Food sensitivity is complex. There are known knows and and probably unknown unknowns! Can we cope with what looks complex in science. I presented a talk on this topic on ABC radio on 3rd Dec 2017. See http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/food-sensitivity-and-the-known-unknowns/9185042 You can see I do have some optimism the future.
I am often asked what is the right diet for Candida infection? It is important to know that candida is a yeast but not the yeast we use in breadmaking. It is a completely different type of yeast that grows the little white stuff that can be seen where the infection is visible, such as […]
If you suspect wheat as a possible cause of your symptoms should you exclude it? What if others say they feel better on a gluten-free diet, or an alternative practitioner suggests it? First, consider what symptoms you have. If you have gut discomfort or IBS, excluding gluten may help. But first have your symptoms checked […]
What would you think about a diet that did not exclude chocolate, coloured lollies, soy sauce, mint, or acidic fruit, as a good first step for food sensitivity symptoms? A group of researchers provide a suggested diet that did not exclude these, after researching the just the food additive benzoate, sulphites, MSG, salicylates and vaso-active […]
Are you looking for some yummy new commercial foods for the low chemical diet? Have you found the Danone Ultimate yoghurt? It is plain nicely sweetened yoghurt with no added flavour. What about the Menz Caramel Honeycomb? It is like the old Violet Crumble but has no chocolate covering! It does have a little natural […]
Understanding our gut bacteria is being discussed in relation to many problems of the gut and even in other parts of the body. An American dietitian with a special interest in what is happening in the gut, especially in irritable bowel syndrome, has an update. Her take-away message is “this science is new, evolving and […]
A reader recently asked me about rosacea outbreaks and food. I gather that rosacea is a distressing condition of reddening and change in the skin on the face. It is known to come on with different factors. The one most cited is alcohol, but there are others. I can let you know that I have not […]