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Don’t wait for An Asthma Attack

Natural solutions may help avoid it …

Asthma prevalence in Australia is high by international standards: Asthma Australia reports “about 10% of the population (2 million people) have asthma currently”. It affects one in every ten adults on current statistics from the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare. That’s over 2 million people in Australia alone! Asthma also affects about one or two kids out of 10.

Asthma is thought to be caused by a combination of complex and incompletely understood genetic and environmental factors, according to the WHO 2012 report. It’s an instigative (likely to arouse a strong reaction) disorder of the airways. Its diagnosis is usually based on the pattern of symptoms and response to therapy over time.

The occurrence of asthma has increased significantly since the 1970s, but if you have this condition, you don’t have to wait for an attack to do something about it. Here’s 3 important steps to get a grip on the problem . . .  Read More

Could Health Conditions Be Linked To Our Homes?

In the past twenty years childhood allergies and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have increased by 400%, one in four children have asthma, breast cancer has more than doubled since the 1960s, the age of puberty is dramatically declining, sperm count has dropped by 50% and IVF is where you go to have children.

Could these conditions and hundreds more be linked to our homes? Could what we are unknowingly doing around and within the home be affecting the health of our families? Could what we bring into our homes add to the rapid increase in illness? The answer is a resounding: “YES!”

In this site we share information that is a compilation of over twenty years of research. Read More

What’s Killing Our Children?

In June 2006, there were 4 million children aged under 15 years in Australia, representing one-fifth (19%) of the total population (ABS 2006a). In 2004-05, 41% of children aged under 15 years had a long-term health condition compared with 44% in 2001 (ABS 2006 & ABS 2002). That’s a 3% decrease in just three years – things are on the improve. Or are they?

In fact issues like SIDS reduced dramatically, but others were still on the increase. The Health & Welfare Institute and other organisations looked at the following emerging health concerns in Australian children:

  • Asthma – more on asthma here
  • Type 1 diabetes – more on type 2 diabetes here
  • Cancer – more on children’s cancer here
  • Congenital heart defects – more on heart health here
  • Digestive disturbances in children – more on that here
  • And many others including, mental health issues, disability, and so on. This list is really endless.

So lets look into what this means. As a parent myself, I have seen a struggling health system failing us in providing adequate health improvement for our children, and knowing what I knew that could make a difference, I determined to do what I could about it. But what are parents actually dealing with today? Read More