Psychologist explains: How food changes your mood

Your gut is literally teaming with trillions of bacteria which help with digesting your food and keeping your immune system healthy.

Your health: How does plant medicine impact breastfeeding?

Plant medicine is proven to positively impact on many aspects of life and the start of life is no exception.

How to add 10 healthy years to your life

When it comes to exercising one of the most common questions asked is, "Am I doing enough?"

Why your daily commute could be doing you serious harm

We already know the daily commute can be dirty.

The hidden dangers lurking in your bowl of cereal

Your morning bowl of cornflakes may be sending your blood sugar into the stratosphere, new research suggests.

Susie Burrell: The foods all dietitians eat regularly

Despite the fact that there are literally hundreds of diets out there which all prescribe different approaches, there are a handful of foods that most of these regimes agree are some of the best foods nutritionally that we can eat.

Four-day workshop brings addiction support to Raetihi

A team of 20 drug and alcohol rehabilitation experts – including former addicts – is bringing an intensive four-day addiction workshop to Raetihi.

Number of obese Kiwis predicted to nearly double in 20 years, say reseachers

Based on new analysis the number of New Zealanders who are obese will nearly double from 1.1 million in 2015 to 2 million in twenty years’ time  – with major health impacts if public health action is not taken.

NZ beverage industry to consider sugar reduction target

A move to reduce the amount of sugar across Australia's beverage industry is being welcomed by health and obesity experts and will be considered in New Zealand.

Youth mental health – what does wellbeing mean to young Kiwis?

Improving youth mental health is an increasing priority of policymakers, researchers and politicians. Jody Hopkinson reports on a research project looking at what wellbeing means to youth.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – You are not a number

As we embrace the New Year, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says we should be celebrating our uniqueness and aim for a one-size-does-not-fit-all approach to your health.


Sponsored: Volunteers tackle diabetes in Papua New Guinea

Working with local health providers, Volunteer Service Abroad is tackling diabetes in Papua New Guinea.