Do I need extra Magnesium? (Part 3)

John ArtsAbundant Living 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

Should I take Co Enzyme Q10 (Part 2)

John ArtsAbundant Living Co enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is one of the most important things made by your body. The crucial function of CoQ10 is to shuttle electrons in the final stage of making our energy.  The main symptom of low... Read More

Opinion Poll

What are your thoughts on the council’s proposal to increase rates 40 per cent over the next three years?

Good, it will help pay to revitilise the city
Not good, rates are high enough now
I’m ok with an increase, but maybe not such a big one

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