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 […]Read more "CHILD-FREE"
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 […]Read more "Multimedia"
This post has been awhile coming but hopefully will worth the wait. In Part 1 I described the principles I follow to minimise the circadian rhythm disruption from shift work. This post is basically what I do. I work 3 types of shifts: DAY SHIFT – Start time between 7.15am and 9am. Finish time between […]Read more "SURVIVING SHIFT WORK. PART 2"
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 […]Read more "Who Dares to Live Forever"
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 […]Read more "Heart Foundation Goes Paleo"
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, […]Read more "In Thin Air"
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 […]Read more "Simon Says"
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 […]Read more "Surviving Shift Work. Part I"
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 […]Read more "CONFESSIONS OF AN IMPOSTER"
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, […]Read more "Renting More Time"