New dietary approach benefits 75% of Irritable Bowel cases
The new low-FODMAP diet is effective for many sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This is a chronic and debilitating disorder that can affect up to one in every five adults, predominately women.
Based on current research this diet has been shown to be effective for approximately 75% of people who try it. In the past we have had limited success with managing IBS patient’s symptoms, but this new approach offers much more hope. Patients who have severe symptoms can experience amazing improvement and relief.
The full report “ Dietary Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Where does the evidence stand?” was supported by Flahavan’s.
BSc, Dip Dietetics MSc in Health Sciences, Dip Allergy, MINDI
Indi says advice from 'Nutritonal Experts' should carry 'Buyer Beware' Warning
The Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institution (INDI) has issued a warning about taking advice from some ‘nutritional experts’ at face value. According to its President Richelle Flanagan, while undoubtedly well intentioned, many ‘nutritional experts’ are not adequately qualified or subject to regulation.
Paula is delighted to welcome qualified dietitian, Eimear Walsh, to Medfit.
Medfit is the first and only medical fitness facility of its kind in Ireland. We utilize the latest fitness technology and combine it with medical sports science and nutrition to get you the positive results you want to see in your levels of health and fitness. Our 7 week weight loss programme targets 2lbs weight loss per week (1 stone in the 7 weeks). Many of our members have accomplished this through dietary management and exercising on our cardiovascular and strength endurance circuit.
Most of us grow up thinking about our weight in lbs or kgs. Measuring your weight alone tells you little or nothing about your health. Your total weight doesn't distinguish whether the lbs/kgs come from fat or muscle (lean body tissue). At Medfit we measure your lean body tissue, total and visceral fat level and your metabolic age. The scales also give your Body Mass Index (BMI), BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) and total body water. To assess your fitness, you need to look beyond weight alone and instead regularly monitor your body fat. Reducing body fat and building muscle is associated with numerous benefits such as greater strength, reduced likelihood of injury, and a higher, more efficient metabolism.
To make an appointment or find out more information about what Medfit can offer you visit their website athttp://www.medfit.ie/
Keep in mind that research on these matters is on-going and is subject to change. The information presented is not intended as a substitute for medical treatment. It is intended to provide ongoing support of your healthy lifestyle practices.