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Beautiful skin begins in the gut

Gut health is a topic that keeps crossing my path, and I have recently stopped to pay attention. Dr Michael Mosley was one of the first experts I heard on the subject.  My interest was piqued after hearing him speak on the radio, so when I came...... Read More

Here’s to your good health

I hope you have some   Something seems to be sneezing its way through the Bay and people are hiding away in their homes to heal. Rogers has crawled into his warren to get better, so we've got this column from August 2009 for you this week....... Read More

What’s the fuss about turmeric (part 1)

Curcumin extracted from turmeric is probably the most studied of all natural compounds. There are research papers that cover everything from its anti-antioxidant capacity, to it helping our cancer defences, to it helping protect brain cells against...... Read More

Times of refreshment

“In a society that says, ‘Put yourself last’ self-love and self-acceptance are almost revolutionary.” - Brené Brown One way of looking at this concept, and being able to understand that we are not being selfish when we...... Read More

Spring clean your finances

Spring means new beginnings. The next three months can be the most financially stable months in any calendar year. Christmas shopping is still a way off, and life feels better with the sun setting later. The next three months is your time in the sun...... Read More

NZ’s systematic bullying and censorship

Much has been said about the so-called ‘controversial’ Canadian speakers Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern. The only decisive result from the saga is proof that NZ is infested with systematic bullying and censorship. It stems from the...... Read More

Winter reflections

“Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the autumn is missing the best part of the whole year, for gardening begins in winter with the dream.” Josephine Neuse. Winter can be a time for reflection, hot chocolate and...... Read More

Hazards in remote locations

The week started with a major catastrophe in the Rogers household. I dropped the television remote control in my bowl of soup. My lovely wife had just been in the kitchen grilling, I mean asking, in a concerned and constructive way, if I had a column...... Read More

What’s right for you?

Retirement villages continue to grow in popularity, with more than 80 new villages proposed throughout New Zealand. As of November last year, there were 382 villages across the country, housing 38,741 people, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s...... Read More

Fortunes for tunes

A few sweet notes equal banknotes Some of the world's most  important inventions – despite being discoveries that have changed the course of humanity – have left their creators penniless. Meanwhile some of the most inane songs...... Read More

Earth is a ball #9: Football For Friendship Diary Cam Day 7

Keep up to date with daily diary cam reports from NZ representatives, Isla Ganley and Jonty Burggraaf, as they took part in Football for Friendship in Moscow in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup 2018. The aim of the F4F programme is to promote values...... Read More

Benefits of a good multi supplement (part two)

As an exercise, I did a Google Scholar search for ‘arthritis oxidative stress’. I knew that there have been many research papers on the subject of arthritis and free radical damage, but I was surprised at the sheer volume. I stopped counting...... Read More

The two sides of guilt

“Guilt can either hold you back from growing or it can show you what you need to shift in your life.” Unknown. I believe there are two sides to guilt. One side can be a motivator to action, while the other can drain all the energy out of...... Read More

Volunteering: What’s in it for me?

There have been many posts over time about how getting out in the community and doing good for others is also doing good for yourself. But is it really?  Is giving up what free time you have really going to be beneficial for you?   What...... Read More

Open street spotted in CBD

The big news this week:  I found a street open in the CBD to drive on. It was so good to find a road open for traffic, I drove it twice,  just to be sure. I’d like to tell you which one it is, but if word gets out to our 140,000 readers,...... Read More

Earth is a ball #7: Football For Friendship Diary Cam Day 5

Keep up to date with daily diary cam reports from NZ representatives, Isla Ganley and Jonty Burggraaf, as they took part in Football for Friendship in Moscow in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup 2018. The aim of the F4F programme is to promote values...... Read More

Earth is a ball #8: Football For Friendship Diary Cam Day 6

Keep up to date with daily diary cam reports from NZ representatives, Isla Ganley and Jonty Burggraaf, as they took part in Football for Friendship in Moscow in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup 2018. The aim of the F4F programme is to promote values...... Read More

Earth is a ball #6: Football For Friendship Diary Cam Day 4

Keep up to date with daily diary cam reports from NZ representatives, Isla Ganley and Jonty Burggraaf, as they took part in Football for Friendship in Moscow in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup 2018. The aim of the F4F programme is to promote values...... Read More