April 01, 2018


Fad Diets

If you are not sure about nutrition, do your research. Fads are rarely sustainable, but long term good healthy eating practices are. 

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys BNatMed Hbt 

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March 01, 2018


Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin

Without sunlight, plants wouldn’t thrive and grow and neither would we! Sunlight is our greatest source of “The Sunshine Vitamin” - Vitamin D - which is critical for good health and vitality. One of the great things about vitamin D is that our bodies are capable of producing it. Even just 10 minutes sun exposure can give you a boost. Vitamin D absorption starts when those UVB rays from the sun hit our skin.

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys BNatMed HbT MNZAMH

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February 01, 2018


Getting Back to Basics - Selenium Iodine and Vitamin B12

It often seems to me, in clinical practise, that patients are not aware of the importance to normal body functioning of trace nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Our diets are often below par nutritionally so we don’t get all the vitamins and minerals from the foods we eat. If the soils the crops are grown in are also deficient, then we get even less of those essential nutrients.

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys BNatMed HbT MNZAMH

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January 01, 2018


Top Tips for a Healthy Gut

We have all heard the saying “listen to your gut”. This phrase tends to mean “ listen to your intuition, your gut feeling ” but it could just as well apply to paying attention to how your digestion is functioning. Do you suffer from bloating after eating and seem to have a “food baby” at the end of the day? Are loose stools and stomach cramps a part of life for you ? Are you feeling tired, have no energy and just generally don’t feel well nourished?

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys BNatMed HbT MNZAMH

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December 01, 2017

Liver detox tea toxin poisons ›  


The importance of the liver and how liver detox tea supports the live

 

Our bodies deal with toxin exposure every day – petrol, diesel and gas fumes, perfumes, chemicals, cigarette smoke, processed foods – I could go on! These compounds contain destructive free radicals which damage our bodies and cause health problems. Our liver works hard for us every day and I believe that we owe it some care – and a gentle herbal detox tea is a really supportive way to do this without the harsh side effects of a full-on detox.

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys BNatMed HbT MNZAMH

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December 01, 2017

De Stress Tea Relax Chill Calm ›  


Are things getting a little too hectic for you?

It is estimated that over 75% of all doctor’s visits are stress related, or due to stress related complaints! Being overly stressed for a long period of time is a physical hazard! And the more stressed out we are, the more vulnerable we are to colds, flu, and a host of chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys BNatMed HbT MNZAMH

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November 01, 2017

Sleep Well Tea ›  


Benefits of Sleep Well Tea

 

Sleep problems have become a prevalent health issue in our modern society - Can’t get to sleep, can’t stay asleep, and can’t get good quality sleep. A lot of this is to do with the fast paced world we live in and the excess adrenalin and cortisol we produce just to get through the day.

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys, BNatMed HbT MNZAMH

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October 01, 2017


The Sugar Crisis and how Type 2 Tea can help

It is no secret that the diabetes and obesity – diabesity – epidemic has reached epic proportions worldworld. Our health services, already stretched, are at the cliff face trying to deal with the fallout of a population living a fast paced life, eating less than optimal food – and too much of it! - and being more sedentary.

Blog post by Joanna Vinsen Loveys BNatMed HbT MNZAMH

 

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September 08, 2017


Eat a Rainbow for Health

When I was training one of my lecturers had a favourite saying when it came to nutrition – “Eat a Rainbow!” – Now, she had a good point, because a diet rich in colour promises excellent health benefits. This obviously does not mean eating green lollies and blue jelly and downing orange Fanta though – don’t even get me started on food colourings and artificial additives! The Rainbow refers to choosing clean real foods which are all the colours of the rainbow. There is definitely a growing awareness that good nutrition and eating habits have a large impact on our health status. People are really embracing this right now, which is heartening to see.

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys BNatMed HbT MNZAMH

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August 14, 2017

Strong Bones and Osteoporosis ›  


Strong Bones Tea can benefit bone health as we age

When we think of bone strength, we often think of Osteoporosis, which is often present in the elderly because aging causes bone loss, This is when we find bones become thin, weak and fragile as we get older so fractures of the wrist, spine, hips and limbs are common. Osteoporosis, of course, shows up as porous thin bones caused by a declining bone mass, and bone loss which causes fractures and deformities. If your bones are strong then a break will only occur with a serious trauma.

By Joanna Vinsen Loveys, BNatMed HbT MNZAMH

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