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Enhancing Wellbeing: In Life and At Work

What does wellbeing mean to you? For most, wellbeing translates into the state of feeling prosperous, positive and happy, both at work and in life. A high-level wellbeing can include…

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Top Tips For Battling the Winter Blues

Seasonal depression is real! Formally known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), the Mental Health Foundation defines SAD as a form of depression that people experience at a particular time of the…

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The Role of Diet in Mental Health

You are what you eat! Extensive research has shown a poor diet can have detrimental effects on a person’s mental health, mood and overall well-being; leading to problems such as…

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Getting Gluten in Perspective

Gluten is a complex of proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and (sometimes) oats. By extension, it is commonly found in bread, beer, pasta and a wide range of processed…

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How’s Your Salt Intake?

According to the World Health Organisation: “Most people consume too much salt — on average 9–12 grams per day, or around twice the recommended maximum level of intake”. They estimate…

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Anaemia and Iron Deficiency

Anaemia (or anemia) is a low red blood cell count. Iron deficiency and loss of blood are thought to be the most common causes. However conditions such as folate, vitamin…

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Cardiovascular Diseases: The Basics

Cardiovascular diseases (such as heart, stroke and blood vessel disease) accounts for about 30% of deaths in New Zealand (more). Many of these deaths are premature and even preventable. The…

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Sweet or Sickly: How bad is sugar, really?

According to the 2008/09 NZ Adult Nutrition Survey (http://goo.gl/xkPJZT), kiwi males consume an average 120g of total sugars per day (including sugar from milk products and fruit). Females consume 96g.…

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Diet vs. Nutrition

The US Centre for Disease Control estimates that at any given time 45% of women and 23% of men are on a diet (http://goo.gl/B4h5cz). Of these, 35% go on to…

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Processed Meats Get a Roasting

The media is having a field-day with news that the WHO has classified processed meat as carcinogenic. Some reports are saying that bacon, sausages and ham now sit alongside plutonium,…

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