How To

This page provides a brief summary of what we believe is the best approach to living a long healthy life.  Further details are provided in referenced pages.

If you want a very basic summary and don’t want so much detail, then see this page: Simple Summary

Underlying  Basis

The fundamental basis for this information is science.  We attempt to cull out any miasmic thinking and only give you information that is well supported.  We aim to ignore all other factors that attempt to cloud the nutritional health facts:

  • animal welfare issues,
  • environmental impact,
  • social responsibility,
  • religious beliefs,
  • modern convenience,
  • social behavior,
  • how nice things taste, and
  • cost.

We believe that these issues are important, but need to be underpinned by actual factual information.  We expect that you will make judgments on these issues and it is not for us to preach.

Its all well and good to present information that is interesting and scientifically based, however, we see the need to provide the information that actually works to make a difference to people’s health and well-being. So, we try to stick to things that have good evidence that they actually work.

We have not conducted scientific experiments to underpin the information presented here – we look to the best minds in their fields for the science, and then review and collate their knowledge into something that we hope is a cohesive picture.

We have examined alternative views on the key topics and allowed them to stand or fall on their scientific merits.  Many people will be fervently attached to some of these alternative views, and will openly, and some possibly brutally, reject the information  presented here.

We view all the collected information in the context of what would have been a traditional diet before the age of agriculture.  Given that over 99% of our genetic history is pre-agriculture,  nutritional advice should make sense in that context.  For example, if we saw a scientific study that stated that “butter is essential to life“, regardless of how the science was conducted, it does not make sense in the context of the pre-agriculture diet.  This sort of information has a higher bar to reach and needs a lot of supporting evidence to be included here.

We also expect that all of the good information should also be able to be collated into a sensible and cohesive picture (in the context of evolution) with few, if any, discordant elements.  If it doesn’t make sense and can not be sensibly supported by real hard evidence, then it really is nothing more than interesting data.

We have not reproduced all of the scientific material here, rather we have provided links to resources that will allow you to do your own research and see if you come to the same conclusions as we have.  It is not our role to convince you, it is your role to convince yourself.

In a nutshell

The health problems we see are mostly the result of eating in a way that we are not genetically adapted to.   Many modern ‘foods’ may supply energy but that comes with a cost – a cost to our health.  Many are slow poisons that take years or decades to slowly destroy your health.

Excessive consumption of sugars and starches cause chronically elevated insulin levels that drive obesity through inducing a constant ‘fat storage’ mode. Chronically high insulin causes damage to the arteries, veins and capillaries with resultant damage to organs and tissues.  Elevated insulin levels also disrupt immune system’s function.

Eating polyunsaturated oils destroy the immune system.

Constantly eating interferes with tissue regeneration.

Its almost as if ‘we’ deliberately set about to find the most effective way to make ourselves ill.  Tin-foil hat people would look to a conspiracy  involving big-pharma and big-food to profit from our misery.  Are we being ‘farmed’?

The good news is that you are completely in charge of what you put in your mouth and you can change your diet to avoid the slow poisons and allow your health to return.

The Objectives

The key health issues targeted by these pages are the diseases related to insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome:

  1. Type-2 diabetes,
  2. Type-3 diabetes (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s etc),
  3. cardiovascular diseases,
  4. stroke,
  5. vascular diseases in general,
  6. nerve damage,
  7. immune system disfunction, and
  8. organ damage.

Additionally, we target the causes of cancer and diseases of dietary deficiencies.; and we provide information that affects the condition of obesity.

The good news is that evidence shows that most of these health issues are significantly influenced by how and what we eat even though there are other external factors at play for some of them.

The Strategy

Many, if not all of the problems listed above, are the result of following underlying causes that we aim to address:

  1. A large imbalance in the endocrine system, particularly relating to the Insulin hormone.
  2. Inflammatory processes.
  3. Downstream vascular damage that affects all organs and bodily functions.
  4. Disruption to the natural growth and maintenance cycles.
  5. Disruption to the immune system.
  6. And finally, simple deficiencies of essential ingredients needed to keep your body healthy.

I hope that you can see that what and how you eat can have a large influence on your hormones, which can underpin inflammatory processes that cause damage throughout your body.  If the damage is allowed to accumulate and not repaired (or not completely repaired) due to the disruption of the normal maintenance processes  then most of the diseases listed above are the result.

If we have looked at the science and can accept that these processes are indeed at play, then we can acknowledge that the primary root-cause is what and how we eat.   Yes; other factors are at play, and we will discuss these; however, the largest contributor is what and how we eat.

The approach

The approach to achieving our stated objective is based on a number of key elements:

  1. Reducing the hormone imbalance by changing “What you eat”.
  2. Reducing the system inflammation by changing “What you eat”.
  3. Reducing the vascular damage by changing “What you eat”.
  4. Repair natural cellular growth / repair cycles by “Fasting”.
  5. Improving immune system function by changing “What you eat”
  6. Correct a few major deficiencies by diet and supplementation.
  7. We will show you why exercise supports our objectives.

What you eat

  1. Eat foods that limit the imbalance to the endocrine system, particularly insulin levels.  You do this by avoiding foods that contain significant amounts of sugar or starches;
  2. Eat foods that reduce, rather than promote, inflammatory processes.  You do this by avoiding foods that contain significant amounts of sugar, starches or manufactured oils.
  3. Eat foods that don’t degrade immune system function. You do this by avoiding foods that contain significant amounts of sugar, starches or manufactured oils.
  4. Include foods or supplements that correct any deficiencies.  Mostly this is about adjusting to the now mineral depleted soils that grow our food.
  5. Avoid foods that contain significant toxins that impact your health.

Link to What to eat page

How you eat

Basic fundamental science demonstrates that many important cell maintenance and repair processes only take place in the absence of food intake.

  1. Eat food in a manner that allows natural maintenance and repair processes to occur to correct cellular damage.  Primarily this is about not eating all the time – rather, spend time fasting.

Link to Fasting page

Other factors

We will also discuss the following additional factors that affect your health:

  1. Environmental toxins,
  2. Sunlight exposure, and,
  3. Exercise

And finally, we discuss how your mental attitude will may be the most important factor that determines your health and well-being.