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Research reveals lifestyle connection to dementia

A study just published by the journal of the American Medical Association has confirmed that lifestyle and dementia are linked. The study, covering almost 200,000 people from the age of 64 to 72 found that people can lower their risk of dementia by as much as a third...

Potato & Jackfruit Casserole

This thick hearty casserole is great for a cold winter's night.  Filled with flavour and rich in fibre and nutrients.INGREDIENTSSERVES: 4 2 tins Ceres Organics Young Jackfruit (drained) 5 medium potatoes ( cubed and microwaved for 8 mins) 1 brown onion (chopped)...

Apple and Cranberry Crumble

This is brilliant both hot or cold.  For desert or breakfast. With plant-based milk or on its own.  Very easy to make and full of flavour. INGREDIENTSSERVES: 4Filling•  1 large tin of Apple slices or 3 large apples (sliced)• 1/4 cup cranberries (or raisins) • 1/4 cup...

Vining petition a sad indictment on health system

New Zealanders have been saddened by the news that a young southland farmer will soon die from the effects of bowel cancer, leaving behind a wife and two teenage daughters. Blair Vining, his family and supporters have been successful in gathering more than 130,000...

A matter of balance and intrigue

TVNZ’S Sunday programme interview with James and Suzy Cameron certainly raised the flag and shone a positive spotlight on the whole food debate but it was also curious and perhaps more interesting for another reason as well. I’ll delve into this in a few lines down...

Diabetes programme wins top award

Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Diabetes Treatment Center has been awarded the prestigious Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognition for a quality diabetes prevention program. The recognition affirms the center’s ability to help patients make...