Tag Archives: diet

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!)" »

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" »

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" »

Omega-3’s from fish oil are associated with a long list of health benefits, backed by approximately 18,000 studies. The explanation for this likely has its roots in our changing diet since the invention of intensive agriculture.

I began having moderate to severe health issues at the age of 17.  For two years my condition was inaccurately diagnosed as an infection of the GHI tract and treated with multiple courses of antibiotics.  This resulted in my health … continue reading "Ulcerative colitis – A personal experience" »

The focus of the last hundred years (as far as diet was concerned) was about adding physical size and the easiest way to get that size was to eat lots of carbohydrates. The focus was not so much on the … continue reading "The scientific approach to weight loss" »

Daily, we are subjected to stresses which cause free radicals to form and can increase damage to our cells. This damage is linked to everything from wrinkling of the skin and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, to macular degeneration, cancer, … continue reading "How to fight the signs of ageing naturally…" »

Will the new Australian standard help consumers understand? The answer to the above question is an emphatic no. The Mediterranean diet has assumed its place in history due to the epidemiological data surrounding populations consuming a typical agrarian diet.  For … continue reading "Are all olive oils the same?" »

Osteoporosis is a major health issue in New Zealand with the estimated current cost to New Zealand being $1.1 billion per year… that’s a lot of money. (1) Many of you will associate osteoporosis with elderly females. However, this is … continue reading "Are You Set to Become an Osteoporosis Statistic?" »

One of the most common things people want assistance with in today’s society is weight loss. As our lives become more sedentary and our food becomes more processed, an increased number of people are facing obesity and obesity related illnesses. … continue reading "6 Tips to lose weight and keep it off all year round" »

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