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Clinical Naturopathy

Allergy Testing; Why Skin Prick testing doesnt always cut it

Claire Wakefield

Allergy Testing; Why Skin Prick testing doesnt always cut it

Hi guys..Im sitting here this morning in the clinic, sifting through a number of different test results that i have lined up for people later in the week, and it dawned on me that whenever i get people come in with undiagnosed alleriges, they have usually gone down the same path from GP to Allergist.. and then somehow end up with me at th end of the line, still with no definitive answers. So today i want to explain a couple of clinical points when it comes to the ways in which we can diagnose something like a food allergy.Firstly...

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Hormesis; The way nature intended

Claire Wakefield

Hormesis; The way nature intended

So today I wanted to have a quick ramble about a thing called Hormesis.  Hormesis revolves around the concept that certain systems of the body will adapt to, and even thrive from different types of shock, volatility and stressors.  Hormesis is responsible for the adaption you experience after things like exercise, intermittent fasting, vaccinations, and homeopathic remedies.  All of these contain various 'stressors' which challenge the body and in turn strengthen its' adaptive response. This particularly holds for our immune systems, which need to be challenged continuously in order to 'strengthen' and improve our resistance to things like allergens, viruses...

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Pyrroles is not a real condition; It is a symptom

Claire Wakefield

Pyrroles is not a real condition; It is a symptom

Hi everyone.. I hope you're all keeping warm and enjoying the school holidays.Today i wanted to take a few moments to talk to you about this condition that everyone seems to be talking about at the moment, Pyrroles.Pyrroles is not a new thing in my clinic, and but i do find it interesting that it seems to be the latest 'buzz word' in the industry- along with 'methylation', 'genomics', and 'leaky gut'. Sigh.. Whilst all of these are very helpful tests and tools to shine a light along the path to recovery, i want to point out that not one...

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How your Mind affects your Gut; It works both ways!

Claire Wakefield

How your Mind affects your Gut; It works both ways!

Right now there is a huge wave of information being shared about the links between the gut microbiome and, well, just about every other aspect of our health.Depression, anxiety, allergies, autoimmune diseases.. the list really can go on when it comes to the gut flora being implicated as drivers in disease, and the current explosion of fermented foods, probiotic supplements and treatment plans on the market are a testament to the growing popularity and awareness of our friendly *bugs*. But something that many people are still failing to join the dots with, is just how much this link can work...

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How to test yourself for a Candida overgrowth

Claire Wakefield

How to test yourself for a Candida overgrowth

Signs and Symptoms of a Candida overgrowth: White coating on the tongue Allergies to food or the environment Anxiety, depression, or other mental illness Chronic sinus infections, swollen glands or ear infections Excess mucous build-up Fatigue or exhaustion Gas, bloating, constipation, or other intestinal irritability Mental fogginess or blockages Nail fungus Uncontrollable cravings for sugar (all things wonderful, really) A Simple Saliva Test to see if you have a Candida overgrowth? In clinic we use a variety of either blood or urine tests to measure the levels of Candida in the body, however, you can conduct your own Candida overgrowth test at home...

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