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…
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Four anti-inflammatory diet tips to help recover from the silly season!

The after math of over indulging during the holiday season can leave us feeling a little bit silly and a little more jolly (if you know what I mean). Eating a higher amount of processed foods including sugar, refined carbohydrates, and alcohol…

Three ways to avoid end of year burnout and safe guard your allergies this holiday season

For many of us, the end of year break is a time for some well-earned R and R. But, despite the sleep ins and lazing about, the holiday season can bring a surprising level of tiredness. This is also known as ‘end-of- year burnout’. End-of-…

HWA Christmas/New Year Opening Hours

It's that time of year again! With Christmas and New Year celebrations fast approaching, don't let your health take a back seat! Please see our holiday season clinic opening hours and give us a call on 1300 853 023/09 479 5997(NZ) to organise…
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The best (and worst) places to live for hay fever sufferers

Location plays a significant role in hay fever, which is why some people can be unaffected their whole life until they move. This is because trees and grasses grow in different areas, and pollinate at different times of the year and different…
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The Leaky Gut and Food Sensitivity Connection

Could you have a leaky gut? Are you feeling bloated, tired or sluggish? Are you prone to allergies, food sensitivities, skin conditions or mysterious aches and pains? If you show one or more of these symptoms, it could be a sign that…

Do nightshades cause joint pain?

Could nightshades be causing your pain and inflammation? If you’ve never heard of nightshades, you shouldn’t worry – you’re not alone. The term is used to describe Solanaceae, a plant family, which includes tomatoes, potatoes, peppers,…
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What causes salicylate intolerance?

What are salicylates? Salicylates are naturally occurring chemicals produced by plants to help protect them against disease, highly concentrated in a range of fruits and vegetables, including: berries, stone fruit and citrus fruits …

Everything to know about mosquito bite allergy..

"Skeeter syndrome" is an allergy to mosquito bites that results in swelling, itching and pain. It’s brought on by a sensitivity to the proteins in mosquito saliva and is one of the most common insect bite allergies we see in the clinic, especially…