Category Archives: Context

Get your child outside!

We are designed to spend a lot of time outside. I am 61. When I was a kid, I was inside only for class or sleeping. Today few kids spend almost any time outside. Why most don’t have enough Vitamin … Continue reading

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The Exercise Myth – Strength and Activity

From Chris Highcock’s wonderful short PDF book which you can buy here. Chris’s book opens with the best context for Fitness and its link to health and how we grow old that I have yet seen. This site has talked … Continue reading

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Dr Terry Wahls on how she defeated MS and how we can get our health back

If you only see one video – this would be it for me

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Brilliant new interview with Michael Rose on Aging and Health

Please follow the link here.

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“Cancering” – It’s all about systems not one thing

An exceptional piece that sheds light on the systemic issues related to Cancer. As Michael points out in the 55 is the flaw in how we approach science – reductionism – this video shows how different medicine will be. Dr … Continue reading

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Rose offers the scientific context/framework for Ancestral Health

Science is a mess today as is medicine. Every day we hear a new this or that. Many hold very strong beliefs based on what? What was missing was a context for health. This is what Michael has offered us. … Continue reading

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What foods did we evolve to eat?

“Great Apes and the Evolution of Human Diet” by Craig Stanford, PhD from Ancestry on Vimeo. Here is Craig Stanford Director of the Goodall Institute talking about primate diets as a context for what our Paleo diet might have been … Continue reading

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The Full Lindeberg!

“Food and Western Disease” by Staffan Lindeberg, MD, PhD from Ancestry on Vimeo. Here are his slides – here is the link to his website. AHS Slides_Staffan Lindeberg View more presentations from Ancestry

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Ancestry Foundation – A great centre of information – Videos from the conference

Earlier this month, the Ancestry Foundation hosted the first of what will be many conferences on Health as seen through the perspective of Evolution. Here is the link to the many excellent videos Here is the link to the slides and here … Continue reading

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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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So when will you lose your health – Part 4 – How to get it back – Not from medicine

You are reading this post because you believe in a new understanding of how our health works. You know that you can take charge of your health. So why, if you know this to be true, is it so hard … Continue reading

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So when will you lose your health? – Part 3 – When you don’t know this

Every day we read of a new study that says “This is bad for you” and “This is good for you”. No wonder when it comes to taking control of our health, we are confused by science. I read a … Continue reading

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So when will you lose your health – Part 2 – When you live in the wrong environment

You get ill when you look like this – this is how I looked aged 59 – I weighed 205 lbs. How I look here has all the signs that you have not lived your life according to the rules. … Continue reading

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So when will you lose your Health? Part 1 – The Healthspan

  This is an image that is all about Lifespan. Until the late 1800’s and the discovery of how infection really worked, this was what we all feared. Your child could be well in the morning and dead that night. … Continue reading

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The Great Return – Part 5 – Why Food is the way home

I have been trying to see how #Paleo is more than a diet. Taking control of our health will in the end be about changing how we live. For our system today not only restricts our diet to shit but … Continue reading

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Michael Rose – Saved my life

Here I am in August 2009 – pre diabetic – a typical middle aged man. I thought that this was my destiny – that all men of my age had to be like this. But after talking with Michael Rose … 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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The Great Return – Part 3 – The Rules of the New World#2 – A Vision

This post is written in July of 2011 – The Murdoch New Empire, the Police in the UK and the Tories in the UK are being rocked. I think that we are living through a period where the Network is destroying the … Continue reading

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The Great Return – Part 2 – The “Industrial Clearances” and what they mean to us

Are all of us, who are today unemployed or under employed or never to be employed, failures and misfits? I think that most of us think that we are in some way bad people. I think that, even as we … Continue reading

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The Great Return Part 1 – Getting back our right relationship with Nature – A series

Is the Paleo diet just another fad diet? Is Crossfit just another fad fitness craze? They are not – and you should not dismiss them. They are in fact the early signs of a new revolution in human society, economy … Continue reading

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Why are we so fat in rural areas – Part 4 – We don’t fit the culture

In this last post of this series, I will explore the downside and the upside of our special tribal Gael and First Nations culture in rural Canada and America. We have seen that there are many physical reasons why those who … 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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Your Mind and your Health – Part 4 – Why the Tribe – Community – is the best Environment to help us

In this series we have seen how the power of how we think can affect our health for good or bad. How then can we do the hardest thing of all and change how we think about ourselves and so … Continue reading

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Your mind and your health – Part 3 – How do we change deep rooted thoughts/habits?

So how do we change? Is it as simple as knowing what is true? Not for deep change. I can hear you even from here. “But I can’t change my habits” or “Just telling me to think differently is not enough” … Continue reading

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Your Mind and your Health – Part 2 – The Power of Neuroplasticity

This is the conventional picture of the brain – a thing with discrete compartments – a thinking machine. This idea of the brain – which is also how most of us “see” the body and so organize medicine is wrong. … Continue reading

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Your Mind & Your Health – Part 1 – Overcoming bad environments

Most of us understand that if we eat better (whatever better means) and if we are more active, our health will improve. But few of us know that if we use our mind “better” that this too will help us … Continue reading

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Crohns Disease – Typical Bad Advice you get

Here is an article today that claims to be the definitive advice from the experts of what to eat. But when you go through it – it is totally confusing. Don’t eat fat – hard to digest and makes you … Continue reading

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Diet – Where your ancestral heritage is important

Surely we must have adapted to agriculture by now? The answer is no and sort of yes to that question. It depends on what your ancestral heritage is or how long you have been exposed to agriculture. Let’s take dairy. … Continue reading

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