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Don't eat bread until you read this ...

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Don't eat bread until you read this ...

With all the negative press bread receives it can be confusing to know which bread to choose (and if you should be eating it at all!). I chatted with hosts Sonia Kruger and David Campbell at Today Extra, Channel Nine Studios, to shed light on different types of breads and which ones are best for you and your family. DAVID: The humble loaf of bread used to be a basic household staple. There are now countless varieties that offer us everything from vitamins, to minerals, added fibre, and even lower carbs. SONIA: So, do the promises live up to the...

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Salicylate Sensitivity Food Tables

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Salicylate Sensitivity Food Tables

Feeling itchy after eating fruit? Here's why ... According to research by Loblay and Swain from the RPA Hospital Allergy Unit in Sydney, ingesting salicylate-rich foods can cause a worsening of eczema symptoms. In fact, salicylate sensitivity is the most common chemical sensitivity that eczema sufferers present with. What are salicylates? Salicylates are natural chemicals found in many fruits and vegetables, herbs, nuts, teas, coffee, wine, beer, herbal medicines and spices. Artificial and natural salicylates are also present in many skin creams and perfumes.  Symptoms of salicylate sensitivity eczema, hives, itchy skin and other skin rashes headaches or migraines irritable bowel symptoms...

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Top 5 Lunchbox Foods to Avoid if you have Eczema

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Top 5 Lunchbox Foods to Avoid if you have Eczema

When your child has eczema, packing their school lunchbox can be a little tricky. Many typical lunchbox items can trigger itchy skin (or make it worse) and concentrating in class can become a challenge. School children with eczema are often self-conscious about their flakey, rash-covered skin and may avoid sporting activities or resort to wearing long-sleeved winter clothes in the heat of summer in order to hide their skin. Parents often ask how they can help their child feel more comfortable at school. One way is to avoid packing "flare-up" foods in their lunchbox as this helps to minimise the risk of flare-ups during class.  Here...

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Eczema and MSG Sensitivity

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Eczema and MSG Sensitivity

MSG is a natural building block of proteins and when it’s not attached to protein it enhances the flavour of foods. However, consumption of MSG can cause a vast range of side-effects including eczema symptoms. The first medical reports on the adverse effects of MSG referred to it as “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”. According to the American Nutrition Association, at least 25% of the U.S. population have adverse reactions to free glutamic acid, a source of MSG present in many packaged foods. Most people don’t know they’re sensitive to flavour enhancers and children are commonly affected.  Research by Loblay and Swain from the RPA...

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