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Food allergies – a growing epidemic

Find out what cows milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, wheat and soy products have in common.

By Melanie Rands
May 13th, 2014
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If you suffer from sneezing and itchy skin, you’re not alone

The skin can be thought of a bit like bricks and mortar, and in the case of eczema, there is a problem with the mortar.

By Melanie Rands
May 13th, 2014
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How to recognise gluten intolerance and simple things you can do about it

If you eat wheat and notice you get a sore abdomen, bloating, tired, aching, period pains (for women) or get foggy in your thinking you might like to try a gluten free diet.

By Melanie Rands
May 22nd, 2013
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Should you worry if there’s gluten in the products you’re using?

For many of us it probably doesn’t matter if there’s gluten in our moisturiser or shampoo but for people with coeliac disease or a heightened sensitivity to gluten it could make a lot of difference.

By Melanie Rands
May 24th, 2013
6 Comments
The Fragrance Free range from ecostore includes from left to right, hand wash, body wash, dishwash liquid and laundry liquid
Should you choose Fragrance Free?

Fragrance is one of the most common triggers for sensitive people with allergies and can cause reactions like dizziness, light headedness, headaches and nausea.

By Melanie Rands
August 16th, 2012
6 Comments
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Gluten free ‘caveman’ muffins packed with fruity goodness

Health and fitness expert Lee-Anne Wann, says ‘the ‘caveman’ diet focuses on ‘real’ food and on avoiding highly processed, refined products.

By Melanie Rands
October 16th, 2013
2 Comments
What’s the link between ordinary household chemicals and allergies? (video)

According to Allergy New Zealand, one in ten babies born in New Zealand will develop an allergy. We talked to three experts, Dr. Vincent Crump, Dr. Libby Weaver (phD) and Dr. Helen Smith to find out why this is happening.

By Ahi Rands
May 17th, 2013
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How to tell if you have an allergy to fragrance and what you can do about it (video)

Many of us love fragrances and have no problem with them but according to allergy specialist Dr. Vincent Crump, they’re one of the top allergens that cause ACD (Allergen Contact Dermatitis).

By Ahi Rands
May 31st, 2013
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Tips to help protect your family from allergies

New Zealand has one of the highest allergy rates in the world, but it didn’t used to be that way, so what’s changed? For one thing, we’re using more chemicals everyday in our homes.

By Melanie Rands
May 10th, 2013
9 Comments
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