Category Archives: Constraints

So when will you lose your health – Part 5 – What to do

As we all worry about the current fiscal situation – this is the time bomb. As so many of us age AND as so many of us who are not that old, get sick from the diseases of Modern Civilization, … Continue reading

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The Great Return – Part 4 – The Inquisition and why it always fails

First they ignore you – then they laugh at you – then they fight you – then you win. Today I am going to explore how we are about to experience all of this as we see the power of … Continue reading

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Why did we stray so far from our Evolutionary Best Fit?

I think this quote is the best answer I can find:  Consider the feature common to all of the above: we have chosen comfort and short-term convenience over the option presented to us by our genome and the Pleistocene environment … Continue reading

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Why are we so fat in rural settings? – Part 3 – Our Ancestry!

Prince Edward Island, where I live, has a very high obesity rate. So do many rural parts of America and of cource the rest of Atlantic Canada. We have looked at why there is an physical environmental difference between cities and … Continue reading

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Why are people in rural setting fat – Part 2 – Because our friends are – It’s Social!

For reasons that we are exploring in this series, there are environmental reasons why people who live in rural settings tend to be more overweight than those living in urban settings. But there are social environmental factors as well. And I … Continue reading

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How do you get control and power – Riot or take it for yourself?

Lack of power and control and low social status is a major factor in making us ill. So if we cannot change the system, how can we get more power, control and social status? This week we will look at how we might do … Continue reading

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Your Baby – Bathtime – What is safe? – Novel Environments

My grand daughter Sophia when she was very little not so long ago. Bath time is the best part of the day for babies and parents. Little did I know what might have been going on. What is in the … Continue reading

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