The following script is based on an article I wrote for the Allergy & Free From show magazine last year. With some updates! What is lactose? Lactose is a sugar, for this sugar to be used by us, the walls of our lower digestive system produce a digestive enzyme called lactase. This enzyme helps to […]
Peppermint has a history of being used as a treatment for IBS. It is even used as a medication in a capsule that ensures it reaches the digestive tract where it is most useful. Peppermint, or more precisely menthol, relaxes smooth muscle and as our bowel is composed of layers of muscle fibres, peppermint can […]
A short testimonial from my hard-working client and Natural Physique Association (NPA) bodybuilder, Jack Walker: “Rick miller has to be one of the best guys out there, throughout my experience of competing the the NPA Yorkshire he was there for every single step all the way to doing my tan for me backstage! His knowledge […]
I was once asked by a patient recently… “Everything in nutrition is so confusing! Surely in this day and age, with all the modern technology we have, we could figure out something as simple as what to eat!” Frankly I have to agree with them. I tend to find that even amongst […]
This is a spiced vegan pate starter – a really nice way to begin Christmas lunch. It is based Moroccan themed flavours and has lots of seasonal flavours to remind you of the traditional Christmas. Being very easy to make it will take no time at all for you to prepare. Entertaining guests can be […]
Spinach pancakes I have adapted these from the Sainsbury’s website in my quest to get more fibre in! Ingredients 2 cups of flour (1 plain, 1 wholemeal flour) or 175g and do a mixture of flours for added health benefits 1 tbsp granulated sugar 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda Carton […]
Breast Cancer Awareness Month October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I have been asked by The Big Pink campaign to help to raise awareness! I thought I would summarise what we know about diet and breast cancer so that you can help to spread the word and keep more boobs cancer-free! Breast cancer is […]
Optimising your body composition to improve power-to-weight ratio is a common challenge faced by cyclists. Finding the balance is tricky. Lose weight too quickly or in an unsustainable manner and you could end up losing power. Here are some of my top weight loss tips for cyclists wanting to improve their body composition. Here I […]
September always used to represent a new pencil case. Life seemed simpler then! Now it represents new beginnings for my family and lots of ‘new’ year’s resolutions for me. If we write stuff down and share it with others we’re more likely to achieve it, so here’s me doing exactly that and if it helps […]
The learning objectives of Sue’s presentation are to:
- Consider the diagnosis criteria, causes and the range of symptoms for CFS/ME.
- Explore the potential nutritional implications of CFS/ME
- Examine some of the popular food beliefs of the “ME community”
- Look at the evidence for diet and supplement treatments in CFS/ME.
Handout and attendance certififcate links below
Sue Luscombe has over 35 years’ experience working in the NHS as a Specialist Dietitian. She has her own Nutrition Consultancy Business, Hampden Health Limited, and also contributes to Vitality 360 Ltd, a team of specialist therapists working nationally in fatigue conditions.
Sue’s interest in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) started 15 years ago when her daughter, Becki, age 12, was diagnosed with the condition. Sue’s NHS work became very part time to be able support her daughter who was severely affected and unable to attend school for some time. She quickly found ME charities and services were keen to use the professionalism of a registered dietitian amidst the plethora and abundance of food claims. Sue is the Dietetic representative on BACME, (British Association of CFS/ME) and the Hon Dietetic Advisor for AYME, now part of Action for ME and the ME Association.
She is much in demand nationally by ME charities as a speaker and to lead diet workshops. She has also written widely on food issues with CFS/ME, including the CFS Food facts sheet available on the BDA website and “Food Hypersensitivity” published by Wiley- Blackwell.
Sue wishes to dedicate this webinar to her daughter who tragically died in September 2014, aged 23 years, after a long battle with severe and ever more complex illnesses starting with CFS/ME.
The learning objectives of Sue’s presentation are to: Consider the diagnosis criteria, causes and the range of symptoms for CFS/ME. Explore the potential nutritional implications of CFS/ME Examine some of the popular food beliefs of the “ME community” Look at the evidence for diet and supplement treatments in CFS/ME. Handout and attendance certififcate links below […]