Only 6 prunes a day decrease bone breakdown

Posted by c.king on April 26, 2016 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Dried plums — or prunes — are among the highest antioxidant foods shown to help improve bone strength. However, in early studies, the level of prune intake originally found to bone-enhancing was fairly high at 100 grams, or 10-12 prunes a day.


While researchers were happy with this first prune-positive finding, they did hear more than a few complaints about the number of prunes the women had to consume...

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No Worries About Protein

Posted by c.king on February 2, 2016 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

With weight loss goals in the air, protein praise is everywhere...

Though herbivores can easily get plenty of protein, here are 6 ways to ensure you don't have to worry about it:

1. Like the koala-fied star of the meme, aim for at least 3 hefty servings of leafy greens every day. One serving equals 1 cup raw or 1/2 cup cooked, so it is super easy to meet this goal by including a daily salad, ...

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The Truth About Dairy

Posted by c.king on December 1, 2015 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Recent undercover footage from Farmwatch and SAFE has highlighted the cruel practices inherent in the dairy industry as well as out-right abuse of bobby calves. While most are rightly appalled at the video footage showing calves being thrown, dragged and kicked, some see other widespread industry practices such as removing calves from their mothers to be killed or raised for veal as a “neces...

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Who Wants to Live Forever?: Aging in Style

Posted by c.king on November 17, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

While most people instinctively know that living forever is likely to get pretty boring, most people want to enjoy a long life.

But how long is long? And how long is possible? I love life so much that I would eat a plateful of cardboard to spend another afternoon walking in the bush, another hour working in my garden, or another evening lying on the ground gazing up at the stars with my partner, Michael or our children. About to enter my sixth decade of life, I can har...

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Osteoporosis: The Silent Thief

Posted by c.king on October 20, 2015 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

World Osteoporosis Day, 20 October, might not be as exciting as Christmas Day, or even Pancake Day, but it's important nonetheless. An alarming number of people in New Zealand suffer from osteoporosis, a condition which can lead to serious and sometimes disabling fractures.

Many osteoporotic fractures are preventable – essentially it’s “the disease we don’t have to have&#...

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The Tardis Apple: Why Supplements Don't Work

Posted by c.king on October 13, 2015 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 Today, let's consider the humble apple. We all know the folk wisdom that "an apple a day keeps the doctor away". This insight is supported by all the evidence science has amassed that shows the apple is a food that contributes to health. But what is it about the apple that promotes health? Food composition tables tell us that the average apple contains a significant amount of the following nutrients: vitamin C, vitamin K, ...

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Manage Your Doctor

Posted by c.king on September 22, 2015 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. This applies especially to health. However, holistic health is not about avoiding doctors; it is about not needing to go to doctors. The idea is to be well. Each of us is ultimately responsible for our own wellness, and we should consider all options in our search for better health. We get out of our bodies what we put into them; our bodies will respond to efforts to ...

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Why I Won't Get a Mammogram

Posted by c.king on September 9, 2015 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (4)

Since turning 45 I, like all women in NZ over that age, have been invited to participate in the national breast screening program. This program is solely comprised of regular mammograms. I have opted out of this program due to the research I have done into the effectiveness of mammograms and the risks involved.

This is fairly shocking to most women who have been told that mammography can and does save lives. Ho...

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Unlocking the Secret to Health Improvement

Posted by c.king on August 25, 2015 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

New Zealanders, including most health care professionals, are very misinformed about nutrition and health, which leads to a lot of confusion and frustration. Many people with degenerative conditions have tried dietary improvement and have decided that it doesn't work. But most of these people have not improved their diets enough to make a difference in their health outcomes.

For example, I recen...

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Seeds of Destruction: The GMO Threat

Posted by c.king on August 11, 2015 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

On May 23, 2003, President Bush proposed an Initiative to End Hunger in Africa using genetically modified (GM) foods.

At the same time, Monsanto executives described a world with 100 percent of all commercial seeds genetically modified and patented.

As yet neither of these things has come to pass, largely due to grassroots resistance. Citizens around the world, who do not share the industry...

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