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How do you know if you’re reacting to dairy?

Dairy free

Avoiding dairy for health reasons has become increasingly common amongst New Zealanders, but it’s not always easy to tell whether dairy is the cause of your symptoms. Here’s some information to help steer you in the right direction. ‘Dairy’ is the collective term for cow’s milk and anything made from it. Most people who experience symptoms from dairy fall into one of the three categories below:1. Intolerance to the lactose (milk sugar) in cows milk.2. Intolerance to the protein in cows milk.3. Allergy to the protein in cows milk.Tell me more about lactose intoleranceLactose is broken down in your gut...

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7 Ways to Reduce Stress When Going Gluten-Free

Gluten free

So, you’ve either been diagnosed with Coeliac disease or you know you’re sensitive to gluten and you need to remove it from you diet, which can definitely be a daunting prospect. With gluten present in so many everyday foods – from bread and snacks to sauces and even some beverages – it can feel overwhelming trying to figure out safe things to eat. The good news is that going gluten-free is much easier than you might think.With a little bit of research and some minor adaptations, it can be a much less stressful process. It also comes with the bonus...

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Chocolate & the power of positivity

Chocolate

For centuries, chocolate has been used as a natural mood booster. From ancient times when emperors sipped on cacao concoctions to give their libidos a boost to modern times where indulging in quality chocolate is the ultimate in self-care. Chocolate continues to dispense sweet positivity wherever it goes. In a world where we are seemingly inundated with bad news, positivity – and the things that provide it – should never be underrated. Today, we celebrate chocolate and its power to lift our mood in an instant. What Is Positivity? Being positive isn’t about being an eternally-smiling Pollyanna in every circumstance...

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