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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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How To Make a Filling Smoothie

How To Make a Filling Smoothie

How long does your smoothie keep you full? When people tell me they don’t have a smoothie for breakfast because “it’s not filling enough”, I tell them to try one of my smoothies! Of course a fruit-only smoothie won’t fill you up!  It’s lacking...

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Allergy vs. Intolerance

Allergy vs. Intolerance

“Bad digestion is the root of all evil” Hippocrates (The Father of Medicine) Even Hippocrates knew over 2,000 years ago how significant the gut is.  It can be connected to just about anything in the body.  An unhealthy gut means an unhealthy...

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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 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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