How much better can I get? Part 3

John ArtsAbundant Living When speaking with people for the first time many complain of muscle pain, cramps and just general aches and pains. The causes of muscle pain can be everything from joint problems to muscle diseases like... Read More

How much better can I be? Part 2

John ArtsAbundant Living I had a call from a reader that left me speechless. He is 83 and is now good health. Only two years ago he was morbidly obese, diabetic and on several medications. At 81 he chose to make major changes... Read More

Do you have an ‘itis’ problem?

John ArtsAbundant Living Without inflammation we would not be able to fight infections nor heal from injury. The process of inflammation involves the immune system directing chemicals and cells to heal damaged or infected tissue.... Read More

Do you have an ‘itis’? – Part 2

John ArtsAbundant Living Recently, I spoke with a couple who had osteoarthritis in their hands, back and also had issues with muscle pain and ligament damage. I created a comprehensive nutritional programme and they've... Read More

Do you have an ‘itis’? – Part 1

John ArtsAbundant Living Most ongoing health problems involve inflammation. The signs of inflammation are swelling, redness, heat, pain and often a loss of function. In many cases our discomfort comes more from inflammation than... Read More

How well are you aging?

John ArtsAbundant Living Can your biological age be less than your actual age? If it is, you will have better than average health for your age. What steps can we take to have health and appearance better than average? The first... Read More

Resveratrol – a natural compound to help age gracefully

John ArtsAbundant Living You have seen the petrol advertisements offering some special additive to improve your car engine performance. While that may be true we know deep in our cells is a mysterious protein called SIRT1, which... Read More

Protective power of red wine grapes – Part 1

John ArtsAbundant Living The French paradox is the observation that while the French have a diet high in saturated fats, their cardiovascular health is much better than other countries' populations with similar diets. Many... Read More

The power of curcumin – part 2

John ArtsAbundant Living Last week we looked at research into the healing power of turmeric. The active ingredient curcumin is the actual brilliant yellow pigment. I find it fascinating that nature's most potent healing... Read More

The benefits of curcumin – part 1

John ArtsAbundant Living My motorcycle tour around Rajasthan in India last year was a feast for my senses, including of course my taste buds. Most curry recipes contain the brilliant yellow spice turmeric. It has also been a... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you still believe in the ‘Kiwi quarter acre dream’?

Yes, I desperately want the house on a quarter section
No, apartments are the way of the future
Don't care, I just want to own my own house

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