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

Could the heat and sun be causing your hives?

    Hives (also known as urticaria) affects about 20 percent of people at some time during their lives[1]. For some people, hives is triggered by allergic reactions to certain foods and environmental substances. But summer time can be a particularly hard time for chronic hive sufferers, as heat and sun can also be major triggers.   Spot the difference … It’s important to learn the difference between hives caused by heat/sun and hives caused by allergies so that you can reduce your risk.   Heat hives  Also known as cholinergic urticaria, heat hives can affect up to 15 percent […]
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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