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Gluten is a protein and is found in foods made from wheat, barley and rye. It is what makes food such as pasta and bread elastic and chewy in texture. A…

People often ask me the same questions: “How do I lose weight ?”, “Should I be on a high or low protein diet to lose and maintain my weight…

Dietitians and nutritionists are quite different – this article dietitian will help you to understand the difference and know how they can help your family.

Calcium – an essential nutrient in pregnancy Calcium is important for bone strength. Generally, the calcium needs of the baby during pregnancy are met through the mother absorbing…

Just why are whole grains so beneficial to growing teens? Well, breads and cereals provide teens with carbohydrates, the body’s preferred energy source, as well as fibre and…

Have you ever sat down to eat something in front of the TV and then wondered what happened to it? Have you suddenly realised you didn’t even taste…

Osteoporosis is a silent disease affecting more than half of women and nearly a third of men over the age of 60 in New Zealand. World Osteoporosis day…

Many studies have supported the evidence that vegetarians have a lower risk for developing health issues such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and diet related cancers. Overall vegetarians…

We have all heard the message that we need to reduce our fat intake. Fat is the most calorie dense nutrient we can eat with each gram providing…

Worried about your tummy and the funny things it does? You are not alone. While there can be many causes for different gut symptoms one of the conditions…

Do you need a cup of coffee to get going in the morning, or as a “pick me up” in the afternoon?  You will not be alone. Caffeine may be…

You will hear the term “detox” frequently and what does this actually mean? Well in simple terms it a process in which you promote your body’s tissues to…

Christmas comes at the time of year when we are moving into lovely warm weather which tends to mean most of us will get into shorts, tee shirts…

Recently the Cancer Society held its annual ‘Daffodil Day’. Cancer affects 1 in 3 New Zealanders. While we can never guarantee that a certain lifestyle will prevent cancer…

Do you often think that others can manage their weight without having to put in half the effort that you do? Sometimes it seems like some people never…

Dietary iron is something we all need but women, children and teenagers commonly eat less iron than they need. In New Zealand it is estimated that about 42%…

Without a doubt Christmas is getting closer. No one needs to be reminded that during the lead up to Christmas it is often a time when we can…