Medical Diets

Huge portions of junk food - the 7 worst culprits

Huge portions of junk food - the 7 worst culprits

Nutritionists know that portion sizes have increased over the past 20 years. What’s more they are contributing to our obesity crisis. However, it’s not just the amount, but the type, that’s the problem. It’s not those core foods such as vegetables or meat that are the culprits. It’s the large serves of junk foods that are the real cause. This post has been sponsored by MLA.     

10 August 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Eat to beat anxiety, depression and other mental problems

Eat to beat anxiety, depression and other mental problems

This post has been removed temporarily pending the formal publication of the research mentioned in it. On publication the post will...

27 July 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Eat to beat heartburn

Eat to beat heartburn

UPDATED INFORMATION Indigestion and/or heartburn is a weekly occurrence for about one in five of us. It’s that burning, painful...

1 July 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

Eat to beat traveller’s diarrhoea

Eat to beat traveller’s diarrhoea

When you’re on a busy trip with a tight schedule, you can’t afford to be ill. Whether it’s a holiday or a business trip,...

7 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. I’ve heard my 20 something, backpacking children speak of the BRAT diet for gastro.  What is it?

Q. I’ve heard my 20 something, backpacking children speak of the BRAT diet for gastro. What is it?

The BRAT diet was originally used to treat diarrhoea in children. However it is now recommended that it should only be used for 24...

2 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Do psyllium husks lower cholesterol?

Q. Do psyllium husks lower cholesterol?

A. Yes. The outer husks from the seeds of Psyllium (Plantago ovato) are effective at lowering both the total cholesterol and the...

26 March 2014 by Catherine Saxelby