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How To Lower Your Blood Pressure

How To Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) affects up to 1 in 5 New Zealanders. It is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, including Nutrition and lifestyle. Healthy Weight A high level of body fat is associated with an increased...

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How To Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

How To Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

About 6% of the NZ population are diabetic, the most common form being type 2.  Over the last 15 years, the percentage of diabetics has doubled.  Type 2 diabetes is far greater in people of Maori, Pacific, Middle Eastern, and South-Asian...

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Past and Future Medicine

Past and Future Medicine

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” Hippocrates. Traditional Medicine was developed over generations within various countries/continents of the world before the era of modern medicine.  It stems from a natural and holistic view...

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Food For Thought

Food For Thought

We all know someone who is affected by Dementia or Alzheimer’s.  Alzheimer’s is the most common form of Dementia, it contributes to 60-70% of cases.  It is estimated 5-8% of the population over 60 years old has Dementia.  Some call it...

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Tips for Going Sugar Free

Tips for Going Sugar Free

Spring clean your diet with these top Tips for Going Sugar Free! High Quality Protein helps to balance blood sugar.  It keeps our blood sugar more stable so we don’t experience a rollercoaster of sugar highs and lows throughout the...

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Winter Wellness Wisdom

Winter Wellness Wisdom

Vitamin C is probably the most well-known nutrient for the immune system.  It is a water-soluble vitamin (like B complex vitamins) that cannot be stored in the body, therefore, must be consumed on a daily basis.  Vitamin C is found in kiwifruit...

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Sugar Cravings and Natural Sweeteners

Sugar Cravings and Natural Sweeteners

Do you ever feel full after dinner but still have a second stomach for dessert?  Evolutionarily, the sweet taste was so rare in nature and so highly prized, we developed a strong reward system for sweet tastes.  We crave the ratio of 50:50...

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Hyperthyroidism Natural Treatment

Hyperthyroidism Natural Treatment

The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located at the front of the neck.  It plays a mighty role for its small size.  It determines the body’s metabolic rate, energy levels and temperature.  Hyperthyroidism is overactive thyroid, when the body...

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Period Pain ~ Natural Remedies

Period Pain ~ Natural Remedies

Period pain (dysmenorrhea) is pain or cramps felt in the lower abdomen that occur before and during menstruation.  The pain may range from dull and heavy to severe and extreme.  Primary dysmenorrhea is the most common type.  It is characterised...

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