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Autoimmune Diseases, Allergies and Food Intolerances

What are Autoimmune Diseases? Autoimmune diseases are a broad range of related conditions where the body's own immune system attacks the tissues and organs, causing deterioration and illness.   What is an allergy? An allergy…
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What's the problem with lectins?

What are lectins? Lectins are a type of protein that can bind to sugar. Produced as part of a natural defence system, they are found in most plants to help ward off insects, mould and fungi.   What foods are Lectins found in? Lectins…
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The low-FODMAP diet: six FAQ answered – fast

This week we’re shining the spotlight on one of the latest health crazes: FODMAPs diet. These days, with so much conflicting advice, and so many nutrition-related buzzwords floating about, it can be hard to know what’s right and who’s…
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Why every allergy sufferer needs to know the about the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15!

The term 'pesticides' describes a wide range of chemicals that are used to kill pests in the agricultural production of many fruits and vegetables that we consume. Health problems can occur in people who are exposed to pesticides, depending…
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Five reasons allergy sufferers should be drinking bone broth!

Whether you heard about bone broth from the barista at your local paleo cafe, your naturopath or your great-grandmother, it’s not hard to be impressed by the health benefits it can bring. Here are five reasons why we just love it! It…
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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…
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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…
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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 …

Six things to know before buying a probiotic supplement

What are probiotics? The word ‘probiotic’ comes from the Greek word ‘biotikos’ which translates to ‘for life’. Probiotics are friendly, good bacteria that assist in supporting healthy digestive function. There are literally trillions…