Author Archives: abouthealth

Statin Drugs

Those of you who have read my other article on cholesterol lowering drugs known as ‘statins’ will realise that I have a dim view of their supposed benefits. However, I did not include in that article research suggesting that rather … continue reading "Statins – the dangerous side effects of cholesterol lowering medication" »

Prostate Health

We all know of at least one male with a well honed knack of avoiding dealing with his health issues. Procrastination is commonplace for XY’s of the species as, unlike us women, men are not accustomed to being poked and … continue reading "Prostate Health – Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs" »

Seniors on bikes.

Millions of people suffer from sore and inflamed joints, caused by hundreds of different conditions. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout are among the most common. They’re frustrating conditions, made even more so because effective, safe pain relief is so hard … continue reading "8 natural solutions for joint comfort" »

Better nights sleep

Sleeping, like breathing and walking, is something we all take for granted. However, when insomnia strikes, it can feel as catastrophic as an asthma attack or spinal injury. Without an adequate amount of sleep, our health, wellbeing and relationships all … continue reading "Expert advice: 5 Tips to Get a Better Night's Sleep Tonight" »

Salmon cakes

If you are trying to boost your intake of omega-3s, try this simple favorite. It is a great way to use convenient canned (or leftover) salmon. The tangy sauce provides a tart balance.

Omega-3

Mature adults who had the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids, most commonly found in fish, were 30 percent less likely to later develop an irregular heartbeat than peers with the lowest blood levels of omega-3s, according to a … continue reading "You won’t skip a beat with Omega-3’s" »

Beautiful young woman holding grapes on her hands

Resveratrol As the first company to sell resveratrol in New Zealand, we have discussed its benefits extensively over the years. A recent count produced over 4000 studies and this list is growing, along with an exciting number of clinical trials … continue reading "Latest Research- Resveratrol and Grape Seed Extract" »

strawberry honey

It’s one thing to really, really love your food – and yes the pleasure gained from feasting on a morsel of your favourite indulgence is undeniable; but there are also some foods that can make you a better lover! Here … continue reading "Romantic Recipes" »

Detox tips

If you have succumbed to overindulgences during the holiday period (and in reality – who didn’t?) then chances are you are feeling a bit lethargic and clogged up on the inside. The combination of alcohol, sugary treats and desserts, refined … continue reading "Detox shortcuts to give your body a break" »

Happy Heart

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon we thought we would look at the interplay between our relationships – both emotional and sexual – and our overall health. While the path of true love (or whatever you called the pursuits of … continue reading "Matters of the heart" »

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