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Take Back Your Health

Sharing my understanding of Health, Nutrition and Fitness

What I have learned on my journey finding out about human nutrition. My experience is to effortlessly lose weight, maintain muscle mass and reduce medications to zero.
What more could you ask for?
This blog is where I share what I have learned about nutrition and health. 
I have also published a book, "Take Back Your Health", available on Amazon as a paperback and e-book. 
I have read countless books and follow all the big names in latest nutrition research.  Take a read of the blogs, I think you will be astonished by what you learn.  I was.

 

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...

Picky Eaters

Do you have family members that are very picky eaters? Maybe they claim that they are full after only a few mouthfuls of food, or maybe...

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...

Fruit, is it healthy?

Is fruit really good for us? Can we eat too much fruit? Why is it linked with vegetables in our nutrition guidelines? Can too much fruit

Planned Eating

So, you just had your first consultation with the wellness guide. He first asked about your goals, eating history, explored what foods...

Your Microbiome is you

Perhaps you are being controlled more than you realize. Ed Yong wrote a fascinating book called “I contain multitudes” in which he...

Cancer and your Diet

There is a debate about cancer, as to whether cancer is a genetic disease, e.g. it’s in your genes and there is little you can do, or is...

I have Type-2 diabetes, HELP

You have a problem. Type-2 diabetes is a silent killer and is wreaking havoc on your body. Along the way it will damage your body in ways...

Anti-Virus, Anti-COVID

Hi everyone. I just finished listening to the amazing Mary Ruddick talking about how to protect yourself from the more serious impacts...

How much protein should I eat?

There are many opinions about dietary protein levels. Here I have attempted to simplify the information to help you choose the best levels.

What is Metabolic Health?

In these days of COVID19 we hear that people with poor metabolic health usually suffer a much worse outcome from getting infected with...

Antioxidants to beat Cancer?

Free radicals are produced in your body as part of your immune system’s defensive activity, plus other activities such as response to...

Fibromyalgia beaten?

They identified a direct correlation between HbA1c scores and the Fibromyalgia.

Whole-grains, are they healthy?

If you follow conventional dietary advice you will recognise the expression “Healthy Whole grains” and you have been bombarded by a...

Are carbohydrates addictive?

Are some carbohydrates addictive. A number of researchers’ are taking this thought seriously and conducting studies to try and establish...

New 3rd Edition released

Preface to the 3rd edition. Have you ever heard of the ‘Dunning-Kruger’ effect? Part of this describes a condition whereby people with...