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The Vital Importance of Fat-Soluble Vitamins - Vitamin A

One of the major benefits of being on a high-fat/ketogenic diet is that the intake of fat-soluble vitamins increases dramatically. Consuming a variety of dietary fats is not just important for creating healthy cells and optimal hormone levels. 2,105 more words

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Gut Bacteria, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS ) and Starch - Prebiotics and Probiotics in Health and Disease

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort, and altered bowel habits (chronic or recurrent diarrhea, constipation, or both – either mixed or in alternation). 2,600 more words

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‘Not everyone is interested in their health, you know.’

The moments that inspired me to write this and start a blog came from my puzzled response to this idea that I often come across. 1,263 more words

Niue Adventures: Part 3 - Western Food

The change in our food system could probably be classed as one of the most powerful  social and cultural changes of our time. The shift experienced by a Western country like New Zealand or the USA has been fairly gradual and, in consequence, somewhat invisible to the populations exposed to it. 1,482 more words

Niue Adventures: Part 2 - Traditional Food

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. 1,235 more words

Niue Adventures: Part 1 - Paradise, Lost?

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 and Indonesia. 930 more words

VIDEO: Weight Loss: The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Dr Anastasia Boulais

Any discussion about health and wellbeing, whether at your doctor’s office, office tearoom or over a coffee with friends, inevitably focuses on weight loss. As a society, we are preoccupied with our relationship with gravity and we often judge our health, social success and overall happiness against that marker. 69 more words