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Digestive Problems

Is it a food allergy or intolerance?

Food allergies and intolerances are becoming increasingly common and the rise of the self-diagnostic, pseudo, unorthodox tests tends to follow. With all the misinformation out there, people tend to self-diagnose or claim to have a specific “allergy” or “intolerance”, with a huge lack of understanding of what

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Eating for Beauty Starts with a Healthy Gut!

On the 7th of May, I was invited by Jelmoli in Zurich, Switzerland to talk about how we can nourish our skin and outer beauty. Given that it is such a hot topic with all the anti-ageing hype, I thought I would share top questions & answers

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Living with IBS: My story and a few other bits and bobs

Ah the talk of bowel movement. Being a dietitian with a passion for gastroenterology, conversations behind closed doors don’t usually entail talk of green smoothies, your 5 a day and how to rid your thighs of cellulite. We try to figure out what causes the uncontrollable flatulence,

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It's Promo Time! 50% off subscription packages and get your pocket dietitian!

My darling readers!  As the holiday season approaches, why not get nutrition support throughout the winter months to avoid piling up the Kgs, boost your immunity and approach the new year a healthier you?! In partnership with Nutrition A-Z, Oviva is offering a 50% discount on subscription packages, where

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Launch of Nutrition A-Z's Online Nutrition Counseling!

Dear Readers, I’m happy to announce that as of the 1st of February, Nutrition A-Z’s online nutrition counseling will go live providing you with dietetic services from the comfort of your own home.  Services provided include nutritional counseling with regards to the following:  Weight Loss / Weight

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In the Spotlight: Sweet Connection, The Gluten Free Kitchen, Dubai.

Great accomplishments begin with small steps as seen in the rise of the Gluten Free Kitchen in Dubai, UAE. Speaking to the founder of Sweet Connection, Areej Jomaa, we get a little insight as to how this project started, winning the hearts and taste buds of thousands

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'Gluten Free' labeling on food packages defined by the FDA!

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now officially released a statement explaining what ‘Gluten Free’ foods are by developing a standardized definition which manufacturers should comply with. For the official news release, see below: (Link to official announcement : FDA Press Announcements) FDA defines “gluten-free”

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The Low FODMAP Diet: Keep stomach problems at bay!

Being a sufferer of severe IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) & food intolerance, you do come to realise how important watching your diet is. Surprisingly, a very large number of patients come in to my clinic complaining of the same thing – severe bloating after meals, gas &

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Case of the Constipated..How regular are you?

A question I tend to ask quite often during a consult (obviously not during regular conversations while I’m out and about) is how regular are you? (also specifying that I am asking about bowel habits!). Reason – more and more people have been complaining of constipation. And the

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