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Salicylates

February 4, 2018 | Allergy, Digestion
Salicylates are naturally occurring chemicals which are present in a wide-range of foods. In plants they act as a natural pesticide—providing protection against disease and infection from bacteria, viruses and fungi. Salicylates can also be created synthetically and are found in perfumes, cleaning products, washing powder, cosmetics, creams and medications...
Why Do We Choose The Food We Do?

Why Do We Choose The Food We Do?

February 3, 2018 | Diets
Eating is among life’s most enjoyable experiences; but how many times have you sat at a restaurant and had trouble deciding what to order from the menu, or arrived home from work and could not make up your mind about what to cook for dinner, or navigated the supermarket aisles...
Essential Fatty Acids

Essential Fatty Acids

February 2, 2018 | Depression, Heart, Skin Conditions, Inflammation, Pregnancy
Foods high in fat, have received a bad reputation as many low-fat products are promoted for heart health and weight loss. However, fats are very important—especially those that the body cannot make and must come from our diet. These fats are referred to as essential fatty acids (EFAs) and are...
Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Natural Therapies for Relief

Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Natural Therapies for Relief

February 1, 2018 | Digestion
  Inflammatory bowel disease or IBD is an umbrella term for autoimmune conditions that cause chronic and often debilitating inflammation in the intestines. These conditions are characterised by being relapsing and remitting – they cycle between periods of getting better with fewer symptoms, and relapses where symptoms get worse and...
Let’s talk about cheese

Let’s talk about cheese

January 31, 2018 | Nutrition
There seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding cheese and whether this food is healthy for you or not. For most people, cheese when consumed in moderation as part of a healthy diet is a good thing. However, if there are food intolerance/allergy and if...
Allergy Season for Dogs

Allergy Season for Dogs

January 30, 2018 | Allergy
Spring, summer and autumn are the most common allergy seasons for humans and dogs. That's right – when you've got itchy eyes and a runny nose, your canine companions could be suffering too. A recent study showed that up to 80% of dogs are likely to have allergy sensitivity to...
Sunscreen – Long Term Safety?

Sunscreen – Long Term Safety?

January 29, 2018 | Skin Conditions
  Sunscreen has been a cornerstone of sun safety since it became the the “slop” in Slip Slop Slap. But is it safe to use long-term? We explore chemical ingredients, the truth about natural sunscreens, and long-term risks of blocking UV rays.   Sunscreen is a unique skin care product...
Treating Pain with Herbs

Treating Pain with Herbs

January 28, 2018 | Inflammation, Joint disorders
    Pain can be defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Pain is not just a physical sensation, instead it is something that can be influenced by attitudes, beliefs, personality and social factors, and can affect emotional and...
Ear wax - when too much causes problems

Ear wax - when too much causes problems

January 27, 2018 |
The build-up of wax in the ear can be annoying but can also muffle incoming sound making hearing or understanding difficult. It is not quite certain the purpose of ear wax but believed it is useful in lubricating the ear preventing dryness and irritation, catching debris such as dead skin...
What is the ketogenic diet?

What is the ketogenic diet?

January 26, 2018 | Diabetes, Weight loss
The ketogenic diet is best known as a low-carb diet that forces the liver to burn fat instead of carbohydrates. It incorporates foods that are high in fat and protein and significantly reduces the types and portions of carbohydrates. Unlike many fad diets, the ketogenic diet is based on physiology...
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