Category Archives: Health

Desperation, curiosity & persistence – finding health & joy.

One day a French girl arrived to stay with us in New Zealand, she was a friend of a friend. As she stepped out of her car her long legs stretched forever, she was glowing, and she looked like the … Continue reading

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Shifting kids to a healthy meal plan – breakfast lunch and dinner

Please believe me that I had the trickiest kid ever – a slow eater that had suffered from massive colic (in hindsight I would now take that baby to a nutritionist straight away), that merged into super slow eating and … Continue reading

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Illnesses affecting families today.

Talk: Why are we getting sicker, younger? A Sustainable Backyards event. When: 7.30pm Thursday, 24th March 2016 Where: Tauranga Boys College Graham Young Youth Theatre Cost: $10 (please bring cash) Do I need to book?: No bookings required, please just … Continue reading

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Tipping point – what’s with organic?

I can’t afford it. It’s too hard. Supermarket’s good enough for me. What makes people change? For most people it is not an easy process. Going to the supermarket, whizzing around, piling up the car, now that’s convenient. So why … Continue reading

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Zen Honeycutt & GMO food in New Zealand

Way before I heard Zen Honeycutt was coming to New Zealand (Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga) I had read about her. She’s one chick that has really put it out there. Speaking up takes courage. You risk criticism, derision, and today in … Continue reading

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When it comes to kids with gut related illness – Make changes, but lose that guilt.

One of the most important things paediatrician Dr Michelle Perro can say to mums is ‘We didn’t know’. But we do know now. This article is an abbreviated extract of an engaging and enlightening youtube interview with Molly Arthur. As … Continue reading

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Must be a bad writer.

A couple of months ago I spent a while trying to get this piece into mainstream media. I tried New Zealand’s National Radio, Listener, Stuff, NZ Herald. I guess a) no one’s interested in this topic and b) I am … Continue reading

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Why do we all have sick guts? NZ health policy needs to digest some facts.

It’s an election year and there is one health policy I want to see that none of the parties are publicly considering. It is a policy I believe nearly every Kiwi would support. Especially women, whom this issue disproportionately affects. … Continue reading

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Making a rash decision from the gut. About a dog.

I am about to conduct an experiment on the dog. My dog Myrtle has had skin based stomach rashes for a good 6 months now.  Extensive reading has lead me to a mother-type conclusion.  Perhaps an outrageous theory (that is grounded … Continue reading

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Bulimia – acknowledging that parents can screw up is part of healing.

The first thing that happens to us in our life is that we are nourished and nurtured. We naturally, form loving bonds with family around us. This is the essence of life, the meaning of life, however you put it. … Continue reading

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