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Opinion: Dame Tariana Turia – Euthanasia would undermine whānau values

The End of Life Choice Bill misunderstands what it means to live and to die, says Dame Tariana Turia.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Most commonly prescribed supplements

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says healthcare practitioners should be educated in nutrient prescribing.

Opinion: Mary Breheny – Health equity in older age

Associate Professor Mary Breheny’s discusses the findings of her team’s longitudinal research which shows that health in later life is closely related to childhood socioeconomic status.

Opinion: Cath Hunter – Psychological First Aid is something we can all deliver

Geneva’s Clinical psychologist Cath Hunter offers some advice to people dealing with trauma following the attacks on the Christchurch mosques.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Why any old supplement just won’t do

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) issues a reminder that not all supplements are created equal.

Opinion: Dr Oliver Hartwich – When superstition beats science

Dr Oliver Hartwich Executive Director of the New Zealand Initiative on vaccinations.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Are supplements useful?

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) looks at whether there is any point to taking supplements on top of a healthy diet.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – The dangers of processed food

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says we need to take caution when it comes to processed food.

Opinion: Erin Meads – primary care nursing invisible for too long

Some general practice websites don’t even mention their nursing staff – others share only their first names. Erin Meads argues that 2019 is the year for primary care nursing to become more visible and its value given greater recognition.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Why emulsifiers are my least favourite processed ingredient

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says as well as having no nutritional value, emulsifiers can also lead to increased risk of cancer, inflammatory conditions, metabolic syndrome and increased gut permeability.

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More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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