December 8, 2016

Thunderstorm asthma and its link to allergies…

                Epidemics of thunderstorm asthma have occurred in Australia in Melbourne and Wagga Wagga. And, over the past few weeks, NSW and QLD have been told to stay on high alert. But what is thunderstorm asthma and why does it happen?   Thunderstorm asthma explained … Thunderstorm asthma occurs when gusty winds and moisture cause pollen grains and/or mould particles to burst into small fragments, which are able to enter the lungs easily and can spark severe asthma attacks. These attacks are most likely to occur: When there’s been a dry weather period […]
November 17, 2016

Could you have candida overgrowth? Learn the top seven signs to look for and how candida overgrowth may be causing your allergies…

                                What is candida overgrowth? Candida Albicans is a species of bacterial yeast that usually live in the body, particularly in the gastrointestinal tract, without causing problems. But when there’s an imbalance of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria in the gut, it can take over and cause candida overgrowth (also known as yeast overgrowth or candidiasis).   Top seven signs of candida overgrowth: Digestive issues – such as bloating, constipation or diarrhea are one of the most common signs of candida overgrowth, usually caused by a […]
October 27, 2016

Five reasons allergy sufferers should take a probiotic

    Our gut is full of ‘good’ bacteria that help regulate digestion and safeguard our immune system. In fact, about 75 per cent[1] of the living cells in our bodies are live bacteria and most of them – both good and bad – set up home in your intestines. Comparatively speaking there aren’t too many ‘bad’ (harmful) types of bacteria – a healthy balance in the body is about 85 per cent ‘good’ and 15 per cent ‘bad’[2]. But this balance can be thrown out by environmental factors like diet, lifestyle or medication, which may lead to allergies/sensitivities and […]
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