The Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand

I'm working my way through all the videos from the AHSNZ International Symposium 2015: “LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD”

"One of the core aims of AHSNZ is to promote research and disseminate knowledge relevant to the health, environmental, and economic benefits of an ancestral lifestyle.  Believing that the discussion, debating, and sharing of such knowledge is best done in real time, and in person, AHSNZ’s aim is to hold regular one-day conferences, and this biannual international symposium, to allow broader interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists, healthcare professionals, and laypersons who study and communicate about the human ecological niche and modern health from an evolutionary perspective."

 

you can see the videos all on youtube here: The Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand

Cafe Avalaun

a splendid, welcomed concept it is indeed
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The Bartleby Project

"If you read this to the end, you'll discover that I'm inviting you to join a real conspiracy, call it an open conspiracy, with real consequences on millions of real lives. I know that sounds megalomaniacal, but be patient. If we pull this off, a great many will bless us, although the school industry few will curse us. This is about a project to destroy the standardized testing industry, one in which you, personally, will be an independent unit commander. This adventure is called "The Bartleby Project, for reasons you'll learn in just a little while. And keep in mind as you read, this has nothing to do with test reform. It's about test destruction."

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Childhood Behavior and Sleep

Let's revisit a passioned focus of mine-

Childhood behavioral problems as they relate to disordered sleep! Crazy! Right?

Seems, it's not so crazy. Look at the case of Connor Deegan:

 

Here is Dr. Steve Park's podcast feating Connor's mom: 

Podcast #002: Interview With Valerie Deegan, From The Video, “Finding Connor Deegan”

Connor was diagnosed with ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder), pretty scary for a parent, the label alone can derail efforts to non-medically bring a child back to a world of homeostatic peace. The standard medical intervention is pretty foul business. 

I thank Dr. Kevin Boyd for providing me the link. If you'd like to read/hear more about Dr. Boyd and get an even bigger picture of this issue, go here: 

64- Dr. Kevin Boyd DDS - Kids Jawchitecture

 

Bucks For Bauman!

"Bauman was “severely affected” by the blast after an explosive devise detonated right next to where he stood watching the marathon. Despite his serious condition, Bauman managed to describe the suspect, who later turned out to be of the Tsarnaev brothers, immediately upon gaining consciousness in intensive care."

Evolutionary Heart

Seems I stand alone in questioning The Cleveland Clinic and their nutrition recommendations. In this case we're looking at heart health.

'The Clinic' (as it is known wherever they are found) had a Twitter chat session hashtag #CCHeart, where they provided everyone with an opportunity to ask questions of their highly regarded heart specialists.

I'm posting the question I asked, and the reply from Dr. Nissen.

Understand this, Dr. Nissen is no run of the mill general practitioner, he is the Cardiovascular Medicine Department Chair at The Cleveland Clinic. He co-authored the book Heart 411 (which I have previosuly tweeted and blogged).

Here's our brief interaction in 2 tweets:

Dr. Nissen dismisses my question by referring to Neanderthals, which are some 30,000 years extinct, and a wholly different species than humans.

Is there no hope in utilizing evolutionary biology in understanding what best honors an optimal human diet?

I am surmising Dr. Nissen does not believe in evolution. If he did, he would surely believe that the biology of humans has been exposed to, affected by, and is a result of the evolutionary process. 

I for one believe there are foods better optimized for human health, and they should be consumed in proportions drastically different than those proposed by The Cleveland Clinic.

I have so much more to say here, but I am such a poor writer and have little passion or enthusiasm for this type of writing especially so.

If you have an opinion, or facts of relevance please share! Comments are open to any and all. (Edit: Comments are now disabled site-wide)