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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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Visit the Eczema Life Clinic

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Visit the Eczema Life Clinic

Do you have eczema, dermatitis, rosacea or psoriasis? We have some exciting news, the Eczema Life Clinic has opened in Paddington in Sydney. It's a gorgeous office and I hope to see you there soon. In-person consultations are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Skype appointments are available world-wide, and are available most days, from Monday to Saturday. We have more news... we are manufacturing our SKIN FRIEND supplement so it will be available to everyone shortly.  SKIN FRIEND is the supplement I have been prescribing to my patients over the years (it's the one they mention in our testimonials)....

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Are fish oils good for eczema?

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Are fish oils good for eczema?

Fish oils are rich in omega-3 which is essential for healthy skin. Omega-3 food and supplement sources can help alleviate the dry skin associated with eczema. However, adverse reactions have been reported when using fish oil supplements to treat eczema, and it could prevent your eczema from clearing up.  Fish oils are naturally rich in amines, which can cause a worsening of eczema symptoms in 30% of eczema sufferers according to research by the RPA Hospital allergy unit. How do you know if you are one of the 30% who should avoid amines? It's usually only possible to tell via...

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Probiotics for eczema, brands + side-effects

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Probiotics for eczema, brands + side-effects

Six years ago after reviewing several research papers I started recommending probiotics to my eczema patients. Today I read new research which may have changed my mind…   What are probiotics? Probiotics contain health-promoting bacteria also known as microflora which are naturally found in the gastrointestinal tract of healthy people. Microflora work by adhering to your gut wall and “policing” potentially harmful microbes so they can’t multiply and thrive. Beneficial bacteria promote healthy digestion and they can manufacture some vitamins including the B-group vitamins so they help to decrease the risk of nutritional deficiencies.    What are Probiotics used for?...

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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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