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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Routine. It’s Deadly.

Anastasia recently hinted that our car is playing a less prominent role in our life.  We still own a car with no intention of getting rid of it entirely anytime soon.  We’ll jump in the car and take trips out of town, enjoying the freedom it gives us and the opportunities for adventure it opens […]

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Brazilian Dietary Guidelines

I was quite amazed at the response to my last post.  I received many messages from people along the lines “I’ve been thinking the same thing for quite some time”, with most of these people now shaking their head at the state of play within a movement which held so much promise.  It is, however, […]

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Signal | Noise

When I first started writing a blog I expected it to be read by a maximum of 10 people. I was writing mainly for myself, trying to make sense of my newly acquired knowledge on nutrition, lifestyle, and whatever else would strike my fancy. Unexpectedly, the blog started receiving some attention. It was very flattering […]

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Burning Straw Men

Welcome to those chasing links from The Guardian to this site.  But also, apologies that you have had to read such an awful piece of writing from Dave Bry. NB: The Guardian has since softened their original article, moving away from me “disavowing Paleo” to me “separating myself from the movement.” Dave obviously has a bee […]

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