In a world where allergies and sensitivities are an ever increasing problem, it will come as quite a relief to discover that there is some significant help available within the complementary therapy field.
Professionally trained homeopaths, often have many clients with quite debilitating issues. Probably the most common problems are hay fever, food intolerances, chemical sensitivities and pet allergies (particularly cats, dogs, rabbits and horses). They can trigger a number of physical stresses within the body. Which system is directly affected depends very much upon the constitutional weakness of the individual. So, for example, where there is a tendency towards respiratory weakness in the family, we may well see asthma as a reaction. Alternatively, where the family genes suggest a weak digestive system, diarrhoea is very possible. In addition, direct contact with the substance can often create an immediate skin reaction. The area can become inflamed or puffy, sometimes quite rapidly. Continue reading →
“Food additives have become commonplace in our modern diet but do they really “add” any value to our food?”
It might be common knowledge to you that most processed foods are not ideal for our health. These foods are often laden with artificial chemicals which can cause all sorts of havoc to our body. Typically these food additives are not easy to identify, as they are hidden under a variety of names and codes and usually in very small font.
Even when additives are derived from plant sources they can still be harmful. As Mike Adams says from ‘Hungry For Change’: “Stay away from anything that is an unnatural and highly concentrated chemical from a plant that should be consumed in its full spectrum bioavailable nutrient complexity. That’s the way nature delivers food – as a nutrient complex not as one isolated nutrient”.
Unbelievably there are over 300 chemicals used in processed foods today and statistics show that the average Australian and American household spends about 90 percent of their food budget on such foods! Continue reading →
“Should the FDA be so permissive with chemicals in food, suspect or not, that amount to little more than marketing?” asks The Daily Green. This question is particularly pertinent considering that colorings have not always proven to be harmless.
Citrus Red 2, Red 3, Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Blue 1, Blue 2 and Green 3, –which include some of the most commonly used artificial food colorings–have all been identified as being, or being contaminated with, potential cancer-causing chemicals, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. And Blue 1, Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6 are known to trigger reactions in those with allergies.
Asthmais a chronic disease of the respiratory system which makes breathing very difficult. The bronchi or airways to the lungs react to oversensitivity to a variety of things. Some asthmatics react to only a few irritants, others to many. Once the irritant or allergen hits the smooth muscles in the bronchi linings the airways tighten and less air is able to get through.
During holiday time traveling need not be a problem for people with asthma if they are prepared. The following steps can be taken to ensure your asthmamanagement is kept under control while you are away from home.
Hyperactivity is an increasing problem in modern society and “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder” – commonly labeled ADHD “and attention deficit disorder” – commonly labeled ADD is one of the fastest growing conditions among children in Western countries today. It is also sometimes labeled hyperactivity disorder.
STRESSED mothers-to-be could be condemning their children to a life of asthma and allergies, new research has found.
Scientists believe a mother’s stress during pregnancy over issues like finances and relationships can affect a baby’s immune system development, making them more sensitive to asthma and allergy triggers.
Hayfever is an allergic reaction to airborne substances, such as pollens which causes inflammation of the nasal mucous membranes.
Hayfever sufferers usually have an allergy to one of two kinds of pollen, which land on the lining of the nasal passages and trigger a reaction that causes the nasal membrane to swell and excess mucous to be produced.