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Tonsillitis - Inflammation or Infection of the Tonsils

Tonsillitis - Inflammation or Infection of the Tonsils

December 11, 2018 | Infant and Children, Immune, Inflammation
Tonsillitis is an acute swelling of the tonsils caused by a viral or bacterial infection. It is common in children and can be a problem if the tonsils become so enlarged, they obstruct breathing. Tonsillitis is often associated with pharyngitis and the adenoids in the nose...
Noses - Itchy, Sneezy, Blocked and Runny

Noses - Itchy, Sneezy, Blocked and Runny

December 5, 2018 | Allergy, Immune
Noses -They come in all sorts of sizes but all resemble a similar shape and as much as we see them as a feature on our face that can help distinguish who we are, they also play an important role in keeping us healthy. Noses can get sneezy, runny, blocked, itchy,...
Febrile convulsions

Febrile convulsions

November 30, 2018 | Infant and Children, Immune
A sudden high spike in a child’s temperature can cause them to have a fit or seizure. These are called febrile convulsions and are usually due to a viral infection. While they might seem terrifying, febrile convulsions only last a few minutes and don’t cause any permanent damage. The best...
Moisturising Creams - What are Some of the Common Ingredients?

Moisturising Creams - What are Some of the Common Ingredients?

November 28, 2018 | Eczema, Skin Conditions
You may be wondering what are some of the ingredients in your moisturisers, and what they do. This article looks at some of the ingredients in popular products.   People may choose to moisturise their skin to combat that feeling of dryness, especially in Australia, or they may be advised...
Sun Damage - Repairing and Protection

Sun Damage - Repairing and Protection

November 21, 2018 | Skin Conditions
With the onset of summer, we all start to think about skin health and ways of protecting our skin from damage. Pealing off the layers of winter clothes and presenting skin to the sun will often reveal some concerning skin blemishes. These solar keratosis’s can become more apparent as we...
Health Benefits of Ginseng

Health Benefits of Ginseng

November 15, 2018 | Age related illnesses, fatigue
Ginseng is popular worldwide for its immune modulating and energizing properties. In Chinese herbal medicine ginseng is considered the “king of herbs” and is used to treat fatigue, poor cognition, stress, infertility, cancer and poor immunity. Ginseng is described as an “adaptogen,” a substance that can assist an organism in...
Treating Insect Bites

Treating Insect Bites

November 14, 2018 | Allergy, Immune
The lovely weather and atmosphere see families drawn outside for enjoyable gardening chores and play. Unfortunately, this gives greater opportunity to receive an unwanted sting from an annoyed insect. Whether they be bees, wasp, mosquitoes, or maybe some other unidentified gnat – the results are the same – pain.
Is There A Safe Tan?

Is There A Safe Tan?

November 7, 2018 | Skin Conditions
With summertime comes lazy days on the beach, holidays, barbeques with friends and swimming in the pool. As we start to shed our winter layers to reveal more skin, many people are in search of a safe way to sport that summer glow. We all know the dangers of ultraviolet...
Infant Breast and Formula feeding

Infant Breast and Formula feeding

November 1, 2018 | Infant and Children, Nutrition
Ok so we know the best “formula” for feeding baby is the one that is perfectly matched in nutrition, probiotics and temperature, is that which comes from the breast. Unfortunately, there are situations where breast feeding baby is just not possible. So, what to do? There are formulas available to...
Royal Jelly - the Bees knees of Super foods

Royal Jelly - the Bees knees of Super foods

October 31, 2018 | Age related illnesses, Immune
Royal jelly is a highly nutritious food fit for a queen! It is secreted by nurse worker bees to larvae and the colony’s queen bee in the hive. Just like honey, royal jelly has a plethora of medicinal qualities that aid in allergies, wound healing, immunity and the fight against...
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