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The 21 day Easy Vegan Challenge in New Zealand The Vegan Society of NZ is widely advertising their 21 day challenge. It is free to try, and on their website they have a 7 day meal plan with recipes, as well as tips, and FAQ. It is advertised […] Continue Reading ->
There is something about being post-menopausal that makes it almost embarrassing to admit. No longer young and fertile, many women worry about how people will view us. Are we seen as old? Over the hill? Are we on the downward slope towards becoming invisible? As long as I […] Continue Reading ->
High LDL cholesterol? Have you tried psyllium / Metamucil? For a while now my LDL cholesterol has been higher that ideal (post menopause which is not uncommon). I’ve written about this before and how I have chosen to explore dietary options rather than medication (statin drugs). In advance […] Continue Reading ->
When I did the research for the TV series “Why are we fat?” presented by New Zealand Chef (and programme guinea pig) Simon Gault, the overwhelming reason experts around the world gave for the massive increase in our collective weight was the amount of ultra-processed food we now […] Continue Reading ->
In 2015 a group of experts came together to work out how to diagnose and test non coeliac wheat or gluten sensitivity. Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) is a syndrome characterized by intestinal (affecting the digestive tract) and extra-intestinal symptoms (affecting other areas of the body) related to the […] Continue Reading ->
Marty Kendall is an engineer and nutrition nerd. He uses his exceptional analytical skills and logic to discover really useful information about nutrition science, and what actually works for health and fat loss. Once recent series I find exceptionally fascinating and useful is analysis into satiety and overeating […] Continue Reading ->
The paleo diet compared to recommended healthy diets – which has the best results? Many countries use experts to create healthy eating guidelines, here is a link to the information on how the US guidelines are created https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/process.asp. Some dietary guidelines have been designed specifically for people with […] Continue Reading ->
In a large longitudinal study – a Paleolithic and a Mediterranean diet were investigated for their relationship to a number of diseases and deaths. Colorectal adenoma which is a precursor lesion of the colorectal adenocarcinoma (colon cancer) Biomarkers of inflammation – via high sensitivity C-Reative Protein (hsCRP) Oxidative […] Continue Reading ->
To date there are 16 paleo diet studies (with over 20 published papers), 14 on the classic paleo, and 2 using the stricter auto-immune paleo (AIP) diet. Here is a link to blog posts on the AIP for multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease. The Paleo, short for […] Continue Reading ->

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