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Take Back Your Health

Learn to use food as medicine.

In this blog I share what I have learned about nutrition and health.    I also published a book, "Take Back Your Health", available on Amazon.

I have a diploma in nutrition, and study good nutrition research.  Take a read, you may be astonished by what you learn. 

 

Traditional Health

Just reading an opinion piece by Max Rashbrook in Stuff, titled "The half-hour trip that robs some Kiwis of 10 years". He clearly...

Your DNA can be hacked

Genetics and Your Health from “Takebackyrhealth.com”. Is your destiny locked in because of the genes you inherit? There is an underlying...

Diet, Nutrition & Good Eye Health

(article supplied by Myvision.org) You have likely heard about diet and exercise as a prescription for a variety of health issues from...

Rethinking your Diet

Most people have some idea about what they should and shouldn’t eat, but many are very misguided. Magazine articles, cereal boxes,...

Saturated Fat is Good for you

Saturated Fat couldn’t have a worse name with visions of unhealthy overweight people, poor diet and clogged arteries like hot fat...

Bacon Woes

The summary of one study claimed: “These results indicate that dietary nitrate may serve important gastro-protective functions”.

Why Diets Fail

Most diets advocate; to lose weight you reduce calories and you will, but, only for a limited time. Reducing calories, drops your...

Support your Mitochondria

Deep within the cells of your body there are small structures called mitochondria. They are so small that a billion of these could exist...

Blue Zones and Genetics

In 2000, Micheal Poulain and Giovanni Mario Pes documented a group of locations around the world where there was an abundance of people...

Red meat risk for Health

The “so-called” experts on diet and health seem to be once again twisting the numbers to achieve some alternative gains at the expense of...

Overcoming Anxiety

You may have heard of serotonin, the happiness molecule, but do you know what it really does? Serotonin is a chemical produced in your...

Just reduce calories

Have you heard that before, “Just reduce calories and do more exercise”. If you asked most people including many doctors how to lose...

Learning can be slow in Medicine

In 1847, Ignaz Semmelweis , a young doctor working in Austria noticed that more young women were dying after childbirth in the hospital...

Should I take a Statin?

I had an interesting conversation with a young doctor at a local hospital recently. He was convinced that high cholesterol always...

Picky Eaters

How do you deal with Picky Eaters?

My Letter to NZ Government

Letter to every New Zealand MP, Government Minister and Prime Minister Sent to every Member of Parliament and Minister of the Crown, on...

Are Vegetable Oils Killing Us?

It's a puzzle. Despite extensive research on the dangers of excessive levels of linoleic acid in our diet and the resulting increase in...