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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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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 Gluten-Free

All About Gluten-Free

This blog is part of the All About Fad Diets blog series.  They’re not really fads, but more like lifestyles. Here’s a bit of family history for the Irish descendants. Gluten-free is not a fad.  It’s here for good. We are overeating wheat. ...

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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 Intermittent Fasting

All About Intermittent Fasting

This blog is part of the All About Fad Diets blog series.  They’re not really fads, but more like lifestyles. Going without foods for periods of time is engrained in our DNA.  It is argued that fasting is more natural to humans than eating...

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All About The Mediterranean Diet

All About The Mediterranean Diet

This blog is part of the All About Fad Diets blog series.  They’re not really fads, but more like lifestyles. The Mediterranean diet is definitely a lifestyle, not a diet.  People who eat this way wouldn’t say they are on a ‘diet’. The...

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All About The Primal Diet

All About The Primal Diet

This blog is part of the All About Fad Diets blog series.  They’re not really fads, but more like lifestyles. Self-described godfather of the Primal food and lifestyle, Mark Sisson, published his book ‘The Primal Blueprint’ (this is a...

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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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All About The Keto Diet

All About The Keto Diet

This blog is part of the All About Fad Diets blog series.  They’re not really fads, but more like lifestyles. This also includes low carb high fat (LCHF). This is the diet at the moment for weight loss.  It is a bit like the modern Atkins...

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