NZBCF
Integrative health and wellness.

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The one place to get all-round care for you and your family.

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Specialised Services

  • Interpreting service
  • Child and maternal health services
  • Lifestyle health services
  • Disability services
  • Primary health services

Home Care Services

  • Aged & Dementia Care
  • Community Nursing Services
  • Disability Support Services
  • Spinal and Brain Injury Care

Health Updates

Top 4 Common Health Myths

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1. Drink eight glasses of water
Well, the truth is that there is no exact number; people throw around the number 8, but truth be told it is all about the person. If your urine is dark yellow, then yeah you should definitely consider drinking a lot more water. But I know a friend who basically has about two glasses of water, but a lot of fruits and juices to make up his quota of water needed for a day. So the next time someone is forcing you to drink so much, just know that you have the option to get water in other forms as well.

2. Cold air gives you a cold

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Anything but; cold temperatures are known to improve the health of people, by improving virus-fighting activity and to keep your immune system sharp. It is actually easy to catch a cold indoors because the virus has acclimatised to the surrounding and is primed for passing through your system. So the next time there is a cold breeze outside, don’t worry about the outdoors as much as the indoors.

3. Skipping breakfast is bad

The truth is that there is no scientific evidence linking breakfast to weight loss. A recent study showed that people who skipped breakfast regularly had no cravings whatsoever to overeat during lunch or dinner. Thus helping them lose weight since they didn’t have to eat extra calories in the morning. The argument against it is that people believe that having breakfast will curb people from having more during lunch and dinner. But as the study shows, if a person is of sound body and mind, he or she will not face any adverse ramifications as a result of skipping breakfast. So if you feel that you don’t need breakfast, then don’t have. You’ll be saving yourself some a lot of unwanted calories. We suggest that you don’t stay on an empty stomach and have some sort of fruit to get your system firing.

4. Sugar equates to hyperness
The truth is that there is no scientific backing to that statement. A sugar high is a myth, in some people, it is known to feel like an energy boost, but that is about it. So just because you feel that sugar might cause hyperness, doesn’t mean it does in any way. So don’t rob your kids of some sugary niceness because of some random internet article.

Top 3 Common Health Mistakes

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1. Exercise
The biggest mistake is to push things too far. Most people believe that exercise is the way to stay healthy and fit. In most cases, people end up causing more harm than anything else. The major reason is that aesthetic improvement doesn’t constitute being healthy. So those six packs that you tirelessly worked out for did more damage than you can imagine. Exercise is supposed to improve your circulation, core strength, muscle health and cardiovascular system. But in most case, people push the envelope too much, and it results in them reaching their skewed perception of being fit and healthy. But too much of something can have bad repercussions, and that is seen in a lot of people who hit the gym without having prior knowledge of what their body needs and what they should do about it. So remember that trainer who you rave about, isn’t really doing you or your body a favour.

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2. Supplements
Almost all drug store and online stores sell supplements, but the truth of the matter is that most supplements are either bad for you or impart no benefit. Good poor quality supplements will be excreted from your system, while bad poor quality supplements are toxic and might be the reason for your medical ailments. The truth is that not everything you see on the label is accurate. Your supplement bottle might contain the term calcium on it, doesn’t mean that it is the right kind of calcium that you are in-taking. So to be absolutely sure, ask your doctor to subscribe supplements instead of buying them on your own.

3. Self-Medicating
The worst of the lot is to self-medicate. There is a difference between a person who studied for years in med school through sleepless nights and a person who read about a prescription online. The fact of the matter is that self-medication can result in grave consequences. Never resort to advice you read online or from a telemarketer. They are trying to push poor quality products to unsuspecting people. Think about it, have you ever seen the same supplement your doctor gives you on a TV ad? There that is the reason why self-medication is a bad, if not stupid idea. The problem is that people not only self-medicate themselves, but they also advise others close to them to do so. You are basically improving the sales of a poor quality drug or a drug that is not going to improve your condition whatsoever because you think that five minutes of the internet equates to a medical degree.

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