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Can you get rid of a humped back? (Dowager’s hump or hyperkyphosis)

Dowager’s hump. The hump on our back that typically increases with old age. Is it inevitable? Can it be avoided or reduced? What is a  Dowager’s hump? A normal back has a curve outwards between the shoulder and lower ribs, called a kyphosis. After around 40 years of age this begins to increase in angle […]

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Sooo.. Coke has a campaign to address the obesity epidemic in New Zealand

New Zealand like the rest of the Western World is getting fatter and sicker, type 2 diabetes is rampant. Coca Cola says they are going to help by providing education and sponsoring sporting activities (free coke after your run?) Perhaps they should show this image: Then give us a run-down on what the clinical research […]

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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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How Gluten Makes 1 in 10 People Sick

How gluten makes 1 in 10 sick Dr Rodney Ford, Associate Professor at Christchurch School of Medicine and a Paediatric Gastroenterologist and allergy specialist has been investigating the relationship between food and health for over 25 years. In this time he has treated thousands of unwell children, and discovered that many of them are sick […]

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Paleo (and Zone) Diet Confusions

People ask me crazy questions sometimes – there is just so much misinformation or misunderstanding about diets, I guess it’s not surprising. So here are answers to questions I’ve heard coming out of the confusions. So where do you get your carbohydrates from? I heard this one from an interviewer on TV. If you don’t […]

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