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Do you have a problem with lactose?

22nd July 2018 / Julie Thompson

Food Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nutrition, WordPress, food, health, lactose free milk, milk, milk free, science
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

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IBS digestive distress – is there a problem with bread?

31st March 2018 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, WordPress, bloating, bread, food, health, low fodmap diet, science, yeast
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

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Coffee, caffeine and the complexities of digestion.

15th December 2017 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Uncategorized, WordPress, caffeine, coffee, drink, food, health, insomnia, science, sleep
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

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Blinded by Science?

14th September 2016 / Stephanie Fade

Bite sized science, Making sense of science, Nutrition, science
Are you feeling blinded by science? With so much conflicting advice about diet and health, how do you know what to believe? Armed with a few basic insights into world of science you can start to feel more confident about separating fact from fiction and making good choices about what to eat and feed your

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

12th August 2016 / Sophie Medlin

Fruit, Juice, Nutrition, antioxidants, dietitian, juiceplus, phytonutrients, science
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 requested

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

8th August 2016 / Sophie Medlin

Abs, Booty, Nutrition, bodybuilding, dietitian, fitfam, fitness, fitspo, gains, health, mythbusters, protein, science
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 comes

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

17th July 2016 / Sophie Medlin

Carbohydrates, Foodporn, Nutrition, carb, dietitian, food, healthy, lean, lowcarb, science, weight loss
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 Science Bit

Raspberry Ketones Raspberry ketone supplements promise A…

2nd June 2016 / Sophie Medlin

Nutrition, dietitian, lose fat, lose weight, raspberry ketone, raspberryketones, science, toxic, weightloss
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
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