Making Small Changes

Leanne CurgenvenDietitian Blog, Health InformationLeave a Comment

Whether we think about it or not, we have all made changes for better or worse over our lifetimes. Most of the time, these changes occur without us even realising they are happening – especially the ‘bad’ ones! Whether you’re trying to cut down on some indulgences, get fitter, socialise more, or even learn an instrument – the number one … Read More

Vitamin C & The Common Cold

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As winter steadily approaches, our noses tend to drip a little more and the trusty Vitamin C tablets come back out of the kitchen cabinet. But how useful is vitamin C when it comes to the common cold, and is it worth its hefty price? Vitamin C plays a role as an antioxidant, assists in wound healing, increases iron absorption … Read More

Mindfulness, Not Mindlessness

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It’s fair to say we live busy lives. We go from one thing to the next – whether it’s our jobs, relationships, children, houses, finances… the list goes on! Being mindful in the way we live, interact with people and food can be a way of dealing with all that life stress that just seems to build up. Mindfulness? Mindfulness … Read More

Proud of our Practice Manager

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We are thrilled to announce that Brendan Canton, our General Manager has been awarded the “Practice Manager of the Year 2018″by Practice Managers Association and Administrators NZ (PMAANZ). This prestigious award recognises and rewards a Practice Manager for his or her special contributions to medical, specialist, dental or allied health Practice Management. Up to three finalists, as selected by the … Read More

Feeding Your Gut with Fibre

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Feeding Your Gut with Fibre As a population, we do not eat enough fibre in our diets, and getting a mixture of the different types of fibre is another important consideration. But before we even discuss the food sources, it’s important to first understand: what is ‘fibre’, why is it important, and then; what does eating more actually look like? … Read More

10 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

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We all have cholesterol in our bodies, it’s when we have a little too much cholesterol in our body that we can start to get concerned. Too much cholesterol builds up inside our arteries, blocking the blood flow and increasing the risk of heart attack or stroke. NOTE: This advice is a part of a healthy lifestyle, and does not just … Read More

More of this, less of that for managing cholesterol

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Here is an easy guide for which foods you should seek out and which to avoid to help lower your cholesterol. Increase your intake of: Food Why What Fish Omega 3’s – consumption associated with better cardiovascular disease outcomes; helps to lower LDL and increase HDL. Oily fish are the highest sources – salmon, mackerel, sardines, fresh tuna Other varieties are … Read More

Village Health Xmas Hours 2017

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Please see below for opening hours over the Xmas and New Year period for 2017/18 Monday 25 December   CLOSED Tuesday 26 December:  CLOSED Wednesday 27 December: 9:00am to 3:00pm – urgent only Thursday 28 December: 9:00am to 3:00pm – urgent only Friday 29 December: 9:00am to 3:00pm – urgent only                 Monday 1 January:          CLOSED Tuesday 2 January:          CLOSED Wednesday … Read More