June 17, 2016

Can muscle response testing (MRT) help you find what’s causing your allergy symptoms?

Can muscle response testing (MRT) help you find what’s causing your allergy symptoms?   What is muscle response testing (MRT)? MRT (also known as kinesiology) is a fast, non-invasive technique, which is used to investigate substances that your body may be reacting to.   How does MRT work? The MRT technique was founded by Dr George Goodheart, a chiropractor who developed applied kinesiology. Goodheart’s research recognised that muscle weakness can be affected by three types of stressors: Physical stress (such as back pain) Chemical stress (such as sensitivities to foods or environmental pollutants) Mental or emotional stress (such as moving […]
June 9, 2016

Got the sniffles? Dust mites could be the cause

People with dust mite allergies can really struggle during the colder months. This is because, as we close our windows and doors to keep the cold out, our living and working environments suddenly get a lot less ventilation. We also tend to spend a lot more time indoors snuggling up to these tiny creatures. So what does it mean for your health?   Why are dust mites a problem? Dust mite populations may thrive in winter, but dust mites (and the problems they bring with them) are common all year round. In fact, it may come as a shock to […]
June 3, 2016

Lactose intolerance vs. dairy allergies – what’s the difference?

Lactose intolerance and dairy allergies – what’s the difference? At Health & Wellness Australia & Auckland (HWA), we see many people with sensitivities to dairy. Many people also often confuse dairy/milk allergies with true (and quite rare) lactose intolerance. So this week we sat down with one of our leading naturopaths, Simone Tischler, to help set the matters straight.   What’s the difference between a dairy allergy and lactose intolerance? ‘That’s a great question! But before we explore the differences between the two, it’s important to first understand the difference between an allergy and an intolerance. Allergies are an overreaction […]
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