Archive: May 2011

  1. Do food intolerances really exist.

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    Todays article in the Daily Mail entitled Why intolerances to dairy food may all be in the mind(see link below) is not entirely helpful.

    As someone who suffers from genuine lactose intolerance which took four years to be diagnosed, it can be very frustrating trying to find the cause of your symptoms. Lactose intolerance is the absence of lactase an enzyme that breaks down milk sugar – its found in nearly everything including prescription medication which is why its so hard to avoid. As the test is pricey GP’s can be reluctant to perform the test and usually ask patients to avoid dairy food. But its more complicated than that and the patient needs to be really well informed to stop them getting calcium deficiency.

    As for food intolerance testing – as many of you know – I’m not a fan – they are hugely expensive and can be very inaccurate. I remember I had some done many years ago and came back positive to garlic, ginger and salmon, three things I eat all the time and give me no problems whatsoever. If you have gut symptoms I would start with looking at the state of the gut first. Food is unlikely to digest properly if you are lacking in good bacteria, have an overgrowth of yeast or a parasite infection. Once the gut is sorted out, then the diet can be varied. Certainly rule out coeliac disease and lactose intolerance first as these can be tested accurately.

    If you would like help sorting your gut/allergy problems out do call me on 01323 737814

  2. The meat you should never… ever eat

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    Cut and paste the below article into your browser and there should be a short video to watch as well. Your comments please on Meat glue!–why-you-need-to-know-and-avoid-this-dangerous-process.aspx

  3. Topics for newsletters

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    As always peeps many thanks for the feedback on my newsletter – many of you are finding them most helpful and interesting . I have covered most of the main topics that some of you had asked for and am open now to more topics – so please let me know what you’d like me to write about below or email at Thanks! Kate

  4. What’s the secret to long life? Answers below please!!!

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    Reading about the oldest man in the world dying at the age of 114 yrs I was wondering what people thought the secrets to old age were. Let me know below!:

    My grandmother who died 2 years ago at the age of 98 yrs old was not a worrier – she said it was pointless to worry. She also liked bags of watercress and ate loads of vegetables throughout her life and worked physically very hard as well.