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Acid Reflux and Heartburn, a Duty of Care

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Share Lifestyle changes can usually neutralise this unpleasant condition. Heartburn has become almost an international epidemic – a third of us now suffer regularly. This burning pain behind the breastbone is usually caused by stomach acid flowing up into the gullet (oesophagus) and burning its delicate lining (oesophagitis). As well as aiming to relieve the discomfort, heartburn should be taken …

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Three Most Dangerous Foods for Diabetics

Share Choosing the right foods when you are a diabetic is an ongoing struggle. You have to think about, “how will this affect my blood sugar levels; how much of this can I have and is this good for me?” – along with many other questions that come to mind when you are choosing what to eat. You are probably …

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Antioxidant Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid

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ShareAlpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a natural molecule consisting of a five-membered cyclic disulphide and hydrocarbon tail ending with a carboxylic acid group. Hence, lipoic acid is a predominantly lipophilic molecule having an amphipathic character due to its carboxylic acid group attached to the ring structure. Lipoic acid is present in our diet mainly in animal foods such as meat …

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Iron Overload and Diabetes

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ShareToo much iron can be as bad as too little. The gradual build-up of iron levels in the body over many years is a hereditary condition known as haemochromatosis. It’s one of the most common genetic disorders and affects around one in 200 people especially those from a Celtic/ European background. The faulty gene causes us to absorb twice as …

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Three Superfoods that do not affect Blood Sugars

ShareOnion, garlic and leafy greens are healthy, beneficial and are the perfect superfood for people with both types of diabetes; Type 1 and Type 2. For those who are just starting out with eating healthier and different, you will struggle with getting rid of all your carbohydrates. A great thing with protein and fat is that it slows down the …

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