Medical Diets

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Eat to beat gluten intolerance and coeliac disease (Part 1)

People with coeliac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis, or those with an intolerance to gluten have to be extra careful of what they eat. If you are just avoiding gluten for reasons of digestion (bloating, better health) or you want more energy, a completely gluten-free diet may be too strict for you.

13 February 2019 by Catherine Saxelby

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Eat to beat high blood pressure

Blood pressure is known to rise as we grow older. However, high blood pressure (medically known as hypertension) is a silent...

24 October 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

What is your relationship with food and eating?

What is a clear diet? Why do you need one? And how do you eat for it?

A clear diet is needed to cleanse the bowel (colon or end of the digestive tract), usually in preparation for a colonoscopy,...

12 September 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Eat to beat cholesterol

When your doctor tells you that your blood cholesterol levels are too high, it can be a bit of shock. Often, you’ll be advised to...

16 May 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

Do you have Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X)? What you need to know.

Do you have Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X)? What you need to know.

Made popular by many diet books, the Metabolic Syndrome (or Syndrome X) is a term we are hearing more about as it accompanies our...

12 April 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

Eat to beat anxiety, depression and other mental problems

Eat to beat anxiety, depression and other mental problems

In April 2016, I attended an NSA symposium in Sydney where I heard a detailed presentation by Professor Felice Jacka entitled Diet...

22 February 2017 by Catherine Saxelby