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Menopause update. A simple strength test that correlates with mortality

My body has recently gone through a big marker of the aging process and I’m now officially menopausal, this milestone has made me increasingly interested in the state of old age.  When one realises that there are far fewer years left to live than one has already lived, it becomes increasingly important to make them […]

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Summer – it is time to sunbathe at midday without sunblock to get your Vitamin D

Apologies to all our Northern Hemisphere friends. But this is New Zealand, and at last the days are starting to get warm enough to strip down to a t-shirt. The length of our shadows are now shorter than our bodies which means we can now make vitamin D ourselves, simply by letting the sun shine […]

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Your BMI – is it fat or muscle? Surprising pictures – your weight has little to do with your body fat

Here is a compilation of body images to (hopefully) shock you into exercising, especially if you are older. And – if you already are, give yourself pat on the back. Did you know that after the age of 30 – you lose 250 grams per year of muscle and gain 500 grams of fat? (reference) […]

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Dr Wahls’ super-nutrient paleo diet, that reversed her Multiple Sclerosis

I’ve just finished reading “Minding My Mitochondria: How I overcame secondary progressive multiple sclerosis” By Terry Wahls, MD If you haven’t already see the viral video of Dr Wahls talking about her reversal of Multiple Sclerosis, you must, it is inspiring. As a result of watching her talk I couldn’t wait to read her book […]

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Don't ever give in to an old age mentality

Seeing a car accident happen in front of me on Boxing Day was a shock. Fortunately it wasn’t a bad one and neither occupant was seriously hurt. I was driving up north back to the campground, when a car traveling towards me drove off the side of the road into a bank. I stopped the […]

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