Author Archives: About Health

Migraines affect an estimated 1 billion people each year worldwide. Medical professionals have not been able to isolate a single cause for migraines, but it has generally been thought to be a combination of genetic bad luck, hormonal fluctuations, diet … continue reading "Studies link migraines to Vitamin D and CoQ10 deficiency" »

The story of About Health is different to most other companies. While most businesses start with an entrepreneur who has an idea for a product or service, About Health is really the result of two stories, what happened to my … continue reading "For my Father" »

As you probably know, there are 101 reasons you should include omega-3 fats in your diet. Omega-3s are essential for heart and brain health and for reducing inflammation, which is a cause of many health problems related to the aging … continue reading "Marine omega-3 vs plant omega-3 – what’s the difference?" »

Around 30% of New Zealanders are deficient in vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for aiding in the absorption of many minerals that our bodies need, especially calcium and phosphorus. Deficiency can lead to a number of symptoms such as … continue reading "Vitamin D benefits and the sun" »

Turmeric is a member of the ginger family. The key component in turmeric is curcumin, a compound also found in small amounts in ginger. Curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory and multiple studies have shown it to be more effective than … continue reading "Turmeric: Nature’s anti-inflammatory more effective than pharmaceuticals" »

When Daniel King’s mother was diagnosed with a serious blood ailment, he decided there was more that he could do than simply be a supportive son. As a scientist he began researching and before long About Health was born…

The perfect Easter Treat! These tasty hot cross buns can be served cold, warm or toasted with a little bit of butter, mmmm!

A stand out food that people miss the most when they move to a gluten-free diet is, bread. There are some nice gluten-free breads that you can buy, but they are very expensive. Below are two variations of bread recipes … continue reading "Recipe: Gluten-free burger buns & pizza bases" »

Gluten-free diets have become very popular in the last few years. In some people, gluten sets off a reaction in their gut that interferes with digestion, causing symptoms such as abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, lethargy, headaches, muscle and … continue reading "How to determine if you have coeliac disease or gluten sensitivity (or something else entirely!)" »

Ingredients 1 SCOBY 8 tea bags (type of tea bag is your choice!) 1 cup sugar (organic granulated white sugar works well!) 1 gallon of water 1 gallon Mason jar 1 cloth

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