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Vit C Helps Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

A U.S. study found that Eating just one more serving of green leafy vegetables or three more servings of fruit a day reduces the risk of developing Type II diabetes. Dark green lettuce, silverbeet, spinach, kale and whole fresh fruits are our best sources of vitamin C and natural fibre. According to more recent research, […]

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A Healthy Easter

Easter is a time for family traditions. Whether your tradition includes breaking a fast with an after- midnight feast or a family gathering at the beach, why not make it healthier?

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Get More ZZZZs!

Like many of you, I used to feel guilty if I slept in beyond the recommended 7 to 8 hours. For a while, I even tried to function on 6-7 hours of sleep. After all, great achievers like Margaret Thatcher and Churchill were reported to sleep as little as 4 hours a night. But there’s […]

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Vitamin D for your Heart and So Much More

I’ve been coming across a lot of recent research showing that Vitamin D plays a much more important role in preventing disease and building health than anyone ever suspected. Yet research also shows that many people are deficient in this valuable nutrient. Why the deficiencies? Well, with all the concerns about skin cancer, more people […]

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Spotlight on Shingles

Recently, I saw a patient with a case of shingles. In addition to suffering from the rash, he was feeling very misunderstood. ‘‘No one in the family has heard of shingles,’ he said, ‘so they don’t believe how much it hurts. They think I’m exaggerating.’ What most people (those who’ve even heard of shingles) don’t […]

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Why You Should Learn to Love Your Liver

When you visit a naturopath, a holistic doctor or a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, you will find that one of the first things they assess is the state of your liver. Frankly, I think that liver health should always be considered, as poor liver function contributes to a great many chronic health problems. A […]

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