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Mens Health Awareness Month June 2017

June is Men's Health Awareness! Men are known for not talking too much about their health and seeing their GP's for concerns?! Where this stems from...no idea... but we need the men in our lives, husbands, boyfriends, fathers, granddads and the likes to be more open to getting their healthy checks done on a regular basis. 

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Joint Care PLUS

We have recently reformulated one of our Top 5 Selling products! The new KNH Joint Care PLUS now has the added benefit of the amazing anti-inflammatory nutrient Turmeric and Black Pepper which will ensure the beneficial curcumin is absorbed into the blood stream much faster. 

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Honey & Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don't know about you but, as soon as I hear the words 'Chocolate' and 'Honey' in the same sentence my mouth dribble's! How delicious do these cookies sound?

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Manuka South® Video

We are so incredibly proud and so excited to share with you all our Manuka South® video.

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Women's Hormone Support

When you have tried everything for your hot flushes and temper (tantrums) and nothing works - consider these! 

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IBS

IBS or Irritable Bowel Sundrome affects almost 20% of New Zealanders but many sufferers of this gastrointertinal disorder live with the various symptoms of IBS and whoare actually undisgnosed. 

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Bee Pollen Granules

Feeling sluggish or don't quite have your usual get up and go? Do you need a natural boost?
The human body is made up of 22 essential elements and pollen is the only food that contains each and every one of them..

Below are a list of my favourite treats that contain our top selling Manuka South Bee Pollen plus some other amazing product's from our range! Enjoy


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Honey & Pollen Granola Bars

When I stumbled across these Honey Pollen Granola Bars on Cotton & Cloud I just had to share them! There is nothing better than home-made snacks, especially when it includes two of our top selling product's from our Manuka South range! 

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Stress, Anxiety and Sleep

Stress, Anxiety and Sleep

Stress symptoms are varied but for many, feeling anxious, frazzled, weepy, emotional and/or exhausted can impact upon day to day functioning. Although these are typical symptoms of stress, not everyone may feel like this is part of their picture.

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Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and Migraines

Just about everyone can say they have suffered some type of headache is their lifetime, be it a small niggly one, 'a mediocre kind of impact upon your day but you'll just soldier on' one, or an 'all-out that's it i've checked out for the day migraine' type one. 

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Back to School

It's that time of the year when the school year begins! Can you believe how quickly the holidays have gone by? Time to start thinking about all the school books etc. But don’t forget to consider the important supplements to help boost kid’s energy so we don’t get too many complaints and tantrums at home eh?! Here is a list of my favourite supplements and why. 

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Back to Work

Arrghhh... Who's ready to go back to work....anyone? Show of hands? Yip it's hard to get back into the swing of things once the new year reality hits. Not only is it back to work time, but for some it might be, oh shoot I have got to pay that holiday time off.. oh now there are school fees and books to buy, school uniform, credit cards.. how to pay the bills...and all of a sudden you are right back into the stressors of a new year and it hardly feels like you had a break. WELCOME TO 2017!

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New Years Healthy (ish) Cocktails

It's that time of the year where we often slip up. However, the team over at 'bmoretoned' have put together a few tips and tricks on how to keep us on track for healthier boozing this New Years! 

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Christmas Feast

That extra special day of the year is fast approaching! Christmas means something different to everyone, but for many it's about sharing a day with family and friends and enjoying some awesome food and drinks for a day or two or maybe for some three! 

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SUMMER TIME IS HERE

Summer Time

I feel like Olaf from the movie Frozen (yes I have a 4 year old daughter... so I have seen this movie a bazillion times) Singing aloud about "GLORIOUS SUMMER", But I have yet to feel safe enough to get my pearly white legs out. So for the next few weeks I am going to get into skin improvement mode.

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Supporting Local Talent

Supporting Local Talent

NZ Health Food Co have been sponsoring Christchurch based Pro Boxer, Bowyn Morgan for the last few years and it has been an exciting time for everyone here to watch him on the big screen as one of the main under card boxers for the NZ based Joseph Parker fights. 

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Top 5 Products

I have been given a list of our Top 5 Selling Products instore and online. So I figured perhaps you may like to know about them, who buys them, and perhaps give them a go yourself!  

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Spring Clean Yourself!

Spring Clean your Health

Well, it's nearly that time of the year again, where the sun begins to stay out a bit longer, the birds start to chirp a bit more and the beautiful flowers begin to bloom. Are we all ready to bloom yet?!

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Arrgghh - Hormones and PCOS

PCOS

Hormones...Arrrghh! Working through and living with PCOS. 

Okay, so this one is specifically for the ladies. And although I am going to talk about my personal journey of PCOS, really this article is to reach out to anyone of you ladies surviving warped out and crazy hormones. 

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Manuka Honey Lollipops

These Manuka Honey home made lollipops are the perfect toddler treat, helps to ease sore throats and great to stir into your tea for something a little more sweet! 

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Protect your family this winter!

I was asked to write this up about a month ago but unfortunately came down with a massive head cold myself! So this is the thing, we can't avoid the common cold, it's everywhere! But we can help to suggest our top nutrients to help boost you and your family's immune system's. 

 

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Raspberry Chia Breakfast

Raspberry Chia & bananaicecream breakfast.. doesn't that make your mouth drawl just reading that? This breakfast is jam packed with all your fav's, well my favs anyway.. we got bananas, raspberries, Chia seeds, nuts AND peanut butter! Right, enough of the talking and lets get making..

 

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NutriViva

Were not just a retail store!  We also have onsite nutritionist, Claudia. She runs a clinic here called Nutri-Vivia. Asides from being a busy mum and wife, Claudia also works with the other lovley ladies in our retail store. 

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Womens Heart Health Awareness Month

May is Women's Heart Health Awareness Month, a great reminder for all women out there to be aware of potential risks and signs to look out for. 

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IBS Awareness Month

It is IBS awareness month and we have some great specials on specific supplements that may be able to help with some of the core symptoms of IBS. 

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Organic Acai

This amazing superfood from the Amazon has an incredible amount of health benefits and it’s no wonder so many people rave about this amazing wee berry.

So many tribes from the Amazon area use this berry for its different medicinal properties but also for its ability to improve energy and mental function. Key for survival in the Jungles of Amazon so why not use this for survival in the increasingly stressful Western World. 

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Blackcurrant

It’s that time of year when a lot of people get into the “new year new you” swing of things. Now that the festive season is well and truly over and the weather is a bit more stable (is it? Not in Canterbury!!!) many of you are starting to get into exercise routines of some description.

With new exercise routines comes that dreaded muscle soreness…you know the pain that feels so bad but you know is oh so good for you? Of the many amazing superfoods we stock at NZ Health Food one in particular is especially good to help with muscle recovery. 

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Propolis

Bees are so amazing huh! Not only do they make liquid gold but their honey making skills also provide us with some amazing by-products which can be super helpful for our bodies. So, today I will be telling you about Propolis and its amazing health benefits.

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Oasis Beauty Skincare

I am a HUGE fan of Oasis, within 48 hours one angry red cystic pimple vanished! Oasis Beauty helped me to say 'Goodbye' to my horrible adult acne. 

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Acai Breakfast Bowel

This breakfast will become your favourite meal of the day! It not only has irresistible taste, it’s also rich in antioxidants! It also has bursts of colors, fresh ingredients and a fusion of flavors can only taste good! Right, enough of the talking and lets get making!

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Summer

The summer season is upon us and for most of us that means backyard BBQs, drinking a little more, eating a little more, and slacking off on our usual exercise routine. Although it can be stress relieving and fun to lessen our inhibitions throughout the summer season, many of us cruise into autumn feeling run down and hung over. 

So let's focus on what can be done to help keep our bodies and minds functioning at top notch this summer. 

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Shark Liver Oil & Squalene

Most people have heard of shark liver oil and maybe even a substance called squalene, but most of us couldn’t tell you what the benefits of these two substances are. As it turns out shark liver oil and squalene are packed with health nourishing compounds and have been a part of the traditional diets of many cultures around the world. 

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KNH Co-Enzyme Q10 complex

KNH CoEnzyme Q10 

Most healthy people produce enough Co-Enzyme Q10 to keep their bodies functioning properly. However there are a few reasons why a person may not produce enough Co-Enzyme Q10 and thus would benefit from supplementation.

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Top 5 Supplements for Women

Top 5 women supplements

A woman’s nutrient requirements can change over her life time so the top 5 supplements every woman should take listed here will be based on a female aged 20-50 years of age. Once a woman goes into her fifth decade there is some minor adjustment to be made.  

These recommendations are mainly geared towards a generally healthy adult female who wishes to maintain health and wants to be proactive in the attempt to prevent future health issues. These are the top 5 supplements that NZHF recommends all women consider taking. 

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Zeaberry Blackcurrant Powder

Blackcurrants seem to have some sort of beneficial effect on numerous parts of the body. Which is why it is such a smart choice to add the tasty berry into your daily diet. 

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Magnesium Citrate

It seems like you can't turn around these days without someone talking about the benefits of magnesium. Working in a health supplement shop, I saw first hand just how many people were coming in asking for a magnesium supplement for all sorts of aillments. Magnesium has been found to be useful for many health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, bone health, migraines, muscle cramps and much more! 

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Kava Calm

Recently New Zealand Health Food Co. added a new product to its shelves called Kava Calm.

Many people have heard of kava, but most of us aren’t really sure what it is or what effects or health benefits it may have. Kava supplements are cultivated from the root of a shrub plant native to the south pacific islands. It has been used for centuries by the islanders traditionally in ceremonies.

Kava is most well known for its slight sedation effects, and for calming the nerves while not interfering with mental clarity. This is why kava is an ideal all natural solution for people who suffer from bouts of social anxiety or random mild anxiety attacks during the day or night. 

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Endometriosis

If you or someone you know is dealing with endometriosis it should be beneficial to give some of the supplements that are mentioned in this blog a try! As far as women’s health goes, problems related to the menstrual cycle can be some of the most upsetting to deal with.

Often times there is a lack of understanding about what actually causes various menstrual related conditions, which only adds to the frustration many women feel when they are trying to seek help.

Endometriosis is a condition that affects 1 in 10 Kiwi women. Some experts think that this number could be higher, with many women going undiagnosed. 

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It seems like every week we are bombarded with information about a new fad diet like isagenix or a nutritional break through. Often times these new diets and nutritional advice seem to contradict what we were being told just a few years earlier. In this blog we will talk about fad dieting and whether or not it’s worth shelling out hundreds of dollars or if they are really just fads.

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Juicing Blog

It seems like you can’t turn on the television these days or open a magazine without someone talking about the benefits of juicing. But many people wonder if juicing is actually as good as it is claimed to be or is it just the next fad that will pass? Truth is, it’s not a black and white answer, but for the most part juicing if done right can be a healthy addition to anyone’s lifestyle.

So what is juicing “done right?” and can it help you lose weight or improve quality of life? 

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Bladder Infection

Today we will go over what exactly a bladder infection is and why I feel modern medicine is failing in treating them. I will also offer suggestions gathered from research, my background in Chinese herbalism, and my own personal struggles with this issue, as to how to treat bladder infections naturally and for once and for all break the cycle of chronic cystitis. 

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Forskolin

No Matter what time of year it is, weight loss is always a hot topic and one of the hottest new products to hit the shelves turns out to have many other benefits in addition to helping you lose weight!

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Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a common ailment among the ageing population of New Zealand. The vast majority of people diagnosed with high blood pressure are prescribed medication by their GP to control and manage their condition. However there is a portion of the population that wishes to prevent or control their high blood pressure using lifestyle changes and supplements.

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Maca Benfits

In this blog we are going to discuss a lesser known root vegetable from high in the Andes mountains of Peru called maca. Maca has been consumed by the peoples of Peru for thousands of years. They have long known that in addition to it being highly nutritious, it also offers some impressive medicinal properties only recently brought to the attention of the modern world.

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Coconut Oil Benefits

When it comes to weight management, coconut oil may help suppress cravings and help you control your appetite. In several studies, men and women who consumed coconut oil on a regular basis, especially in the morning ate several hundred less calories a day compared to people who consumed no coconut oil at all. 

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Better Health For Your Kids

Back to school

Christmas is over and summer is in full swing and hopefully the kids are outside running around, enjoying the sun and fresh air. School returns in the next few weeks and for many parents that means stocking up on sunscreen, busy weeks and an increase in sniffles and colds. In addition to paper, pencils and shoes, it may be wise to also stock up on products to boost your child’s natural defence against all the bugs that circulate in the classroom.

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Summer health and weight goals

The summer season is upon us and for most of us that means backyard BBQs, drinking a little more, eating a little more, and slacking off on our usual exercise routine. Although it can be stress relieving and fun to lessen our inhibitions throughout the summer season, many of us cruise into autumn feeling run down and hung over. Well there is good news! There is plenty that can be done to help support health while still kicking back, and enjoying a few rich meals and a couple of drinks. 

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Skin Care Tips For Summer

Skincare Summer Tips

Summer is just around the corner and whether it’s on your mind or not, sun care should be a top priority. There are a plethora of products on the market to suit everyone’s needs when it comes to sun care and sun protection. However it can be confusing to choose a product that’s is right for you. 

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Women's Health Infographic

As women age, their hormones and overall health changes in relation to their lifestyle and physiological background. Women's health conditions such as menopause and incontinence affect millions of women worldwide and other health conditions such as osteoporosis make the bones more brittle, increasing the risk of fractures.

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Menopause Symptoms

Menopause Symptoms

Every woman throughout in her life, goes through many changes in her body. Every woman is born with a fixed number of eggs that she releases each month during her menstruating years. Once these eggs start decreasing in number, she stops menstruating and reaches the stage of menopause. 

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Women’s Health Awareness Month and as a result, healthcare practitioners around the globe are urging people to spread more and more awareness about this breast cancer so that it can be detected early and thereby a lot of lives can be saved.

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Spring into your step

Moving into spring is a perfect time to help transition our bodies into becoming more active, cleansing stored up toxins and shedding a few kilos. A spring detox cleanse is a perfect way to bring your body back into balance and help you kick start your summer.

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Men's health infographic

As men age, their physiology and overall health become more and more susceptible to lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise etc. The infographic below includes some interesting facts about men's health in general as well as the natural ingredients and supplements you could consider to help support men's health.



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Prostate Health Awareness

Prostate Health Awareness

What exactly is the prostate? Well, the prostate is a walnut shaped gland that forms part of the male reproductive system. It is found right below the bladder surrounding the urethra. The prostate continues to grow as you get older and may interfere with the workings of the urethra and the bladder, causing pain and urinary problems. 

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Men's Sexual Health Tips

Men's Sexual Health Tips

Sexual health is very important and an integral part of a man’s life. However, in today’s modern day and age, with the rising levels of stress and unhealthy lifestyle choices, men’s sexual energy seems to be dropping. Medical experts believe that in order to restore the sexual health of a person, the overall physical health has to be restored first. If you have been feeling fatigued and suffer from a low libido, start off by checking your overall health and lifestyle. 

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Men's Heart Health Tips

Men's Heart Health

Men’s heart health issues have become an important topic these days and there is considerable awareness about it. Men who suffer from heart conditions, either get them through their lifestyle choices or from hereditary factors. Although the hereditary factors cannot be controlled, any man can improve his lifestyle and reduce his risk of developing heart disease.

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Mens Skincare Tips

Men's Skincare Tips

The skin of a man is very different from the skin of a woman and so you must take special care of it. Over the last few years, things have changed drastically and today we find some very good products that help keep the skin of a man in top condition. So if you are looking for some tips to keep one of the most important organs in your body healthy, take a look at the tips mentioned in this blog.

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Facts about your joints and joint pain infographic

As we age, our joints start becoming stiffer and ache more as the cartilage starts diminishing leading to increased joint pain and immobility. However, with the right diet, regular exercise and natural supplements you may be able to help keep your joints in tip top shape. This infographic includes other interesting facts about your joints and joint pain in general as well as the natural ingredients and supplements you could consider to help nourish and support your joints.

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Digestive Health

Your digestive system is responsible for providing your body with all of the nourishment and energy it needs in order to function. That said, it’s incredibly important not to neglect your stomach, intestines, or the delicate balance of your digestive system in general.

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Boost Sexual Health

Sexual Health

Although sexual health supplements aren’t a substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise, they can make a huge difference to the quality of your sex life when added to the mix. Consider some of the following supplements available from our website or retail store.

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Blood Pressure

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure, then you already know that it’s time to consider making some changes as far as your lifestyle is concerned. These days there are plenty of ways to manage high blood pressure safely and effectively. Let’s take a closer look at where to start.

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Serums vs Lotions

When it comes to skin care, one of the most confusing conundrums for most people involves deciding whether a serum or a lotion is the best choice for their particular skin type. What is the difference between the two? Does a proper skincare routine require both? Let’s take a closer look at the answers to all of these questions and more.

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Kids Health This Winter

Since all of us are what we eat, nutrition is going to be the key when it comes to helping your kids form good habits and stay healthy over the years. Let’s take a closer look at how we can make sure our little ones have everything they need to be their healthiest, happiest selves, both now and in the future.

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When winter rolls around, it’s absolutely essential that you make sure your immune system is in tip-top fighting condition. A healthy immune system is better able to protect you from well-known winter menaces like the flu and the common cold to be sure. However, building a better immune system health will continue to benefit you throughout the rest of the year as well.

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How To Get Rid Of Acne

Either way you look at it, acne is a common concern that affects millions of people between the ages of roughly 11 and 30 each year. In fact, it can hit people well into their 40s! So, it is best to practice some daily skincare steps that can often reduce or even eliminate acne.

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Laying the foundation for healthy joints is a good way to reduce joint pain and limited mobility. What do you do to prepare? You look for natural supplements that use the right ingredients with proven track records for helping joints, reducing inflammation, reducing pain and swelling, and strengthening connective tissue.

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Magnesium Citrate

Magnesium Citrate is the most readily absorbed of all available forms of magnesium. In fact, it has the best absorption rate over most of the other varieties. So, what benefits come from a readily absorbed form of this mineral? The list is impressive, and many people are surprised at the importance of this lesser known nutrient. The benefits include...

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The Facts About Collagen

When it comes to the word "collagen", many people don’t really understand what it is. It has long been touted as a ‘fountain of youth’ by many cosmetic companies and seen as an essential building block in the body. However, as is so often the case with healthy natural ingredients, larger pharmaceutical and so-called "beauty" companies have used this information to mislead consumers or simply add to the confusion.

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What we can tell you is that experts all agree that either option is a good way of seeking to support or improve your health. Both krill oil and fish oil deliver omega 3 to your body and that has to be seen as a great benefit as omega 3 fatty acids like DHA, EPA and ALA may help support various health systems and functions in the body.

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Are you having trouble falling asleep or getting a good night’s rest? Perhaps you have considered taking sleeping pills? If you have, do know about the potential side effects that can come from taking these drugs? When it comes to common sleep problems, many people are willing to do (and risk) almost anything just to get a good night's sleep.

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Boost Your Immune System

There is an old saying about an ounce of prevention making a big difference, and that is just as true today as it was when it was first said many decades ago. We practice prevention by doing things to reduce risk, especially when it comes to colds, flu, infections and your immune system. If you want to be sure that you are able to enjoy the best results from your immunity boosting efforts, go for products with pure, natural, and organic ingredients.

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Benefits Of Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are always included in lists of "super foods" and they are among some of the most nutrient dense foods available. They may help provide health support and function to various parts of the body, including several health benefits.

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Organic Surge products may help to eliminate or reduce some of the worst complaints and most common skin conditions of the face and the body. This is proven by their clinically and dermatologically tested ingredients and formulations. 

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Joint pain and muscle soreness are conditions that almost everyone has experienced at least once in their lives. Some people resort to pharmaceutical drugs to help relieve the pain and while this could help, there are alternatives to pain relief. This is where BioFreeze comes in...it is a modern health product that has been specifically developed to address both acute and chronic pain. 

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MSM Powder Benefits

MSM (aka methylsulfonylmethane) is a compound that is obtained during the rain cycle of our planet and is present in many natural unprocessed foods. However, this nutrient is lost during cooking due to high temperatures. Recent research has shown MSM to be an effective anti-aging agent and not only that, it has numerous other benefits as well, some of which we will be discussing so read on to find out more about MSMs health benefits.

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Conventional diet programs are big business, but as popular as they are, in the majority of cases they just don’t work. Instead, by slashing calories, they set us up for failure by leaving us feeling hungry, cranky and completely deprived. Our Definitive Guide To Lasting Weight Loss is a comprehensive guide to helping you lose weight and follow a lifestyle, diet and workout plan to help you maintain your goal weight.

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When we’re kids, the hormone IGF-1 regulates growth spurts and helps ensure that our growth rate is on target. It is released by the liver in response to human growth hormone from the pituitary gland. As we age, our human growth hormone production slows, resulting in an equal reduction in the body’s production of IGF-1. Because of those lower levels, our muscles are not as able to recover, repair and heal as they were when we were younger.

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Sheep Placenta Benefits

Sheep Placenta Benefits

All of us know at least one woman who seems to age absolutely gracefully, with no signs of wrinkles and little outward aging. You know she has a secret, and chances are, she’s probably using products containing sheep placenta. Whether ingested through pills or gel capsules or applied topically in the form of creams, balms and serums, the beauty potential of sheep placenta makes it one of the leading beauty products on the market.

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The idea behind supplements is that certain additives including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs, or botanicals can help build muscles and burn fat more effectively, enhancing your workout routines and taking them to the next level. But for every supplement that’s a smart option, there are a dozen more crowding the shelves that don’t work or may even contain potentially harmful ingredients. So which ones are worth the money? To get the most bang for your buck, look to micronised creatine and IGF-1, both of which have properties that may help support your body, promoting more strength, endurance and recovery. 

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About Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia cambogia is getting a lot of attention these days, in part for being touted as an effective weight-loss supplement, attracting attention and earning recommendations from a wide range of experts. In 2012, Dr. Mehmet Oz of the syndicated talk show “The Dr. Oz Show” promoted garcinia cambogia as a significant weight-loss aid. But even as its weight-loss attributes are being acknowledged, there’s a lot more to this virtually unknown little fruit.

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Weight Loss Tips [INFOGRAPHIC]

In this day and age with current fast food offerings, soft drinks and a lifestyle prone to stress, lack of exercise and weight gain, trying to maintain or even start losing weight is hard. Almost everyone whose scale tips in the wrong direction is looking for a magic capsule or elixir to help them drop extra pounds without starving themselves or spending all day long at the gym. This infographic includes some helpful weight loss tips that you could incorporate into your regime.

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Benefits Of Beetroot Juice

While super foods like pomegranate juice and blueberries have been getting all the media attention, the humble beet has been sitting on the sidelines, waiting patiently for someone to take notice. But in addition to being a delicious addition to any healthy diet, the juice from ruby red beets may help give you a boost of extra energy during exercise, improve blood flow and can help reduce your blood pressure, among other big perks.

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The problem with most fad diets is that they're extremely difficult to maintain...not to mention the fact that many may contribute to conditions such as nutrient deficiencies, eating disorders and depression. Losing weight and trying to find that 'holy grail' on how to burn fat is something that millions of people around world strive for. This is why only a handful of people manage to lose the weight they so desperately want to get rid of and seemingly transform themselves overnight. These people have discovered the #1 secret behind losing weight fast and safely.

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Women’s Health

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Women have special nutritional needs. Making sure you get the right nutrients to maintain good health is essential but often take a back seat as the focus is usually on family or work. Supplementing your diet can help you obtain these essential nutrients to help support your mind body and spirit.

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How you can help your joints

 

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Our joints work extremely hard over a lifetime so it is not surprising that repeated strenuous activity involved in certain jobs and sports, and the ageing process, may affect their health and efficiency.

Genetic predisposition can also impact on joint health. 

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Steps towards better health

 

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Exercise!  At this time of year with winter really setting in, exercise becomes a dirty word that none of us really feel like considering. Unfortunately, the fact remains that it is important to keep up with some sort of exercise all through the year, and most especially during winter.

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See the difference

 

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Eye damage and vision loss can happen for many different reasons, including underlying health issues. Some of these can be complications related to diabetes, high blood pressure, exposure to excessive sun, exposure to tobacco smoke or other pollutions, as well as poor nutrition and dehydration.

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Garcinia Cambogia is a small, pumpkin-shaped fruit also known as Brindleberry or Malabar Tamarind. Though native to Indonesia, it is also grown in India, Southeast Asia, and West and central Africa.

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What is CoQ10

 

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CoQ10 is a vitamin like substance that is found in every cell of the body, with large amounts found in the heart and liver.  It helps all cells of the body to produce energy, and therefore function correctly.  It aids circulation, stimulates the immune system, provides oxygen to the body’s cells, and is an antioxidant that has protective and has anti-aging properties.

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VitaminCThe active Omega 3 ingredients EPA & DHA are attached to phospholipids – which are the same substance that our cell walls are made of making it easier for absorption of the nutrients in Krill oil.

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VitaminCWhile our bodies do manufacture vitamin D on exposure to sunshine, the levels in some countries are so weak during the winter months that our body makes no vitamin D at all, meaning that dietary supplements and fortified foods are seen by many as the best way to boost intakes of vitamin D.

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Hot Tips For Cold Weather

 

VitaminCAs we all know it is only too easy to let those healthy habits slip and with the increased challenge to our immune systems in winter it becomes even more important to keep up with them - even as it becomes harder to do so.

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Raspberry Ketone

 

MigraineRaspberry ketone is an aromatic component present in raspberries, responsible for their delicious sweet smell. The same compound is found in other fruits and can also be produced synthetically in a lab.

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Magnesium for Migraines?

 

MigraineMagnesium has been receiving a lot of attention in the New Zealand media just recently. Following the airing of TV One’s show, Is modern medicine killing you?  we have had so many people looking for magnesium at our store, that we thought we would spend some time exploring this very important mineral.

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Supplement Selection

Supplement SelectionAll of us have wondered at some point what we should be doing with our supplements. Recently Dr Oz has produced a list of what he feels to be the most important supplements – so to help you to decide what is best for you we have brought you a summary of his points.

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Some quick FAQs

QuestionsEveryone has questions about their health and about natural health products. So this month we thought we would take a look at a number of questions that our shop customers commonly ask us. Read on to learn more.

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Beauty…..Naturally

HoneyOrganic Surge has been making headlines and winning awards in the UK for its beautiful, and natural skincare range for all skin types. But there is more to Organic Surge than just another natural product range, as it turns out, they really are a brand that can make you feel good on the inside and out…

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The Sweet Story

HoneyWe all know that bees make honey, but how many of us know just what is involved in this process? And what is this 'UMF' that everyone talks about? This month we mine the depths of this liquid gold and answer these questions and more...

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Go Coco-Nuts!

CoconutThere has been a lot of buzz lately about the benefits of drinking coconut water. So what is all the fuss about? In this month’s blog we take a look at what coconut water is and what it can do for you.

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African MangoAfrican mango or bush mango is a tree that is native to the rainforests of Western Africa.  The fruit, bark and seeds of the African mango have been highlyvalued for centuries by the local peoples as both food and medicine.  The seeds are incredibly nutritious and were traditionally used by tribesman on long hunting trips to ward off hunger. More recently, also highlighted by Dr Oz, studies have been conducted that show improved weight loss, reduced body fat and lower cholestrol.

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Keep Healthy Honey!

HoneyHoney is an ancient food, appearing in Indian and Egyptian writings as early as 2100BC. Cave paintings in Spain from 7000BC show the earliest record of beekeeping, however, fosssils of honey bees date back around 150 million years!

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Ladies - Getting all you need?New research suggests that women are not getting the nutrients they need and their health could be compromised. A new review of the nutritional status of women in the UK has found that women's diets remain lacking in key nutrients, particularly iron, vitamin D, calcium and folates.

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Couple on beachThere are 206 bones in the adult human skeleton. Bones support the body and joints are the places where two bones meet. All bones, form a joint with another bone, most joints are designed to protect the ends of bones where they meet. They also hold your bones together and they allow your rigid skeleton to move. Bones are connected to other bones at many different types of joint.

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Cherry ThumbnailNew research adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that tart cherries may have anti-inflammatory benefits.

The study, conducted by researchers in Michigan, found that a ‘cherry-enriched‘ diet reduced overall body inflammation, as well as inflammation at key sites related to heart disease risk.

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