There seem to be no silver bullets. Causation at the molecular level, deep inside the body, appears to be beyond our current reach. But what about pushing against the ultimate cause – not within us, but in the outside world? Are we fated to follow the New Zealanders’ folly, causing damage with every effort to treat? Or, can we learn what external forces have made us so chronically ill, and push back there?
Any discussion about health and well-being, whether at your doctor’s office, office tearoom or over a coffee with friends, inevitably focuses on weight loss. As a society, we are preoccupied with our relationship with gravity and we often judge our health, social success and overall happiness against that marker.
Nutritionists, dietitians and others in this industry are living in tense times. Practitioners who aspire to follow an ancestral health philosophy are no exception. Tensions abound in many facets of their work, such as those that exist between contradictory bodies of knowledge within the general field of nutritional science.
Our survival as a species depends on our ongoing fertility however modern lifestyles, diets and attitudes are creating more of a “famine” environment, pushing our body into fight-or-flight mode and compromising our ability to reproduce. Find out how you can optimise your nutrition, exercise and mindset to optimise your fertility and the survival of the human race.
Craig has a passion for helping everyday humans become stronger humans, and works hard to find ways to make this easier to achieve.
There’s a greatly underplayed relationship between living fast and poor health – not just physical, but also of the mind and spirit. Speed and stress unbalance our mind and spirit; over time this silently erodes our full capacity and power, and we unknowingly become more and more unconscious.
In late January, the President and Vice-President of the Ancestral Health Society, Jamie Scott and Dr Anastasia Boulais, were fortunate to grab a few hours with Jo and Crystal – two-thirds of the Melbourne-based The Primal Shift team. During that time, between the sharing of good food and good coffee, The Primal Shift team recorded Read More
by Dr Greg Brown Read Part 1 here Intersecting with this discussion of inflammation, the gut, and psychosocial stress is the other half of my theme — sleep and circadian rhythms. Inadequate sleep is endemic, and dealing with sleep problems is a noticeably increasing part of my practice. Both acute and chronic sleep deprivation cause Read More
by Dr Greg Brown Modern psychiatry exemplifies the reductionist approach which plagues much of modern medicine. What do I mean by this? Well, reductionism comprises breaking down complex systems into individual components, often in an effort to explain how things work in terms of the functioning of these smaller, simpler elements. Carried to an extreme, Read More
by Kate Callaghan, nutritionist. This article was initially posted on www.theholisticnutritionist.com. It is reproduced here with the permission of the author. This weekend just past, I had the great pleasure of presenting at the Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand conference in Wanaka. The topic was “Health of the Land, Health of the People” because, Read More