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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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Happy World Chocolate Day!

Happy World Chocolate Day!

I highly recommend you eat some to celebrate! Cacao means “food of the gods” in Greek.  Chocoholics rejoice!  Dark chocolate is rich in iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, and antioxidants. The antioxidants in chocolate (flavonoids...

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All About Dairy-Free

All About Dairy-Free

This blog is part of the All About Fad Diets blog series.  They’re not really fads, but more like lifestyles. NZ being a dairy-producing country, we are big milk drinkers.  It must be good if kids get it free in schools, right? Milk has...

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All About Vegetarian

All About Vegetarian

This blog is part of the All About Fad Diets blog series.  They’re not really fads, but more like lifestyles. Types of Vegetarians: Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian Eat dairy products and eggs.  This is the most common type of vegetarian, as many as...

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All About Vegan

All About Vegan

This blog is part of the All About Fad Diets blog series.  They’re not really fads, but more like lifestyles. The million-dollar question is, are almonds vegan? “Veganism is a way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and...

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All About The Paleo Diet

All About The Paleo Diet

This blog is part of the All About Fad Diets blog series.  They’re not really fads, but more like lifestyles. Paleo is not just a fad.  It is the diet that humans are believed to have eaten during the Paleolithic or Old Stone Age era. ...

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HOLY GUACAMOLE !

HOLY GUACAMOLE !

Avocado gets a lot of attention for being the rich kid.  They say we have to give up smashed avo on toast if we ever want to buy a house.  But does avocado deserve all of the hype it gets? Facts About Avocado: Avocado was originally called...

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What Liv is Currently Eating 02/08/19

What Liv is Currently Eating 02/08/19

(Latest photo of me) We all go through phases of cooking the same meal, whizzing up the same smoothie, and reaching in the cupboard to pull out the same snack.  A Nutritionist is no different.  Habit removes the stress and time spent hovering...

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Need Zinc

Top 10 Reasons Why You Need Zinc

Zinc is like the middle child, screaming for attention.  Move over magnesium!  Here is why you should be considering zinc… Zinc is involved in over 200 enzymatic pathways in the body. It is a co-factor which converts one substance into...

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