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 […]
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 […]
September 14, 2016

Signs you have hay fever, and not just the never ending cold!

      Sneezing, runny nose, sinus pain, tiredness, and headaches are just some of the symptoms that are common to both a cold and to hay fever. So, with so much in common, it’s easy to understand why people find it hard to differentiate between the two (especially at this time of year and especially if they’ve never had hay fever before). Here are a few quick ways to spot the difference … Feeling itchy? Whether it be itchy eyes, throat, ears or roof of mouth, itchiness is one of the main indicators of hay fever. Itchiness rarely occurs […]
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