After being diagnosed as pre-diabetic, decided to take charge of his life by starting to eat healthily. He has been rewarded with normal fasting blood glucose values and a Body Mass Index of 22. He is an advocate of intermittent fasting and finds his periods in ketosis bring him improved mental clarity. He was a sweet-toothed, chocoholic lover of high glycemic index foods (eg. bread, rice, pasta, potato) which made the transition to a healthy diet quite difficult for him. His family had a history of diabetes which made him even more determined to change his eating habits. He has spent thousands of hours looking at the latest nutrition research and interacting with scientists and healthcare workers. His training in nutrition, physiology, pathology, microbiology and pharmacology as a veterinarian has allowed him an appreciation of cross-species differences between humans and other mammals. He contributes his time to the nutrition science group unpaid.
we are a group of individuals passionate about human health. We look at homo sapiens as a species in a state of crisis. The unsatisfactory way we “self-manage” is a reflection of initially inadequate education from our school system. Our poor parents don’t know the science of healthy eating so don’t know what to teach us, their children. As adults, there is a lack of incentive for us to self-educate produced by a taxpayer-funded, almost free, very high quality, emergency healthcare system in many western countries which “rescues us” when we get sick, as a result of poor eating and exercise habits. This free health care model does not punish us adequately for our poor lifestyles. This self-inflicted state of poor health results in type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s dementia as we age. In the years prior to 20 when eating habits are being formed, young people can get away with eating terrible diets with little consequence other than obesity. Poor eating habits take their toll when adults are 40 plus.
At the Nutrition Science Group, we enjoy being able to continue to work with other healthcare professionals, media, employers and our education system to improve the current level of poor self-management of our health. If the public learns about self-management of diet, exercise, sleep and stress, this, in turn, will save governments billions of dollars spent on healthcare.
We look forward to educating through public speaking, writing, video production. We love the work of Dr Michael Mosley, Dr John Tickell, Dr Ross Walker, Dr Rangan Chatterjee and Paul Taylor, health professionals who have dedicated their careers to educating the public on preventative health. Australian Dr Rod Tayler deserves special mention. He has arguably done more than any other human on the planet to spread the word about the science of low sugar, low glycaemic index, high healthy fat eating.
Many of the free to view recordings on the www.lowcarbdownunder.com.au website are from conferences in the USA and Australia he has been involved in organizing.