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.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – The effects of ‘leaky brain’

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says leaky brain can lead to many different brain disorders, from depression to dementia.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Why more and more younger people have an inability...

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) talks about why she is seeing an epidemic of younger and younger people with fatigue and an inability to cope with life.

Opinion: Janet Peters – Intervene early to lessen trauma for kids

The Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry has done a great job in raising many issues but there is one area that needs further attention writes psychologist Janet Peters.

Opinion: Ian Powell – Leadership needed on safe staffing

Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Executive Director Ian Powell believes the Health Minister needs to show consistent leadership over safe staffing in the health workforce.


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.


Extra Health Support For Busy People

People spinning multiple plates often need additional support over and above good nutrition and exercise. Here’s how addressing things at the sub-cellular level can help.