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Food Intolerances

Food intolerances and food allergies are on the rise in Australia and across the globe. Food allergies and intolerances are often grouped together but there are some important distinctions when it comes to your health and wellbeing. A true food allergy is when the body mounts an IgE immune response. Most of us would recognise …

Genetic testing

“It’s much more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has”- Hippocrates Introduction to DNA testing The age of personalised medicine has arrived! We’ve all known that we are all different and there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to our health, but only recently have …

Dermatitis & nickel

Presented on the 16th July 2017 to the St Vincent’s Hospital Department of Dermatology at the Skin and Cancer foundation Australia Dermatitis also called Eczema is an inflammation of the skin, causing it to become red and itchy, sometimes blisters can appear and the skin can become dry and flaky. Nickel associated dermatitis is estimated …

Probiotics for the treatment of depression

In a study published in April 2018, researchers looked at the effects of probiotic and prebiotic supplementation compared to placebo in people with Major Depressive Disorder in a double blind, randomly controlled trial (RCT) lasting 8 weeks. Study results showed those taking the probiotics had a greater decrease in depressive symptoms according to their Beck …