Perspectives

Ancestral Health and Psychiatry Part 2 – Circadian Rhythms

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

Ancestral Health and Psychiatry Part 1 – Nutrition

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

Is Your Microbiome Making You Fat, Sick and Depressed?

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

Food for Thoughts – Nutrition and Brain Health

After the success of the first AHSNZ conference in Christchurch we had many people who were unable to make it contact us hungry for more information. In response we have requested that our speakers write a post on their presentation. Reading it on your computer screen pales in comparison to hearing it in person, in Read More

Urban Design and Health – The Spaces in Between

After the success of the first AHSNZ conference in Christchurch we had many people who were unable to make it contact us hungry for more information. In response we have requested that our speakers write a post on their presentation. Reading it on your computer screen pales in comparison to hearing it in person, in Read More

Ancestral Health and General Practice – Art, Science or Quackery? Part I

Your consultation with a GP doesn’t have a script or a recipe. Once the door is shut, anything can happen. There is no rehearsal or practice run. The GP has to improvise. The patient takes the lead. It’s a bit like theatre sports with ‘The Improvisers” – the patient takes the leading role, there is a start, a finish and a ‘theme’ but there is no script.

Ancestral Health in General Practice

Wellington GP, Dr Pam Olver, reflects on the empowerment that an ancestral health perspective brings both her patients and herself as a general practitioner.