Author Archives: About Health

New research has established a clear link between autism and maternal vitamin D deficiency. Two new studies by the University of Queensland Brain Institute have shown that vitamin D supplementation in the first trimester of pregnancy can prevent the development … continue reading "Vitamin D supplements may help with autism" »

Once you start making your own mayonnaise, you’ll never look back. It’s easy, as long as you have a food processor or blender, and tastes so much better than the stuff from the supermarket. The best thing is, it’s free … continue reading "Homemade Mayonnaise or Aioli" »

As we head into summer,  weekend BBQs are inevitable, so if you’re looking for a sweet treat to wow your guests then try this simple and delicious orange almond cake recipe. It is also nutritional and high in protein. The oranges … continue reading "Deliciously moist orange almond cake (gluten and dairy free)" »

Inflammation is a normal and healthy response to infection and injury. It is your immune system sending white blood cells to the area to repair it and kill the invading infection. The swelling and redness you often see around sites … continue reading "Top 15 anti-inflammatory foods" »

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…

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