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As winter takes hold across the country and we are exposed to others with ills and chills, we often start to think about what we can do to improve...
One in twelve New Zealand adults takes medication for cholesterol levels. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can make a difference to your...
Part 2 of the 3-part series on measuring your health.While there is still a lot of debate about which measure most accurately predicts risk of...
It probably affects more than one in seven Kiwis, yet IBS is often misdiagnosed. Liz Beavis, Debbie Kertesz and Milena Katz explain its causes,...
Fat around the mid-section can be bad news. But you need to lose weight all over if you want to lose it from your waist. Our bodies are designed to...
Part 3 of the 3-part series on measuring your health.If you haven't already, read part 1: Measuring fat, go through the health checklist and...
Try to think about eating a healthy, balanced diet rather than restricting or forcing yourself to eat specific foods. That said, it's important...
What are they and how do you get enough calcium in your diet if you have one?Lactose intoleranceLactose intolerance is the inability to digest...
Spring onions are harvested before a bulb forms, and have a white base and several long, hollow green shoots.BuyingAvoid any shoots which are wilted...
What causes it, what are the symptoms and what can you do about it? Indigestion (or dyspepsia) is that uncomfortable or painful feeling you can get...
HFG senior nutritionist Rose Carr brings us the latest updates on skin cancer.Skin cancer in New ZealandSkin cancer is by far the most common cancer...
How is your heart health? Take the National Heart Foundation's heart health rate quiz to find out your level of risk.1. Are you...?Male and older...
Our nutrition and exercise expert looks at Julie's eating and exercise habits and gives her some advice.SubjectJulie is a 22-year-old marketing...

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