Are you getting enough fibre?

Are you getting enough fibre? (And what to do about it if you’re not) Ali Walsh finds out… Exactly one year ago, I was wearing a hospital gown and about to undergo general anaesthetic. Why? How can I put this delicately? Let’s just say some skin in a certain area kept splitting and the doctors […]

Two Day Fibre Plan

Two Day Fibre Plan by Anna Mapson of Goodness Me Nutrition This Two Day Fibre Plan features in ‘Are you getting enough fibre?‘, “I consulted Anna Mapson of Goodness Me Nutrition for some helpful suggestions. She’s the registered nutritional therapist I went to for my gut reset so I know and trust her well. Her […]

Gluten-Free for Kids

Gluten-free for kids: Christine Bailey shows us how to keep the little ones healthy and happy without making unpopular food sacrifices… It can be difficult enough encouraging your children to eat a nutrient-rich diet, but if your child is coeliac or suffering with gluten sensitivity, switching to a gluten-free diet can bring with it additional […]

Natural methods to boost your winter health

Winter is coming: brace yourselves the natural way, boost your winter health Summer is over and winter has begun casting its icy shadows over our immune systems. Charlotte Willis guides you through the best natural methods to boost your winter health over the cooler days… There’s something quite romantic about winter days. The chilling air […]

How to support someone with coeliac disease

Beth gives us some advice on how to support someone with coeliac disease and explains what NCGS is… Beth from Positive Plate Nutrition discusses how to support someone with coeliac disease and explains what Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity is… Having a friend or family member that can you support you as a coeliac is a great […]

Why removing gluten might not be enough for coeliac disease

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Beth from Positive Plate Nutrition explains why removing gluten from your diet may not be enough to combat coeliac disease symptoms Today, I’m talking about something called coeliac cross reactivity. There are certain proteins in other foods (usually grains or pseudo-grains) which are structurally or molecularly similar to gliadin, the protein which causes a reaction in […]

Following a Vegan and Gluten-Free Diet

This World Vegan Day, consider trying more vegan options. Beth Raven gives us the low down on eating vegan and gluten-free… A vegan diet is one that excludes all animal products such as meat, dairy and eggs and includes only plant foods such as fruit, vegetables, grains and nuts. What does it mean to be […]

Do I have coeliac disease?

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder which affects a person’s ability to digest the main protein found in gluten called gliadin. This protein is mistaken as an invader and the body starts to attack the lining of the small intestine in a bid to rid the body of the foreign object. This sets off an […]

Been ‘Glutened’? Here’s what to do next…

It can be a real challenge to completely avoid gluten, so here are eight simple action steps to take in the event of accidentally consuming gluten or if cross-contamination occurs. The side effects of being ‘glutened’, ie. accidental gluten contamination, vary from person to person in symptoms and severity. If you are a coeliac your […]

Living with an invisible disease

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Ali Walsh finds out the things you can’t see are the ones that matter the most… Have you ever played a game of, “Which would you rather?” Generally, it’s a pub-style game where you’re given two ridiculous options to choose between. “Would you rather be set upon by a tiger or swallowed whole by a […]