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A good nights sleep makes you look healthier and more attractive

Scientists find there is such a thing as beauty sleep (from NZ Herald) Researchers claim to have found the first proof that getting a regular eight hours’ sleep a night really does make you appear healthier and more attractive. When untrained observers were shown photographs of the faces of volunteers who had been deprived of […]

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Gluten and your brain – quick links

Many years ago when I first got enthusiastic about nutrition (specifically the zone diet) I received this story from a woman who’s brain fog and depression disappeared when she started the Zone diet. Here’s what she said: “I am 49 years old, and ever since my teens I have suffered from depression, lack of energy, […]

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EPA better than DHA Omega 3 When It Comes to Antidepressant Effects

A very interesting meta-analysis on what type of long chain Omega 3 – EPA or DHA, is most effective for treating depression. Why this is interesting is that many researchers have assumed that DHA is the most important long chain fatty acid for the brain because DHA is the primary structural component of brain tissue. […]

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Want to make your children smarter by two years? Put them to bed earlier

I saw this TV programme last week, where ‘Super Nanny’ Jo Frost had a group of children change the amount of sleep they had to see if it affected their performance. I was astonished at how much the amount of sleep a child impacted on their ability to perform tasks like verbal fluency. Jo Frost: […]

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Weight Watchers finally admits that not all calories are equal

Weight Watchers Finally Accepts Where Calories Come From Matters Too This article comes from Christian Nordqvist at Medical News Today. Around 20 years after Barry Sears (Zone Diet) first pointed out that where a calorie comes from matters because calories from macro-nutrients; protein, carbohydrate and fat each have different hormonal consequences, weight watchers have also […]

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Paleo testimonial "I feel that I’ve found the secret to youth!"

Liz is a client who has just finished a 6 week paleo eating trial, I’ve been hearing about her progress, and now she has finished she has written of her experience and results. Thank you Liz. (I just get so thrilled hearing people’s results, I love my job / hobby / passion!) Paleo Testimony – […]

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High protein, low glycemic load diet, secret for permanent weight loss

In the New Zealand Herald yesterday, this article from a recent study, confirms what many of us have already discovered for ourselves with regards to achieving permanent weight loss: A high protein, low glycemic load diet works. 15 years ago I lost around 5 kgs (on the Zone diet) and have kept it off, despite […]

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Diabetics seen as a lucrative new wealth making opportunity

I came across this article today, and felt completely saddened and frustrated reading it. To think that investors are seeing the state of ill health from diabetes as a huge money making opportunity in the future just sucks all round. What I’m left with is this – drug companies have little interest in people’s health, […]

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'A Vegan No More' An moving account of one woman's choice to eat animal foods after being vegan for 3.5 years

Tasha, who has the blog Voracious and who describes herself as “a food loving, feminist, globe trotting political scientist, with three silly dogs, two spoiled cats, one mischievous horse, and one amazingly sweet husband. I really do love everything about food; thinking about it, writing about it, talking about it, cooking it, and most of all […]

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Bad Breath? Frequent Strep Throat? Ear Infections? Try mouth and throat probiotics.

There was a time some years ago when I went to kiss my kids goodnight and they would hold their noses and screw up their faces and tell me straight – “Mum your breath stinks”. And my husband would tactfully ask “Have you cleaned your teeth?” I had bad breath or halitosis – and it […]

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