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Dietary SOS for IBS!

Posted on April 3, 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 26, 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 29, 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 12, 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 25, 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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Type 2 Diabetes and Diet

Posted on June 29, 2015 · Posted in News

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease in which the blood glucose levels are too high. There are 3.2 million persons diagnosed in the UK and further 630,000 persons are unaware they have it. 80% of persons with type 2 diabetes are overweight. An excess of fat makes it harder..
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Diet and Stroke

Posted on May 14, 2015 · Posted in News

Reducing the Risk of Stroke through Diet A stroke is caused when there is a lack of blood and therefore oxygen and nutrients to the brain.  The effects of a stroke depend on what area of the brain is affected.  Three types; thrombotic, embolic and haemorrhagic.  The latter is usually..
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Don’t Break Your Heart!

Posted on February 6, 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 12, 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 22, 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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