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Dietary SOS for IBS!

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 · Posted in News

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional disorder, characterised by disturbances in the normal function of the bowel. It is not easy to diagnose and it is important that other inflammatory bowel diseases such as crohns, ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease, bowel cancer or coeliac disease are ruled out. This is why..
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Lets Raise a Glass to Hydration!

Posted on March 26th, 2017 · Posted in News

Nutrition and Hydration week celebrates the importance of both good nutrition and hydration for good health, and also recovery when unwell or in a care setting such as hospital or rehab establishments. Hydration With so much thought to healthy eating, it is easy to overlook the importance of staying hydrated.  Even..
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Meet The Professionals

Posted on January 29th, 2016 · Posted in News

There is a plethora of information out there given by diet and nutrition experts about what to eat for whatever ailment you may be suffering.  Who or what do you believe? BDA spokesperson Sian Porter says “don’t take qualifications at face value.”  Qualifications can be gained at a cost ranging..
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Dietary Problems in the Autistic Child

Posted on October 12th, 2015 · Posted in News

75% of children with Austic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have problematic eating behaviours.  They may eat a limited diet with a similar textures and not accept substitutes. Food chaining is a method used to help children with ASD to reduce mealtime meltdowns and introduce more variety into their diet.  Our brains..
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Spice Up Your Life!

Posted on August 25th, 2015 · Posted in News

Herbs and spices are an underused and undervalued commodity.  By  replacing salt in our diet with herbs and spices we can  improve our health and also make our food taste better.  A win win!  I begin with spices used in many curry style dishes. Cayenne Pepper: Contains an oily substance..
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Don’t Break Your Heart!

Posted on February 6th, 2015 · Posted in News

Don’t Break Your Heart! As a nation we are suffering fewer heart attacks compared to 10 years ago. The reasons are unclear. It could be due to better treatment following a heart attack. It could also be down to more effective drugs to improve the risk factors of heart disease..
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Overweight Children. Are we struggling to recognise the scale of the problem?

Posted on January 12th, 2015 · Posted in News

Overweight in Children: Are we struggling to recognise the scale of the problem? Parents and health professionals are failing to recognise children who are overweight or obese1 . This has also been shown in the publication of findings from the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) Study.  Many parents whose children..
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Malnutrition in the Community

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 · Posted in News

Over 3 million persons over 65 years in the UK are malnourished. One million are living in their own homes.  As well as affecting quality of life of an individual malnutrition costs the taxpayer over £13 billion a year. As a dietitian, amber flags are raised when someone has unintentionally..
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Expert Steps to Reduce Cancer Risk

Posted on May 18th, 2014 · Posted in News

The World Cancer Research Fund has produced recommendations to reduce your risk of cancer.  These findings are the outcome of 7 years of research looking at over 3000 studies to produce the most comprehensive report on lifestyle and cancer called the Expert Report1.  These recommendations are also advised to prevent..
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Consuming Emotions

Posted on April 17th, 2014 · Posted in News

Emotional hunger is a need usually based on feelings.   Food is used to fill an emotional void not a physical need. Unless the emotion is dealt with the hunger will not go away. Eating has short term satisfaction that is short lived and often replaced with guilt. If you answer yes..
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