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Herbal Considerations for Gout

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis characterised by pain, redness, swelling and extreme soreness of the joint following even a light touch.[1] Herbal treatments which show promise for the prevention of this chronic condition including Terminalia bellirica (bibhitaki), Prunus cerasus (sour cherry) and Apium graveolens (celery seed).

Oct 01, 18
Four years on Probiotic and peanut oral

Peanut allergy is one of the dominant allergic diseases experienced by children and, while some children may grow out of a milk, wheat or egg allergy, peanuts allergies tend to be lifelong burdens for most sufferers. Symptoms associated with peanut exposure in those who are allergic vary from gastrointestinal to systemic, with anaphylactic reactions posing the greatest danger.

Sep 30, 18

Histamine is a chemical compound that is involved in the immune system response. Histamine is often associated with allergies and their associated symptoms such as sneezing, headaches, nasal congestion and breathing difficulties.

Sep 24, 18

When aiming to address allergic symptoms, reducing exposure to known allergens is essential. These recommendations can be given to assist in regulating normal immune responses and stabilising mast cells to reduce excessive histamine release.

Sep 21, 18

The health status of the female reproductive cycle is a reflection of both local and systemic health. The wide range of signs, symptoms and disorders that can occur as a result of an imbalanced cycle can present as ...

Sep 17, 18
Perilla: a key herb for allergies

If you struggle with allergy symptoms like a stuffy, runny nose, sneezing, irritable eyes or an itchy throat, you’re not alone - around one in five people in Australian and New Zealand suffer from allergic rhinitis.[1]

Sep 10, 18
Quercetin: much more than an allergy therapy

Mention quercetin and the first thing that will spring to mind for practitioners will most likely be its efficacy in the treatment of allergies. Often referred to as ‘nature’s antihistamine’, quercetin reduces the allergic response by stabilising mast cells and basophils thus preventing the release of histamine.

Sep 03, 18
Five key components to managing Hashimotos

Thyroid dysfunction is currently one of the leading endocrine disorders worldwide, with data suggesting about half of the population with thyroid dysfunction has not been diagnosed.[6] This, in part, could be due to the fact that the signs and symptoms of Hashimoto’s, such as fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, low body temperature, hair loss, constipation and mood changes[7] overlap with various other common conditions.

Aug 27, 18

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