As winter approaches, we all dread falling victim to the attack of the cold and flu viruses that are doing their rounds, especially with the change of season. Taking vitamin C may be at the top of your ‘to do list’ to banish those winter sniffles, but will it really help? The questions asked by […]

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Dem bones, dem bones…. A few words of the old familiar lyric may bring a smile to the face, but bone decay is no laughing matter. Sandi Nye discusses the many factors – far more than calcium alone – that contribute to bone health. Preventing bone decay should start early in life, as the development […]

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Are you familiar with the mid-morning blues? That feeling that even after eight hours of sleep you could have used at least another two? You may be deficient in magnesium. Along with sodium, potassium and calcium, magnesium is one of the four macro-minerals, essential to all life. A study in the 1960s by American physician […]

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The urinary tract has a vitally important function, but it usually does its job every day without us even thinking about it. We tend to take this essential system for granted – until something goes wrong, that is. You may be surprised at how often problems, particularly infections, affect the urinary tract. It’s estimated that […]

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Coconut water is a valued native food of the Pacific Islands where Hawaiians call it neolani (no-way lah-nee), which means ‘dew of the heavens’. This reverence is understood once you are aware of the many benefits coconut water has to offer. Coconut water, also referred to as coconut juice, is the liquid inside the coconut. […]

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