The Forgotten Addiction

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The forgotten addiction     Whilst writing this brings up my perfectionist tendencies, as a mother of 3 teenagers in the ‘selfie’ generation and a ‘recovering perfectionist’ I feel compelled…
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Chocolate Mindfulness

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This is a great exercise to practice mindfulness. Take a small (or large!) piece of chocolate. Hold it gently or have it nearby so it doesn’t melt. Make sure you’re…
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Fluoride

Fluroide

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2020 is my year to be brave.  And so, with my big girl boots on, I’m going to tackle the controversial topic of fluoridation of our water.  As this is…
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Loneliness

Loneliness

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What factor has the same health risk as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, is as lethal as alcoholism, is twice as harmful as obesity, is associated with a 30 percent…
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Up-healthing popular foods

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Last Sunday’s ‘Cheese toastie day’ and September ‘Shake’ month seem unusual celebrations but I’m not one to turn down an opportunity to talk about food.  Those timely celebrations link to…
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Taken by takeaways

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Wrapped up by wraps?  Hung up on hamburgers?  Captivated by curries?  With ‘up-health’ing’ fish and chips as an appetiser last week, let’s look at how to ‘up-health’ other takeaways.  I…
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How to eat takeaways

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An unusual title for an Integrative (Nutritional and Environmental) GP but an experience on a recent road trip inspired me to write about this topic.  It’s also hopefully a little…
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Food industry deception

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Thank goodness we live in New Zealand!  It’s not just our beautiful natural resources and Kiwi-can-do’ness but the fact that here, like in Europe, certain food ingredients are banned.  I…
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