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Science has known since the 1960’s that there is an association with reflux and laryngitis (inflammation of the larynx). Often when we think about silent reflux we think of children, but silent reflux also has a huge prevalence in adults, often going undiagnosed for years. Many believe that reflux only affects the oesophagus, unfortunately it has far greater reaching effects. The acid can also travel up to the upper sinus passages, throat and ears causing a plethora of seemingly odd symptoms that…
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Mastitis, the very thought of the word brings back painful memories of sore, achy joints, fever and sore to touch breasts. My first experience of mastitis came one week after the birth of my daughter Olive. My first initial symptoms were sore and achy joints coupled with a mild fever, I felt like I was coming down with the flu. Even though I wasn’t experiencing any of my other usual symptoms that often come with it, namely sore throat, runny…
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Iron deficient anaemia is the number one nutritional deficiency on the planet but what about its prevalence in Australian children?1 Well the statistics are frightening 10-20% are considered to have a low intake whilst anywhere between 3-48% are deficient.2,3 The Biggest Causes of a Deficiency Young children (toddlers) consuming large quantities of cow’s milk >600ml per day blocks the uptake of iron into the brain and other cells Prolonged breastfeeding with late introduction of solids Early introduction of cow’s milk…