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This topic covers the naturopathic and homeopathic treatment of immune problems. Several pages on www.cottnat.com.au detail our treatment on these conditions
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Scientists Officially Link Processed Foods To Autoimmune Disease

Scientists Officially Link Processed Foods To Autoimmune Disease | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it

The modern diet of processed foods, takeaways and microwave meals could be to  blame for a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis,  including alopecia, asthma and eczema.

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Refined, processed and bleached salts are the issue, setting off an immune reaction, this study shows. Our  bodies are not designed to processed refined sodium chloride. However, when a salt has dozens of minerals such  as in rose-coloured crystals of Himalayan rock salt or the grey texture of  Celtic salt, our bodies benefit from its inclusion in our  diet.

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Homeopathy for Croup and Homeopathic Cold Remedies

Homeopathy for Croup and Homeopathic Cold Remedies | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it
Learn the three main homeopathic remedies used for suffocative frightening croup in children.
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Here is another useful HubPages article by Debby Bruck outlining the main indicated homeopatic remedies for croup and coughs and colds, particularly in infants in children. Also see our Perth clinic pages: www.cottnat.com.au/childrens-problems-treatment.asp and www.cottnat.com.au/treatment-of-colds-flu-and-viruses-Perth.asp  

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Could Using Antibiotics As A Child Make You Develop Eczema?

Could Using Antibiotics As A Child Make You Develop Eczema? | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it
The use of antibiotics in the first 12 months of life may increase the chance of developing eczema by up to 40%, according to a new study. The report also found that each additional course of antibiotics further raises the risk of eczema by 7%.
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Studies before have shown that antibiotic use in the first twelve months have led to an increased incidence of asthma. Now this study confirms the link with another atopic disease, eczema. When homeopathy is so effective for childhood infections, antibiotics should only be used as a last resort. See our Perth clinic page: www.cottnat.com.au/babies-and-infants-treatment.asp and also the page on eczema: www.cottnat.com.au/eczema-and-dermatitis-treatment-perth.asp

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How to Stop Attacking Yourself: 9 Steps to Heal Autoimmune Disease | Dr. Mark Hyman

How to Stop Attacking Yourself: 9 Steps to Heal Autoimmune Disease | Dr. Mark Hyman | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it

INFLAMMATION IS A “HOT” TOPIC IN MEDICINE. It appears connected to almost every known chronic disease — from heart disease to cancer, diabetes to obesity, autism to dementia, and even depression. Other inflammatory diseases such as allergies, asthma, arthritis, and autoimmune disease are increasing at dramatic rates.

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This article explains the role of inflammation in autoimmune disease and how to treat it from the holistic medical perspectiveof "functional medicine". At our Perth naturopathic clinic we may suggest some of these steps, but find that constitutional homeopathy has an important part to play in the healing process...

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Can Mushrooms Help the Immune System Fight Cancer?

Can Mushrooms Help the Immune System Fight Cancer? | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it
When many of us think of mushrooms, we may think of culinary delights such as Portobello and Shiitake, or we may think of those "magic mushrooms." But the implication of mushrooms is absolutely profound.
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In a word, yes. Research shows that mushrooms support and strengthen the immune system, have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, restrict blood vessel growth feeding tumours, and help program their cell death (apoptosis). They also have antiviral and antibacterial effects and help cancer drugs work more effectively at lower doses.

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Spotlight on Homeopathy for the Respiratory system by Russell Malcolm

Spotlight on Homeopathy for the Respiratory system by Russell Malcolm | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it

Very few upper respiratory infections require antibiotics, even those that are bacterial in origin, if they are quickly and expertly prescribed for homeopathically. The first task is to provide the remedy which most closely reflects the current physiological state and for this you will need to consult a qualified practitioner

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As it is now winter in Australia, our Perth clinic gears up for the influx of colds, influenza and other complications. This is a good article by British GP and homeopath Russell Malcolm. It stresses the importance of accurate prescribing, where homeopathy can work wonders and avoid the need for antibiotics. See our page: http://www.cottnat.com.au/treatment-of-colds-flu-and-viruses-Perth.asp 

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ScienceDirect.com - Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics - Homeopathic medicine for acute cough in upper respiratory tract infections and acute bronchitis: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-cont...

ScienceDirect.com - Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics - Homeopathic medicine for acute cough in upper respiratory tract infections and acute bronchitis: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-cont... | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it
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This is important new research conducted in Italy which shows positive results of homeopathy in upper respiratory tract infections and acute bronchitis...

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Urinary tract infections:Getting better without antibiotics

Urinary tract infections:Getting better without antibiotics | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it
Given the option, many women with symptoms of urinary tract infections are choosing to avoid antibiotics and give their bodies a chance to heal naturally, finds new research.
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We shouldn't forget that nature heals. In this study the vast majority of women recovered from urinary tract infections without antibiotic treatment. At this Perth clinic we aid the body's healing response with naturopathic strategies and homeopathic treatment:

http://www.cottnat.com.au/cystitis-treatment-perth.asp 

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Homeopathic Remedies Target Symptoms of MRSA Staph Infections and Homeopathy

Homeopathic Remedies Target Symptoms of MRSA Staph Infections and Homeopathy | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it
A Safe Effective Approach to healing MRSA based upon Hahnemann's Homeopathic Laws of the Similimum and Minimum Dose. Energetic Healing at the quantum level that requires an expert in the arts and science of homeopathy.
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This article by Debbie Buck is a good overview of the problem of antibiotic resistant staph infections, and the homeopathic approach. I have seen many people with this problem over the years. Often they have been on long term antibiotics with little result. Because of the legal situation I don't suggest they stop the anntibiotics but I commonly see a rapid response to individualsied homeopathic treatment and a resolution of the problem

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Sunshine vitamin 'may treat asthma'

Sunshine vitamin 'may treat asthma' | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it
The amount of time asthma patients spend soaking up the sun may have an impact on their health, researchers have suggested.
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This is another study to add to the growing number that show the beneficial effects of sun exposure and Vitamin D. In the last twenty years or so we have been made to be totally paranoid about the sun, and have become separated from nature in so many other ways. At this clinic, we use homeopathic treatment for asthma, but also look at how diet and lifestyle impact on health. Our approach to asthma is described on the page:

http://www.cottnat.com.au/treatment-of-asthma-perth.asp 

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Homeopathy for glue ear in children

Homeopathy for glue ear in children | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it
Q. Can homeopathy help glue ear in kids?
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Linlee Jordan, Sydney practititioner whom I know personally, is one of the most experienced Australian homeopaths specialising in children's problems. Here she outlines some basic advice for home treatment of ear problems, specifically glue ear in kids. But don't forget to see your local homeopath for specific treatment. Also see our page: http://www.cottnat.com.au/treatment-of-ear-infections-and-glue-ear-perth.asp 

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A randomized placebo-controlled pilot study of Cat Saliva and Histaminum in homeopathic potency in cat allergy

A randomized placebo-controlled pilot study of Cat Saliva and Histaminum in homeopathic potency in cat allergy | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it
PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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This is yet another study showing that isopathic homeopathic allergens, in this case combined with histamine in potency have an effect in allergies. It is not classical homeopathy, but it shows the effect of potentised substances. See the page on our site: www.cottnat.com.au/treatment-of-allergies-perth.asp

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Research - Homeopathy in Asthma

Research - Homeopathy in Asthma | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it
Individualized homeopathy in a group of Egyptian asthmatic children. Shafei HF , Abdeldayem SM , Mohamed NH . SourceComplementary and Alternative Medicine Department, Medical Research Division,...
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This page includes a range of studies that show positive effects in the individualised homeopathic treatment of asthma. We commonly treat this problem at our Perth naturopathic clinic. See our website: http://www.cottnat.com.au/treatment-of-asthma-perth.asp 

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Vaginal Yeast Infections, Sinuses, and Systemic Candida

Vaginal Yeast Infections, Sinuses, and Systemic Candida | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it

In 1999, researchers at the Mayo Clinic determined that 96% of sinus infections were due to fungus, thus antibiotics were not only useless, but they could contribute to the development of ongoing fungal infections. Another study in 1998 demonstrated that 71% of women with vaginal candida (candidiasis) had allergic rhinitis/sinus problems

Cottesloe Naturopathic Clinic's insight:

This article explains why chronic sinus infections are not only resistant to antibiotics, but also why antibiotics inevitably worsen the problem. The pathogenic fungal form of candida albicans has been found by the Mayo Clinic study to be the likely cause of all these problems. It is not an allergic reaction but an immune reaction. Refer also to our Perth clinic page: www.cottnat.com.au/candida-treatment.asp

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State to use homoeopathic drug to prevent malaria

State to use homoeopathic drug to prevent malaria | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it
RAIPUR: For the naysayers to alternative medicines, Chhattisgarh government's decision to distribute homeopathic medicine worth over Rs 2.5 crore for prevention of malaria in the state this year may...
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Malaria is a troublesome disease in Chhattisgarh, claiming about 45 lives each year. A research conducted on "Efficacy of Chininum sulphuricum 200 in prevention of malaia 2011" has shown a remarkable decline of over 53% in cases of the disease in field test areas...

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Ear Infection – A Basic Overview - AlternativZ

Ear Infection – A Basic Overview - AlternativZ | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it

An ear infection can cause painful ear aches. The ear is divided into the outer ear (the part you can clean with a Q-tip); the middle ear, which runs from the ear drum to the end of the stapes; and the inner ear, which includes the semi-circular canals. Otitis media, an inflammation of the middle section of the ear, is the most common type of ear ache.  

Cottesloe Naturopathic Clinic's insight:

This article covers the basics of ear infections, what causes them, why kids get them more frequently, and nutrients and natural treatments that may help. In some studies, antibiotics have proven no better than watchful waiting, and in other placebo controlled trials homeopathy has been shown to be effective, as reported on our Perth clinic page: www.naturopath-perth.com.au/homeopathy-and-naturopathic-treatment-of-ear-infections-and-glue-ear-perth.html and the page on our main site: www.cottnat.com.au/treatment-of-ear-infections-and-glue-ear-perth.asp

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New Immune System Discovered

New Immune System Discovered | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it

Mucus may be slimy and gross, but a San Diego State University research team, led by Jeremy Barr, a biology post-doctoral fellow, has discovered that it is also home to a powerful immune system that could change the way doctors treat a number of diseases.

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This research further illustrates a fundamental flaw in modern medicine. Our symbiotic relationship with the rest of nature should be respected...

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British Homeopathic Association: Allergy Attack!

British Homeopathic Association: Allergy Attack! | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it

Jenny’s case history... highlights how allergies can sometimes cause such a severe physical reaction, the patient’s health and their quality of life is seriously affected. We also see how the limited treatment that conventional medicine offers only produces shot-term relief and how homeopathy transformed Jenny's life

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This article from the BHA shows how homeopathy deals successfully with allergies and intolerances. In our Perth clinic we see similar cases daily. See our page:

http://www.cottnat.com.au/treatment-of-allergies-perth.asp 

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Studies Explore the Possible Relationship Between Nutrition and Asthma

Studies Explore the Possible Relationship Between Nutrition and Asthma | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it
Two studies explore the possible relationship between nutrition and asthma.
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The exact causes of asthma are not understood. These studies suggest that changes in nutritional status in recent decades have something to do with the increase. A "Mediterranean diet" rich in vegetables, polyphenols, flavonoids, beta carotene and other antioxidants, olive oil and fish reduces incidence. At our Perth clinic we do suggest dietary changes along these lines, take into account allergens and use constitutional and acute homeopathic medicine. See the page: http://www.cottnat.com.au/treatment-of-asthma-perth.asp  

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Homeopathy + infection

Homeopathy + infection | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it
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This page contains a summary of positive research results of homeopathy in three separate areas of infection: viral infections, otitis media in children and upper respiratory tract infections...

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Antibiotics disrupt gut flora in infants: Recovery still incomplete after eight weeks

Antibiotics disrupt gut flora in infants: Recovery still incomplete after eight weeks | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it
Eight weeks after antibiotic treatment of infants, the diversity of gastrointestinal flora remained diminished, although the number of individual bacteria was back to normal, according to a new paper.
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"By altering the gut microbiota, and thus the immune system very early in life, the antibiotics could negatively influence long-term health, particularly by boosting the risk of developing asthma, allergy, and obesity, according to the report" More research that adds to the impact of antibiotics on children's health. On the other hand, as we know homeopathy can successfully treat the conditions for which antibiotics are used, and benefit health and immunity. The relevant page on our Perth naturopathic clinic's website:

http://www.cottnat.com.au/babies-and-infants-treatment.asp

 

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The Treatment and Prevention of Dengue Fever in Sri Lanka – the Role of Echinacea angustifolia

The Treatment and Prevention of Dengue Fever in Sri Lanka – the Role of Echinacea angustifolia | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it
Homeopath Vaish Sathasivam shares her experience in treating Dengue in Sri Lanka and discusses the important role of Echinacea A. She offers three case examples to illustrate.
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These case studies by Vaish Sathasivam illustrate the potency of homeopathy in epidemic diseases. Echinacea is a plant used by both homeopaths and herbalists on similar indications, and this work helps to refine our homeopathic understanding

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5 ways to prevent seasonal allergies with food

5 ways to prevent seasonal allergies with food | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it

Whether you wish to prevent symptoms this allergy season or you are actively suffering from allergies, these 5 nutritional tips can help prevent and reduce your symptoms

Cottesloe Naturopathic Clinic's insight:

Perth has one of the highest rates of seasonal allergies in the world, especially hay fever. We treat it successfully with acute and constitutional homeopathic remedies both for the immediate symptoms and to dampen the underlying issue. Some basic naturopathic dietary strategies may also be employed, such as those listed here. Treatment for food sensitivies and to reduce the inflammatory response in the body diminishes the overall impact on the body's immune defences. The relevant pages on our website are: http://www.cottnat.com.au/treatment-of-allergies-perth.asp and http://www.cottnat.com.au/treatment-of-hay-fever-rhinitis-sinusitis.asp 

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Individualized homeopathy for Asthma... [Homeopathy. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI

Individualized homeopathy for Asthma... [Homeopathy. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it

This study provides evidence that homeopathic medicines, as prescribed by experienced homeopathic practitioners, improve severity of asthma in children.

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This recent investigation adds to many others that report positive effects on homeopathy in asthma, especially when individually prescribed by trained and experienced practitioners.It is a condition we see consistent results with at our Perth clinic. See: http://www.cottnat.com.au/treatment-of-asthma-perth.asp 

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Homeopathic and conventional treatment for acute respiratory and ear complaints: A comparative study on outcome in the primary care setting

Homeopathic and conventional treatment for acute respiratory and ear complaints: A comparative study on outcome in the primary care setting | Allergies, immunity and infections | Scoop.it

This comparative cohort study, involving more than 1,500 patients in primary care practices of at least 6 different European countries, demonstrates that homeopathic treatment for acute respiratory and ear complaints was not inferior to conventional treatment

Cottesloe Naturopathic Clinic's insight:

There have been several studies showing that homeopathy is at least equal and in some ways superior to drug treatment for ear infections and respiratory complaints. See our page: www.cottnat.com.au/treatment-of-ear-infections-and-glue-ear-perth.asp

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