Articles tagged with: special diets

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, there’s nothing worse than being sick in a strange hotel or landing back home exhausted and drained after a bout of abdominal upset. Nicknamed “Delhi Belly”, “Montezuma’s Revenge”, “Tourista” or the “Jamaican Runs”, traveller’s diarrhoea is the most common affliction for those travelling overseas and is so named because the cause is often simply...

7 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. I have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  How do I reduce my fibre, not increase it?

Q. I have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. How do I reduce my fibre, not increase it?

A. To reduce your fibre intake, aim to eat low-fibre versions of breads, grains and cereals such as white bread - not wholemeal or...

28 October 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. What diet help is there for gout?

Q. What diet help is there for gout?

The question in full: Q. I am having problems with gout, especially in my big toe. Is gout a food related problem? If so, what can I...

22 October 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. I am pregnant and have read a warning for pregnant women about Listeria. What is it?

Q. I am pregnant and have read a warning for pregnant women about Listeria. What is it?

A. In recent times, there have been several updates on the food-poisoning bacteria Listeria. This is important for: Pregnant women...

12 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Product Review: COYO coconut yoghurt alternative

Product Review: COYO coconut yoghurt alternative

COYO coconut milk yoghurt has been on my radar for a while. Being advertised as dairy free, vegan, soy free, gluten free, lactose...

15 August 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. I have recently become vegetarian. What should I watch for so I don't miss out on nutrients?

Q. I have recently become vegetarian. What should I watch for so I don't miss out on nutrients?

A. If you have only recently started cooking vegetarian meals and looking for meatless swaps, here's how to avoid the 3 most common...

2 August 2013 by Catherine Saxelby