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Is Eczema An Autoimmune Problem?

It’s common that when most of us experience skin issues that we look to creams and topical applications to help reduce the itchiness, dryness, or redness that is occurring. There are companies that make lots of money selling expensive products claiming to benefit your skin – we’ve been trained to think that there’s a next best product to lather up with and it will solve our skin issues.

But most of the time, it doesn’t work.

Do you want to know why?

Skin issues start in the gut.

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Dairy Allergy vs Intolerance

There is still much confusion over allergies, sensitivities and intolerances.

In fact, having a true food allergy is actually not as common as having a sensitivity or intolerance. True allergies (IgE sensitivities) are determined by a skin or blood test or via an elimination diet program.

The most common foods people can be allergic to are: cow’s milk (and related products), eggs, nuts, shellfish, soy, wheat and white fish.

Today, I want to focus on a major mover: dairy.

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Notorious Nightshades

If you’re like me you love your tomatoes and peppers.

Heck! I really love hot sauce – those hot peppers get my motor running!

Even though the Solanaceae family of plants, to which nightshades belong, contains thousands of species, a few have become heart-warming staples in our diet around the world, but can they cause sensitivities?

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How To Make Hemp-Coconut Mylk

When I say “mylk” I mean dairy free ‘milk’ but I like to spell it with a ‘y’ to differentiate it from its dairy cousins.

This could mean almond, coconut, rice, hemp, soy, hazelnut, cashew… any combination of these or so many others you could make. When you make your own mylk the options are almost limitless!

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Sussing Out Symptoms

Identifying & Managing Food Sensitivities

Help, I need somebody! (sing along with me!)

Did your Naturopathic Doctor, chiropractor, or other healthcare provider send you home with instructions to do an elimination diet and oral food challenge to determine if certain foods might be causing you grief?

Or perhaps you are the one who is taking the bull by the horns and proactively figuring out what’s working for you nutritionally and what’s not.

Are you feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of doing this elimination diet and food challenge?

This is where SOS (Sussing Out Symptoms) will make things clearer and more manageable…

This program is designed to take you through a thorough food elimination and challenge so you can test out how foods make you feel, one at a time and get to the bottom of some of those weird symptoms that you think some foods may be causing you.

There is also an emphasis on exploring other potential triggers that are not food, such as the various chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis.

“Lots of great information and easy to follow. 
The recipes are delicious, very fulfilling and satisfying. After one week I couldn’t believe the results, I felt fantastic!!
No more nausea, cramping or headaches.
I would highly recommend Rebecca and this program to anyone who is struggling with digestion and/or food sensitivity/intolerance issues.”   
— Michelle T.


When you help yourself you also help others…
5% of all web-based program earnings goes to a local Food Share program to help those in need get access to healthy food!

If you want to learn more about this program click the button below.

If you want to know the difference between doing this and lab testing or if you should do one or both, book a FREE Intro Session with me and we can discuss further.


Existing clients can click below to access my virtual dispensary.

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Allergy vs Sensitivity – Part 1

In keeping with this month’s allergy theme, let’s look at the difference between an allergy and a sensitivity. As many of you may have noticed (and perhaps it has confused you), there is a distinction that is made in the healthcare world.

The ‘Coles Notes’ version: what is labelled a ‘true allergy’ is known as an IgE hypersensitivity. What is labelled as a ‘sensitivity’ is known as an IgG or an IgA hypersensitivity.

What I’ll emphasise here is that one is not more ‘real’ than the other. They both cause problems and can impact your long-term health by causing inflammation which leads to chronic disease. However, the big distinction is that one (IgE-mediated hypersensitivities) can cause one thing that the medical sciences haven’t seen in the other types: anaphylaxis.

And if you have heard of this, you know it could lead to sudden death. Oh yes, chronic inflammation leading to chronic illness eventually leads to death as well. It just takes a long time. No matter, both types of hypersensitivities are very much worth learning about and getting under control so that you may not only lower your risk of having an anaphylactic reaction, but also so you can live a healthy, high quality, and long life.

So for my nerdy, but tamed down, synopsis, read on…

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