Health and Well-being
Rongoā Māori is the traditional healing system of Aotearoa, New Zealand. It focuses on the oral transmission of knowledge, diversity of practice, and the spiritual dimension. Rongoā Māori encompasses herbal remedies, physical therapies and spiritual healing.
Health is the state of complete physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being. The choices we make for ourselves and our whanau every day, such as what we eat, how active we are, whether we smoke, how much alcohol we drink, our attitude of mind, and our social and spiritual connections, all have an impact on our health and well-being.
If you are prepared and ready to make different choices, you can make dramatic improvements to your health; you will feel better, take fewer medications, reduce the risk of getting cancer, improve or reverse conditions such as type 2 diabetes, depression and heart disease, and feel happier.
One of the most effective ways of keeping healthy is choosing the right kind of foods.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" ...Hippocrates
This statement, made over 2,500 years ago, still holds true today. By 'food', Hippocrates wasn't referring to fast food, potato chips, or cakes. For food to be your medicine, it needs to be real food in it's whole form. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, while an apple fritter may have the opposite effect.
Find out how you can adopt a balanced, plant-based, whole food diet that gives you all the energy, vitamins and minerals you need to live with optimum well-being.
If you are a smoker, the most effective way to improve your health today and for the future, is to stop.
Hokianga Health has a Stop Smoking program to assist and support smokers to quit smoking. This service is provided as part of Northland's Toki Rau - Stop Smoking Services.
If you wish to enrol with our Stop Smoking services, please do not hesitate to contact Tina or Pat on 405-7376 or leave us a message on our contact page