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 […]
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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