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Obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes are all on the rise.

Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia; increasing at a faster rate than other chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. All types of diabetes are increasing in prevalence:

  • Type 1 diabetes accounts for 10% of all diabetes and is increasing
  • Type 2 diabetes accounts for 85% of all diabetes and is increasing
  • Gestational diabetes in pregnancy is increasing (ref Diabetes Australia)

We all know this is happening but what we do not know is why?

We are no longer hunters and gatherers we have swapped them for play stations, mobile phones, iPads, computers and a sedentary desk job.

Our food sources do not contain enough quality protein and fibre instead a quick fix carb meal when late from the office or a 30 minute lunch break consists of pot noodles, microwave macaroni or even worse – burgers and fries!

Children and Excess Weight

Our children spend hours on their play stations, watching t.v. or surfing the net on their own mobile phone instead of getting outdoors enjoying nature and sunshine.  A staggering percentage of infants at the age of two years know how to navigate an iPad!!!  How easy is it to swipe up, left or right?

Statistics show now that the average age of a person at risk for developing diabetes is 40.  Diabetes used to be an ‘old persons disease’ not any more.

If you are worried that your children might be carrying unnecessary weight then look to their lifestyle are they getting out and about and playing, running around and what kind of foods are they eating?  Watch the snacks not only from a calorie point of view but also from an allergy point of view.  When a child suffers with food intolerances/sensitivities they are not easy to pinpoint. The underlying causes of weight gain manifest from inflammation from the gut.  If allergies are present so is inflammation.

This leads us on to our next topic excess weight gain and how is it connected to Food Intolerance (IgG).

How is Excess Weight connected to IgG Food Intolerances ?

The relationship between obesity and IgG

An IgG food allergy may intensify such inflammatory processes by the production of messenger proteins like TNF-alpha. (a messenger substance which blocks the receptors for insulin). This action impedes the cell’s energy supply. The blood sugar present in the blood cannot be transported into the cell for energy. The liver transforms the blood sugar into fatty acids which are then deposited into the fat cells.

The blockage of the insulin receptors results in more insulin being released and therefore increases the insulin concentration which inhibits the reconversion of fatty acids into blood sugar.

Energy consumption decreases as the individual cells have less energy at their disposal, cell activity is reduced, the basal metabolic rate slows down and the quantity of calories used at rest diminishes.

The identification of foodstuffs that may trigger inflammatory conditions could offer a good possibility to exert a positive influence on the inflammation process through a corresponding change in diet.

IgG seems to be the best indicator for identifying a food as being pro-inflammatory. Every time a food comes in contact with a corresponding IgG antibody, an inflammatory response is launched.

What some studies have shown

Studies have shown that an IgG guided diet has a positive effect on weight loss and stabilisation of glucose metabolism.

For example, the study “IgG antibodies against food antigens are correlated with inflammation and intima media thickness in obese juveniles” (Wilders-Truschnig et al. ECED published online 2007; DOI 10.1055/s-2007-993165) showed a significant correlation between obesity, elevated IgG antibodies and inflammation. Thus, elevated IgG levels for food could be involved in the development of excess weight.

Increased weight and obesity are believed to be another cause in the development of food sensitivities.  Inflammation as a result of obesity or increased weight contributes to increased intestinal lining permeability, thereby potentially elevating levels of the IgG antibodies to foods in the blood stream (Neuendorf et al. 21019)

If you are concerned that you may have underlying allergies then we offer numerous allergy tests for you to choose from.

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What if a person or a child is suffering from a food allergy or intolerance?  

Not so easy to understand and pinpoint!  Food sensitivities are known to create inflammation, water weight gain commonly known as fluid retention there are many reasons which can trigger inflammation and lead to permeability of the gut wall lining which then allows foodstuffs, viruses and bacteria to seep through creating predominantly IgG immune responses.

It is fair to say that obesity is one of the fastest growing chronic diseases and still it continues to rise. Obesity and diabetes will impact on our health and that of our children and it is  becoming already a major contributor in the development of many health conditions such as CVD (cardiovascular disease), diabetes, fatty liver, insulin resistance, oestrogen dominant cancers.  Obesity and cardiovascular disease are well and truly on our radar.

Many people base their resolutions and goals around weight loss and dietary management.  We now know that no single diet is suitable for all  With the wide variety of diets claiming weight loss and health benefits, it’s easy to dismiss the fact that foods within these diets may be causing more harm than good specific to each individual’s food sensitivities.

One useful approach to managing weight gain/obesity is to eliminate foods that are IgG reactive and replace them with similar, non-reactive foods.

This process will ensure that inflammation is kept to a minimum and that nutrient deficiencies do not occur (Lewis et al 2012).

Higher in Chemicals
(In order of Highest Chemical content)

  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Celery
  • Peaches
  • Spinach
  • Capsicum
  • Nectarines
  • Cucumbers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Snap Peas
  • Potatoes
Lower in Chemicals
(In order of Lowest Chemical content)

  • Avocados
  • Sweet Corn
  • Pineapple
  • Cabbage
  • Sweet Peas (frozen)
  • Onions
  • Asparagus
  • Mangoes
  • Paw Paw
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Eggplant
  • Grapefruit
  • Rockmelon
  • Cauliflower
  • Sweet Potato

Eating Organic Foods

The point remains that we simply don’t know yet what the long-term effects of all the additives and unnatural chemicals is food. This makes many people choose to do what they can now, rather than wait – one of these choices is to eat organically to try to limit their chemical exposure.

What to Look for When Buying Organic

According to the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA) it is important to look for the term ‘certified organic’ on your items, as this can only be used by those who are actually producing what you are really looking for.

But it’s more than avoiding the pesticides; organic foods are typically made without synthetic colourings, preservatives, additives or genetically modified ingredients, so there is a bigger picture here to understand especially when it comes to allergy sufferers.

Eating an organic diet is only half the picture.

Organic foods can still cause inflammatory conditions within the gut unless you have identified which foods evoke an IgG pro-inflammatory response.

Tips If You Cannot Afford to Go Organic?

It’s true that going organic has a cost (some say it’s the true cost of food production) so if you cannot stretch to going all organic – you can still make some smarter choices based on those foods likely to contain higher levels of chemicals than others.

You can also:-

  • wash conventionally grown produce as soon as you purchase it
  • use a fruit and veggie wash to help break down the waxes and pesticide residues
  • fruit and veggie wash helps to reduce bacterial contamination
  • buy from local farmers markets
  • buy foods in season
  • choose foods lower in chemical content – see table in the next panel

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It is always gratifying to receive positive feedback from our wonderful patients. ⁠
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"I want to start with my health history, build you a picture of how much my life has changed because of Susan Carr and Perth Allergy Clinic. ⁠
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Growing up I had problems with my health. Extreme colds/flus, sensitivity to smells, chronic pains, occasional extreme dose of hives, swelling/water retention, anxiety, depression, behaviour disorders, restlessness. It impacted my life more than I knew. I had problems learning, playing sports, making friends and later keeping a job.⁠
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One of the things I had no idea was that I had intolerances to certain foods, temperatures/humidity and physical pressure/skin sensitivity. Neither did the doctors. My mother would take me to the doctor, do some tests and say there is nothing wrong with me. ⁠
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The last 5 years had been the most stressful, the most chronic and acute of my conditions because at one stage I was ingesting 11 pharmaceutical tablets a day to function at all. An Immunologist diagnosis was Chronic and Acute Urticaria Angioedema Dermatographism and a doctor who figured out I had Erythromelalgia and a Gynaecologist said I had Chronic Pain. I have also other diagnosis but I want to concentrate on these conditions.⁠
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Friends had recommended me to see Susan and it is the greatest thing I could have done. Because at this point I was eating 1 meal a day, in pain constantly and at risk of losing my job again due to flare ups.⁠
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Since seeing Susan from Oct 2019 I eat 3 meals a day, I go to work, I am active and I fit into clothes I have not been able to wear for 8 years. I have control of my life again. Not only that, it changed my husband’s way of life too.⁠
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I think the hardest thing to do is take that step and trust that it could work. I tell anyone to take that leap of faith and go see Susan Carr at Perth Allergy Clinic. Because it just might change your life. It might change how you live."⁠

It is always gratifying to receive positive feedback from our wonderful patients. ⁠

"I want to start with my health history, build you a picture of how much my life has changed because of Susan Carr and Perth Allergy Clinic. ⁠

Growing up I had problems with my health. Extreme colds/flus, sensitivity to smells, chronic pains, occasional extreme dose of hives, swelling/water retention, anxiety, depression, behaviour disorders, restlessness. It impacted my life more than I knew. I had problems learning, playing sports, making friends and later keeping a job.⁠

One of the things I had no idea was that I had intolerances to certain foods, temperatures/humidity and physical pressure/skin sensitivity. Neither did the doctors. My mother would take me to the doctor, do some tests and say there is nothing wrong with me. ⁠

The last 5 years had been the most stressful, the most chronic and acute of my conditions because at one stage I was ingesting 11 pharmaceutical tablets a day to function at all. An Immunologist diagnosis was Chronic and Acute Urticaria Angioedema Dermatographism and a doctor who figured out I had Erythromelalgia and a Gynaecologist said I had Chronic Pain. I have also other diagnosis but I want to concentrate on these conditions.⁠

Friends had recommended me to see Susan and it is the greatest thing I could have done. Because at this point I was eating 1 meal a day, in pain constantly and at risk of losing my job again due to flare ups.⁠

Since seeing Susan from Oct 2019 I eat 3 meals a day, I go to work, I am active and I fit into clothes I have not been able to wear for 8 years. I have control of my life again. Not only that, it changed my husband’s way of life too.⁠

I think the hardest thing to do is take that step and trust that it could work. I tell anyone to take that leap of faith and go see Susan Carr at Perth Allergy Clinic. Because it just might change your life. It might change how you live."⁠
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Food can play a huge role in the way we feel. Our stress levels have never been higher, and with social isolation in place and an uncertain future timeline of a return to “normal”, it is no wonder many of us are struggling with low mood and general anxiety. ⁠
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This daily stress not only affects our mental health, but is also a key driver behind inflammation and increased disease risk. The good news is that we can help nourish and support our body through food to reduce the effects of daily stress and boost our mental health. ⁠
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Research has shown us that regularly consuming a nourishing, wholefoods diet rich in key nutrients can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety significantly. It doesn’t have to be a complete dietary overhaul – make small changes and include what you enjoy – eating well shouldn’t be a chore!⁠
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Here are our top five mood-boosting foods:⁠
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🥚Eggs - these little gems are full of protein, vitamin D. vitamin B12 and choline, which can improve help mood and support the nervous system.⁠
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🍅Tomatoes – Rich in Folate and alpha-lipoic acid, these are both key nutrients in stabilising mood. Folic acid helps to regulate levels of inflammatory Homocysteine, which can block production of serotonin and dopamine. ⁠
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🐟Oily fish - rich in omega-3 fatty acids, they play a key role in brain signalling and are linked to lower levels of depression, anxiety and PMS! Don't eat fish? Get your omega-3's from walnuts, avocados chia and flaxseeds.⁠
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🥬Fermented food - food such as Kim chi, sauerkraut, yoghurt and kefir support the live bacteria in our digestive systems which are vital in producing serotonin (our good mood hormone!) ⁠
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🍫Dark Chocolate - not only delicious, good quality dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, which have been shown to increase blood flow to your brain and regulate mood. It is also high in magnesium, vital for supporting our whole nervous system!⁠
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If you find this helpful, or know someone who needs to know this information tag them below, or DM us with any questions you might have 💛⁠

Food can play a huge role in the way we feel. Our stress levels have never been higher, and with social isolation in place and an uncertain future timeline of a return to “normal”, it is no wonder many of us are struggling with low mood and general anxiety. ⁠

This daily stress not only affects our mental health, but is also a key driver behind inflammation and increased disease risk. The good news is that we can help nourish and support our body through food to reduce the effects of daily stress and boost our mental health. ⁠

Research has shown us that regularly consuming a nourishing, wholefoods diet rich in key nutrients can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety significantly. It doesn’t have to be a complete dietary overhaul – make small changes and include what you enjoy – eating well shouldn’t be a chore!⁠

Here are our top five mood-boosting foods:⁠

🥚Eggs - these little gems are full of protein, vitamin D. vitamin B12 and choline, which can improve help mood and support the nervous system.⁠

🍅Tomatoes – Rich in Folate and alpha-lipoic acid, these are both key nutrients in stabilising mood. Folic acid helps to regulate levels of inflammatory Homocysteine, which can block production of serotonin and dopamine. ⁠

🐟Oily fish - rich in omega-3 fatty acids, they play a key role in brain signalling and are linked to lower levels of depression, anxiety and PMS! Don't eat fish? Get your omega-3's from walnuts, avocados chia and flaxseeds.⁠

🥬Fermented food - food such as Kim chi, sauerkraut, yoghurt and kefir support the live bacteria in our digestive systems which are vital in producing serotonin (our good mood hormone!) ⁠

🍫Dark Chocolate - not only delicious, good quality dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, which have been shown to increase blood flow to your brain and regulate mood. It is also high in magnesium, vital for supporting our whole nervous system!⁠

If you find this helpful, or know someone who needs to know this information tag them below, or DM us with any questions you might have 💛⁠
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Immune-boosting, Gut-healing Chicken soup! 🍲⁠
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As the weather cools down and we head into cold and flu season, don’t forget to support your immune system and gut health to see you through the season with your health intact! ⁠
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This soup is full of anti-inflammatory herbs and spices, as well as bone broth to support and heal your gut lining. Make it in bulk and freeze for when you feel a sniffle coming on!⁠
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You will need:⁠
•	2 inch fresh ginger⁠
•	1 inch fresh turmeric⁠
•	3-4 large clove garlic⁠
•	1 bunch fresh coriander⁠
•	2 shallots, quartered⁠
•	1 red chilli, seeds removed (or more if you like a spicier soup!)⁠
•	1 litre chicken bone broth (make your own or use an organic pre-made version)⁠
•	400g coconut milk ⁠
•	Juice of 2 lemons⁠
•	2 Tbs fish sauce ⁠
•	200-300g cooked chicken thigh, shredded. ⁠
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Method:⁠
1.	Finely mince or grate ginger, turmeric and garlic. Add to a bowl with finely chopped coriander, shallots and chilli. Set aside. ⁠
2.	Place half of the herb mixture into a large saucepan, add broth, and simmer for 10 mins.⁠
3.	Add coconut milk, lemon and fish sauce and simmer another 10 mins.⁠
4.	Add cooked  shredded chicken and simmer until warmed through.⁠
5.	Add remaining minced herbs, garlic, ginger, turmeric mixture, and stir through.⁠
6.	Pour into bowls, and garnish with extra spring onions and coriander if desired.⁠
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Enjoy! 💛

Immune-boosting, Gut-healing Chicken soup! 🍲⁠

As the weather cools down and we head into cold and flu season, don’t forget to support your immune system and gut health to see you through the season with your health intact! ⁠

This soup is full of anti-inflammatory herbs and spices, as well as bone broth to support and heal your gut lining. Make it in bulk and freeze for when you feel a sniffle coming on!⁠

You will need:⁠
• 2 inch fresh ginger⁠
• 1 inch fresh turmeric⁠
• 3-4 large clove garlic⁠
• 1 bunch fresh coriander⁠
• 2 shallots, quartered⁠
• 1 red chilli, seeds removed (or more if you like a spicier soup!)⁠
• 1 litre chicken bone broth (make your own or use an organic pre-made version)⁠
• 400g coconut milk ⁠
• Juice of 2 lemons⁠
• 2 Tbs fish sauce ⁠
• 200-300g cooked chicken thigh, shredded. ⁠

Method:⁠
1. Finely mince or grate ginger, turmeric and garlic. Add to a bowl with finely chopped coriander, shallots and chilli. Set aside. ⁠
2. Place half of the herb mixture into a large saucepan, add broth, and simmer for 10 mins.⁠
3. Add coconut milk, lemon and fish sauce and simmer another 10 mins.⁠
4. Add cooked shredded chicken and simmer until warmed through.⁠
5. Add remaining minced herbs, garlic, ginger, turmeric mixture, and stir through.⁠
6. Pour into bowls, and garnish with extra spring onions and coriander if desired.⁠

Enjoy! 💛
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Did you know there is a strong link between autoimmunity and the gut?⁠
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Leading researcher, Dr Alessio Fasano identified that intestinal permeability or “leaky gut” was one of the key factors in triggering autoimmunity.⁠
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When the tight gap junctions of the intestine become permeable, this results in food proteins and toxins leaking into the bloodstream where our immune system identifies these particles as foreign invaders and mounts an attack to defend the body. ⁠
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Autoimmunity can arise when our immune system goes into overdrive and loses the ability to differentiate between pathogens in the body and our own cells and begins targeting our own tissues resulting in inflammation, dysfunction and a myriad of symptoms dependent on the autoimmune disease.⁠
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Many food proteins have a similar molecular structure to our own body cells which can result in a case of mistaken identity for our immune system. This is known as ‘Molecular Mimicry’.⁠
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Intestinal Permeability can be caused by:⁠
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- Dysbiosis: caused by diet or overuse of antibiotics;⁠
- Food intolerances or allergies;⁠
- Gut infections or overgrowths;⁠
- Certain foods ie. gluten by increasing zonulin;⁠
- Pesticides and environmental toxins such as glyphosate;⁠
- Excess alcohol consumption;⁠
- NSAID’s and other medications;⁠
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Healing and sealing the gut can improve symptoms and is an important piece of the puzzle to address in autoimmunity pathogenesis.⁠
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If you are struggling with autoimmunity, don’t deal with it alone! Let one of our experienced practitioners help you navigate your path back to wellness! 💛⁠
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Fasano A. All disease begins in the (leaky) gut: role of zonulin-mediated gut permeability in the pathogenesis of some chronic inflammatory diseases. F1000Res. 2020 Jan 31;9:F1000 Faculty Rev-69. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.20510.1. PMID: 32051759; PMCID: PMC6996528.

Did you know there is a strong link between autoimmunity and the gut?⁠

Leading researcher, Dr Alessio Fasano identified that intestinal permeability or “leaky gut” was one of the key factors in triggering autoimmunity.⁠

When the tight gap junctions of the intestine become permeable, this results in food proteins and toxins leaking into the bloodstream where our immune system identifies these particles as foreign invaders and mounts an attack to defend the body. ⁠

Autoimmunity can arise when our immune system goes into overdrive and loses the ability to differentiate between pathogens in the body and our own cells and begins targeting our own tissues resulting in inflammation, dysfunction and a myriad of symptoms dependent on the autoimmune disease.⁠

Many food proteins have a similar molecular structure to our own body cells which can result in a case of mistaken identity for our immune system. This is known as ‘Molecular Mimicry’.⁠

Intestinal Permeability can be caused by:⁠

- Dysbiosis: caused by diet or overuse of antibiotics;⁠
- Food intolerances or allergies;⁠
- Gut infections or overgrowths;⁠
- Certain foods ie. gluten by increasing zonulin;⁠
- Pesticides and environmental toxins such as glyphosate;⁠
- Excess alcohol consumption;⁠
- NSAID’s and other medications;⁠

Healing and sealing the gut can improve symptoms and is an important piece of the puzzle to address in autoimmunity pathogenesis.⁠

If you are struggling with autoimmunity, don’t deal with it alone! Let one of our experienced practitioners help you navigate your path back to wellness! 💛⁠

Fasano A. All disease begins in the (leaky) gut: role of zonulin-mediated gut permeability in the pathogenesis of some chronic inflammatory diseases. F1000Res. 2020 Jan 31;9:F1000 Faculty Rev-69. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.20510.1. PMID: 32051759; PMCID: PMC6996528.
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Hi! I’m Chantal, Clinical Nutritionist and Allergy Advisor at Perth Allergy Clinic.⁠
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My Approach; I pride myself on providing the highest level of client care and I enjoy treating a diverse range of conditions. By taking a holistic, scientific and empathetic approach to treatment I aim to uncover the underlying cause of symptoms.⁠
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I am by nature a compassionate yet pragmatic practitioner supporting my clients to reach their health goals with achievable and practical strategies.⁠
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A comprehensive combination of nutritional medicine, lifestyle counselling, functional testing and supplements I find are the best tools to help with my client’s journey.  My role is to uniquely personalise this combination of modalities to each client to achieve optimal results.⁠
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On a personal level my passion for nutrition stems from my own personal health struggles and subsequent success in restoring health with nutrition and lifestyle changes.⁠
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My own journey and its struggles have committed and inspired me to take my nutritional degree and to become a life-long student; constantly researching and keeping up to date with the latest developments in functional medicine and nutritional science.⁠
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Apart from inspiring others to be the best that they can be, I have special interests in auto-immunity, digestive health and women’s hormones and fertility.⁠
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I am fulfilled so often by being able to inspire and to impart knowledge to my clients by encouraging them to take a proactive role in their health and well-being and ultimately to live happier, healthier, more complete lives.⁠
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Making positive changes to improve nutrition leads to positive changes in mood, sleep and energy which will impact on all areas of life !⁠
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I look forward joining and partnering with you on your pathway to your best health and wellness. 💛

Hi! I’m Chantal, Clinical Nutritionist and Allergy Advisor at Perth Allergy Clinic.⁠

My Approach; I pride myself on providing the highest level of client care and I enjoy treating a diverse range of conditions. By taking a holistic, scientific and empathetic approach to treatment I aim to uncover the underlying cause of symptoms.⁠

I am by nature a compassionate yet pragmatic practitioner supporting my clients to reach their health goals with achievable and practical strategies.⁠

A comprehensive combination of nutritional medicine, lifestyle counselling, functional testing and supplements I find are the best tools to help with my client’s journey. My role is to uniquely personalise this combination of modalities to each client to achieve optimal results.⁠

On a personal level my passion for nutrition stems from my own personal health struggles and subsequent success in restoring health with nutrition and lifestyle changes.⁠

My own journey and its struggles have committed and inspired me to take my nutritional degree and to become a life-long student; constantly researching and keeping up to date with the latest developments in functional medicine and nutritional science.⁠

Apart from inspiring others to be the best that they can be, I have special interests in auto-immunity, digestive health and women’s hormones and fertility.⁠

I am fulfilled so often by being able to inspire and to impart knowledge to my clients by encouraging them to take a proactive role in their health and well-being and ultimately to live happier, healthier, more complete lives.⁠

Making positive changes to improve nutrition leads to positive changes in mood, sleep and energy which will impact on all areas of life !⁠

I look forward joining and partnering with you on your pathway to your best health and wellness. 💛
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Guess what? Happy skin and good health begin in your gut. To achieve a healthy gut, we need to support good bacteria in our digestive system.⁠ ⁠
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The gut is where 70% of your immune system lies, where we metabolise hormones, where we make nutrients and neurotransmitters, create detoxifying enzymes and neutralise pathogens. All of these processes can profoundly affect us if not in balance or working properly.⁠
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Unfortunately, beneficial gut bacteria is not a big fan of many of the lifestyle factors that are synonymous with modern living. Things you never thought of could be your trigger such as stress & mental overwhelm and other triggers such as allergies, food intolerances, nutritional deficiency, toxicity, antibiotics, alcohol and sugar can all compromise good bacteria and feed the pathogenic bacteria.⁠
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We know how tiring it can get trying to figure out what’s going on with your skin so here are our top 10 tips to help you achieve a happy and healthy complexion;⁠
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🥦 Favour Certified Organic foods - eating well encourages the growth of good bacteria. ⁠
🧘‍♂️ De-stress⁠
😴 Good sleep hygiene ⁠
😋 Eat slowly and enjoy ⁠
💦 Stay hydrated⁠
⁠💩 Daily healthy bowel movements⁠
🍬 Avoid high sugar ⁠
🥬 Feed your microbiome organic fermented foods⁠
🥣 Collagen rich organic bone broth great prebiotic⁠
✅ VIP - Get tested for Food Intolerances⁠
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If you can't pinpoint the culprit then let us help you find the root cause of what is making your skin unhappy!⁠
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Take advantage of our 220 food allergy test for $499 (usually $775) where each food is individually reported and quantified.

Guess what? Happy skin and good health begin in your gut. To achieve a healthy gut, we need to support good bacteria in our digestive system.⁠ ⁠

The gut is where 70% of your immune system lies, where we metabolise hormones, where we make nutrients and neurotransmitters, create detoxifying enzymes and neutralise pathogens. All of these processes can profoundly affect us if not in balance or working properly.⁠

Unfortunately, beneficial gut bacteria is not a big fan of many of the lifestyle factors that are synonymous with modern living. Things you never thought of could be your trigger such as stress & mental overwhelm and other triggers such as allergies, food intolerances, nutritional deficiency, toxicity, antibiotics, alcohol and sugar can all compromise good bacteria and feed the pathogenic bacteria.⁠

We know how tiring it can get trying to figure out what’s going on with your skin so here are our top 10 tips to help you achieve a happy and healthy complexion;⁠

🥦 Favour Certified Organic foods - eating well encourages the growth of good bacteria. ⁠
🧘‍♂️ De-stress⁠
😴 Good sleep hygiene ⁠
😋 Eat slowly and enjoy ⁠
💦 Stay hydrated⁠
⁠💩 Daily healthy bowel movements⁠
🍬 Avoid high sugar ⁠
🥬 Feed your microbiome organic fermented foods⁠
🥣 Collagen rich organic bone broth great prebiotic⁠
✅ VIP - Get tested for Food Intolerances⁠

If you can't pinpoint the culprit then let us help you find the root cause of what is making your skin unhappy!⁠

Take advantage of our 220 food allergy test for $499 (usually $775) where each food is individually reported and quantified.
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Thank you Francisco for your lovely words. It is always gratifying to receive positive feedback from our wonderful patients. ⁠
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"I came across Perth Allergy Clinic when I went for holidays in Perth, after almost seven months of intense, draining and horrific allergic reactions on my son's skin and wow what an absolutely amazing group of dedicated professionals, who care and are dedicated to seeing a great progression in my son's health.⁠
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My son GP and specialist put him on a strong steroids cream and Telfast and Zyrtec tables. Yes, it helped maintain the reactions, however it only masked the issue and did not resolve anything. In the first appointment I found out my son was allergic to a bunch of things. I'm furious that my son's allergist specialist hadn't tested for these things after being with him for over 6 months and my son suffering from allergies and horrible eczema. Really happy with Priya, I wish I had seen her first. Priya immediately put my son on a prescription of natural supplements and I noticed a difference almost immediately. His hives went from every day to the odd occasion. My son has now completed an intolerance test and was amazed at all of these foods his body was intolerant to.⁠
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Priya has been informative, considerate and reliable. During my son consultation I found Priya to be patient and understanding towards my son and me. I arrive there feeling like "here we go again" and leaving feeling like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders for almost 7 months. Holly (the nutritionist) has also blown me away with her dedication, and amazing recipes. She has been able to create a great meal plan for my son, taking into consideration the amount of foods that my son his intolerant to and with rotational meal plans to help my son improve his health and overall well being immensely. Priya is extremely friendly, welcoming and understanding and I cannot thank her enough for the time she has taken to personalize the plans thus far.⁠
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My son is well and truly on his way to complete recovery and cannot thank Priya enough. You are amazing, and I recommend it. Thank you :)"

Contact us to learn more about allergies and how we can support you!⁠ 💛⁠

Thank you Francisco for your lovely words. It is always gratifying to receive positive feedback from our wonderful patients. ⁠

"I came across Perth Allergy Clinic when I went for holidays in Perth, after almost seven months of intense, draining and horrific allergic reactions on my son's skin and wow what an absolutely amazing group of dedicated professionals, who care and are dedicated to seeing a great progression in my son's health.⁠

My son GP and specialist put him on a strong steroids cream and Telfast and Zyrtec tables. Yes, it helped maintain the reactions, however it only masked the issue and did not resolve anything. In the first appointment I found out my son was allergic to a bunch of things. I'm furious that my son's allergist specialist hadn't tested for these things after being with him for over 6 months and my son suffering from allergies and horrible eczema. Really happy with Priya, I wish I had seen her first. Priya immediately put my son on a prescription of natural supplements and I noticed a difference almost immediately. His hives went from every day to the odd occasion. My son has now completed an intolerance test and was amazed at all of these foods his body was intolerant to.⁠

Priya has been informative, considerate and reliable. During my son consultation I found Priya to be patient and understanding towards my son and me. I arrive there feeling like "here we go again" and leaving feeling like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders for almost 7 months. Holly (the nutritionist) has also blown me away with her dedication, and amazing recipes. She has been able to create a great meal plan for my son, taking into consideration the amount of foods that my son his intolerant to and with rotational meal plans to help my son improve his health and overall well being immensely. Priya is extremely friendly, welcoming and understanding and I cannot thank her enough for the time she has taken to personalize the plans thus far.⁠

My son is well and truly on his way to complete recovery and cannot thank Priya enough. You are amazing, and I recommend it. Thank you :)"

Contact us to learn more about allergies and how we can support you!⁠ 💛⁠
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Lifestyle Considerations:⁠
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🧘🏼STRESS: Can exacerbate GORD symptoms and severity so finding ways to manage and reduce stress is important; acupuncture, deep breathing exercises and meditation can help.⁠
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🕑TIMING OF MEALS: Don’t eat dinner too late - you should eat no less than 2 hours before going to bed and try not snack after dinner!⁠
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🤢AVOID OVER-EATING: When we overeat, the stomach distends and this pressure increases reflux symptoms. Instead, have smaller, regular meals every 4 hours. Eat slowly and chew food well.⁠
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🏃🏽‍♀️REGULAR EXERCISE: Exercise seems to be protective against GORD and weight management can help reduce pressure on the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS). Weight loss, if overweight, can also reduce GORD symptoms.⁠
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🛌🏼SLEEPING POSITIONS: Raise the foot of the bed by 15 - 20 cm. Additionally, try sleeping on your left-side as much as possible.⁠
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💦HYDRATION: Drinking at least 2 litres of water a day is ideal. Avoid drinking water or other beverages with meals - drink between meals, not with meal.⁠
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❌ AVOID ALCOHOL, CAFFEINE & SMOKING: These are known triggers of GORD.⁠
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Diet Suggestions:⁠
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🎣INCREASE EASY TO DIGEST PROTEIN: Fish, slow- cooked meats, legumes/nuts/seeds (soaked overnight before cooking)⁠
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🥒BOOST DAILY CONSUMPTION OF FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES: Low intake of these increases risk of developing GORD.⁠
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🍭AVOID 'TRIGGER' FOODS: Every person will be triggered by different foods. Keeping a diet/symptom diary is a great way to figure out which foods are your own personal trigger foods.⁠ Remember, sometimes it is not what we eat, but how we eat it that will cause reflux.⁠
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If you find this helpful, or know someone who needs to know this information tag them below, or DM us with any questions you might have 💛⁠

Lifestyle Considerations:⁠

🧘🏼STRESS: Can exacerbate GORD symptoms and severity so finding ways to manage and reduce stress is important; acupuncture, deep breathing exercises and meditation can help.⁠

🕑TIMING OF MEALS: Don’t eat dinner too late - you should eat no less than 2 hours before going to bed and try not snack after dinner!⁠

🤢AVOID OVER-EATING: When we overeat, the stomach distends and this pressure increases reflux symptoms. Instead, have smaller, regular meals every 4 hours. Eat slowly and chew food well.⁠

🏃🏽‍♀️REGULAR EXERCISE: Exercise seems to be protective against GORD and weight management can help reduce pressure on the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS). Weight loss, if overweight, can also reduce GORD symptoms.⁠

🛌🏼SLEEPING POSITIONS: Raise the foot of the bed by 15 - 20 cm. Additionally, try sleeping on your left-side as much as possible.⁠

💦HYDRATION: Drinking at least 2 litres of water a day is ideal. Avoid drinking water or other beverages with meals - drink between meals, not with meal.⁠

❌ AVOID ALCOHOL, CAFFEINE & SMOKING: These are known triggers of GORD.⁠

Diet Suggestions:⁠

🎣INCREASE EASY TO DIGEST PROTEIN: Fish, slow- cooked meats, legumes/nuts/seeds (soaked overnight before cooking)⁠

🥒BOOST DAILY CONSUMPTION OF FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES: Low intake of these increases risk of developing GORD.⁠

🍭AVOID 'TRIGGER' FOODS: Every person will be triggered by different foods. Keeping a diet/symptom diary is a great way to figure out which foods are your own personal trigger foods.⁠ Remember, sometimes it is not what we eat, but how we eat it that will cause reflux.⁠

If you find this helpful, or know someone who needs to know this information tag them below, or DM us with any questions you might have 💛⁠
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SIBO friendly dessert!⁠ 🍋💛🧁⁠
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If you are following a SIBO dietary protocol and missing your sweet treats – this zesty slice will satisfy your sweet tooth AND keep you on track with your digestive healing!⁠ ⁠
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Base⁠
1 ½ cups desiccated coconut⁠
¾ cup macadamia nuts⁠
2tbs coconut milk⁠
Rind of one lemon⁠
Juice of half a lemon⁠
3 tbs coconut oil⁠
2tbsp maple syrup ⁠
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Topping⁠
½ cup organic coconut milk⁠
½ lemon, rind and juice⁠
1tsp pure maple syrup , or 3 drops liquid stevia. ⁠
1 tsp powdered organic gelatine⁠
Extra desiccated coconut for sprinkling⁠
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Method⁠
Place all of the ingredients for the base in a food processor.  Blitz until finely chopped and all combined.⁠
Line a loaf pan with baking paper.  Tip the base mixture into the pan and then flatten to cover the base of the pan evenly.  Place in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm.⁠
Meanwhile, make the topping.  Pour the coconut milk, lemon rind, juice and stevia into a bowl.  Mix to combine.  Melt the gelatine in ¼ cup hot water.  Stir until combined then pour into the coconut mixture.  Stir to combine.⁠
Pour the topping over the base then return to the fridge for 1 hour, or until set.⁠
Remove the slice from the pan and cut into cubes.  Sprinkle with extra desiccated coconut and Enjoy!!

SIBO friendly dessert!⁠ 🍋💛🧁⁠

If you are following a SIBO dietary protocol and missing your sweet treats – this zesty slice will satisfy your sweet tooth AND keep you on track with your digestive healing!⁠ ⁠

Base⁠
1 ½ cups desiccated coconut⁠
¾ cup macadamia nuts⁠
2tbs coconut milk⁠
Rind of one lemon⁠
Juice of half a lemon⁠
3 tbs coconut oil⁠
2tbsp maple syrup ⁠

Topping⁠
½ cup organic coconut milk⁠
½ lemon, rind and juice⁠
1tsp pure maple syrup , or 3 drops liquid stevia. ⁠
1 tsp powdered organic gelatine⁠
Extra desiccated coconut for sprinkling⁠

Method⁠
Place all of the ingredients for the base in a food processor. Blitz until finely chopped and all combined.⁠
Line a loaf pan with baking paper. Tip the base mixture into the pan and then flatten to cover the base of the pan evenly. Place in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm.⁠
Meanwhile, make the topping. Pour the coconut milk, lemon rind, juice and stevia into a bowl. Mix to combine. Melt the gelatine in ¼ cup hot water. Stir until combined then pour into the coconut mixture. Stir to combine.⁠
Pour the topping over the base then return to the fridge for 1 hour, or until set.⁠
Remove the slice from the pan and cut into cubes. Sprinkle with extra desiccated coconut and Enjoy!!
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What exactly is GORD aka ⁠Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease?⁠
⁠
You are all probably sitting there thinking, God Knows 🤷⁠
⁠
Reflux. Heartburn. Acid reflux. Indigestion. ⁠
These are all terms that decribe the burning feeling experienced in the chest when a back-wash of acidic stomach contents occurs into the oesophagus. The oesophagus is the tube that connects the throat to your stomach.⁠
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Your oesophagus is not designed to deal with acidic material. There is a sphincter called the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS) that is designed to keep your stomach contents in your stomach where it belongs. ⁠
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Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) occurs when the LOS isn't doing it's job properly and reflux/heartburn begins to occur more than twice a week for a few weeks or longer.⁠
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The most common symptoms of GORD are:⁠
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-A burning feeling in the chest ⁠
-Regurgitating liquid/food in the throat/mouth⁠
-Dry, chronic cough⁠
-Belching/burping after eating Wheezing (the acid can trigger asthma) ⁠
-Sore throat⁠
-Hoarseness⁠
-Tooth erosion/bad breath ⁠
-Discomfort when lying down⁠
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Stay tuned for our lifestyle considerations and our diet recommendations to help you combat GORD!

What exactly is GORD aka ⁠Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease?⁠

You are all probably sitting there thinking, God Knows 🤷⁠

Reflux. Heartburn. Acid reflux. Indigestion. ⁠
These are all terms that decribe the burning feeling experienced in the chest when a back-wash of acidic stomach contents occurs into the oesophagus. The oesophagus is the tube that connects the throat to your stomach.⁠

Your oesophagus is not designed to deal with acidic material. There is a sphincter called the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS) that is designed to keep your stomach contents in your stomach where it belongs. ⁠

Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) occurs when the LOS isn't doing it's job properly and reflux/heartburn begins to occur more than twice a week for a few weeks or longer.⁠

The most common symptoms of GORD are:⁠

-A burning feeling in the chest ⁠
-Regurgitating liquid/food in the throat/mouth⁠
-Dry, chronic cough⁠
-Belching/burping after eating Wheezing (the acid can trigger asthma) ⁠
-Sore throat⁠
-Hoarseness⁠
-Tooth erosion/bad breath ⁠
-Discomfort when lying down⁠

Stay tuned for our lifestyle considerations and our diet recommendations to help you combat GORD!
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Take the pain out of IBS whether you suffer with bloating, reflux, nausea, alternating constipation or diarrhoea now you can take advantage of our HYDROGEN/METHANE BREATH TESTS. ⁠
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These are simple, painless and non-invasive tests to accurately diagnose FODMAP malabsorption and SIBO.⁠
⁠
Even though there may be many causes of IBS symptoms, research shows that malabsorption of FODMAPs,  Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and Food Intolerances are leading causes of IBS symptoms.⁠
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Breath testing is available for adults and children Australia–wide from Perth Allergy Clinic or Allergy Testing on Line via a convenient home test kit.⁠
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Prices start from only $175 for SIBO Basic, $275 for SIBO Advanced and $375 for SIBO Comprehensive.⁠
⁠
Take the guess work out of IBS! and restore your gut back to optimal health.⁠
⁠
Copy and paste the link below for further details 👇🏼⁠
⁠
https://perthallergyclinic.com.au/fodmaps-sibo-irritable-bowel-syndrome/
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or⁠
⁠
Call us on our dedicated Support Line 0414 400 562⁠
⁠
Follow us on Instagram for up to the minute info on allergies, food intolerances, skin breakouts and GIT discomfort.⁠
⁠
⁠
⁠

Take the pain out of IBS whether you suffer with bloating, reflux, nausea, alternating constipation or diarrhoea now you can take advantage of our HYDROGEN/METHANE BREATH TESTS. ⁠

These are simple, painless and non-invasive tests to accurately diagnose FODMAP malabsorption and SIBO.⁠

Even though there may be many causes of IBS symptoms, research shows that malabsorption of FODMAPs, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and Food Intolerances are leading causes of IBS symptoms.⁠

Breath testing is available for adults and children Australia–wide from Perth Allergy Clinic or Allergy Testing on Line via a convenient home test kit.⁠

Prices start from only $175 for SIBO Basic, $275 for SIBO Advanced and $375 for SIBO Comprehensive.⁠

Take the guess work out of IBS! and restore your gut back to optimal health.⁠

Copy and paste the link below for further details 👇🏼⁠

https://perthallergyclinic.com.au/fodmaps-sibo-irritable-bowel-syndrome/

or⁠

Call us on our dedicated Support Line 0414 400 562⁠

Follow us on Instagram for up to the minute info on allergies, food intolerances, skin breakouts and GIT discomfort.⁠


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⁠
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is often mistaken for acid reflux? If you suffer with burning upper abdominal pain think again before taking those PPI’s (acid blockers) and read this important post.⁠
⁠
In our clinic we see so many people who present with burning upper abdominal pain that can mimic acid reflux.  It is one of the commonest manifestations of SIBO. ⁠
⁠
How? High levels of gas produced by bacteria in the upper GI tract may cause the lower oesophageal sphincter to open inappropriately, mimicking acid reflux. ⁠
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So if you are taking PPI’s but still experiencing reflux symptoms then you might want to consider a hydrogen breath test.  A simple non invasive test that you can take in the privacy of your own home. ⁠
⁠
Other common symptoms of SIBO, besides reflux-like symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain/cramping, alternating bowel, constipation, diarrhoea, gas and headaches. ⁠
⁠
We offer 3 levels of SIBO tests Basic, Advanced and Comprehensive.⁠
⁠
If you are not sure get tested! ⁠
⁠
Copy and paste our link below for further information and pricing. 👇🏼⁠
⁠
https://allergytestingonline.com.au/product-category/sibo-tests/⁠
⁠
Or call our direct Support Line 0414 400 562⁠
⁠


Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is often mistaken for acid reflux? If you suffer with burning upper abdominal pain think again before taking those PPI’s (acid blockers) and read this important post.⁠

In our clinic we see so many people who present with burning upper abdominal pain that can mimic acid reflux. It is one of the commonest manifestations of SIBO. ⁠

How? High levels of gas produced by bacteria in the upper GI tract may cause the lower oesophageal sphincter to open inappropriately, mimicking acid reflux. ⁠

So if you are taking PPI’s but still experiencing reflux symptoms then you might want to consider a hydrogen breath test. A simple non invasive test that you can take in the privacy of your own home. ⁠

Other common symptoms of SIBO, besides reflux-like symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain/cramping, alternating bowel, constipation, diarrhoea, gas and headaches. ⁠

We offer 3 levels of SIBO tests Basic, Advanced and Comprehensive.⁠

If you are not sure get tested! ⁠

Copy and paste our link below for further information and pricing. 👇🏼⁠

https://allergytestingonline.com.au/product-category/sibo-tests/⁠

Or call our direct Support Line 0414 400 562⁠
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Support your gut health, microbiome and immune system with our easy to make fermented food recipe. Fermented foods contain live bacteria and are therefore a good source of natural probiotics. Below 👇🏼some examples⁠
⁠
-Kefir ⁠
-Plain yoghurt ⁠
-Fermented vegetables ⁠
-Pickles (in salt, not vinegar) ⁠
-Sauerkraut ⁠
-Kimchi ⁠
-Kombucha ⁠
-Apple cider vinegar ⁠
⁠
You can ferment your own vegetables using the following process:⁠
⁠
Organic Ingredients:⁠
2 cups filtered water ⁠
1 to 1-1/4 tablespoons salt ⁠
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar ⁠
1 large carrot cut into diagonal slices ⁠
1 to 2 cups chopped cauliflower ⁠
3 - 2.5cm sticks celery (small inner stalks from the heart)⁠
1 bay leaf ⁠
1 red cabbage leaf, rinsed ⁠
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Method:⁠
Warm the water (no need to boil). Stir in the salt until it dissolves completely. Set aside to cool. Add the vinegar just before using. ⁠
⁠
Tightly pack a quart-size canning jar with the vegetables and bay leaf inside to within 2.5 – 5cm from the top of the jar. Pour the brine over the vegetables to fill the jar to within 2.5cm from the top. Wedge the cabbage leaf over the top of the vegetables and tuck it around the edges to hold the vegetables beneath the liquid. ⁠
⁠
Place the jar on the counter and cover with a fermentation lid. Let pickle for three to five days, depending on the indoor temperature. Do a taste test after a couple of days. Vegetables will pickle faster in warmer climates. Make sure the vegetables stay packed beneath the level of the liquid and add salted water (2 teaspoons salt dissolved in 1 cup warm filtered water) as needed. ⁠
⁠
When the vegetables are pickled to your liking, seal the jar with a regular lid and refrigerate. Vegetables will continue to slowly pickle in the refrigerator. They will keep for about one month. ⁠Enjoy! 😋⁠

Support your gut health, microbiome and immune system with our easy to make fermented food recipe. Fermented foods contain live bacteria and are therefore a good source of natural probiotics. Below 👇🏼some examples⁠

-Kefir ⁠
-Plain yoghurt ⁠
-Fermented vegetables ⁠
-Pickles (in salt, not vinegar) ⁠
-Sauerkraut ⁠
-Kimchi ⁠
-Kombucha ⁠
-Apple cider vinegar ⁠

You can ferment your own vegetables using the following process:⁠

Organic Ingredients:⁠
2 cups filtered water ⁠
1 to 1-1/4 tablespoons salt ⁠
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar ⁠
1 large carrot cut into diagonal slices ⁠
1 to 2 cups chopped cauliflower ⁠
3 - 2.5cm sticks celery (small inner stalks from the heart)⁠
1 bay leaf ⁠
1 red cabbage leaf, rinsed ⁠

Method:⁠
Warm the water (no need to boil). Stir in the salt until it dissolves completely. Set aside to cool. Add the vinegar just before using. ⁠

Tightly pack a quart-size canning jar with the vegetables and bay leaf inside to within 2.5 – 5cm from the top of the jar. Pour the brine over the vegetables to fill the jar to within 2.5cm from the top. Wedge the cabbage leaf over the top of the vegetables and tuck it around the edges to hold the vegetables beneath the liquid. ⁠

Place the jar on the counter and cover with a fermentation lid. Let pickle for three to five days, depending on the indoor temperature. Do a taste test after a couple of days. Vegetables will pickle faster in warmer climates. Make sure the vegetables stay packed beneath the level of the liquid and add salted water (2 teaspoons salt dissolved in 1 cup warm filtered water) as needed. ⁠

When the vegetables are pickled to your liking, seal the jar with a regular lid and refrigerate. Vegetables will continue to slowly pickle in the refrigerator. They will keep for about one month. ⁠Enjoy! 😋⁠
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⁠With all this ‘Sanitisation’ going on how on earth do we live a “dirty” lifestyle to encourage the growth of microbial and immune health to protect ourselves from infections and coronavirus?⁠
⁠
Who would agree we are all a tad paranoid!!!! Everywhere we go there are hand sanitising stations. ⁠Our hands get more alcohol than we do 🤣⁠
⁠
It’s no wonder we are seeing an increase in eczema, psoriasis and acne.  Is over washing, scrubbing and sanitising causing an imbalance with our good bacteria? ⁠
⁠
Skin health, as with gut health, is all about microbial balance so how do we “live dirty”, and still protect our bodies from pathogenic bacteria and the coronavirus. ⁠
⁠
🥕Eat “dirty” vegetables -  the best microbes around live on the vegetables you consume and feed our gut microbiome. Choose locally grown, organic produce to optimise pre- and probiotic bacteria consumption⁠
⁠
🚿Minimise showering - even scrubbing the body with warm/hot water can disrupt skin microbes ⁠
⁠
🧼Avoid anti-bacterial soaps and those with harmful chemicals – these additives add fuel to the “over scrubbing” disrupt the microbial balance even more. Use natural soaps with essential oils of lavender and tea tree. ⁠
⁠
🌳Get outside and come into direct contact with the earth – every single day!⁠
⁠
These 4 tips will take your skin, gut, and immune health far and will ensure that you’re doing everything in your control to “live dirty” in order to stay healthy.⁠
⁠
Would love to see some 'healthy' support comments!⁠ 💛⁠

⁠With all this ‘Sanitisation’ going on how on earth do we live a “dirty” lifestyle to encourage the growth of microbial and immune health to protect ourselves from infections and coronavirus?⁠

Who would agree we are all a tad paranoid!!!! Everywhere we go there are hand sanitising stations. ⁠Our hands get more alcohol than we do 🤣⁠

It’s no wonder we are seeing an increase in eczema, psoriasis and acne. Is over washing, scrubbing and sanitising causing an imbalance with our good bacteria? ⁠

Skin health, as with gut health, is all about microbial balance so how do we “live dirty”, and still protect our bodies from pathogenic bacteria and the coronavirus. ⁠

🥕Eat “dirty” vegetables - the best microbes around live on the vegetables you consume and feed our gut microbiome. Choose locally grown, organic produce to optimise pre- and probiotic bacteria consumption⁠

🚿Minimise showering - even scrubbing the body with warm/hot water can disrupt skin microbes ⁠

🧼Avoid anti-bacterial soaps and those with harmful chemicals – these additives add fuel to the “over scrubbing” disrupt the microbial balance even more. Use natural soaps with essential oils of lavender and tea tree. ⁠

🌳Get outside and come into direct contact with the earth – every single day!⁠

These 4 tips will take your skin, gut, and immune health far and will ensure that you’re doing everything in your control to “live dirty” in order to stay healthy.⁠

Would love to see some 'healthy' support comments!⁠ 💛⁠
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Telehealth appointments are available with our complementary medicine practitioners, including our⁠
⁠
- Naturopaths⁠
- Nutritionist ⁠
- Clinical hypnotherapist⁠
- Counsellor ⁠
⁠
What is Telehealth?⁠
⁠
Telehealth is a health appointment by videoconference. ⁠
⁠
Our Telehealth system has been designed for ultimate ease of use. No special software or downloads are required for your device, and it works on any smartphone, tablet, or computer (Apple or Windows). ⁠
⁠
All you need is internet access and we will send you a link by SMS or email, allowing you and your practitioner to both see and hear each other. Our Telehealth system uses end to end encryption so your conversation with your practitioner remains secure and confidential.⁠
⁠
This means you can continue to take care of your health in the safety and convenience of your home.⁠
⁠

Supplements and Medications can still be ordered by phone or email - we are posting out every day.⁠

Remember we are here to help and just a phone call away (08) 9226 0561.⁠

Telehealth appointments are available with our complementary medicine practitioners, including our⁠

- Naturopaths⁠
- Nutritionist ⁠
- Clinical hypnotherapist⁠
- Counsellor ⁠

What is Telehealth?⁠

Telehealth is a health appointment by videoconference. ⁠

Our Telehealth system has been designed for ultimate ease of use. No special software or downloads are required for your device, and it works on any smartphone, tablet, or computer (Apple or Windows). ⁠

All you need is internet access and we will send you a link by SMS or email, allowing you and your practitioner to both see and hear each other. Our Telehealth system uses end to end encryption so your conversation with your practitioner remains secure and confidential.⁠

This means you can continue to take care of your health in the safety and convenience of your home.⁠


Supplements and Medications can still be ordered by phone or email - we are posting out every day.⁠

Remember we are here to help and just a phone call away (08) 9226 0561.⁠
...

To all our wonderful clients and followers⁠
⁠
In light of the Perth lockdown, please note we are closed for face to face appointments until Friday 5th of February 6pm. If you have an appointment this week, our Clinic Coordinators will have contacted you via phone to offer you to switch over to a Telehealth or a Phone appointment or to reschedule. ⁠⁠We apologise for any inconvenience caused our intent is to all stay safe as well as to minimise disruption to you, our valued client.⁠
⁠
Supplements and Medications can still be ordered by phone or email - we are posting out every day.⁠
⁠
Good news - online bookings are open as usual. ⁠
⁠⁠
As always, we thank you all for your support and understanding.⁠
⁠
We will update you via social media and our websites with any new developments.⁠
⁠
We look forward to seeing you in clinic from Saturday the 6th!⁠
⁠
Remember we are here to help and just a phone call away 9226 0561.⁠
⁠
Love from the Team PAC and Centro Health✨

To all our wonderful clients and followers⁠

In light of the Perth lockdown, please note we are closed for face to face appointments until Friday 5th of February 6pm. If you have an appointment this week, our Clinic Coordinators will have contacted you via phone to offer you to switch over to a Telehealth or a Phone appointment or to reschedule. ⁠⁠We apologise for any inconvenience caused our intent is to all stay safe as well as to minimise disruption to you, our valued client.⁠

Supplements and Medications can still be ordered by phone or email - we are posting out every day.⁠

Good news - online bookings are open as usual. ⁠
⁠⁠
As always, we thank you all for your support and understanding.⁠

We will update you via social media and our websites with any new developments.⁠

We look forward to seeing you in clinic from Saturday the 6th!⁠

Remember we are here to help and just a phone call away 9226 0561.⁠

Love from the Team PAC and Centro Health✨
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Cooling Digestive Mint Tea⁠
⁠
Do you suffer with uncomfortable bloating? Or feel bloated after eating a heavy meal? Then try our simple but effective mint tea recipe. ⁠
⁠
It not only easy to make, tastes great but it does the job in dispelling gas making you a bit more comfortable around the belly!⁠
⁠
Serves 2⁠
Ingredients⁠
¼  tsp coriander seeds⁠
¼ tsp fennel seeds ⁠
¼ tsp cardamom powder or ¼ tsp cardamom seeds ⁠
4 leaves chopped mint⁠
½ teaspoon maple syrup ⁠
⁠
Method⁠
Soak coriander, fennel, cardamom and mint overnight in 2 cups water. In the morning bring the liquid to a boil. ⁠Let it cool and then strain into your drink bottle.⁠
⁠
Alternatively without soaking boil all ingredients for 3-4 minutes. ⁠Let cool and strain.⁠
⁠
Add maple syrup to sweeten if desired.⁠
⁠
Fill your bottle up for the day, drink up and stay cool!⁠
⁠
… oh and do share the love of tea around ⁠💚💚⁠

Cooling Digestive Mint Tea⁠

Do you suffer with uncomfortable bloating? Or feel bloated after eating a heavy meal? Then try our simple but effective mint tea recipe. ⁠

It not only easy to make, tastes great but it does the job in dispelling gas making you a bit more comfortable around the belly!⁠

Serves 2⁠
Ingredients⁠
¼ tsp coriander seeds⁠
¼ tsp fennel seeds ⁠
¼ tsp cardamom powder or ¼ tsp cardamom seeds ⁠
4 leaves chopped mint⁠
½ teaspoon maple syrup ⁠

Method⁠
Soak coriander, fennel, cardamom and mint overnight in 2 cups water. In the morning bring the liquid to a boil. ⁠Let it cool and then strain into your drink bottle.⁠

Alternatively without soaking boil all ingredients for 3-4 minutes. ⁠Let cool and strain.⁠

Add maple syrup to sweeten if desired.⁠

Fill your bottle up for the day, drink up and stay cool!⁠

… oh and do share the love of tea around ⁠💚💚⁠
...

Here’s a 5-minute energy cleanse for bedtime⁠
⁠
🌈Take a slow deep breath in through your nose and out through your mouth, repeat 5 times⁠
⁠
🌈Imagine a beautiful purple light surrounding you on all sides of your body. Feel this light moving through your body from the crown of your head moving down. Feel it lighting every cell of your body all the way down to your feet⁠
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🌈Visualize your energy unhooking from stressful thoughts. Feel the untangling as they release and wash away.⁠
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🌈Invite the healing light to move through you as you feel the heavy energy clear from your body and mind.⁠
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🌈As you feel your energy realigning, send a bright white light through your body, again feeling the energy move down from your crown to your toes. Embrace the strength of the light as you slowly open your eyes, ending with a deep breath.⁠
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This daily practice will bring balance to your energy field and leave you blissed out before bed … who wouldn't want that?⁠
⁠
Drop a comment below and let us know how you felt after giving it a go! 👇🏼⁠
⁠
-with Gratitude, Priya ⁠

Here’s a 5-minute energy cleanse for bedtime⁠

🌈Take a slow deep breath in through your nose and out through your mouth, repeat 5 times⁠

🌈Imagine a beautiful purple light surrounding you on all sides of your body. Feel this light moving through your body from the crown of your head moving down. Feel it lighting every cell of your body all the way down to your feet⁠

🌈Visualize your energy unhooking from stressful thoughts. Feel the untangling as they release and wash away.⁠

🌈Invite the healing light to move through you as you feel the heavy energy clear from your body and mind.⁠

🌈As you feel your energy realigning, send a bright white light through your body, again feeling the energy move down from your crown to your toes. Embrace the strength of the light as you slowly open your eyes, ending with a deep breath.⁠

This daily practice will bring balance to your energy field and leave you blissed out before bed … who wouldn't want that?⁠

Drop a comment below and let us know how you felt after giving it a go! 👇🏼⁠

-with Gratitude, Priya ⁠
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⁠We are proud of our great country⁠
We are united from all walks of life and cultures⁠
We respect one another⁠
We work together⁠
We live in a beautiful part of the world⁠
We cherish our diverse heritage and our families⁠
We are free to enjoy our great country⁠
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This is 'Australia'⁠


⁠We are proud of our great country⁠
We are united from all walks of life and cultures⁠
We respect one another⁠
We work together⁠
We live in a beautiful part of the world⁠
We cherish our diverse heritage and our families⁠
We are free to enjoy our great country⁠

This is 'Australia'⁠
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⁠Rejuvenate, Revitalize and Restore with Reiki.⁠
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Another way of 'self-caring' is a spiritual cleanse.⁠
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The word ‘spiritual’ originates from the Latin word ‘spiritus’ meaning ‘breath of life’. ⁠
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The healing of Reiki involves the transfer of energy, not from the healer themself, but the healer is a channel for healing between Universal energy and the mind, body and spirit of the receiver.⁠
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Every time we face a challenge or conflict we are in the presence of a vibrational energy. In these moments we can consciously decide how we respond. ⁠
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One effective way to work with energy, is to “run energy” through the energy centres of the body. According to ancient Indian wisdom the body is made up of multiple energy centres known as chakras each chakra represents a unique aspect of the human experience. ⁠
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When our chakras are out of balance, our flow of energy is compromised. This can manifest as stress in the body and mind. In other words when we are stuck emotionally our energy gets confined and cannot run its course.⁠
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In our next post on Reiki we will show you a 5 minute energy cleanse to get your energy moving 🌈🌈🌈⁠
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and ..... remember until the end of February you can take advantage of our self-care program an introduction to Reiki 45minutes $70 call our reception on 9226 0561 to book in!⁠
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⁠Rejuvenate, Revitalize and Restore with Reiki.⁠

Another way of 'self-caring' is a spiritual cleanse.⁠

The word ‘spiritual’ originates from the Latin word ‘spiritus’ meaning ‘breath of life’. ⁠

The healing of Reiki involves the transfer of energy, not from the healer themself, but the healer is a channel for healing between Universal energy and the mind, body and spirit of the receiver.⁠

Every time we face a challenge or conflict we are in the presence of a vibrational energy. In these moments we can consciously decide how we respond. ⁠

One effective way to work with energy, is to “run energy” through the energy centres of the body. According to ancient Indian wisdom the body is made up of multiple energy centres known as chakras each chakra represents a unique aspect of the human experience. ⁠

When our chakras are out of balance, our flow of energy is compromised. This can manifest as stress in the body and mind. In other words when we are stuck emotionally our energy gets confined and cannot run its course.⁠

In our next post on Reiki we will show you a 5 minute energy cleanse to get your energy moving 🌈🌈🌈⁠

and ..... remember until the end of February you can take advantage of our self-care program an introduction to Reiki 45minutes $70 call our reception on 9226 0561 to book in!⁠






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