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PCOS support Newcastle

What is PCOS? Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age. It is characterized by an imbalance of hormones which can lead to irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, acne and excessive facial or body hair. Other symptoms may include weight gain, thinning hair on the scalp and depression/anxiety. Treatment typically involves medications and lifestyle …

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The Problem With Sugar

What’s wrong with sugar? It’s the question becoming more and more common in society as we seek to find ways to better health, less pain, better performance, improved weight, more energy and a diet that is appealing. What is sugar? But first we need to understand what sugar is. Sugar is a naturally occurring substance produced by all plants and …

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Autoimmune Disease support Newcastle

What is Autoimmune Disease? Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system identifies a particular tissue of the body incorrectly as an invader. The immune systems function is to protect the body from external invaders that might cause disease. As a result the immune system attacks the body tissue in question causing inflammation, and damage to the cells in question. What …

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome support Newcastle

Irritable Bowel Syndrome- more than a gut feeling. How’s your innards? Not going so well? Constipation, diarrhoea or both? Afraid to go out and always looking for the nearest toilet? You may have heard the term ‘Irritable bowel syndrome‘ or ‘IBS’ thrown around, and it is often associated with certain diets such as ‘gluten-free’, ‘dairy-free’ and ‘low-FODMAP’. But what is …

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Dairy alternatives

Leave Daisy out of it Dairy alternatives? Why should I? Okay, I have something to tell you but you might need to take a seat. Are you sitting down? Okay. So here it is: dairy is not the only source of calcium. No really, there are other sources. Why is dairy a problem? Many are beginning to ask the question: Are …

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Low GI – What Does It Mean?

What does Glycaemic index mean? The Glycaemic Index (GI) is a measure of how quickly a particular carbohydrate (sugar) based food is absorbed and enters your blood stream. The higher the glycaemic index scare the faster the food is converted to blood sugar. What is the Glycaemic Index? Foods below 55 on the glycaemic index are considered low GI Foods …

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Heartburn

What is Heartburn? Heartburn also known as indigestion is where the acid from the stomach used to help digest the food you eat moves up into the oesophagus, the  tube that takes your food to your stomach. The lining of the oesophagus is not designed to cope with high acid levels and so a burning sensation can be felt in the …