Category Archives: Healthy Science

The Game Changers: A Review

Stories are powerful. They help us imagine, feel and go so far as to give us meaning and purpose. In his masterpiece, Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari credits humans’ survival on this planet to our ability to collectively believe in stories. And often, it’s only through the grandest of myths that we find meaning and collaboration. … Continue reading The Game Changers: A Review

Paleo and Crossfit… Can They Coexist?

Crossfit and paleo, two concepts that have grown side by side for the past fifteen years. Two market driven movements that promote health, minimalism, community, and two movements that are as controversial as they effective. Having high stakes in both of these (I coach crossfit and use a paleo template in my nutrition coaching), I have … Continue reading Paleo and Crossfit… Can They Coexist?

How to Increase Your Testosterone…. Naturally

In our last post we learnt that testosterone isn’t just for muscle heads and is vitally important for female and male health. If you haven’t read this, then do the right thing and check it out here. So we know that healthy T levels are linked with bone health, mood, cognition, motivation, weight management and muscle mass. This means … Continue reading How to Increase Your Testosterone…. Naturally

Carbs… Will They Make You Fat?

Carbs…. it’s a dirty word. Controversy, curiosity, even conflict arises when you bring up this word among the healthsphere.  Everyone has an opinion on carbs; how essential they are, how they’re going to kill you or how they make you a bad person. Industry has noticed this too and we’ve seen a low carb revolution where people … Continue reading Carbs… Will They Make You Fat?

Is Coffee Bad?

This was the first question from a little nutrition presentation I did over the weekend.  The audience turned to the questioner then to me as they were clearly thinking the same thing…. “Do I have to give up my sweet, precious, liquid gold?!”   The answer was “no, it’s not, but maybe yes, it depends…” … Continue reading Is Coffee Bad?

Australia’s New Food Pyramid…. And Why Brazil Does it Better

  Whenever I do a nutrition talk I usually start with the ‘Food Pyramid’ because it’s really where everything went all wrong. I point out to the audience that our nutrition authorities recommend eating 8 – 11 servings of grains per day, the equivalent to 22 slices of bread… This always gets a laugh. So, … Continue reading Australia’s New Food Pyramid…. And Why Brazil Does it Better

Why I Smothered My Steak With Butter or Why Fat is Good

Steak Night. 2 steaks, potato and veggies for $10. Gold. It was also an excuse to get the guys together; steak night was more about catching up than the cheap steaks. Socialising like this is taken for granted when you’re growing up, yet now it’s harder to get everyone together as our lives have become … Continue reading Why I Smothered My Steak With Butter or Why Fat is Good