Plant Based Health Special Series: Why Women Thrive on Animal Protein
By Dr Lara Briden As a biologist and a clinician, I’m a practical person. I don’t adhere to any particular theory or “diet philosophy” but am instead open to any way of eating that demonstrably supports the vitality and wellness of my patients. For me, that’s the fundamental test: “Is this diet working for my Read More
Plant Based Health Special Series: Vegan diets and protein
By Dr Mikki Williden While I’m an advocate of a whole-food based diet that includes animal protein, there are people who may do really well on a vegan diet (a diet that excludes meat). For most, though, there are nutritional considerations of excluding animal protein that I want to raise awareness of, and some practical Read More
Plant-Based Health Special Series: Does going vegan stack up for the environment?
By Matthew Stewart – BCom BAppSc [Human Bio] MOst PDC 2017 seemed to be a break out year for vegan diets. Many celebrities adopted vegan diets and news reports extolled plant-exclusive as the best way to avert the multi-faceted consequences of climate change. But is adopting a meat-free diet the best option to address environmental Read More
Special Series: Plant-Based Health?
The Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand is a broad church of health professionals, scientists, and interested laypersons, who are firmly of the belief that there is no single way to live a healthy and vibrant life. Indeed, taking nutrition and diet as an example, each member of the Society follows their own path, with some Read More
Winter Health Special, Part 2
In the last post Dr Anastasia Boulais spoke about what you can do every day to help yourself survive and enjoy winter. This time she’ll answer some questions which she most frequently gets in the clinic. Do I have a cold or a flu? While we frequently use these terms interchangeably they are quite Read More