Category Archives: Health

Bulimia – acknowledging that parents can screw up is part of healing.

The first thing that happens to us in our life is that we are nourished and nurtured. We naturally, form loving bonds with family around us. This is the essence of life, the meaning of life, however you put it. … Continue reading

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Bridal Registry Wish List – the top ten… in hindsight.

If I got married today what would be on my list? After 13 years of marriage this week and 2 (mostly) fabulous kids, I was thinking about the things I had on my bridal registration list.  What was worth it, … Continue reading

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Mark Lynas The God Species – I can’t agree with this GMO nitrogen fix

Mark Lyna’s chapter on nitrogen and the nitrogen boundary (unlike carbon, not crossed yet) reads well.  To put it simply and clearly (as he does): Every living cell needs nitrogen: It makes leaves green, constitutes an essential part of all … Continue reading

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TPPA – trade talks undemocratic, are we pushing US or NZ interests? We simply don’t know.

I love how the most powerful democratic nation in the world utilises a completely undemocratic process to increase markets and opportunities for itself. New Zealanders have many questions about what is going on in the current round of Trans Pacific … Continue reading

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Less Meat Less Junk More Plants – and I agree

“We have to stop eating them industrially and stop eating them thoughtlessly.” What a great line from Mark Bittman in the Ted talk ‘What’s wrong with what we eat’. At home we try for 3 vegetarian meals a week.  Often … Continue reading

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How our idea of ‘the bottom line’ may change.

  I find it fascinating that the people who look at me and my sometimes organic, definitely fruit in season,  low gluten, free range animal meat choices and think I am weird.  That I go to too much trouble. And … Continue reading

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The Depression Cure could help I think

My father, single father, looks after small child in the 1970's.  Limited income.  All his brothers are successful.    Stops lifeblood, his loved profession, of being a farmer.  "You can't bring up a little girl by yourself forty miles out of … Continue reading

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Preschoolers, infections & hayfever.

Last year I watched a friend give her child 12 doses of antibiotics.   Smart as a whip, highly aware, healthy, low chemical, balanced diet type of mother, Chloe looked at all the options to try to solve this exhausting problem.   … Continue reading

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Build your kids bodies well

Kids eat crap when you have crap in your house.  They eat it when you buy it at the supermarket.  If kids know there is crap food in your house they will seek it out and pounce on it with … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins helping me be at peace with the things I cannot change.

To stop depressive thoughts spiralling into darkness.  Now, to the tune of a spoon full of sugar, please begin: Sometimes I have to curb my thoughts and  Understand and just accept The things we find we cannot ever change And … Continue reading

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