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Purchase individual products – minimum order of 4, order in groups of 4 for a discounted rate.

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Our team of professional practitioners will be available to discuss your test results with you.

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Choose from over 200 collection centres across Australia

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  • No fasting required
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If your chosen test requires a kit to be sent to you, we will send this to you via Australia Post and we will tell you by e-mail that we have done so. The kits contain full step by step instructions as to the procedure to follow.

In every case we will notify you of your results

If you test positive, our team of practitioners are available for a follow-up consultation regarding your results and to advise you on the best strategies to move towards resolution.

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In the western world there is an “explosion” of allergy sufferers

Allergies impact significantly on the quality of life, can be unbearable and make you miserable and the bad news is they are on the rise!

Are you one of those long-term sufferers who just hasn’t got to the root cause of those irritating and debilitating symptoms; hay fever, itchy skin, itchy eyes, rashes, hives, watery red eyes, rhinitis, nose dripping like a tap, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, fatigue, migraines and the list goes on ……

Frustrated with waiting times when you are seeking urgent relief ?

Only to receive band aids with cortisone creams and anti-histamines?

The good news is now long-term relief and solutions are available.

We can provide you with online access to our vast range of allergy testing for allergens be they airborne, environmental or occupational.

Or choose from our range of Food Intolerance / Sensitivity tests from 90 up to 270 different food types.

Allergy Testing Company - Our Practitioners

We put the choice in your hands.

No more long waiting periods for allergy testing and no referral necessary.

We have been established since 2002, offering customised guidance and quality advice from our experienced, qualified practitioners.  Our pathology labs are carefully chosen for their high standards in laboratory practice throughout Australia and overseas in Germany, UK and the USA.

” The results have been fantastic ! I no longer have the urge to scratch my skin off and I feel so much better inside and out. I find Susan to be a very professional, approachable and likable lady with a genuine want to help fix my problem. I would recommend her to anyone who is seeking a healthy more natural way to better health.”

“Wow, what can I say ? I have been suffering [with eczema] for over 8 years and in just 3 weeks the difference is just amazing. I cannot recommend Susan enough.”

“Absolutely amazing !” I have had bad acne and Susan has put me on a treatment to help clear up my skin issues.”

“Susan has made a hugely significant and positive impact of which I am extremely grateful… the difference is absolutely priceless! I will continue to spread the good word.”

“The swelling on my face has completely gone and for the first term in many years I have been able to breath through my nose at night…I truly am speechless.

I didn’t expect to see results this quickly.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. – thank you for passing on your amazing knowledge and research.”

Kirsty – 9th June 2019

Did you know that nutrient deficiencies can contribute to thyroid dysfunction? ⁠

Ensuring we have a dietary intake plentiful in these foods will provide essential nutrients to support optimal thyroid function! ⁠

SELENIUM: Brazil nuts, wild caught seafood, eggs, sunflower seeds, grass fed beef and mushrooms.⁠

ZINC: nuts and seeds, legumes, grass fed meat, oysters and other shellfish, eggs and wholegrains.⁠

IRON: Grass-fed beef and lamb, poultry and shellfish, spinach, broccoli, legumes, pumpkin seeds and quinoa.⁠

VITAMIN A: liver, sweet potato, cod liver oil, eggs, salmon, carrots, pumpkin and dark leafy greens.⁠

VITAMIN D: salmon, sardines, cod liver oil, egg yolks, mushrooms and sunlight.⁠

IODINE*: seaweed, seafood, eggs and lima beans.⁠

*Iodine may exacerbate symptoms in Hashimoto’s Disease so be sure to seek advice from a professional on how to optimise your intake!⁠

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Hi! I’m Julia, Naturopath, Wellness Coach and Allergy Advisor at Perth Allergy Clinic. ⁠

My own journey into wellness started as a Uni student in the UK. While researching for my Health Science degree and major in Psychology, I found myself naturally drawn to the research and many benefits of nutrition, herbs, meditation and other holistic practices. ⁠

It was later when I brought my backpack to Australia that I discovered the world of Naturopathy and Nutritional Medicine in all its true glory. Australia is well known for its advanced place in the field of Natural Health, so I was delighted to find like-minded people to study Naturopathy and Nutrition with in Melbourne. I graduated in 2000 and have been a lifelong learner in the field ever since.⁠

Working with me..⁠
I understand work stress. For years I was very committed and absolutely loved my job working for a large Wellness company. It was a senior role covering a large region of Australia, which meant a frequent travel schedule and very early mornings. So, I get how it feels to have a demanding job and to juggle a busy home life too! Most importantly, I’ve seen how these pressures can make health slip down the priority list- leaving its mark on our happiness and performance as well as our bodies.⁠

Throughout my career, I’ve also had the great fortune to work alongside some of the world’s best Functional Medicine Practitioners, Researchers and Educators in our field, and for that I feel thoroughly grateful. It is this combination of expertise and personal experience, that I bring to your program and personalised wellness coaching sessions.⁠

My special areas of interest are sleeplessness, physical pain, emotional trauma and stress as these all impact our ability to function at our best.⁠

The close interplay between diet, gut health and the mind simply fascinates me.⁠

My love of the wider field of mind and body health has taken me to study Personal Fitness, Mindfulness, Vipassana Meditation, The Science of Happiness at Work, Emotional Intelligence and Professional Coaching.

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Hashimoto’s is a common autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid gland. The immune system mounts an attack and damages thyroid tissue which results in an inability to produce enough thyroid hormone. ⁠

Hashimoto’s is the leading cause of hypothyroidism and is often a missed diagnosis! ⁠

A comprehensive thyroid marker test is vital to get a holistic understanding of thyroid function including TSH, Free T3, Free T4, Reverse T3, TG and TPO antibodies.⁠

Common signs of Hashimoto’s include:⁠

- fatigue⁠
- weight gain/weight loss resistance⁠
- cold hands and feet⁠
- loss of the outer third of the eyebrow⁠
- depression⁠
- constipation⁠
- joint pain⁠
- infertility⁠
- brain fog⁠

How can we help?⁠

- address and decrease inflammation⁠
- rebalance and restore the gut⁠
- remove food triggers⁠
- address nutritional deficiencies⁠
- hormone balancing⁠
- adrenal and nervous system support⁠

If you are struggling with Hashimoto’s, get the support you need to get to the root cause of your symptoms.

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It is always gratifying to receive positive feedback from our wonderful patients. ⁠

"I want to start with my health history, build you a picture of how much my life has changed because of Susan Carr and Perth Allergy Clinic. ⁠

Growing up I had problems with my health. Extreme colds/flus, sensitivity to smells, chronic pains, occasional extreme dose of hives, swelling/water retention, anxiety, depression, behaviour disorders, restlessness. It impacted my life more than I knew. I had problems learning, playing sports, making friends and later keeping a job.⁠

One of the things I had no idea was that I had intolerances to certain foods, temperatures/humidity and physical pressure/skin sensitivity. Neither did the doctors. My mother would take me to the doctor, do some tests and say there is nothing wrong with me. ⁠

The last 5 years had been the most stressful, the most chronic and acute of my conditions because at one stage I was ingesting 11 pharmaceutical tablets a day to function at all. An Immunologist diagnosis was Chronic and Acute Urticaria Angioedema Dermatographism and a doctor who figured out I had Erythromelalgia and a Gynaecologist said I had Chronic Pain. I have also other diagnosis but I want to concentrate on these conditions.⁠

Friends had recommended me to see Susan and it is the greatest thing I could have done. Because at this point I was eating 1 meal a day, in pain constantly and at risk of losing my job again due to flare ups.⁠

Since seeing Susan from Oct 2019 I eat 3 meals a day, I go to work, I am active and I fit into clothes I have not been able to wear for 8 years. I have control of my life again. Not only that, it changed my husband’s way of life too.⁠

I think the hardest thing to do is take that step and trust that it could work. I tell anyone to take that leap of faith and go see Susan Carr at Perth Allergy Clinic. Because it just might change your life. It might change how you live."⁠

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Food can play a huge role in the way we feel. Our stress levels have never been higher, and with social isolation in place and an uncertain future timeline of a return to “normal”, it is no wonder many of us are struggling with low mood and general anxiety. ⁠

This daily stress not only affects our mental health, but is also a key driver behind inflammation and increased disease risk. The good news is that we can help nourish and support our body through food to reduce the effects of daily stress and boost our mental health. ⁠

Research has shown us that regularly consuming a nourishing, wholefoods diet rich in key nutrients can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety significantly. It doesn’t have to be a complete dietary overhaul – make small changes and include what you enjoy – eating well shouldn’t be a chore!⁠

Here are our top five mood-boosting foods:⁠

🥚Eggs - these little gems are full of protein, vitamin D. vitamin B12 and choline, which can improve help mood and support the nervous system.⁠

🍅Tomatoes – Rich in Folate and alpha-lipoic acid, these are both key nutrients in stabilising mood. Folic acid helps to regulate levels of inflammatory Homocysteine, which can block production of serotonin and dopamine. ⁠

🐟Oily fish - rich in omega-3 fatty acids, they play a key role in brain signalling and are linked to lower levels of depression, anxiety and PMS! Don't eat fish? Get your omega-3's from walnuts, avocados chia and flaxseeds.⁠

🥬Fermented food - food such as Kim chi, sauerkraut, yoghurt and kefir support the live bacteria in our digestive systems which are vital in producing serotonin (our good mood hormone!) ⁠

🍫Dark Chocolate - not only delicious, good quality dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, which have been shown to increase blood flow to your brain and regulate mood. It is also high in magnesium, vital for supporting our whole nervous system!⁠

If you find this helpful, or know someone who needs to know this information tag them below, or DM us with any questions you might have 💛⁠

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Immune-boosting, Gut-healing Chicken soup! 🍲⁠

As the weather cools down and we head into cold and flu season, don’t forget to support your immune system and gut health to see you through the season with your health intact! ⁠

This soup is full of anti-inflammatory herbs and spices, as well as bone broth to support and heal your gut lining. Make it in bulk and freeze for when you feel a sniffle coming on!⁠

You will need:⁠
• 2 inch fresh ginger⁠
• 1 inch fresh turmeric⁠
• 3-4 large clove garlic⁠
• 1 bunch fresh coriander⁠
• 2 shallots, quartered⁠
• 1 red chilli, seeds removed (or more if you like a spicier soup!)⁠
• 1 litre chicken bone broth (make your own or use an organic pre-made version)⁠
• 400g coconut milk ⁠
• Juice of 2 lemons⁠
• 2 Tbs fish sauce ⁠
• 200-300g cooked chicken thigh, shredded. ⁠

1. Finely mince or grate ginger, turmeric and garlic. Add to a bowl with finely chopped coriander, shallots and chilli. Set aside. ⁠
2. Place half of the herb mixture into a large saucepan, add broth, and simmer for 10 mins.⁠
3. Add coconut milk, lemon and fish sauce and simmer another 10 mins.⁠
4. Add cooked shredded chicken and simmer until warmed through.⁠
5. Add remaining minced herbs, garlic, ginger, turmeric mixture, and stir through.⁠
6. Pour into bowls, and garnish with extra spring onions and coriander if desired.⁠

Enjoy! 💛

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Did you know there is a strong link between autoimmunity and the gut?⁠

Leading researcher, Dr Alessio Fasano identified that intestinal permeability or “leaky gut” was one of the key factors in triggering autoimmunity.⁠

When the tight gap junctions of the intestine become permeable, this results in food proteins and toxins leaking into the bloodstream where our immune system identifies these particles as foreign invaders and mounts an attack to defend the body. ⁠

Autoimmunity can arise when our immune system goes into overdrive and loses the ability to differentiate between pathogens in the body and our own cells and begins targeting our own tissues resulting in inflammation, dysfunction and a myriad of symptoms dependent on the autoimmune disease.⁠

Many food proteins have a similar molecular structure to our own body cells which can result in a case of mistaken identity for our immune system. This is known as ‘Molecular Mimicry’.⁠

Intestinal Permeability can be caused by:⁠

- Dysbiosis: caused by diet or overuse of antibiotics;⁠
- Food intolerances or allergies;⁠
- Gut infections or overgrowths;⁠
- Certain foods ie. gluten by increasing zonulin;⁠
- Pesticides and environmental toxins such as glyphosate;⁠
- Excess alcohol consumption;⁠
- NSAID’s and other medications;⁠

Healing and sealing the gut can improve symptoms and is an important piece of the puzzle to address in autoimmunity pathogenesis.⁠

If you are struggling with autoimmunity, don’t deal with it alone! Let one of our experienced practitioners help you navigate your path back to wellness! 💛⁠

Fasano A. All disease begins in the (leaky) gut: role of zonulin-mediated gut permeability in the pathogenesis of some chronic inflammatory diseases. F1000Res. 2020 Jan 31;9:F1000 Faculty Rev-69. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.20510.1. PMID: 32051759; PMCID: PMC6996528.

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Hi! I’m Chantal, Clinical Nutritionist and Allergy Advisor at Perth Allergy Clinic.⁠

My Approach; I pride myself on providing the highest level of client care and I enjoy treating a diverse range of conditions. By taking a holistic, scientific and empathetic approach to treatment I aim to uncover the underlying cause of symptoms.⁠

I am by nature a compassionate yet pragmatic practitioner supporting my clients to reach their health goals with achievable and practical strategies.⁠

A comprehensive combination of nutritional medicine, lifestyle counselling, functional testing and supplements I find are the best tools to help with my client’s journey. My role is to uniquely personalise this combination of modalities to each client to achieve optimal results.⁠

On a personal level my passion for nutrition stems from my own personal health struggles and subsequent success in restoring health with nutrition and lifestyle changes.⁠

My own journey and its struggles have committed and inspired me to take my nutritional degree and to become a life-long student; constantly researching and keeping up to date with the latest developments in functional medicine and nutritional science.⁠

Apart from inspiring others to be the best that they can be, I have special interests in auto-immunity, digestive health and women’s hormones and fertility.⁠

I am fulfilled so often by being able to inspire and to impart knowledge to my clients by encouraging them to take a proactive role in their health and well-being and ultimately to live happier, healthier, more complete lives.⁠

Making positive changes to improve nutrition leads to positive changes in mood, sleep and energy which will impact on all areas of life !⁠

I look forward joining and partnering with you on your pathway to your best health and wellness. 💛

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Guess what? Happy skin and good health begin in your gut. To achieve a healthy gut, we need to support good bacteria in our digestive system.⁠ ⁠

The gut is where 70% of your immune system lies, where we metabolise hormones, where we make nutrients and neurotransmitters, create detoxifying enzymes and neutralise pathogens. All of these processes can profoundly affect us if not in balance or working properly.⁠

Unfortunately, beneficial gut bacteria is not a big fan of many of the lifestyle factors that are synonymous with modern living. Things you never thought of could be your trigger such as stress & mental overwhelm and other triggers such as allergies, food intolerances, nutritional deficiency, toxicity, antibiotics, alcohol and sugar can all compromise good bacteria and feed the pathogenic bacteria.⁠

We know how tiring it can get trying to figure out what’s going on with your skin so here are our top 10 tips to help you achieve a happy and healthy complexion;⁠

🥦 Favour Certified Organic foods - eating well encourages the growth of good bacteria. ⁠
🧘‍♂️ De-stress⁠
😴 Good sleep hygiene ⁠
😋 Eat slowly and enjoy ⁠
💦 Stay hydrated⁠
⁠💩 Daily healthy bowel movements⁠
🍬 Avoid high sugar ⁠
🥬 Feed your microbiome organic fermented foods⁠
🥣 Collagen rich organic bone broth great prebiotic⁠
✅ VIP - Get tested for Food Intolerances⁠

If you can't pinpoint the culprit then let us help you find the root cause of what is making your skin unhappy!⁠

Take advantage of our 220 food allergy test for $499 (usually $775) where each food is individually reported and quantified.

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Thank you Francisco for your lovely words. It is always gratifying to receive positive feedback from our wonderful patients. ⁠

"I came across Perth Allergy Clinic when I went for holidays in Perth, after almost seven months of intense, draining and horrific allergic reactions on my son's skin and wow what an absolutely amazing group of dedicated professionals, who care and are dedicated to seeing a great progression in my son's health.⁠

My son GP and specialist put him on a strong steroids cream and Telfast and Zyrtec tables. Yes, it helped maintain the reactions, however it only masked the issue and did not resolve anything. In the first appointment I found out my son was allergic to a bunch of things. I'm furious that my son's allergist specialist hadn't tested for these things after being with him for over 6 months and my son suffering from allergies and horrible eczema. Really happy with Priya, I wish I had seen her first. Priya immediately put my son on a prescription of natural supplements and I noticed a difference almost immediately. His hives went from every day to the odd occasion. My son has now completed an intolerance test and was amazed at all of these foods his body was intolerant to.⁠

Priya has been informative, considerate and reliable. During my son consultation I found Priya to be patient and understanding towards my son and me. I arrive there feeling like "here we go again" and leaving feeling like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders for almost 7 months. Holly (the nutritionist) has also blown me away with her dedication, and amazing recipes. She has been able to create a great meal plan for my son, taking into consideration the amount of foods that my son his intolerant to and with rotational meal plans to help my son improve his health and overall well being immensely. Priya is extremely friendly, welcoming and understanding and I cannot thank her enough for the time she has taken to personalize the plans thus far.⁠

My son is well and truly on his way to complete recovery and cannot thank Priya enough. You are amazing, and I recommend it. Thank you :)"

Contact us to learn more about allergies and how we can support you!⁠ 💛⁠

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Lifestyle Considerations:⁠

🧘🏼STRESS: Can exacerbate GORD symptoms and severity so finding ways to manage and reduce stress is important; acupuncture, deep breathing exercises and meditation can help.⁠

🕑TIMING OF MEALS: Don’t eat dinner too late - you should eat no less than 2 hours before going to bed and try not snack after dinner!⁠

🤢AVOID OVER-EATING: When we overeat, the stomach distends and this pressure increases reflux symptoms. Instead, have smaller, regular meals every 4 hours. Eat slowly and chew food well.⁠

🏃🏽‍♀️REGULAR EXERCISE: Exercise seems to be protective against GORD and weight management can help reduce pressure on the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS). Weight loss, if overweight, can also reduce GORD symptoms.⁠

🛌🏼SLEEPING POSITIONS: Raise the foot of the bed by 15 - 20 cm. Additionally, try sleeping on your left-side as much as possible.⁠

💦HYDRATION: Drinking at least 2 litres of water a day is ideal. Avoid drinking water or other beverages with meals - drink between meals, not with meal.⁠

❌ AVOID ALCOHOL, CAFFEINE & SMOKING: These are known triggers of GORD.⁠

Diet Suggestions:⁠

🎣INCREASE EASY TO DIGEST PROTEIN: Fish, slow- cooked meats, legumes/nuts/seeds (soaked overnight before cooking)⁠

🥒BOOST DAILY CONSUMPTION OF FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES: Low intake of these increases risk of developing GORD.⁠

🍭AVOID 'TRIGGER' FOODS: Every person will be triggered by different foods. Keeping a diet/symptom diary is a great way to figure out which foods are your own personal trigger foods.⁠ Remember, sometimes it is not what we eat, but how we eat it that will cause reflux.⁠

If you find this helpful, or know someone who needs to know this information tag them below, or DM us with any questions you might have 💛⁠

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SIBO friendly dessert!⁠ 🍋💛🧁⁠

If you are following a SIBO dietary protocol and missing your sweet treats – this zesty slice will satisfy your sweet tooth AND keep you on track with your digestive healing!⁠ ⁠

1 ½ cups desiccated coconut⁠
¾ cup macadamia nuts⁠
2tbs coconut milk⁠
Rind of one lemon⁠
Juice of half a lemon⁠
3 tbs coconut oil⁠
2tbsp maple syrup ⁠

½ cup organic coconut milk⁠
½ lemon, rind and juice⁠
1tsp pure maple syrup , or 3 drops liquid stevia. ⁠
1 tsp powdered organic gelatine⁠
Extra desiccated coconut for sprinkling⁠

Place all of the ingredients for the base in a food processor. Blitz until finely chopped and all combined.⁠
Line a loaf pan with baking paper. Tip the base mixture into the pan and then flatten to cover the base of the pan evenly. Place in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm.⁠
Meanwhile, make the topping. Pour the coconut milk, lemon rind, juice and stevia into a bowl. Mix to combine. Melt the gelatine in ¼ cup hot water. Stir until combined then pour into the coconut mixture. Stir to combine.⁠
Pour the topping over the base then return to the fridge for 1 hour, or until set.⁠
Remove the slice from the pan and cut into cubes. Sprinkle with extra desiccated coconut and Enjoy!!

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What exactly is GORD aka ⁠Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease?⁠

You are all probably sitting there thinking, God Knows 🤷⁠

Reflux. Heartburn. Acid reflux. Indigestion. ⁠
These are all terms that decribe the burning feeling experienced in the chest when a back-wash of acidic stomach contents occurs into the oesophagus. The oesophagus is the tube that connects the throat to your stomach.⁠

Your oesophagus is not designed to deal with acidic material. There is a sphincter called the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS) that is designed to keep your stomach contents in your stomach where it belongs. ⁠

Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) occurs when the LOS isn't doing it's job properly and reflux/heartburn begins to occur more than twice a week for a few weeks or longer.⁠

The most common symptoms of GORD are:⁠

-A burning feeling in the chest ⁠
-Regurgitating liquid/food in the throat/mouth⁠
-Dry, chronic cough⁠
-Belching/burping after eating Wheezing (the acid can trigger asthma) ⁠
-Sore throat⁠
-Tooth erosion/bad breath ⁠
-Discomfort when lying down⁠

Stay tuned for our lifestyle considerations and our diet recommendations to help you combat GORD!

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Take the pain out of IBS whether you suffer with bloating, reflux, nausea, alternating constipation or diarrhoea now you can take advantage of our HYDROGEN/METHANE BREATH TESTS. ⁠

These are simple, painless and non-invasive tests to accurately diagnose FODMAP malabsorption and SIBO.⁠

Even though there may be many causes of IBS symptoms, research shows that malabsorption of FODMAPs, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and Food Intolerances are leading causes of IBS symptoms.⁠

Breath testing is available for adults and children Australia–wide from Perth Allergy Clinic or Allergy Testing on Line via a convenient home test kit.⁠

Prices start from only $175 for SIBO Basic, $275 for SIBO Advanced and $375 for SIBO Comprehensive.⁠

Take the guess work out of IBS! and restore your gut back to optimal health.⁠

Copy and paste the link below for further details 👇🏼⁠


Call us on our dedicated Support Line 0414 400 562⁠

Follow us on Instagram for up to the minute info on allergies, food intolerances, skin breakouts and GIT discomfort.⁠


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Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is often mistaken for acid reflux? If you suffer with burning upper abdominal pain think again before taking those PPI’s (acid blockers) and read this important post.⁠

In our clinic we see so many people who present with burning upper abdominal pain that can mimic acid reflux. It is one of the commonest manifestations of SIBO. ⁠

How? High levels of gas produced by bacteria in the upper GI tract may cause the lower oesophageal sphincter to open inappropriately, mimicking acid reflux. ⁠

So if you are taking PPI’s but still experiencing reflux symptoms then you might want to consider a hydrogen breath test. A simple non invasive test that you can take in the privacy of your own home. ⁠

Other common symptoms of SIBO, besides reflux-like symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain/cramping, alternating bowel, constipation, diarrhoea, gas and headaches. ⁠

We offer 3 levels of SIBO tests Basic, Advanced and Comprehensive.⁠

If you are not sure get tested! ⁠

Copy and paste our link below for further information and pricing. 👇🏼⁠⁠

Or call our direct Support Line 0414 400 562⁠

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Support your gut health, microbiome and immune system with our easy to make fermented food recipe. Fermented foods contain live bacteria and are therefore a good source of natural probiotics. Below 👇🏼some examples⁠

-Kefir ⁠
-Plain yoghurt ⁠
-Fermented vegetables ⁠
-Pickles (in salt, not vinegar) ⁠
-Sauerkraut ⁠
-Kimchi ⁠
-Kombucha ⁠
-Apple cider vinegar ⁠

You can ferment your own vegetables using the following process:⁠

Organic Ingredients:⁠
2 cups filtered water ⁠
1 to 1-1/4 tablespoons salt ⁠
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar ⁠
1 large carrot cut into diagonal slices ⁠
1 to 2 cups chopped cauliflower ⁠
3 - 2.5cm sticks celery (small inner stalks from the heart)⁠
1 bay leaf ⁠
1 red cabbage leaf, rinsed ⁠

Warm the water (no need to boil). Stir in the salt until it dissolves completely. Set aside to cool. Add the vinegar just before using. ⁠

Tightly pack a quart-size canning jar with the vegetables and bay leaf inside to within 2.5 – 5cm from the top of the jar. Pour the brine over the vegetables to fill the jar to within 2.5cm from the top. Wedge the cabbage leaf over the top of the vegetables and tuck it around the edges to hold the vegetables beneath the liquid. ⁠

Place the jar on the counter and cover with a fermentation lid. Let pickle for three to five days, depending on the indoor temperature. Do a taste test after a couple of days. Vegetables will pickle faster in warmer climates. Make sure the vegetables stay packed beneath the level of the liquid and add salted water (2 teaspoons salt dissolved in 1 cup warm filtered water) as needed. ⁠

When the vegetables are pickled to your liking, seal the jar with a regular lid and refrigerate. Vegetables will continue to slowly pickle in the refrigerator. They will keep for about one month. ⁠Enjoy! 😋⁠

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⁠With all this ‘Sanitisation’ going on how on earth do we live a “dirty” lifestyle to encourage the growth of microbial and immune health to protect ourselves from infections and coronavirus?⁠

Who would agree we are all a tad paranoid!!!! Everywhere we go there are hand sanitising stations. ⁠Our hands get more alcohol than we do 🤣⁠

It’s no wonder we are seeing an increase in eczema, psoriasis and acne. Is over washing, scrubbing and sanitising causing an imbalance with our good bacteria? ⁠

Skin health, as with gut health, is all about microbial balance so how do we “live dirty”, and still protect our bodies from pathogenic bacteria and the coronavirus. ⁠

🥕Eat “dirty” vegetables - the best microbes around live on the vegetables you consume and feed our gut microbiome. Choose locally grown, organic produce to optimise pre- and probiotic bacteria consumption⁠

🚿Minimise showering - even scrubbing the body with warm/hot water can disrupt skin microbes ⁠

🧼Avoid anti-bacterial soaps and those with harmful chemicals – these additives add fuel to the “over scrubbing” disrupt the microbial balance even more. Use natural soaps with essential oils of lavender and tea tree. ⁠

🌳Get outside and come into direct contact with the earth – every single day!⁠

These 4 tips will take your skin, gut, and immune health far and will ensure that you’re doing everything in your control to “live dirty” in order to stay healthy.⁠

Would love to see some 'healthy' support comments!⁠ 💛⁠

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Telehealth appointments are available with our complementary medicine practitioners, including our⁠

- Naturopaths⁠
- Nutritionist ⁠
- Clinical hypnotherapist⁠
- Counsellor ⁠

What is Telehealth?⁠

Telehealth is a health appointment by videoconference. ⁠

Our Telehealth system has been designed for ultimate ease of use. No special software or downloads are required for your device, and it works on any smartphone, tablet, or computer (Apple or Windows). ⁠

All you need is internet access and we will send you a link by SMS or email, allowing you and your practitioner to both see and hear each other. Our Telehealth system uses end to end encryption so your conversation with your practitioner remains secure and confidential.⁠

This means you can continue to take care of your health in the safety and convenience of your home.⁠

Supplements and Medications can still be ordered by phone or email - we are posting out every day.⁠

Remember we are here to help and just a phone call away (08) 9226 0561.⁠

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To all our wonderful clients and followers⁠

In light of the Perth lockdown, please note we are closed for face to face appointments until Friday 5th of February 6pm. If you have an appointment this week, our Clinic Coordinators will have contacted you via phone to offer you to switch over to a Telehealth or a Phone appointment or to reschedule. ⁠⁠We apologise for any inconvenience caused our intent is to all stay safe as well as to minimise disruption to you, our valued client.⁠

Supplements and Medications can still be ordered by phone or email - we are posting out every day.⁠

Good news - online bookings are open as usual. ⁠
As always, we thank you all for your support and understanding.⁠

We will update you via social media and our websites with any new developments.⁠

We look forward to seeing you in clinic from Saturday the 6th!⁠

Remember we are here to help and just a phone call away 9226 0561.⁠

Love from the Team PAC and Centro Health✨

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Cooling Digestive Mint Tea⁠

Do you suffer with uncomfortable bloating? Or feel bloated after eating a heavy meal? Then try our simple but effective mint tea recipe. ⁠

It not only easy to make, tastes great but it does the job in dispelling gas making you a bit more comfortable around the belly!⁠

Serves 2⁠
¼ tsp coriander seeds⁠
¼ tsp fennel seeds ⁠
¼ tsp cardamom powder or ¼ tsp cardamom seeds ⁠
4 leaves chopped mint⁠
½ teaspoon maple syrup ⁠

Soak coriander, fennel, cardamom and mint overnight in 2 cups water. In the morning bring the liquid to a boil. ⁠Let it cool and then strain into your drink bottle.⁠

Alternatively without soaking boil all ingredients for 3-4 minutes. ⁠Let cool and strain.⁠

Add maple syrup to sweeten if desired.⁠

Fill your bottle up for the day, drink up and stay cool!⁠

… oh and do share the love of tea around ⁠💚💚⁠

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We can tailor make your service whether you are:

  • “Suspicious about certain airborne, workplace or food allergens” and just want to be tested for confirmation
  • Wanting to choose from our many testing options, including being able to opt for an in-depth Naturopathic or Nutritional consult to help with a solution to your problems

All are available at the touch of a button!