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Green Cleanse

With new years over its time to say hasta la vista to the Champagne, pastries and caffeine, and hello to green juices, vegetables and water. Oh yes indeed, it’s detox time.

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Summer Detox

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If the legs on your Santa sleigh are already starting to fall off then why not plan your new year’s detox now. Not only will it ease some of the guilt from the back to back nights of overindulgent eating and drinking, it’ll give you a healthy goal to kick off your new year right.

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Martini or Champagne? Top 4 ‘healthier’ alcoholic beverage choices

martini or champagne

Let’s begin by pointing out the obvious: alcohol is not healthy. Overindulging in alcohol is not healthy. Overindulging on a weekly or fortnightly basis is not healthy either. This guide is for those who lack the ability or will power to say no to a glass of Champagne or 5 over the silly season.

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Grow Your Own Medicine

grow your own medic

Since the beginning of time man has known of the healing powers of herbs, vegetables and fruit. Nowadays we tend to forget that food can actually be our medicine too. This book should really be on every health-conscious individuals book shelf.

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King Corn

King Corn

A sweet corn cob dripping in butter with a pinch of sea salt used to be my idea of a good time… that was until recently when I learnt that in actual fact corns not healthy or even a vegetable? Feeling betrayed by this little known fact I decided to dig a little deeper.

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Hello Spring. Hello Hay Fever.

Hello Spring. Hello Hay Fever.

Hello Spring. Hello Hay fever! Spring is that abundant time of year that brings with it new life and a deluge of airbourne pollen. Approximately 20% of New Zealanders suffer from Hay fever and if you’re one of those lucky people you’ll know how irritating it is sneezing your way through the day. Fortunately I have a solution: bee pollen. Read more…

Grazing and Metabolism

Grazing and Metabolism

Personal trainers say it. Many ill informed nutritionists harp on about it. Fitness magazines write articles about it and you’ve probably heard it a dozen times. They all say six small meals a day will speed up your metabolism and lead to weight loss. But guess what? It doesn’t and may even promote weight gain.

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Butter Lover

butter

Butter makes you fat, raises cholesterol levels and clogs arteries right? – Wrong.

Ever heard of the weight loss supplement called CLA? Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) can help accelerate fat loss and is also known to act as a cancer fighting agent. Butter has an exceptionally high CLA concentration. Infact, adding a teaspoon of butter to your vegetables makes them healthier. The healthy saturated fat in butter assists your body in absorbing vitamins A, E, D,  K as well as other key minerals like calcium, magnesium, selenium and iodine. In short, to reap the benefits of these vitamins and minerals you need to include high quality saturated fat (like butter) in your diet. Including butter as part of your meal may also curb hunger. The fat in butter provides a steady form of energy, unlike the see-saw energy from carbohydrate foods like sugars and grains that can leave you feeling hungry shortly after.

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Cleansing Solution: Cabbage Water

cabbage water

Feeling guilty about the weekends over indulgence? Buy a cabbage.

An issue (amongst many) with consuming too much alcohol is that it interferes with your body’s digestive system. Alcohol destroys a significant amount of good bacteria in the gut and can inhibit your body’s ability to absorb essential vitamins and minerals. A simple health solution would be to avoid alcohol altogether, however for those who choose the less healthier path I have a greener solution – Cabbage water.

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Is Aspartame bad for you?

We all know that too much sugar will make you fat but what will too much artificial sweetener do?

The debate as to whether or not artificial sweetener (or Asparatame) is bad for you still rages on however the general consensus is a BIG FAT YES! Here are a few facts I’ve dug up that may raise a few eyebrows.

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