Articles tagged with: hydration

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 Are sports drinks the best thing to drink if you want to rehydrate in hot weather?

Q Are sports drinks the best thing to drink if you want to rehydrate in hot weather?

A. It all depends. Sports drinks or electrolyte drinks are effective at rehydrating as they contain lowish levels of sugars (sucrose...

17 February 2014 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. What is rooibos and is it really free of caffeine?

Q. What is rooibos and is it really free of caffeine?

A. Rooibos or Red Tea is a herbal infusion made from the leaves and stems of a leguminous shrub (Aspalathus linearis) that is native...

6 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

How healthy is coconut water – really?

How healthy is coconut water – really?

What is coconut water? Don't confuse coconut water with coconut milk which is made from the grated flesh of a mature coconut mixed...

25 July 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. I have a lot of trouble with wind and was wondering what  to do?

Q. I have a lot of trouble with wind and was wondering what to do?

The question in full: Q. I have a lot of trouble with wind and was wondering what else I can do. I've already cut out really windy...

10 May 2013 by Catherine Saxelby