The Best Way To Forecast The Future Is To Write It Yourself

Lifestyle Medicine Is Your Future

Maximum lifespan for humans is probably around 120 years with Jean Calment being the only accurately documented case that exceeds this. Often IMG_1262people make erroneous claims about people living in remote mountain villages but they are not true, scientists have proven these claims fallacious. Eating a calorie restricted diet like the Okinawans do has been shown numerous times to increase the lifespan of different species. When the Tucson, Arizona biosphere was build it covered 3.14 acres, it was a dome or shield that enabled seven people including Dr Roy Walford researcher to supervise the diet and health of its occupants for 2 years. On a calorie restricted diet all markers of good health improved.Continue reading

Low Fat Diets No Better Than Low Carb Diets Or Mediterranean Diet For Weight Loss

Mediterranean_Diet-1Low fat diets are no better than low carb diets or the mediterranean diet for weight loss.

I have always thought this is how it would eventually work out, common sense suggests it. Low fat diets are incredibly hard to follow for all but the very disciplined like vegans who use nothing from an animal source, not even leather. Man evolved to search for fat because fat represented quick calories and calories were in short supply once. Man also searched for sweet not bitter plants because sweet represented safety and not poison. Our taste buds prefer fat and sugar and manufacturers have taken advantage of this.Continue reading

Processed Meats Cause Cancer – WHO

processed-meat-1Processed meats cause cancer -WHO.

According to the latest report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) processed meats are a cause of colorectal cancer and that red meat probably caused it as well. Both processed meats and red meat have been strongly suspected for more than a decade now. Sheila Bingham showed how red meat caused polyps to grow in the colon in vegetarians that ate half a kilo of red meat/day and these polyps turn cancerous http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4088824.stm . Continue reading

Not All Takeaways Are Junk Food

CQlLxEwVAAEJs1rIn America as it would be here in Australia a common perception is that all cafes sell junk food. Nothing could be further from the truth, junk food is any highly processed food that predominantly depends on taste to sell it. Unfortunately we are a slave to taste because of our evolutionary past and sugar and fat are our two favourite tastes, we would not have made to this point in time if this were not true. Continue reading

Love Food That Loves You

fruits-veggies-table_570It sounds corny doesn’t it but many a person has fallen in love with the wrong person only to regret it for the rest of their lives, and you can draw the exact same analogy with food. You can fall fall in love with food that causes heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome. This is a dangerous liaison, the object of your affection is simply not worth the pain and agony you will go through, your love is simply not being returned so leave now and seek a more rewarding partnership. I know true love never runs smooth but this is ridiculous, you spend a fortune on them and they reward you by killing you.

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Western Diet Shrinks The Brain

UnknownAs a science loving Naturopath/Nutritionist with a specialty in Lifestyle Medicine I am always drawn to research that investigate food and disease as if by some magnetic force and today was no different. An Australian study (Canberra & Queanbeyan) was published online 8th Sept, 2015 associating a western diet with shrunken hippocampus amongst a cohort of 60 year olds Jacka FN, Cherbuin N, Anstey KJ, Sachdev P, and Butterworth P (2015).

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Eat Your Way To Great Health

This clinic only believes in evidence based medicine and always has done so, from early qualifications in nutrition, through naturopathy and into lifestyle medicine  with Southern Cross University. Evidence based medicine is the bible for medicine regardless of whatever form of medicine you practice, or it should be, because if it is not you are not only deceiving yourself but also your patients. A couple of centuries ago a chap called Hippocrates claimed we should let medicine be thy food and food be thy medicine (he spoke funny like that) http://lifestylemedicinevillage.com/wp-admin/post-new.php.Continue reading

Mediterranean Diet Is One Of The World’s Healthiest Diet

When you look back to the 1950’s – 1960’s you remember the Greeks, Italians coming to Australia in large numbers to work on the Snowy Mountain Hydro-Electric Scheme. These Mediterranean people missed their beautiful  coffee made at 55C-60C and their food wine and eating habits. Even when they imported coffee beans and ground them the Australians (trained by English tea drinkers) couldn’t make drinkable coffee, and they found the food intolerable Continue reading