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Asthma and vitamin D

This week’s blog will be focused on the importance of Vitamin D and its role in asthma and respiratory health. Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin” as it is manufactured by the action of sunlight on the skin. In conjunction with calcium, Vitamin D helps to build and maintain strong healthy bones. It…

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Asthma – part 1

Over the next few weeks, this blog will focus on asthma which is a common condition afflicting children and adults alike. Asthma is defined as a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the lungs. It is characterised by wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness and coughing. These symptoms occur more commonly at night time and first thing in…

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Eczema – part 4

The skin is the largest organ in the body and acts as a barrier to protect us from the outside world. It also regulates our core body temperature, peripheral circulation and keeps our fluid levels in check via sweat. Whenever the skin is compromised, as commonly seen with eczema and other types of skin conditions,…

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Eczema – part 3

Nutrition – Diet and Supplements Maintaining a nutritious well balanced diet is important for long-term eczema treatment. Doing so ensures you are giving your body the right building blocks to generate healthy cells and keep a healthy medium in the body. Firstly, you will need to remove foods or drinks that trigger an inflammatory response….

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Eczema – part 2

Nutrition – Gut health Eczema is often associated with several underlying problems linked to poor gut function. Possible causes include food allergies and intolerances, candidiasis, “leaky gut syndrome” and low levels of hydrochloric acid, also known as hypochlohydria. Decreased levels of stomach acid (hypochlorhydria) can result in the absorption of partially broken down food particles,…

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