Exercise Classes

I’ve just put together a website for my weekly exercise classes at www.getfit.kiwi Although my regular exercise classes are primarily for seniors, they are suitable for many other people as well. My Seated Exercise classes were originally for seniors with osteo arthritis, so include mobilisation exercises for the joints. We also focus on […]

Bottled Water

For those of us in Western countries, it’s so easy to just turn on the tap and get some reasonably ok tasting drinking water. We know that it’s comparatively clean and we’re not in any danger of waterborne diseases. But that guarantee does come at a cost. It means our […]

What exactly is the PALEO diet?

When it comes down to the bottom line, Paleo is about eating REAL FOOD. That’s all. You can take it in lots of different directions, but the commonality is eating food, not industrialised “fake food”. I’ve written before about eating Real Foods, but not specifically explaining Paleo. Today I’m not […]

Sleep like a kitten – Part 3 – Can I reset and retrain my body clock?

Oh, to be able to sleep like a cat – anywhere, any time, on anything.  Read “Part 1 – Three quick tips” here and “Part 2 – Find your sleeping style” here I’m really struggling with switching to Daylight Savings Time this year, and it’s Steemit’s fault. Well, no, not […]

What on Earth are Salicylates and are you allergic to them?

Are you reacting to some healthy foods, or is salicylate sensitivity a con job? This isn’t what I was going to write about today. It wasn’t even on my list of possible future topics. But when inspiration strikes (in the shower, again) you just have to go with the flow. […]

GAPS Diet – Part 3 – the yummy foods you CAN have!

Can healing your gut help your mental & psychological, digestive, allergy or autoimmune issues? Before reading this post, you probably need to go and read: • Part 1 – an intro to the GAPS diet. • Part 2 – the foods that need to be avoided and why OK, if […]

GAPS diet – Part 2: which foods to avoid, and why

Can GAPS help people with autism and other mental, digestive, allergy or autoimmune issues? If you’re on the autism spectrum, we talked about why you might want to do this diet in Part 1 – an intro to the GAPS diet. If you have any other mental or psychological issues, […]

Fat glorious fat – We sing your praises!

Dietary fat, that is, which makes our meals delicious. But which fats are good and which are bad? I’ve been writing new articles recently about Real Food eating. My first post touched on the wide variety of so-called healthy diets out there and what the commonality is with them all: […]

How to Sleep like a Kitten – Part 2 – Find your sleeping style

Forget sleeping like a baby, I aspire to sleep like a cat. They can sleep anywhere, any time, on anything. The washing machine, the printer, a hair brush, a basket of clean washing – all appear to be equally comfortable. Sadly, we’re not all so gifted. Read “Part 1 – […]

How to sleep like a kitten – Part 1

Forget sleeping like a baby, I aspire to sleep like a cat. They can sleep anywhere, any time, on anything. The washing machine, the printer, a hair brush, a basket of clean washing – all appear to be equally comfortable. Sadly, we’re not all so gifted. On the bed, on […]

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is an autoimune disease that can be treated effectively with diet, exercise, and therapies. Although Ankylosing Spondylitis is widely seen as a disease of old people who end up with severely curved spines, its actually a disease that commonly starts young, but is frequently misdiagnosed for decades […]

Arts on Prescription

This morning two items came up on my Facebook feed about the health benefits of participating in the arts. One of them was a study on the benefits of group drumming specifically. The other was about patients who were “prescribed” an hour a week in a variety of arts classes […]

Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) protocol

I am currently catering for someone who is doing the Autoimmune Paleo protocol as described in the book The Paleo Approach by Sarah Ballentyne.  There are many bloggers who do a great job of exploring this issue, so I’m not going to reinvent the wheel. This page lists 6 of […]

The High Cholesterol Myth

This article from Statin Nation talks about how we have been conned into thinking we have high cholesterol, so that more drugs can be marketed. Creating the ‘High’ Cholesterol Myth – Why Your Cholesterol Level is Normal and NOT High. By Justin Smith Pharmaceutical companies and those people in the […]

Insulin Resistance & Fatty Liver Disease

In this article, Professor Tim Noakes speculates that high carb diets and insulin resistance are the true causes of: Obesity High blood pressure Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Arterial disease: local:  Heart attack or stroke disseminated: Type 2 diabetes mellitus And possibly even: Cancer Dementia (Alzheimers’ disease, also known at Type […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis Resources

Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Diet Alternative: Links & Books For Rheumatoid Arthritis the first focus needs to be getting the gluten and casein out of the diet. Sites by Individuals Recovery from Rheumatoid Arthritis is Joe Hackett’s site. Joe was another person who was helped by Robert McFerran (see books […]

Apricot Kernels Kill Cancer Cells

Apricot Seeds Kill Cancer Cells without Side Effects  Are apricot seeds a source for a natural substance that kills cancer cells without destroying the cancer victim’s health and wealth? The essential ingredient has been called laetrile or vitamin B 17. If there is any merit to it, why is this […]

Mandatory Poisoning of the NZ water supply

NZ GOVERNMENT IS HAVING ANOTHER CRACK AT MANDATORY POISONING OF THE ENTIRE NZ WATER SUPPLY New Zealand Threatened With Fluoridation Mandate New Zealand Health Minister Jonathan Coleman will introduce a bill later this year that will shift responsibility and decision making from the local councils to the District Health Boards […]

Weight Loss Diets

This situation has not improved since I originally wrote this post in 2003… It concerns me that so many women (and some men) spend their lives agonising about their weight. Given the images of super thin women we see in the media all the time, it is very hard to […]


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Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body and plays an important role in muscle protein development. During prolonged periods of intense exercise, glutamine levels can be depleted which may limit protein synthesis. Glutamine Powder is a simple way to supplement your diet with this amino acid. Just […]

A Low Carb, High-fat diet at NZ’s biggest boarding school

Dilworth’s new diet a recipe for success By ERIN SPEEDY  – Sunday Star Times School chefs Robert McDonald and Craig Johnston say they knew something had to change after seeing too many overweight students. A triangular hunk of cheese. An apple. A handful of walnuts. This is morning tea. “Sir, are there any […]

The ALL BLACKS are eating low carb

“The movie ‘The Sugar Film’ has influenced the players quite a lot I think. Most of the guys now understand that we need to get the sugar out. We’ve come a long way. I would say we are in a low-sugar environment. That’s a big change. We now have nuts […]


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Body For Life

This book by Bill Phillips, was published in 1999 and was very popular for the next few years. It was famous for it’s impressive “before and after” shots, taken 12 weeks apart. This was my original review from 2002: Some of the differences in physique are amazing. The first section […]

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

This is a quick intro to EFT I posted back in 2005 Many of you will have heard of EFT, maybe through Dr Mercola’s site. Although it’s not directly a whole food topic, it can support your whole food eating habits in a number of ways, by: Reducing cravings and […]

Treating cancer by working with nature

– One of the many great pages written by Ken Adachi on the Educate Yourself Website (Originally written in 2002) If I had any type of cancer, the LAST thing I would do is subject myself to any form of chemo therapy or radiation, no matter how fancily they dressed […]

Atkins Diet

This is my review of the Atkins diet that I originally posted in 2004. It’s hard to believe just how hard the medical industry attacked this book, and much of the information holds up well, certainly a lot better than the mainstream low fat diet misinformation that is still being […]

The Diet Cure by Julia Ross

This is my review of The Diet Cure (1999) by Julia Ross, that I originally posted in 2002 When I read this book by Julia Ross, it immediately made sense. It doesn’t matter how good your diet is, or how suitable for your metabolic type, that won’t help with weight […]

Fluoride – our water supply is being poisoned

There are so many myths and assumptions surrounding putting fluoride in water that in a heavily fluoridated country like New Zealand, many people go into a state of incredulous disbelief if they are told that our water supply is being poisoned. While the issue of whether fluoride reduces dental decay […]

Snack Bars

This is an archive of my original snack bars list from around 2010 – most of these bars are no longer current, but the aim of this post is to demonstrate that when analysed, most packaged food is not much good – even the supposedly “healthy” stuff sold in health […]

Some Basics Of Eating Well

FOOD 101 Some Basics Of Eating Well – by Ian Gregson FROT Design When a friend asked what foods he should be avoiding to stay healthy, I started thinking – a one page summary of the main basic points could be handy… We all have to start somewhere, and while […]

Is fermented cod liver oil really rancid?

Is Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil really rancid? Green Pastures fermented cod liver oil (FCLO) has been considered the gold standard amongst cod liver oil supplements for a long time, but independent research by Dr. Kaayla T. Daniel on the oil has gotten a lot of heads turning and people thinking. The report […]

Kaayla’s FCLO Slander Campaign

Kaayla’s Slander Campaign Along with Rosita, Kaayla Daniel appears to have been engaged in an aggressive slander campaign against Green Pastures CLO and WAPF Kaayla Daniel has dedicated herself to spreading misinformation about Green pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil, and the Weston A Price Foundation throughout 2015. On her website she […]

Dangers of Microwaves

Being a keen adopter of new gadgets, I was quick to embrace microwave cooking way back as the 80s. Admittedly, the food didn’t taste as good, but this seemed a small price to pay for speed and convenience. I even remember once taking a microwave away on holiday, because back […]

Stop The Insanity? Or Start The Insanity?

This book by Susan Powter is aimed at those people (sadly, mostly women) who have tried every fad diet and just keep getting fatter. She looks at the myth that we need to eat less to lose weight, and explains why sometimes we need to eat more. (This review of […]

Australian plans to steal Kiwis’ health future

This article was originally from 2006, but a decade on, this process is continuing Australian plans to steal Kiwis’ health future   By Kimberley Paterson – Scoop Independent News She’s the former top agent of a crack Australian unit designed to put tight checks on the use of natural medicines […]