About the Society

The Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand aims to foster collaboration among scientists, health professionals and laypersons who study and communicate about health from an evolutionary perspective in order to develop solutions to our modern health challenges.

The Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand – Te Kauwhata Tūhauora o Aotearoa – is a fully incorporated not-for-profit society, existing with the core aim of fostering interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists, healthcare professionals, organisations and laypersons that study and communicate about human health and the human ecological niche from an evolutionary perspective in order to develop solutions to New Zealand’s current and future health challenges. The AHSNZ aims to promote research and disseminate knowledge relevant to the health and other benefits of an ancestral lifestyle, providing a high level of robust scientific evidence to support the views and aims of all those individuals who make up the society and who believe that our individual lives and the health of our country as a whole can be improved by taking such an approach. Via this website, regular open meetings, ongoing collaboration, published position statements, and an biannual symposium, the AHSNZ aims to fulfill all of its aims.

Whilst the Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand (AHSNZ) shares many of the same visions, values, and inspirations with other Ancestral Health Societies around the globe, and works in a collaborative manner with them, there are no financial or other formal links to them.