This diet is also known as the hunter-gatherer or caveman diet. It is premised on theories about what humans ate historically, notably pre-agriculture. The logic of the theory has certainly encouraged participation and some very passionate proponents. In its purest form this can be a healthy diet. The benefits are that it focuses on micronutrients from plants, and healthy fats with a reduced ratio of animal protein. It also excludes all the bad stuff – processed … Continue reading
The Mediterranean Diet was popularised by Ancel Keys, an American nutritional scientist living in Southern Italy in the 1940’s. Keys started investigating this diet because he observed the great health of the Southern Italian population, who also had the highest life expectancy in the world at the time.
This is not a ‘diet’ in the modern sense because it is not based on exclusions of food types – it is the way an entire population ate naturally, passed down through generations. It can be traced back more than 3,000 … Continue reading
To understand the most effective exercise for weight loss it is important to first understand the process of weight gain. Your body is designed to adapt very efficiently. It will hypertrophy (adapt positively) by increasing the number … Continue reading
This is an astonishingly good analysis of what the world eats and how that has changed over the last 50 years. It is interactive so you can explore for more!
Exceptional health is available to everyone. There is an abundance of resources available help you. By being proactive you can also prevent serious health issues emerging. So who do you see and how do you know the best from the rest?
There are Personal Trainers, Exercise physiologists, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Massage therapists, Naturopaths, Dieticians, General Practitioners, Specialists, Wellness Coaches and organisations like The Cancer Council – and more.
A Naturopath is my go-to for any health … Continue reading
Exercise has a powerful effect on your physical, mental and emotional health. It is a profoundly useful means for being proactive about your health. The benefits of exercise are extensive – it boosts your metabolism and keeps you vital, it keeps your body strong and functional, it is great for cardiovascular health, it is essential to maintain reflexes, balance and stability, quickness and power. It improves your bioage and keeps you young!
It is a … Continue reading
Ageing is both a universal and a personal process. The factors that define ageing are biologically inescapable but personal choices over a lifetime will also have a significant impact. Your chronological age does not predetermine your biological age – also referred to as functional age or fitness age.
I am 56 years of age but the bio-tests put me at 30. However I have had too many clients in their twenties … Continue reading
Sugar is fast becoming public enemy number one. With the growing realisation that the low fat theory is fundamentally flawed the search for the real culprit has culminated with the blame being placed on sugar.
With the Heart Foundation sticking to its guns and continuing to blame fat despite its own research telling it otherwise any new thinking is left to people outside the establishment. In Australia the current ‘experts’ in the field are a lawyer, a journalist and a … Continue reading
A recent Catalyst program discussed – and promoted – the high protein diet. Despite commentary from a number of ‘experts’ some basic facts were not clarified and overall the program would have only contributed to the general confusion about nutrition. There are a number of points that need clarifying before you can make a decision about the value of this diet – and it is a ‘diet’ in the true sense because it excludes food groups.
Firstly, the premise of the discussion was weight loss and weight management. I don’t recall ‘health’ being discussed at all. The fundamental problem … Continue reading
Exercise causes your brain to adapt. This improves brain function, and it doesn’t matter what your age. Researchers have shown children who exercise (games, play etc) have a greater mass of brain matter. This makes them smarter. This becomes more relevant the older you get – exercise will prevent the loss of brain function that is associated with dementia.