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 […]
November 1, 2016

Watch out for these six common causes of salicylate sensitivity this summer…

  What are salicylates? Salicylates are a family of natural plant chemicals that protect plants against diseases, insects, fungi and harmful bacteria. They’re often concentrated just under the skin or outer leaves of unripened fruit and vegetables and can also be created synthetically.   What are the symptoms of salicylate sensitivity? Salicylate sensitivity is any adverse effect that comes about when a normal amount of salicylates are ingested. Be on the lookout for: Itchy skin, hives or rashes Stomach pain, nausea and/or diarrhoea Asthma and other breathing difficulties, such as persistent cough Headaches Swelling of hands, feet, eyelids, face and/or […]
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