Self care is so important and often we put ourselves last on the list as we are busy seeing to family, friends and work demands. Other times we fall into the trap of winding down with a glass of wine or comfort food after a busy day. I encourage you all this year to give…

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10 Tips to survive (and enjoy) Christmas with Food Intolerances. Mindful eating means more than making mindful chooses about what to eat. Slow down, sit down and relax when you eat. Chew your food thoroughly and allow the ‘Rest and Digest’ arm of your nervous system to be dominant. This slow, mindful eating really makes…

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Aim for 80% with your nutrition rather than perfection and allow for a ‘cheat’ meal or drinks without feeling guilty. This means you are less likely to throw in the towel and say you’ll just start over again in the new year.  When you have indulged, balance it out with a fasting day, broth or…

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5 ways to Beat Weather Related Asthma

We have seen a spike in environmental allergies and asthma lately, triggered in both Melbourne with Thunderstorm Asthma and in NSW and Queensland with the bushfires. With allergies on the rise in general, one in four people with allergic rhinitis also have asthma. Pollens can trigger asthma as well as rhinitis symptoms (hay fever) in…

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Managing Allergies And Hayfever

If Hayfever, Sinusitis and Seasonal Allergies are affecting you, you don’t have to just put up with it! Spring can be a time when pollen from flowering plants, a key trigger for the allergic response can cause hayfever with symptoms such as increased mucus, itchiness, watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose and congestion. Allergy and asthma…

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Causes Of Ibs

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is not an end diagnosis, rather it is a combination of symptoms that require further testing and assessment to understand the root cause and then enable effective, lasting treatment. It’s common to be told you “just have IBS” after more serious bowel conditions are ruled out. While ruling out these more…

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Allergy Testing And Food Intolerance

There are a number of tests that can prove very useful in identifying food reactions. Sandra Tenge of Allergy Testing and Food Intolerance gives a summary of those available. True Allergy Testing – IgE Tested by blood (RAST) test – similar to skin prick testing. Identifies immediate immune system reactions. Minutes to hours after exposure.…

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Reduce Allergens

Allergy and asthma control begins at home. Many people with allergies stay indoors when outdoor air is full of pollen and spores. But dust mites, animal dander and even cockroaches can cause problems indoors. What Can I Do to Reduce Indoor Allergens? ​ 1. Control dust mites. Keep surfaces in the home clean and uncluttered.…

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