Category Archives: Health and Well Being

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…

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!)" »

Eczema is an autoimmune response that manifests as a skin rash that can be itchy, dry, red, flaky or blistered. Sometimes it can be triggered (but not caused) by external irritants such as pesticides, soaps, cosmetics, and can show up … continue reading "Eczema and gut health – the hidden link" »

Once again, a new study shows that eating a Mediterranean-style diet means a reduced chance of Alzheimer’s, as outlined in a recent article in the NZ Herald by Victoria Allen. The article specifically focuses on memory loss and brain atrophy … continue reading "New evidence that Mediterranean diet may prevent Alzheimer’s" »

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