Author: Nicole

Chooks and Health

Are Your Chooks Making You Sick?

A few weeks ago, I discussed the toxic lead levels which are found in backyard chooks. In short, backyard chooks in inner city areas like Sydney, have up to 40 times higher lead content than your factory chook. I know right – this is shocking! Well, while we’re onto these issues, you should also be […]

Growing up on a farm, reduces incidence of allergies

Recent study confirms growing up on a farm in the prenatal period and the first year of life, reduces the prevalence of allergic rhinitis later in life.  Exposure to highly diverse microbial environments on traditional farms (cows, cultivation), results in significant bacterial diversity in the microbiome of the nose and gut of children. These bacteria […]