TAG: Allergies

The Milk Debate

Cow vs Goat

Goat’s milk has a number of advantages over cow’s milk. Research conducted at the University of Granada (2007) found that goat’s milk helps the body better use minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus, which means that it is superior to cow’s milk for maintaining strong bones and preventing anaemia. Goat’s milk is also more digestable than cow’s milk because it has a different type of fat, and is less likely to provoke allergic reactions because it contains less lactose and far less of the allergenic casein protein. Many (though not all) of those who can’t tolerate cow’s milk… read more

Gluten-Free Baking

muffins

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, spelt, rye, triticale, and barley. Those with celiac disease (which causes a severe autoimmune reaction to gluten) must avoid gluten completely. Some people also avoid gluten due to allergies or sensitivities. Many people believe that avoiding gluten means avoiding all grains, but there are gluten-free whole grains. These include amaranth, buckwheat, millet, quinoa, rice, sorghum, and teff. Flours made from nuts, beans, peas, and arrowroot are also gluten free. Oats are technically gluten free, but they are often contaminated with wheat at some point while growing or during processing. However, there are companies… read more

Preventing Acne

Organic skin care

With the amount of chemicals packed into skincare and acne treatments as well as the addition of the commonly prescribed contraceptive pill for females, I thought it best to provide some alternatives to the treatment and prevention of acne. There are many things that can cause acne, which manifest in boils, pimples and abscesses. It can be caused by a  number of factors including hormone imbalance, dietary deficiencies, allergies, environmental toxins and stress overload. If your other organs such as kidneys and liver are not at optimum working condition, then the skin takes over as the detoxification organ. Suppressing acne… read more