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Hay fever in pregnancy - prevention and treatments

Hay fever in pregnancy - prevention and treatments

November 4, 2020 | Allergy, Asthma, Pregnancy
Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is a condition which can affect some people when they are exposed to a perceived allergen resulting in irritation and inflammation of the nasal passages, the sinuses, eyes and throat. Many people can suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis (hayfever in spring) or experience it all year round (perennial). Being pregnant may...
Three important nutrients needed for proper immune function

Three important nutrients needed for proper immune function

October 28, 2020 | Age related illnesses, Immune
There are many components needed for our immune system to function optimally, but there are three nutrients which are standouts. Zinc, vitamin C and vitamin D. Having a well-functioning immune system is one the best defences against viral infection, especially with life-threatening viruses. Many viruses are easily spread and infection is near impossible...
Why does osteoporosis affect women more than men?

Why does osteoporosis affect women more than men?

October 21, 2020 | Men's Health, Age related illnesses, Women's Health, Menopause, Bones
Osteoporosis is the name given for bone that has degenerated. Osteo – meaning bone; porosis – porous. Bone is continuously replacing itself throughout life, although this does not always occur in a balanced way. In some instances more bone is lost than is replaced. If this continues, the result is a bone structure...
Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) for Pain Relief

Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) for Pain Relief

October 14, 2020 | Pain, Inflammation, Joint disorders
Why do I have a metallic taste?

Why do I have a metallic taste?

October 7, 2020 | Digestion, Dental
A metallic taste in the mouth is both unpleasant and concerning. It can develop suddenly or over time. Taste is important. It helps us discern the quality of food we eat and warn us against danger of ingesting potentially dangerous substances. When taste sensations are disturbed it can lead to loss...
Fatty lipomas

Fatty lipomas

September 30, 2020 | Skin Conditions
Fatty lipomas are masses of fat (adipose) tissue most often discovered in the head, neck, shoulders or backs. They are felt as a mobile lump below the surface of the skin, and while the discovery of any lump is of concern, fatty lipomas are benign. Diagnosis is important...
The importance of Bone Density

The importance of Bone Density

September 23, 2020 | Bones
Often the first indicator your bone density could be poor is when you suffer from a broken bone. Porous bones, with no internal strength, can easily snap and this may happen from a simple action such as a sneeze or coughing. Poor bone density can commonly be due to inadequate...
What is a biofilm?

What is a biofilm?

September 16, 2020 | Immune, infection
A biofilm is a very clever way a microorganism can protect itself and survive in humans and on surfaces. Using a unique communication system, called quorum sensing, microorganisms are able to adhere to a surface whether it is alive or non-living. They create architectural colonies and an environment where they expand in numbers,...
Common concerns during pregnancy – Morning sickness and reflux

Common concerns during pregnancy – Morning sickness and reflux

September 9, 2020 | Pregnancy
Pregnancy is an exciting and joyful journey towards the welcoming of a new life. Unfortunately, for some mums-to-be, this journey may be accompanied by uncomfortable digestive symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, reflux and constipation. Although these concerns are common in pregnancy there are some dietary and lifestyle adjustments, and complementary therapies which can offer...
The benefits of the Chinese diet

The benefits of the Chinese diet

September 2, 2020 | Diets, Nutrition
A high-quality diet is believed to support and promote functionality in all mankind and help prevent many debilitating diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and obesity. A balanced Chinese diet aims at supporting health and longevity using foods which have nutritional and medicinal value Chinese food is served in...
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