So, sugar. Poor old sugar sure has been through the ringer of late. In fact, you are probably sick of hearing about it. As we know, sugar is in a lot of foods! Glucose (the smallest sugar molecule) is the end product of all carbohydrate ingestion. Therefore it has always been abundant in our diets in the form of fruits, … Read More
Leanne Curgenven is a Nutritionist at Village Health Lincoln Road, specialising in dietary management of a wide range of health conditions including diabetes, high cholesterol, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), gluten intolerance and coeliac disease amongst others. Read on for some interesting information about the humble vegetable, and then watch this space each month for more insights from Leanne. It is … Read More
Did you know that November is World Diabetes Month? New Zealand is facing an epidemic of Diabetes and we need to take action as a nation and become more aware of the risk factors. Diabetes New Zealand has launched a range of initiatives that will help you “know your risk” and get you moving in the right direction. For more … Read More
If you are thinking of getting pregnant then that’s great news as we love babies at Village Health. There are some blood tests that are handy to have done BEFORE you get pregnant so pop in and see the practice nurse and she can arrange for those to be done. You should also be taking Folic acid while you are … Read More
Yes they taste great (so some people say), they are certainly a quick and easy way to grab a bite, but what are they really doing to you? Click here to read the latest claims on exactly how a Big Mac affects you.
Using a spacer can make the medicine you breathe in up to 50% more effective by helping to get the correct dose into your lungs. Click here for more information. To see a video on how to use your spacer ‘Click here’
Did you know that children suffer from 3-8 colds per year? The symptoms are generally worse in the first 2-3 days but the cough can last for up to four weeks, so it can often feel like your child is constantly unwell with a cold. Colds are caused by viruses, and there are a gazillion different types of viruses around. … Read More
Help your teenager transition into a healthy adult. Once your teenager hits about 15 years of age (and sometimes earlier) they need to start building their own relationship with their GP. You can start this process by going with them to the doctor in their early teens but sitting back quietly so they mostly speak. Then when you think they … Read More
There have been a few changes at Lincoln Road Medical Practice due to several retirements and a merger from Arahura Medical Practice on Barrington Street. After a lot of hard work, employing some new doctors and spending some time getting to know our patients we are really starting to hit our stride! Yes, the rumours are true, we are rebuilding … Read More
Struggling with a picky eater? Are meal times a battlefield? The tips in this article could have you declaring peace with your picky eating toddler. So Click here to read the article and gain some valuable tools to end the meal time war.