Lactose Intolerance

Lactose Intolerance

What is Lactose? Before exploring lactose intolerance, it’s good to understand lactose. Lactose is the sugar the is naturally found in animal milk (cow, goat, human, etc). It is a disaccharide. That means it’s two (di-) sugar (saccharide) molecules joined...
Asthma, Histamine and the Gut

Asthma, Histamine and the Gut

What are the Symptoms of Asthma? By Zoe Hunt (BPharm, BNatMed) [Ed: Sharon Erdrich] Symptoms of asthma can include wheezing, coughing (which may nor may not be productive), shortness of breath, tightness in the chest and fatigue. Sometimes the only sign of asthma can...

The Gut Microbiome

The explosion of research in the area of the gut microbiome in recent years has revealed what natural medicine proponists have been saying for over a century: The gut microbiome has a critical role in health. Both good health and poor health. Not only does the gut...

Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity

If you or a loved one seems to be reacting badly to foods such as bread, cereals and pasta, it may be due to their gluten content. Some people have heard about coeliac disease, but it is possible to develope a condition called non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS)....

Fermented Food: Friend or Foe?

Long before the advent of probiotic supplements, humans included fermented foods in the diet. In fact the earliest evidence we have, suggests we have consumed them as far back as 7000 BC1. Historically food was fermented as a method of preservation to extend its...