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We have worked out the secret to Black Caviar’s unbeaten success… salt therapy! Did you know that salt therapy is huge in the horse racing industry? Leading into Melbourne Spring Racing season, many horses will be breathing in the goodness of salt.  A pioneer in therapy for horse’s in Australia is Melbourne-based trainer Peter Moody who trained Black Caviar.  Since introducing salt therapy for his horses, Moody has said he has seen the benefits in respiratory systems and skin ailments. The biggest plus for him is, it’s a natural product. Equine salt therapy is also practiced in the training regime of thoroughbred...

For eczema and skin allergy sufferers the itch is real, especially in spring time! Up to 50 per cent of Australians have revealed that their eczema gets worse in Spring and now we know why. According to Eczema Association of Australasia, eczema flares up more in spring due to the added allergies in the air and the rise in temperature. Heat is a factor because people with eczema get a lot hotter and the release of all the allergies into the air from grass and flowers can further irritable affected skin. Very little is actually known about eczema, apart from the fact that it is an...

On Aussie streets everywhere, humans are stepping out of their cosy habitats, blinking in the sunlight, stretching and yawning, looking confused and a bit sleepy. That’s right. The hibernation is over. Winter has finished with us, and spring has arrived with a gust of warm air. With daylight savings kicking in, the word on the street is: it’s time to get physical again. Shake off those winter blues, and get the spring back in your step. It can be a little daunting to get started though, can’t it? You’ve just had such a sleepy winter, it’s hard to strap on the sneakers again. So here’s a few gentle tips...

Home is supposed to be a comforting oasis especially for hay fever sufferers during spring. However, for people with allergies the home can trigger the same symptoms as pollen. The offender? A combination of dust, mites, mold and pets! Dust Allergy Symptoms SneezingRunny or stuffy noseRed, itchy or teary eyesWheezing, coughing, tightness in the chest and shortness of breathItching Triggers Dust mites, sometimes called bed mites, are nasty little critters because they are the most common cause of allergies from house dust. They love warm and humid places and can multiply very quickly. Found in pillows, mattresses, carpeting and upholstered furniture, dust mite particles float...

We could all do with more sleep. Busy lifestyles, stress at work or kids keeping you awake, can all lead to broken sleep patterns. When you’re desperate for sleep, it can be tempting to reach for a sleeping pill. But the reality is sleep medication only works as a band aid and won’t cure the problem or address the underlying symptoms. To improve your sleep quality long term, you need to consider different therapies and healthy lifestyle changes. Here are some techniques and therapies to help improve your nightly sleep: Be smart about what you eat and drink and when: The body’s digestion process can really...