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Physician Health Thyself!

Posted on September 25th, 2020 · Posted in News

A Dietitians Experience of the LOW FODMAP DIET For my good friends and those who have worked alongside me in recent years you will be aware I have just a few little digestive issues.  I am pleased to say this is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  For any bowel issues or..
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Managing your Weight in Covid 19 Times – Resistance V Resiliance.

Posted on August 31st, 2020 · Posted in News

  The covid 19 pandemic has played havoc with our lifestyles on many levels over the past 6 months. The sad fact is that being overweight means there is a greater chance of being admitted to hospital or ITU if infected.  While we cannot overlook these statistics it is important..
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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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