Will doubling my fibre intake reduce my allergy symptoms?

The internet is useless. I tried to find some information on vinegar and all I got was hordes of links to apple cider. Over the last 18 months I’ve been looking out for information about the digestive system – the world of the gastro. I even tried emailing ABC’s Catalyst program with a request. IContinue reading “Will doubling my fibre intake reduce my allergy symptoms?”

Is this the way to lose weight?

I’m such a child. I’ve been playing with my food again.

The Horizon documentary “Fat vs Sugar” was broadcast here recently. It explored some of the science behind arguments for giving up either fat or sugar.

Ignoring the extreme sides of that debate, the take-home message for me was that foods with equal quantities of fat and sugar suppress our “I’ve had enough” signals. In these situations, I keep eating not because I have …

Starting The 5:2 Diet

For change to succeed, more change may be required.  That’ s not something the change-phobic like to hear, but it has worked for me in the past and I’m hoping it will again. I’d seen the 5:2 diet on Michael Mosley’s Horizon documentary, but I wanted more information before taking it on.  Now that I’veContinue reading “Starting The 5:2 Diet”

Gluten intolerance or eosinophilic esophagitis

When I tell people that I shouldn’t eat a particularly starchy item, the inevitable response is “Oh, gluten intolerant”, to which I try to explain and then give up.  It’s not surprising.  Try saying to someone that the things that trigger your hayfever also affect your digestive system and blank stares are the response. ThereContinue reading “Gluten intolerance or eosinophilic esophagitis”

Review – 2012 Year of Efficient Eating

People generally think of explorers as those who were first to travel across a new land. Consequently, the act of trying something new has been defined as exploring. Certainly, there were things this year new to me: baking ricotta, sometimes successfully; buying fish from the markets, although I still overcook it; and regularly drinking a glass of milk, albeit still with some added flavouring. However, “discovering new lands” is too simplistic a description of what an explorer does. This year had a bigger impact than that. …