Certified Evidence Based Health Coach
Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition Bioscience)
Hi, I’m Andy. An uncle to 15 (and counting!), a health, science and longevity enthusiast and a nature, food and exercise lover. At around 40 years of age I had been a life long carboholic and didn’t have the energy to fully carry out my physically demanding job (I have been a paving and limestone contractor for 20 years) nor make the most of life’s myriad opportunities. At times I felt I was being glutinous and lazy, damaging my body and letting down my family and friends.
I was only 10 to 12 kilos overweight at any given time but what I wanted more than anything was consistent energy. Energy for play, family and a very tough job. After a halfhearted attempt at the raw food lifestyle I stumbled across the works of paleo/ancestral health luminaries, Mark Sisson and Robb Wolf and began structuring my diet around the low carb, healthy fat and nutrient dense foods advocated by the Primal philosophy. Admittedly progress was slow as my attachment to processed foods (particularly sweet ones) was formidable. I went through more cycles of low carb/keto then junk food binge than I care to remember.
With perseverance and faith in the knowledge and integrity of such experts , I gradually adopted the lifestyle and found the junk food binges occurring (very gradually) less and less frequently. Over time I have been able to sustain higher energy levels, reduced the junk food binges to a rare event and noticed greater strength and physical recovery than I would have expected at my age (>50). In spite of my occasional transgressions, I have thoroughly enjoyed conveying my new health knowledge and experiences to those I feel are in need of guidance. My newfound energy allowed me to pursue an academic science education while also running my physically punishing paving and limestone wall business.
It has in all been a very uplifting experience for me and I came to believe that in order to help educate others it would be essential to draw on my own experience, the expertise of cutting edge leaders and make a substantial investment in learning the correct methodologies required.
It’s amazing what difference some lifestyle changes can make! I still however have a head like a traumatised potato… But that can’t be helped 🙂