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Allergies

Clemens von Pirquet defined allergy in 1906 as: an acquired, specific, altered capacity of the tissues of the body to react to given substances.  This means that our body is over-reacting to a substance that is normally safe. So what causes our body to over-react in this way?  In order for any allergy to develop, the body’s digestive … Read more

Super bugs

With every new epidemic, be it SARS, bird flu, swine flu or an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, it becomes increasingly obvious that the conventional approach to preventing and treating infection is beginning to fail our communities. The hero antibiotics of yesteryear are being rendered next to useless by resistant organisms, with the cost and challenges … Read more

The dangers of self-prescribing

It is all too easy and tempting to purchase nutritional supplements.  They are available in massive displays at the supermarket, chemists and health food stores.  The internet provides further temptation to ‘research’ any health condition and offer a myriad of ‘cures’.  Friends and colleages are often too forthcoming with ‘advice’ and personal recommendations.  Before you … Read more

Full fat and healthy!

Do you want to be healthy?  Weigh less?  Have more energy? Lower your cholesterol?  Archives of Internal Medicine (July 1992):  “… the more saturated fat one ate, the more cholesterol one ate, the more calories one ate, the lower the person’s serum cholesterol … the people who ate the most cholesterol, ate the most saturated … Read more

Infertility and Sperm health

The following article has been submitted by Francesca Naish from Natural Fertility Management: Super Sperm and the Mighty Minerals One in six couples is infertile. In 40 per cent of cases the problem rests with the male, in 40 per cent with the female, ten per cent with both partners, and in a further ten … Read more