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Do you have a problem with lactose?

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 […]

IBS digestive distress – is there a problem with bread?

Many people with IBS state that bread is a real issue in provoking symptoms. Is this true? What is it about bread that is the problem? This post aims to discuss the provocateurs of digestive distress in IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Cited as sustenance – for example, the line ‘give us this day our daily […]

Coffee, caffeine and the complexities of digestion.

Struggling with sleep? Constantly wired? Have to dash to the toilet immediately after drinking your morning brew? It’s possible that coffee is causing these symptoms. The caffeine contained in coffee is a gastrointestinal stimulant, this means caffeine increases the contractions that move the contents through the bowel, risking diarrhoea and urgency. For those with slower […]

Juice Plus+Science or Fiction?I have been asked several times to…

Juice Plus+Science or Fiction? I have been asked several times to write a post on Juice Plus+ and I have been dragging my heels on it for two reasons: 1)      I started writing it ages ago and managed to delete all the research (Whhhaaaaa) 2)      I don’t want to get sued But it has been […]

Protein SupplementsWho Needs Them?Not many people know that one…

Protein SupplementsWho Needs Them? Not many people know that one of my biggest professional and personal interests is in sports and exercise nutrition. I am a bit(!) of an exercise junkie myself and I enjoy helping people to achieve their ideal body composition for their particular sport through optimal nutrition. One of the things that […]

Carbohydrates for Weight LossFriend or Foe?So we’ve heard a lot…

Carbohydrates for Weight LossFriend or Foe? So we’ve heard a lot about carbs in the press lately and I thought I’d offer my scientifically balanced view on the subject rather than the opinion based nutritional science that is usually spouted online or in magazines. It’s long…because it is a complex picture, stay with me…  The […]

Raspberry Ketones Raspberry ketone supplements promise A…

Raspberry Ketones Raspberry ketone supplements promise A LOT. The people who are selling them will pretty much tell you that they will melt away your unwanted fat while you lay on the sofa watching Netflix and eating Pringles. The reason they can tell you this is because the nutritional supplement industry is like the Wild […]