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Top tips for a strong immunity – naturally!

  As we approach the autumn and winter months, temperatures drop, nights get longer and winter ills and chills become rife. Fundamentally we know that there are things that can help keep our immune system strong: A healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, plenty of Vitamin C, relaxation, hydration, exercise, a warm dry environment, lowered stress levels and a good mental attitude. But there are a few others that we can add to the list:   The Sunshine vitamin Many people are shunning the sun due to fear of melanoma and as a result the ‘Sunshine Vitamin’,… Click here to read more

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The Sunshine Vitamin – are you getting enough?

  Most of us are now very aware of the damage the sun can cause and the days of sun baking and sun worship are gone. The nationalised program of “slip, slop, slap, wrap” to cover up with clothing, hats, sunscreen and sunglasses has become a national mantra to protect against sunburn. It is no surprise when New Zealand rates of melanoma are the highest in the world. Shunning the sun has meant many have taken a toll on their health without realising it. This combined with aspects such as an indoor lifestyle, increased age, increased weight, dark pigmented skin… Click here to read more


Garcinia Cambogia – A slimmer’s advantage

“Diet” is a four letter word that most of us shudder at when we realise that we have gained a few extra pounds. The thought of dieting is often connected with feelings of self-deprivation; doing it hard… going hungry, being moody, craving something sweet or naughty and feeling deprived when you can’t have it, but feelings of failure if you succumb to the temptations. All these things can lower your ability to stick to any weight management programme. Those that are steadfast and the most self-controlled of us can stick to a diet and reach our goal weight, but what… Click here to read more


A summer boost

  Has the warmer weather caught you feeling sluggish rather than spirited? Life a bit stagnant or too stressful? Turbo-charge your health and vitality with an essential little mineral.   Zinc deficiency is very common and can cause a number of health issues. But there are plenty of warning signs. Here are the five main ones.   5 zinc-deficiency symptoms Compromised immune system. Zinc is vital to a healthy body. If you frequently get sick, suffer from chronic allergies or generally have trouble with your immune system, you are potentially zinc-deficient. Leaky gut syndrome. Leaky gut syndrome is a condition… Click here to read more


Give yourself a boost

Many of us fail to get the recommended amounts of essential vitamins and minerals we need each day. Modern living can put many strains upon the body and sometimes diet is not enough to ensure we are coping. A good multivitamin is a form of insurance, providing a balanced intake of the key minerals and vitamins needed to support bodies and minds. However, there are times where we might be short of a particular mineral or vitamin and need to consider something a bit more specific. Listen to yourself The great thing is that the body usually tells us what… Click here to read more


Hot and Bothered

Menopause can sometimes make you feel like you’re going crazy. Here’s how to help yourself. If you’re reading this, the chances are there’s a dominant theme running through your life right now: balance. Things, generally, are out of kilter. One minute you’re hot, the next you’re not. You used to sleep like a baby, but now you toss and turn. And mood swings? Don’t go there. You can get so cranky you secretly wonder if you might be morphing from a reasonably sunny soul into a grumpy old curmudgeon. How do you regain equilibrium?   Is it hot in here?… Click here to read more