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Where to Find Free Pallets in Wellington & Auckland

30 October 2014

At Commonsense, of course! Our six stores regularly have free pallets available for customers to collect, just give your local store a ring during business hours to check whether there are any currently on offer...

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Sprouting Guide for Seeds & Grain Grasses

19 October 2014

Sprouts are delicious, rich in nutrients and easy to grow.  A wide variety of seeds and beans can be sprouted.  Some common ones are:..

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Vitamin C Supplements

14 October 2014

Vitamin C is essential to human health.  There are only a few species on the planet which do not make their own Vitamin C and humans are among them.  It is vital that we get enough Vitamin C from our diet. ..

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The Many Benefits of Slippery Elm

14 October 2014

Slippery elm: what is it, and what do you use it for? We take a closer look at this traditional remedy for IBS, heartburn and reflux. ..

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Salicylate intolerance: the basics

14 October 2014

Both natural and synthetic salicylates can cause health problems.  In high doses salicylates are harmful to everyone and overdose can be potentially life threatening.  Most people tolerate them well however, a small percentage of the population find that even small doses may cause significant health problems.Salicylate sensitivity, or salicylate intolerance,.....

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Psyllium - A Gentle, Natural Laxative

14 October 2014

Psyllium husk is the powdered seed of the plant Plantago psyllium.  It has been used traditionally in Chinese, Western and Ayurvedic medicine...

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How to Introduce Food to Babies Under 12 Months

10 October 2014

Establishing a healthy framework for your child’s diet is one of the most important things you can do to support your child’s growth and development.  It will have an impact on their health for the rest of their lives...

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Supergreens: Wheatgrass, Barleygrass, Chlorella or Spirulina?

22 August 2014

Although wheatgrass is made from wheat, it is gluten free, safe for those with coeliac disease, and it is similar to eating dark green vegetables.  Wheatgrass is low calorie and packed full of nutrients, making it a high density, nutrient rich food.  It contains many minerals, amino acids, B vitamins,.....

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Foraging for Edible Weeds

20 August 2014

Of the myriad of things nature grows, we only cultivate a relative handful in our farming systems. But there is a world full of edible plants out there...

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10 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

20 August 2014

Your carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide produced by your daily activities and use of material goods.  ..

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