Determining If Your Child Has A Food Intolerance As Opposed To A Food Allergy

A child suddenly experiencing shortness of breath or asphyxiation after a meal can be a parent’s worst nightmare and leave many feeling hopeless when dealing with the aftermath. Trying to determine what your child is sensitive to can also be challenging. A severe attack is often the only time food allergies or intolerances are diagnosed. … Continued

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Hair Testing for Babies 

  September is the month with the highest birth rate in New Zealand, with October not far behind. Other countries share this statistic- Australia, North America, the United Kingdom, Mexico, the list goes on! 9 months after all those Christmas and New Year’s festivities, babies pop into the world more than any other time of … Continued

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Five Benefits Of Getting booked For Hair Testing In NZ

With the transition into spring already underway, many Kiwis are reacting to the seasonal changes in food, the air outside and the plants that are growing. Often this can bring with it unpleasant symptoms such as itchy and watery eyes, a stuffy or blocked nose, as well as headaches and discomfort.  However, how do you … Continued

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Childhood Constipation: 10 Natural Ways to Get Little Bowels Moving

    If your child has been having a hard time having a poo, you’ll probably be concerned, and rightly so. For some children its just super hard to push the poo out, it hurts! I remember as a pre-schooler having an acute fear of the potty when I was constipated, the whole experience seemed … Continued

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Vitamin D: Why It Might Be Top-Up Time!

  Vitamin D is truly our sunshine vitamin. When sunlight hits our bare skin our bodies’ start to make Vitamin D. Its our own human kind of photosynthesis, making an essential something just from pure sunlight. But what if we haven’t had a dose of sunshine in a while? Living in the more southern regions … Continued

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Allergen foods such as almonds, milk, pistachios, tomato, lemon, kiwi, trout, strawberry, bread, sesame seeds, eggs, peanuts and bean on wooden plate.

Help! I’m Sure I’m Reacting to Something I’m Eating!

Are you positive you’re reacting to something in your diet but can’t quite work it out? If so then this article is for you!   Have you seen your child’s eczema flare up after certain foods, yet they have been tested for allergies at the doctor and nothing has come up? This article is for … Continued

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Medicine in a Cup: Herbal Teas That Really Work for Winter Wellness

Who doesn’t love a good old lemon and honey drink when they’re under the weather? We know that lemons have antiviral properties and honey has antimicrobial and soothing properties for throats and chests. The humble cuppa can indeed be the very best support for winter ailments, especially when prepared medicinally.   Herbal teas are transformed … Continued

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Autumn Immunity: Breaking Down Bacterial Biofilms

  If you think a ‘biofilm’ is a nature documentary, think again! Biofilms are one of the reasons why bacterial infections can be so stubborn and hard to treat, and you NEED to know about them.   We have bacteria everywhere. By now we’re quite familiar with the concept that not all bacteria are ‘bad’ … Continued

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Autumn Immunity: Get Ready with Selenium

  As the mornings and evenings start to get that cooler autumnal feel, we start to remember the vulnerability of our bodies and think about shoring up our systems for the winter to come. The most basic foundation for our immune system are our minerals.   We have already covered some of the other major … Continued

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Don’t Do Dairy?: 5 Great Reasons Why Not

  I’m writing from a land of cows. A land of dairy farms. A land economically, culturally and emotionally invested in the wonder-food of cow’s milk and it’s mythical promise of glowing good health. Milk, cheese, icecream, yoghurt…these are all wholesome foods right? Maybe the picture isn’t so rosy, at least not for everyone. There … Continued

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The Power of Progesterone

We are kicking off 2019 with some focused articles on hormones, because so many people feel like their hormones aren’t in harmony. You might be one of them.   To start with, let’s talk about the power of progesterone.   To understand progesterone, look at its name: Pro = for, Gestation = pregnancy. Progesterone supports … Continued

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The Good, the Bad, the Berry: Berrylicious Facts for Summer

In our garden right now, raspberry canes are abundantly dripping their soft red offerings, blackcurrants are shiningly dark and ready for harvest, and blueberries are slowly plumping up and turning a powdery blue. On our breakfast this morning we had strawberries and raspberries picked fresh. Yep, it’s summer, and yep, it’s heaven! Berries: Strawberries, Blackberries, … Continued

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