Evan on July 30th, 2007

The best indicator for men of cardio-respiratory fitness is their girth. You can find out with a tape measure – that’s all it takes. Forget calculating muscle vs fat and so on (the BMI or body fat index); the waist measurement is easier and more accurate too. This is the finding of Dr Jean-Pierre Després […]

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Evan on July 27th, 2007

There is a sugar that is processed by our bodies as a fat. This means that it should help us avoid diabetes – insulin (which is functioning abnormally in diabetes) digests sugar not fat. Insulin’s job is effectively to turn sugar into fat. Unfortunately eating a sugar that is processed as a fat doesn’t affect […]

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Evan on July 25th, 2007

Immunisation presents an interesting ethical dilemma. This is because, to be effective most people need to be immunised.  If most people aren’t immunised there is no point in any one of us doing it. If most people are immunised then it doesn’t make a difference if any one of us does or doesn’t do it. […]

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Evan on July 24th, 2007

These are the big picture items. 1. Maintain your sense of control over your own life. This doesn’t mean being a control freak – trying to control others. It means having a good sense of what you are able to do to stay healthy and create the life you want. 2. Maintain good networks. The […]

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Evan on July 23rd, 2007

IMHO means “in my humble opinion” – it is an abbreviation used in emails. This is a series where I unashamedly express my opinions in a forthright manner. If you are easily offended it may be best not to read these posts. In my humble opinion the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is best. I don’t mean […]

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Evan on July 20th, 2007

For those who want to know more about me and my approach to health. After I left my wife I had a grand plan to run retreats and build a counseling practice.  This did not work out, however there was one good result a friend and I (Carmen Burnet) wrote a book, called Living Authentically […]

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Evan on July 19th, 2007

Most of the information we get in the mainstream media is based in scientific studies. And scientific studies are expressed in statistics. This article is a brief introduction to this way of providing information. Statistics are nothing grand – they are just calculating the odds. For instance if you smoke the odds go up that […]

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Evan on July 17th, 2007

When someone asks me, “Can I be honest with you?” I’m pretty sure it won’t be followed by a compliment. But the appeal to truth is meant to trump all other considerations – such as kindness. During World War 2 in Germany there was a Luther pastor, Dietrich Bonhoeffer – who was killed for being […]

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