Good nutrition is an important component of healthy ageing. Click here for more information on healthy ageing.
Coeliac Disease effects 1-2% of the poulation. It is diagnosed by small bowel biopsy done via an endoscopy. The only teatment is strict avoidance of gluten for life. Click here for a fact sheet.
Depression and anxiety are the lead causes of mental health issues. New research is increasingly demonstrating a strong link between diets are mental health. The Mediterranean diet shows the most promise for improving mental health with remission in at least 20% cases. Check out my article on the Mediterranean diet here.
The link between salt intake and hypertension is strong with our sensitivity to salt increasing as we age. This means that our blood pressure is more linked to our salt intake. Reducing salt intake can significantly reduce blood pressure. Most of the salt in our diet is found in processed foods such as soups, sauces and other packaged items. Refer to the link here for further information on reducing salt.
A low Fodmap diet can provide effective treatment for IBS. Check out my article here.
Adequate calcium to meet the RDI as well as Vitamin D are important for bone health. It is surprsing that very few Australians meet the recommended intakes for calcim and Vitamin D.