Do I need a nutritional supplement? (Part 2)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Most people take B vitamins for stress or energy. While B vitamins don't reduce stress, they are actively involved in making the energy we need.   B vitamins are coenzymes and act a little... Read More

Do I need extra Magnesium? (Part 3)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Last week we saw that magnesium supplements can be very effective for cramps, especially night cramps and for restless legs. Magnesium is required by more than 300 enzymes, including those needed for... Read More

Organic milk and meat for Omega 3

Bruce HartPlum Organics   Recent studies have shown that both organic milk and meat contain around 50 per cent more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products. Analysing worldwide data, 196 papers on milk and 67 papers... Read More

Do I need extra magnesium? (Part 1)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Magnesium is one of the most commonly prescribed supplements by natural health practitioners. The nutritional medicine textbook ‘Integrative Medicine' (Rakel 2012) is a well-respected reference... Read More

Cartilage (Part 3)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Last week we saw that damage and death of the specialised cells that maintain cartilage is the real driver behind osteoarthritis. An excellent study (Carlo and Loeser, 2003, Arthritis Rheumatology) investigated... Read More

Let’s talk about your cartilage (Part 2)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz I have been helping someone with osteoarthritis in a knee, thumbs, back and neck. We started with a double dose of my joint support formula which gave her more than 1500mg of high grade chondroitin and... Read More

Cartilage loss (Part 1)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Osteoarthritis is all about loss of cartilage, subsequent inflammation and changes to bone and joint structure. The result is pain and loss of mobility. The ends of bones such as the femur are covered... Read More

Therapy for Osteoarthritis (Part 2)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Nutritional therapy can be effective in helping osteoarthritis. For example I have been helping someone with osteoarthritis (OA) in one knee which affected her mobility. She also had hypertension and... Read More

Therapy for osteoarthritis (part 1)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Everyone is different and this is certainly true when using nutritional therapy for osteoarthritis. Sometimes these differences are obvious – helping someone in their 80s with advanced arthritis... Read More

Going Green

Rebekah Sharpfrom Elm Tree Early Learning Centre Growing children who live sustainably, respect nature and have a heart for the environment is easy with these great tips from Rebekah Sharp from Elm Tree Early Learning Centre. Be a good role model... Read More



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