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Creating An Elimination Diet Plan

Creating An Elimination Diet Plan

Do you frequently experience unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms following meals? It could mean that you’re one of the estimated 2-20% of people worldwide who suffer from a food intolerance. Dieticians and doctors have been recommending elimination diets for decades...

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How to Get Rid of Stomach Pain

How to Get Rid of Stomach Pain

Stomach aches are an unpleasant feeling many of us have experienced, and can be caused by anything from indigestion to food poisoning. However, some stomach pain can be as a result of a food intolerance. If you regularly experience stomach pain during or after eating,...

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How To Test For Lactose Intolerance

Milk products are considered a dietary staple throughout the world. Indeed, dairy is one of the five food groups, and milk and milk derivatives are found in foods you wouldn’t expect. Artificial sweeteners, bakery goods, bread and even some brands of breath mints...

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Can Coffee Cause Headaches?

Can Coffee Cause Headaches?

Many of us depend on coffee to perk us up in the morning, but it also has other effects on top of the obvious energy boost. One unwelcome effect of drinking coffee is that it can lead to headaches, even when drunk in small amounts. And if this is you, there’s every...

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Can you be allergic to oats?

Can you be allergic to oats?

The answer is yes, you can. This is not a common allergy but some people do struggle with this staple cereal grain, experiencing a range of unpleasant symptoms after consuming foods containing oats. These reactions can include: Blotchy skin, a rash or eczema A runny...

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What foods contain wheat?

What foods contain wheat?

Most people in the western world are pretty familiar with wheat - perhaps too familiar. Wheat is the most widely grown and widely traded food crop in the world. Well over 700 million tonnes are grown on 200 million hectares around the world every year - no wonder...

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Am I allergic to yeast?

Am I allergic to yeast?

Allergies to dietary yeast don’t receive a lot of attention but they are more common than many people realise, and they are a possibility worth considering if you routinely experience such symptoms as cramps, bloating, rashes or diarrhea after eating.  In recipes,...

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Sudden food intolerance in adults

Sudden food intolerance in adults

Finding yourself suddenly beset by odd symptoms after meals is both unpleasant and uncomfortable, and a food intolerance may not be the first explanation that comes to mind. We tend to think of food intolerance as a lifelong condition - something you are born with....

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Am I sensitive to caffeine?

Am I sensitive to caffeine?

If you look up caffeine on Wikipedia, you will find this familiar substance described as ‘the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive drug’: quite an introduction. A ‘psychoactive’ drug is one which changes mood or behaviour by affecting our central nervous systems....

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Why am I bloating after eating?

Why am I bloating after eating?

Bloating after eating is a common problem. Many people experience this uncomfortable, swollen sensation after meals. It is normally triggered by indigestion, or by eating too much of a particular type of food. Fortunately, some relatively simple lifestyle changes can...

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What is caffeine intolerance?

What is caffeine intolerance?

The 21st Century runs on caffeine: at no time in human history have we consumed as much. This potent natural chemical is thought to be the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive stimulant - meaning a substance that affects the nervous system. As soon as they...

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