you discover/convince yourself that it is also good for you. Therefore it is good for everyone. You proceed to parade your newly found endeavour while lecturing everyone in the vicinity […]Read more "Why I ride a bike"
I want to talk about money. Yes, dirty filthy money. When it comes to the topics of health and lifestyle, money, or the lack of it, either tends to get dismissed as a feeble excuse of the unwilling or thrust in the face as an unsurmountable obstacle. Now we need to remember that the origin […]Read more "How much is your coconut water?"
If you follow me on social media you might have picked up on the fact that I like bicycles. I may mention biking once or twice. A day. The humble 2-wheeler is undergoing a rebirth of sorts. Bearded hipsters in droves have taken to this humble 100+ year old object and use it as their […]Read more "URBAN BIKING: LYCRA-FREE ZONE"