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Are you being fed a pack of lies about red meat?

Are you being fed a pack of lies about red meat?

Bart Kay is New Zealander with a background in Science. He has had an extensive academic career, including Senior Lecturer in Clinical Physiology at the De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He has also worked as consultant with New Zealand’s iconic rugby team, the All Blacks, as well as the New Zealand and Australian Armed Forces.…

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The real cause of Type-II diabetes

The real cause of Type-II diabetes

More than 30 years ago Dr Kraft, a medical doctor and pathologist identified the real cause of Type-II diabetes as elevated insulin, that eventually becomes insulin resistance. His work is significant, because it provides an opportunity to identify the onset off this debilitating disease decades earlier than the current medical approach. Unfortunately, his work is…

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Changing behaviours for improved health

The beginning of a new year is a great time for reflection of the past and the possibility of new beginnings. My reflections for 2018 include moments of joy; with beautiful weddings and the birth of a new grandson. It has also been a year filled with sorrow – with the loss of some very…

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Q&A – Weight Loss

Susan Birch - Real Health Blog - Weight Loss

  I’m eating well and exercising so why am I not losing weight? Is it true that I need to burn more calories than I put in to lose weight? Why can some people eat a lot and be really skinny and others hardly eat anything and are overweight?   In today’s Q&A session we…

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Are you unwell or is it just your age?

Susan Birch - Real Health Blog

Her GP said “there’s nothing wrong it’s just what happens at your age”   Rachel lives an incredibly healthy lifestyle. She eats organic foods, plenty of fruit and vegetables, does a good amount of exercise, loves her work, and has joy in her life. It wasn’t until a staph infection landed her at her GP’s…

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Are your symptoms getting all the attention?

Are your symptoms getting all the attention? The Real Health Blog with Susan Birch

The end of another year is almost upon us and it’s a great time to take stock and celebrate all that you have achieved. It’s also a time to notice those things that were left on the shelf for when you had more time. Those are the things that fall into one of two categories 1)…

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Cleaning out toxins from your body

FAD (Fast and Dirty) diets are everywhere. Just Google latest diet trends and the responses you get will blow your socks off.  These diets come with many claims to ‘fix’ your weight issues. They often go through various transformations and one that is regularly revived is the detox diet, sometimes called the “cleanse”. The goal is…

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Conventional Medicine versus Alternate Health

Recently I wrote about how to find the right health practitioner which came about after attending a lecture on “Adjunct treatments for chronic disease” by Professor Luis Vettita from Sydney University. In attendance were many GP’s who are now practicing alternative medicine. This was refreshing to see because there has been a lot of resistance from…

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How to choose the right Alternate Health Practitioner

After attending a lecture on “Adjunct treatments for chronic disease” by Professor Luis Vetitta from Sydney University it was pleasing to see so many GP’s who are practicing alternate medicine in attendance. They discussed the negativity they experience from their conventional medicine colleagues. Dr Vetitta summed it up saying “sometimes I am embarrassed by my…

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What’s the real cause of Type-2 Diabetes?

A woman contacted me after reading an earlier blog I wrote on diabetes. She is 53 years old and was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes about 18 months ago. She found the information I discussed was different from that of the diabetes clinic and her doctor. This woman’s story was typical of the people I work with.…

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