Simon is a solo parent living in Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines with his two children, Jean, 8 years old and Trevor 6 years old. Jean and Trevor have a condition known as G6PDD; Jean has a milder version while Trevor has a much more severe version. Because of this condition they have to be on a restricted diet of mainly unprocessed foods, with no legumes, food colorings preservatives or other additives. Simon makes and prepares all of their food from scratch, using raw, organic produce. Otherwise, they are healthy, happy children, enjoying a modest, relaxed lifestyle in a semi-rural area of what is known as the City of Good Life in the Philippines, a warm, friendly city, blessed with very little pollution and a very low crime rate in a tropical area with a temperature of about 30C all year round, it is protected from typhoons and other harsh conditions found in other parts of the country.
Simon is 58 years old, a New Zealand Born Australian a retired Chef and Entrepreneur. His hobbies include organic gardening, raising free range chickens, pigs, fish and cattle for personal use, making and preparing all their own foods from scratch from wholesome ingredients and living a naturally healthy lifestyle. They enjoy practicing Tae Kwondo, water sports, fishing, diving and boating; have traveled to Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, India, Hong Kong, and China. He is now concentrating on this children’s schooling and compiling eBooks on topics related to g6pdd, arthritis and healthy living, to share with others their experiences and knowledge on how to live long and happy lives with Arthritis and G6PDD.