An article appeared in the weekend magazine section of a local newspaper dealing with the question “Why are women without children still stigmatised by society?” The cover for this story contained a list of adjectives associated with being a child-free woman: childless, threat, taboo, freedom, failure, selfish, feminist, invisible, shame, barren, isolation, judgement.  Only a […]

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Over the years, Anastasia and I have given a number of presentations at various conferences and gatherings.  This post pulls all of those into a one-stop resource for anyone interested (and for us to find more easily). Anastasia Is Paleo the Best Low-Carb Diet Weight Loss: The post of gold at the end of the […]

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Who Dares to Live Forever

Alternative Title: Living Life in Power Saving Mode – Less Function, Longer Battery Life? As a nutritionist, I’ve been most heavily influenced by 3 paradigms/schools of thought over the last couple of years (much more so than the current versions of Paleo) – the holy trinity, as it were. The Protein Leverage Hypothesis Acellular vs. Cellular […]

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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 employment status, at time of publication, 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 […]

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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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Christmas: Opting Out

The only winning move is not to play. Whilst we live in a world where we tend to be automatically “opted in” on many things, or, at the very least, are convinced we need to opt in in order to send the right status signals, we can, in many cases, and if we so choose, […]

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The Cost Perception Reality

It is a common perception that eating healthy food costs more than unhealthy food.  Such a statement is made of many assumptions, and like many other things in life, the devil is always in the detail.  I do agree, when you compare your standard ultraprocessed edible food-like substance with its reworked, but just-as-processed “health food […]

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It has been an interesting past 5 years.  I started writing and commenting on alternatives to the generally accepted wisdom of my training, in earnest, around early 2010 (my conventional training was a largely quantitative approach to health; calories count, so burn more than you consume; translated – make sure your food choices are low […]

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