Articles Categorized: Wellbeing

Immune boost

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The first in a monthly series of columns about massage and healthy living by Anna Stanhope from Flow Massage. Often when we think of ways…

Brain food

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A DIET high in junk food and highly processed food may lead to depression and other mental health disorders, according to studies. Over the past decade…

The ideal way to start the day

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JUST changing one meal a day can make an important difference to health. A meal can have a big impact on blood sugar levels and managing…

Shoot down stress before it builds

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IT’S no wonder we get stressed. We are constantly bombarded with information from our newsfeeds, social media, instant messaging and the like. Not to mention juggling…

Reducing anxiety with healthy eating

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GENERALISED anxiety disorder is a condition of excess worry and anxiety that the sufferer finds difficult to control. We all suffer anxiety at various times…

Don’t overdose on supplements

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WHETHER or not to take vitamin and mineral supplements is a question that often comes up. Some argue they are a waste of money because…

Keeping the damp out

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AS the winter dampness tries to invade our homes, Warwick Armstrong has some handy hints to keep it at bay. A squirt of spray-on lubricant…

Fibre can save a lot of pain

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DIVERTICULTIS is painful inflammation of pea-like sacs that can form in the wall of the large intestine. These are called diverticula, hence the name diverticulitis which…

A natural approach to treating asthma

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ASTHMA is on the rise and New Zealand has one of the highest asthma rates in the world. Asthma in children is now commonplace with…

Herbal alternatives to antibiotics

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ANTIBIOTIC resistance is a concern for everyone, including medical professionals called on to treat infections. It was highlighted in a recent Beacon column by retired Whakatane…