Manganese: An essential trace mineral

  John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Manganese is often confused with magnesium. Magnesium is a major mineral needed in larger amounts while manganese is an essential trace mineral needed in tiny amounts – about 3mg daily. We... Read More

A good multivitamin – Part 3

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz During recent weeks we've looked at what you should expect from a good multi-nutritional formula. I know of no other supplement to have such profound health benefits. The best products use top quality... Read More

A good multivitamin – Part 2

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz I find it interesting that most multi-vitamin products place a heavy emphasis on B group while paying little attention to others. While some people have sub-optimum levels of B vitamins, many have straight... Read More

Benefits of a good multi (Part 1)

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz If, like many Kiwis, you take a multi-type supplement then you should carefully read the mineral content on the label. Minerals are critical for the health and development of every cell in our body. Minerals... Read More

Tips for joint health – Part 2

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz This week we look at some of the practical dietary and home-help tips that can help with joints affected by arthritis. While these are primarily targeting osteoarthritis – known as OA – nutritional... Read More

Tips for joint health

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Sometimes it really is possible to achieve multiple health goals. A good anti-inflammatory diet will help arthritic joints, help you lose weight and improve your general health. Just as poor diets can... Read More

Steps to help joint health – Part 3

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Nutritional therapy can have a profound effect on reducing the inflammation central to osteoarthritis. Much of the pain and loss of function in arthritic joints is from unwanted inflammation. Fortunately,... Read More

Steps to help joint health – Part 3

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Nutritional therapy can have a profound effect on reducing the inflammation central to osteoarthritis. Much of the pain and loss of function in arthritic joints is from unwanted inflammation. Fortunately,... Read More

Steps to joint health – Part 1

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz Osteoarthritis can cause anything from mild discomfort to seriously restricting quality of life. While medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs provide predictable results, nutritional therapy is more... Read More

How much better can I get? Part 3

John ArtsAbundant Living www.johnarts.co.nz When speaking with people for the first time many complain of muscle pain, cramps and just general aches and pains. The causes of muscle pain can be everything from joint problems to muscle diseases like... Read More



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