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Autoimmune Diseases, Allergies and Food Intolerances

What are Autoimmune Diseases? Autoimmune diseases are a broad range of related conditions where the body's own immune system attacks the tissues and organs, causing deterioration and illness.   What is an allergy? An allergy…
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What's the problem with lectins?

What are lectins? Lectins are a type of protein that can bind to sugar. Produced as part of a natural defence system, they are found in most plants to help ward off insects, mould and fungi.   What foods are Lectins found in? Lectins…

Thinking about switching to a menstrual cup? Read this first

The menstrual cup has gained popularity over the past couple of years as a healthier and more environmentally-friendly option for women. But there are some things allergy sufferers should consider before making the switch...   How…
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The low-FODMAP diet: six FAQ answered – fast

This week we’re shining the spotlight on one of the latest health crazes: FODMAPs diet. These days, with so much conflicting advice, and so many nutrition-related buzzwords floating about, it can be hard to know what’s right and who’s…

Two-step Naturopathic approach for digestive health

Hippocrates once said that ‘all disease begins in the gut’ … and how right he was. Gut conditions, like small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), leaky gut and IBS, can all trigger uncomfortable symptoms, such as bloating, gas, cramps,…
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Why every allergy sufferer needs to know the about the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15!

The term 'pesticides' describes a wide range of chemicals that are used to kill pests in the agricultural production of many fruits and vegetables that we consume. Health problems can occur in people who are exposed to pesticides, depending…
Natural Allergy Treatment
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Four summer allergies and how to prevent them!

We typically associate allergies with Spring and Autumn, but Summer can be just as bad for allergy sufferers. Here are four summer allergies to look out for and some ways to prevent them!   1) Grasses and weeds Though most grasses…
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Five reasons allergy sufferers should be drinking bone broth!

Whether you heard about bone broth from the barista at your local paleo cafe, your naturopath or your great-grandmother, it’s not hard to be impressed by the health benefits it can bring. Here are five reasons why we just love it! It…

Reactions to red wine, cheese and fermented foods could be due to amines!

You may be quick to blame things like gluten or dairy if you react to certain foods. But what if what you’re reacting to is something different? It could be because of biogenic amines.   What are biogenic amines? Biogenic amines…

Aid New Year's detoxification with Epsom Salts!

What are Epsom salts? Epsom salt is not actually salt, but a combination of naturally-occurring minerals, magnesium and sulphate. Best known as an ingredient in bath salts, Epsom salts have been used for hundreds of years to relieve all…