Ask Dr Libby

The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR HEALTH - Dr Libby is a nu­tri­tional bio­chemist, best-sell­ing au­thor and speaker. The ad­vice con­tained in this col­umn is not in­tended to be a sub­sti­tute for direct, per­son­alised ad­vice from a health pro­fes­sional.

Email your ques­tions for Dr Libby to ask.dr­libby@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz. Please note, only a se­lec­tion of ques­tions can be an­swered.

of tea and watch the sun­rise or sim­ply prac­tice some long, slow breaths that move your belly in and out while you wait for the ket­tle to boil.

Some time to your­self can make all the dif­fer­ence to your en­ergy in what can be a hec­tic time. Be in touch with grat­i­tude. Stay in touch with what a priv­i­lege life is. Re­mem­ber that all of our ba­sic needs are met, when for too many peo­ple in the world, this is still not the case. Be grate­ful that you have peo­ple to cel­e­brate with, money to buy gifts, food to put on the ta­ble. The ner­vous sys­tem can­not fo­cus on two things at once so when we feel grate­ful we can­not be stressed.

Con­sum­ing olive oil has a num­ber of health ben­e­fits.

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