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Violence: is it just the alcohol?


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In Australia, the Premier of NSW Barry O’Farrell today announced tough new laws to combat alcohol-fuelled violence, on the back of some dreadful assault cases linked to alcohol abuse.

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The Food and Mood Book is now available on Amazon Kindle, iTunes iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords and Scribd .

Is this book just for children?


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No. Food can affect mood (depression, anxiety, brain fog, tantrums, sadness) in every age group. I didn’t find out about my issues until I was an adult, although it has affected me my whole life. I have a child on the cover of my ebook because so many people learn about food intolerance after they decide to seek help for their children – they know that there’s something not quite right with their child and are seeking the cause.

My goal is to reach everyone – parents of affected children and adults who have inexplicable and unwelcome moods. Of course not everyone is helped by changing their diet, but many people are. It is absolutely worth a try!

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Oh no! Broken link!


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I’ve just published my ebook, and noted that the external link mentioned in the introduction (that my editor and I had trouble with) is not working. Here is Food & Depression by Sue Dengate of the Food Intolerance Network, as published in Autumn 2009 by the Australian Certified Organic Magazine.

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Mothers making food intolerance issues mainstream


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One thing that has struck me about the food intolerance community is how it is overwhelmingly driven and supported by mothers.

There is nothing like the motivation of wanting to help your afflicted child that spurs women to invest time and resources in researching their child’s symptoms, which is where many learn about food intolerance for the first time.

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Australia is a good place to have food intolerances!


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As I reflect on my journey to determine my personal food intolerances, I recognise how lucky I am to be living in Australia.

We have two of the world’s leading organisations working with food intolerance here: The Food Intolerance Network and the Food Intolerance Unit at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. In addition, there is a strong network of health practitioners that support this work, from GPs and paediatricians to dieticians and nutritionists. Supportive health practitioners are key to helping people understand and legitimise food intolerance as an issue; supporting themselves, their families and their broader communities.

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