Crystal and Jo caught up with Jamie Scott and Dr Anastasia Boulais while road tripping through New Zealand in January.
Jamie and Anastasia moved back to Christchurch, New Zealand twelve months ago to set up the Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand (AHS NZ). Much has happened over those short twelve months so we got the low down on the progress of the Society and what’s instal for 2015!
We chat with Jamie and Anastasia about:
- Moving back to New Zealand and Anastasia (almost) successful assimilation into Kiwi culture
- The importance of regular ‘down time’, and how it enhances productivity/creativity
- Challenges of setting up the Society and who has been involved
- AHS NZ objectives are much broader than the ‘paleo movement’
- Details of the Wellington Conference ‘Surviving the Urban Jungle’ 28th March
- Cultural perspectives on public health, and why does the term ‘ancestors’ mean different things to different people?
- The benefit of bringing together a diverse range of academics from various disciplines
- Jamie talks about retiring his ‘That Paleo Guy’ blog
- What are some of the concerns Jamie and Anastasia have with the current direction of the ‘paleo movement’
- Re-evolutionary: the new blog for Jamie and Anastasia
- Why did they pick Queenstown as the location for the inaugural AHS NZ Symposium?
- Teaser Alert! Big name Symposium attendees from the US are revealed
- Jamie and Anastasia discuss program details for the Symposium (it’s not all sitting!)
- How to become an official supporter of the Society
- A call for volunteers to assist with organising the Symposium in October
- Ancestral Health Societies are spreading across the globe
- What did Jamie and Anastasia have for breakfast this morning?
- Anastasia favourite book right now and her cycling adventures
- Jamie’s new interest in urban design
- How Jamie and Anastasia reduce car usage and increase movement in their daily lives
- The Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand
- Become an official supporter for the Society here
- ‘Surviving the Urban Jungle’ Wellington Conference, book tickets here
- ‘Quiet: The Power of Introverts’ Susan Cain