You are what you eat, and this section includes information about the best ways to improve diet, and specific diets for those with special needs.
ACOMPLIA This is a new class of drug that aims to help with weight loss in overweight patients. This article profiles the drug and its side-effects.
A FEW TIPS FOR LOWERING CHOLESTEROL This article gives a good overview of what cholesterol is and provides some useful dietary tips on reducing your blood cholesterol levels.
AN OVERVIEW OF CHOLESTEROL High cholesterol levels are linked to heart problems. This article looks at how to reduce fat in our diets and maintain a healthy heart.
AN OVERVIEW OF FOOD POISONING Food poisoning is experienced by most people during their lives. This article looks at the most common types of food poisoning and what can be done to help.
ANAEMIA Anaemia is a low red blood cell count. There can be many causes including iron deficiency or more serious disease.
ANOREXIA Anorexia is one of the most common serious eating disorders. This article looks at the signs and symptoms, and what can be done to help.
BONE HEALTH A good intake of calcium is important for maintaining healthy bones. This article provides an in depth look at how to prevent osteoporosis and profiles the calcium content of a variety of foods.
BULIMIA NERVOSA Bulimia is one of the most common serious eating disorders. This article looks at the signs and symptoms and what can be done to help.
CAMPYLOBACTER This is one of the most common forms of food poisoning. This article looks at treatment and safe food handling practices to help prevent the illness.
CHILDHOOD FOOD ALLERGIES This article provides a sensible understanding of possible food allergies in children, including some practical food choice suggestions.
COELIAC DISEASE Coeliac disease is an intolerance to gluten found in wheat and other cereals. It is now believed to be more common than was thought in the past. This article discusses the symptoms and what foods to avoid.
CONSTIPATION Constipation is a common problem. This article looks at when someone is considered constipated and how to treat the problem.
FIBRE This article outlines the different types of fibre and its role in treating certain conditions such as constipation, high cholesterol, diabetes and in probably reducing the risk of bowel cancer. Useful tips on how to eat more fibre are provided.
FOLIC ACID Folic acid has been shown to reduce the incidence of spina bifida when taken before conception and in early pregnancy. This article profiles the supplement.
FOOD ALLERGIES This article provides information about food allergies, including diagnosis and treatment.
FOOD SAFETY Food safety can help to prevent many cases of food poisoning. This article looks at common causes of food poisoning.
HOMOCYSTEINE AND VASCULAR DISEASE Homocysteine is a chemical in the blood which is being increasingly recognised to play a key role in the risk of heart attacks. This article provides an in depth overview on the latest information available about homocysteine.
INFANT FORMULAS Infant formulas are necessary for babies who are not breastfed and those who are being weaned off the breast.
IRON DEFICIENCY AND IRON DEFICIENCY ANAEMIA Iron deficiency is a common problem world wide. This article discusses the condition, its consequences and how it can be treated.
IRON SUPPLEMENTS Iron supplements are used to treat iron deficiencies. This article profiles the various medications and how they should be used.
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME Irritable bowel is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints. There is no cure but this article gives practical suggestions for managing the condition.
LACTOSE INTOLERANCE Lactose intolerance is a disorder involving the digestion of dairy products. This article looks at measures that can be taken to help ease the condition.
LISTERIA This is a food-borne illness which is dangerous for pregnant women and those with weak immune systems. This article profiles the illness and how to minimise your risk of getting it.
OBESITY Obesity is a considered a chronic health condition because it is a risk factor for several diseases. This article looks at those risk factors and what treatment is available for weight management.
PERNICIOUS ANAEMIA This is one of the causes of vitamin B12 deficiency. Sufferers can become anaemic, dizzy and short of breath. This article provides an overview of the condition and how it should be managed.
PHENTERMINE Phentermine is a centrally-acting appetite suppressant that is used as a weight control medication. This article profiles the drug and its side effects.
REDUCTIL Reductil is an appetite suppressant that is used as a weight loss medication. This article profiles the drug and its side effects.
SALMONELLA Salmonella is a common source of food poisoning. This article provides information on treatment and prevention of the illness.
TRIGLYCERIDES Recent research shows triglyceride levels are useful for indicating risk of coronary heart disease and linked with diabetes development.This article discusses how they affect risk and examines testing and treatment.
VITAMINS Vitamins are required for the normal functioning of the body, and most are found in foods. This article looks at the different vitamins, their role, and which foods contain them.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT Weight gain is common in the Western world due to changing lifestyles and eating habits. This article provides an overview of how to maintain a healthy weight.
XENICAL This drug helps with weight loss in overweight patients. This article profiles the product and its side effects.