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Improve your bone health with these 3 tips

Improve your bone health with these 3 tips

Healthy bones keep us mobile, happy and active. Good bone density helps us to enjoy our older age. Here's how you can work with your body to improve your bone health. Why we lose bone density as we get older Our body is constantly remodeling our bones. Osteoblasts...

Treatment options for GERD

Treatment options for GERD

The most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is acid reflux. If you have acid reflux at least twice a week, you are considered to have GERD. There are a variety of treatment options for GERD, most of which involve diet and lifestyle choices. What...

What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a cardiometabolic disease where your body can't properly control blood sugar levels. It happens because, either your pancreas isn't making enough of the hormone called insulin, or your body isn't very good at using the insulin that your pancreas has...

What is osteoarthritis?

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis diagnosed in New Zealand. In recognition of world arthritis day on 12 October, here's what you need to know about osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis affects around 10% of adults. It happens where your cartilage has...

Indigenous people and their medicine

Indigenous people and their medicine

9 August 2019 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. While the theme this year is indigenous languages, I'm choosing to celebrate our indigenous people by celebrating their plant medicine. Indigenous medicine has a long lineage. The use of 67...

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