Low Carb For Weight Loss: What We Are Told & Why?

Low Carb For Weight Loss: What We Are Told & Why?

Is low-carb effective for weight loss? The low-carb diet has not always been positively received, but despite this Health Coach and Author Brendan Reid gave it a shot to support his metabolic health goals. 15 months later and 50 kilograms lighter, his results were...

Why Food Quality Is What Matters Most

Why Food Quality Is What Matters Most

Why we need to be talking about food quality Over the past few years, the conversation around nutrition has shifted from discussing nutrients to discussing food itself. While the flawed health star rating continues for now, there are conversations starting to happen...

Ice Baths: The Benefits of Cold Water Immersion

Ice Baths: The Benefits of Cold Water Immersion

Ice Baths: The Benefits of a Cold Water Immersion If you're an athlete or fitness enthusiast, you may have heard about the benefits of ice baths. Soaking in a bath filled with ice-cold water may sound intimidating, but the benefits are well worth it! One of the main...

Oral & Gum Health 101

Oral & Gum Health 101

Have you ever brushed your teeth and looked in the sink and seen blood? Have you ever flossed and seen blood on your floss? Most importantly, do you know what this means? The answer is simply: ‘Healthy gums don’t bleed.’ [1] The intention of this post is to clear up...

The Low Down on Low Carb

The Low Down on Low Carb

Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about low carb diets in some way, shape or form in the past few years. PREKURE’s own Chief Science Officer Prof Grant Schofield and Dietician Associate Professor Caryn Zinn have even co-authored a few...

A Day Without Wine Seemed Impossible

A Day Without Wine Seemed Impossible

Twelve months ago I would not have joined this challenge.  Although my diet was full of healthy, whole, mainly low carb foods, I ran each day, and was outwardly fit and healthy, the idea of 21 days without my evening glass of wine (or 3) would have seemed impossible....

Three Things You Need to Know About Protein

Three Things You Need to Know About Protein

It’s easy to get confused when looking for information about protein. This no-nonsense blog will give you scientifically accurate information touching on the benefits of protein, outlining how much protein you need to eat and giving you practical tips to eat enough...

Tools For Enhancing Your Resilience

Tools For Enhancing Your Resilience

Three Stoic tools you can use right now to boost your resilience and mental wellbeing.   Stoicism Explained: You might be squinting at your screen reading this title, wondering how exactly Stoicism can help boost resilience and mental wellbeing. Fair enough. Many...

Keto Mojito Recipe + Festive sweet treat guide

Keto Mojito Recipe + Festive sweet treat guide

Keto Mojito Serves 3–4 | carb count 1.0g (per serve). Recipe from What the Fat?, Schofield, Zinn & Rodger, 2017 Okay, there’s no rum in this so technically we shouldn’t call it a mojito, but we’ve got pretty close to the real deal!This mocktail is refreshing,...

Low Carb Summer Berry Jelly Recipe

Low Carb Summer Berry Jelly Recipe

Summer berry jelly Serves 10–12 | carb count 2.6g (per serve). Recipe from What the Fat?, Schofield, Zinn & Rodger, 2017   A great recipe for the whole family to enjoy! Use prosecco for a sophisticated touch for adults, or a low-carb sparkling flavoured water...

The Good News Show

The Good News Show

News you can use! The Good News Show is PREKURE's response to the mainstream bad news, which is appealing to your reptilian midbrain and your negativity bias. Instead, we bring you tools for a happy, healthy good life.  The Good News Show is brought to you by...

5 easy steps to a strong immune system

5 easy steps to a strong immune system

We want to make sure we’re in the best possible condition to prevent getting Covid-19, or if we get it, be able to fight it off as soon as possible. The great news is, there are a number of things you can do to help your immune system stay strong. 1. Vitamin C Vitamin...

Science in a minute – Need more protein?

Science in a minute – Need more protein?

Prof Grant Schofield takes a look at this research paper, published in the Journal of Atherosclerosis, on the effects of protein - the forgotten macronutrient - and the difference that protein can make.     The study is centred around the protein leverage...

PREKURE- Diabetes

PREKURE- Diabetes

What is PREKURE: Diabetes? It’s a 3-week programme designed for you to learn about diabetes. You’ll learn by following daily learning and you'll also learn by doing. The programme is based on the latest science and low-carb and keto diet principles, which are the most...

Does alcohol contain a lot of sugar?

Does alcohol contain a lot of sugar?

We put 10 of the most common nutrition questions to Prof Grant Schofield and Dr Caryn Zinn. Here’s Question 9: Does alcohol contain a lot sugar? View questions 1-8 here.     This is one of the biggest myths out there. People think that when drinking alcohol,...

Don’t let Christmas derail you

Don’t let Christmas derail you

Our dietitian, Dr Caryn Zinn, has a great tip for you on how to get through the next few weeks AND stick to your health goals… which can be really hard at this time of the year.  Get through the Christmas and New Year season with your health goals intact using the ‘3...

Protein – where to find it and what works best?

Protein – where to find it and what works best?

PreKure’s dietitian, Dr Caryn Zinn, talks to us about eating different sorts of protein – meats and plant-based protein – and some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding this.  A common misconception about low-carb, healthy fat (LCHF) and keto, is that you've got...

How much water should I drink a day?

How much water should I drink a day?

How much water should we drink a day? You might have been told, “you must have 2 litres of water a day for optimal health”. Well, if you believe that, I’m sorry to burst your bubble - there is not one shred of evidence to support that as a guideline. Two important...

What are calories and do I need to count them?

What are calories and do I need to count them?

I'd like to talk to you about energy and calories. Some basics about calories or kilojoules - a calorie or kilojoule is just a unit of energy. Carbohydrates, proteins, fats and alcohol supply you with energy or calories, whereas vitamins and minerals don't supply you...

Menopause and weight loss

Menopause and weight loss

Mikki Williden is a Registered Nutritionist and a Senior Lecturer at Unitec. What happens during menopause and why? Mikki Williden shares some dietary considerations if you experience symptoms. I've been working in the nutrition space for a good 20 years, helping...

Top tips for long lasting weight loss

Top tips for long lasting weight loss

Dr Caryn Zinn (Dietitian) shares her top strategies for losing weight and keeping it off, long-term.     The multidimensional approach is key to sustainable weight loss. You’ve got dietary management or dietary strategies. You've got exercise strategies and...

How the DBT rule can help you drink less

How the DBT rule can help you drink less

Want to change your behaviour around alcohol? Try the DBT rule. If you find yourself responding to emotions or tension with the need to drink, then I want you to try this - the DBT rule. I just made it up and it works for me. The D is for Distraction. I watched the...

Take action to change your life!

Take action to change your life!

In the beginning of the isolation I wasn’t feeling so good. I was bonding with some good chocolate and some delicious food. But then I took action and now I've lost about five kilos! How did that happen? By taking action. In coaching, one of the principles we use is...

Fasting in lockdown – what are the benefits?

Fasting in lockdown – what are the benefits?

Dr Caryn Zinn talks to us about fasting – why people fast; different types of fasting; and fasting experiences during the lockdown. Why do people fast? Well, fasting goes right back to the Bible. People undertook fasting for spiritual or mental reasons. Fasting was...

What is a healthy diet?

What is a healthy diet?

We put 10 of the most common nutrition questions to Prof Grant Schofield and Dr Caryn Zinn. Here’s question 3: What is a healthy diet?     A healthy diet is one that is low in human interference. In other words, it avoids the category of foods that we call...

Low-fat vs low-carb. Vegan vs carnivore.

Low-fat vs low-carb. Vegan vs carnivore.

We need to embrace some humility By David Ludwig If you think about it, what we consider radical or mainstream or middle of the road, is all completely subjective. If the conventional thinking veers radically in one direction, for example like in the 1990s with the...

Reflections – A Time for Change

Reflections – A Time for Change

Reflections of my past 12 months with PreKure... To be a nurse is a privilege. It is to be part of the intricate human experience of infirm.  It is to trust and be trusted, and to deliver compassionate daily care. It is to listen and to learn. It is to act. What do I...

Is Cardio Bad for You?

Is Cardio Bad for You?

This tends to be a time of year when people start getting back into or upping their exercise regime so here is a fitting guest post from our Health Coach student Mitch Mullooly discussing the almost dreaded word in the fitness industry – Cardio.

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

One of the 4 biggest chronic conditions crippling the healthcare system is type 2 diabetes. Which is largely preventable. Today is World Diabetes Day, and here at PreKure we want to spread the word that we CAN, and we ARE doing something about this. PreKure is a...

The 10 Rules of Fasting

The 10 Rules of Fasting

Dr Caryn Zinn shares her top-10 fasting tips for making your fasting journey a pleasant one. 10 Fasting Tips: Rules to Follow These are not necessarily rules, and even if they were, there could be lots more than 10. But these are the 10 things that I think can be...

Season 1, Episode 2: Ditcher of Carbs

Season 1, Episode 2: Ditcher of Carbs

For the second episode of Flippin Health's podcasts, Grant and George are accompanied by Libby Jenkinson. She is the founder of Ditch the Carbs. She is also a pharmacist and a mother of three. What is Ditch the Carbs? Ditch the Carbs is a recipe website where Libby...

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Why Practising Medicine gives me Joy again By Dr Glen Davies I have been inspired by Simon Sinek, who asks us to be clear about our ‘Why’. He says most individuals and businesses know ‘What’ they do, most know ‘How’ they do it, but very few know ‘Why’ they do it. Let...

8 Lifestyle Lessons from the Cat

8 Lifestyle Lessons from the Cat

Sometimes the simplest lessons on how to live a healthy life come from the nature around us. Take my maine coon cat for example. Maineflame Atarangi, commonly known as Rangi. When you look at how he spends much of his life, keeping good health becomes...

Cocksy on Pharmac

Cocksy on Pharmac

One of our favourite supporters, Cocksy, left us with a great idea for Pharmac. He found that once he was on prescribed drugs the system didn’t seem to work in the patient's favour if the drug didn’t work for them. Cocksy’s solution was to fund the...

Mockito Recipe

Mockito Recipe

Alcohol and your Health The idea that alcohol, especially red wine, prevents heart disease might have some truth, but in reality, alcohol does cause harm, even in quite small amounts. Ditch and switch to this refreshing and easy peasy Mockito!Ingredients: 1 litre of...

Radical Thinking

Radical Thinking

Every so often news arises in the media of someone cured of their cancer, or at least having a prolonged remission that wasn’t’ expected. Recently a book called Radical Remission piqued my interest and it seems timely to share it with you. Author Kelly A Turner worked...

International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness - March 20th Today is International Day of Happiness and this year's theme is Happier Together, focusing on what we have in common, rather than what divides us.Which couldn't be more appropriate after the horrific attack last...

Brain Awareness Week – Day 5 – STRESS

Brain Awareness Week – Day 5 – STRESS

Today is Day 5 of Brain Awareness Week and we’re looking at stress – in all its forms – the helpful and the harmful!Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for yet another brain healthy strategy to help keep you mentally sharp and your brain resilient to life’s...

Brain Awareness Week – Day 3 – SLEEP

Brain Awareness Week – Day 3 – SLEEP

It’s Day 3 of Brain Awareness Week 2019! Today we look at the essential role of sleep in maintaining peak cognitive performance, for nurturing neural connections, and for reducing risks of dementia.   Keep following us each day this week as we talk about...

Why Sleep is Medicine

Why Sleep is Medicine

Sleep is the foundation for good health. The pillars of good health which consist of a nutritious diet, exercise and good mental health rest on this foundation. Poor sleep makes these pillars much harder to achieve. The majority of people in the world need at least 7...