Detox your moisturizer

Detox Your Moisturiser

February 26, 2014  |  Blog, Histamine Intolerance  |  2 Comments

I sometimes think of myself as a human test-tube. If you want to know what is skin-kind ask someone with a hyper-sensitivity disorder. Here I share how to detox your moisturiser.

In 2008, when I could not tolerate mass-market skincare, I launched one of the first natural anti-ageing skincare brands, which was wildly successful here in Australia. I soon realised I was not alone and women wanted natural skincare products that worked.

What I also found out was that skincare was not about the skin. Marketing had made it about an affordable treat to make us feel rather than look good. It was an emotional solution.

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Thai Green Curry Paste

Thai Green Curry Paste

This thai green curry paste is absolutely delicious. I make it in batches, when coriander is in season, and freeze it in portions.

Here I have smothered the thai green curry paste onto a chook before roasting and it has permeated the whole flavour of the bird. This ‘Green Chook’ tasted absolutely divine and was effortless.

I also use it to make a curry, using either cashew milk (with added water as it thickens quickly), or coconut milk (which I tolerate on rotation), but this rub and cook method is just as flavoursome, and is just so much easier.

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Pharmacogenetics : Drug Intolerances and Genes

Pharmacogenetics : Drug Intolerances and Genes

February 11, 2014  |  Blog, Drug Intolerance  |  12 Comments

When you look in the dictionary under ”adverse drug reaction” you will find my name. But a new world of pharmacogenetics (that uses genes to determine drug intolerances) has changed all of that. You see we all have our own bio-individuality.

First a little background.

In 2007 I had a CT-Scan and had an adverse reaction to the contrast. Then another. And another. I was prescribed a series of medication to deal with the severe adverse reactions, but developed severe adverse reactions to the medications, prescribed for the adverse reactions. It caused a histamine tornado in my body.

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Complementary Medicine Labels : A Consumer's Right To Know

Complementary Medicine Labels : A Consumer’s Right To Know

January 31, 2014  |  Blog, Drug Intolerance  |  No Comments

If you regularly use complementary medicines, and have an auto-immune condition, intolerances, or allergies, there is a thing or two you need to know about reading complementary medicine labels, and a consumers right to know about the ingredients. This information applies to Australia, where I live, but may also be of interest elsewhere.

Firstly, let me share a personal experience, to paint a picture as to the current state of affairs.

I am intolerant to many things. I know what those things are (having been at this for a while) and one of those things is synthetic colours. When I say intolerant I mean I need medical assistance.

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