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Join a Bone Marrow Register today – you could save a life, like someone saved my brother’s

Have you ever thought of putting your name down on a Bone Marrow Register in order to be a bone marrow donor? If not please take a moment to google ‘Bone Marrow Register + your country’ to find how you can register. @BoyardE tweeted today how Alice Pyne – a 16 year old with terminal […]

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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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Why I won’t be buying Arnotts Tim Tams to support Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

This just makes me mad! In our local supermarket, there is a display – a large pallet of Tim Tams, begging to be bought. Actually Arnotts are begging us to buy a packet and if you do, 20cents goes to Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition. I pulled this screen shot off http://www.breastcancer.org.nz Why is this so […]

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Red meat increases risk of heart disease and cancer! Study critiques

I opened up my email this morning to see what new awaited my from various nutrition study feeds. Here is what I find: RED MEAT IS GOING TO KILL ME – Yikes From Medsape Eating Meat Ups Risk of Cardiovascular and Cancer Mortality March 12, 2012 (Boston, Massachusetts) — Long-term data from two large studies […]

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Bone Marrow Transplants and the life saving effect of omega 3

About 6 years ago my youngest brother, a doctor (emergency medicine), husband, and father of 4 was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. This is cancer of the blood – or rather the  blood making stem cells in the bone marrow. He had a really nasty aggressive type, and a bone marrow transplant was recommended. This […]

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"Low-Carbohydrate Diets and All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality Two Cohort Studies"

This study is bound to hit the news headlines and freak out few meat and lower carb eating folks out, and make them question whether or not their diet will give them cancer: “Low-Carbohydrate Diets and All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality, Two Cohort Studies” http://www.annals.org/content/153/5/289.abstract So I thought I’d jump in and stop you worrying, despite […]

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