If you enjoy the taste of hemp seed oil drizzled over your salad, you’re enjoying the seeds of a variety of hemp that has many other uses in addition to producing nutritious seeds that have an excellent fatty acid profile. Industrial hemp (iHemp) has many applications including paper making, as a building material and in manufacturing durable fabric and carpets. Right now there is a strong focus on... Read More | Share it now!

iHemp Awareness Week

If you enjoy the taste of hemp seed oil drizzled over your salad, you’re enjoying the seeds of a variety of hemp that has many other uses in addition to producing nutritious seeds that have an excellent fatty acid profile. Industrial hemp (iHemp) has many applications including paper making, as a building material and in manufacturing durable fabric and carpets. Right now there is a strong focus on... Read More | Share it now!

Meet the “guerilla gardener” who is bringing fresh food to his neighbourhood

Here’s something inspiring and worth emulating… Ron Finley is bringing fresh food to people in his neighbourhood by growing veggies in areas that no one else is using. You can see his now famous TED X talk at this link https://www.ted.com/talks/ron_finley_a_guerilla_gardener_in_south_central_la?language=en   While a longer interview is at the link below: NB: If you believe that nutrition is important... Read More | Share it now!

Threat to raw milk access in NZ

Editor’s note: I received an email within the last couple of days that explains how city dwellers who do not have time to drive to a farm that supplies raw milk are at risk of not being able to access raw milk because the new regulations would prohibit the drop-off of pre-paid raw milk to collection points where the milk can be refrigerated until it is picked up by purchasers.  Excerpts from the email... Read More | Share it now!

An important message from Health Freedom NZ

Website editor’s note:  I received the following message from the Health Freedom Incorporated Charitable Trust on September 23, 2015.  (The website for the Trust is http://www.healthfreedom.co.nz/ ) Please read the message below and considering sharing this link with friends, family and through social media.  Thank you.     Hi Katherine, The Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill is about to... Read More | Share it now!

Summit on Future of Medicine

If you are interested in health you may enjoy Revive Primary Care’s Evolution of Medicine Summit. There are two different options: general public and healthcare professional and the event features many exciting speakers including Sayer Ji, PhD and Dr Kelly Brogan, MD whose work has featured in The NZ Journal of Natural Medicine. The online presentations of the  summit were initally free;  however, the... Read More | Share it now!

Ebola: Possible treatment options

There have been no cases of Ebola in New Zealand.  However given that this viral infection has an incubation period of up to (approximately) three weeks, there is a possibility that people could arrive in NZ who have been exposed to the virus while they were overseas. For this reason, we have chosen to put this post online so that information about possible treatment options is publicly available if cases of... Read More | Share it now!

Bought…an exciting new documentary

Bought, a new documentary currently in production explores the links between vaccines, Big Pharma and GE food…   You can watch the trailer and a message from the producer, Jeff Hays, at this link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bought-the-hidden-story-behind-vaccines-big-pharma-your-food#home   The documentary looks like it will be cracker!  If you would like to support its completion, the link above... Read More | Share it now!

“Smart meter” talk at Voices of Sacred Earth Eco-Festival on February 22

  This event has come and gone…to find out about the smart meter situation in NZ please visit www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz   This year’s Voices of Sacred Earth Eco-Festival is coming up on February 21-23. Katherine Smith will give a talk on the “smart meter” issue at the festival on Saturday, February 22 from 12.30-12.45. The Voices of Sacred Earth Eco-Festival takes place in Albany, Auckland and... Read More | Share it now!

Sweets Are Not Treats

By Lady Carla Cassata Davis, MPH Nutrition Consultant Serving sweets, which consist of refined carbohydrates, as a treat to children not only sends the wrong message, it does them a lot of harm; harm that can stay with them for a lifetime.  The food a person becomes...

Defining Your Dietary Profile

by Lady Carla Davis, MPH Over the years, consumers have been bombarded with health information and diets of all kinds.  Real science has been subverted by “corporate science” or “scientism.”  All too often, each new book, study, report or diet contradicts the previous...