Diets for Conditions

Wheat Intolerance

Wheat intolerance or an allergy to wheat may cause a number of symptoms, as is typical with food allergies. The treatment, however, is as simple as removing wheat from the diet. As seemingly simple as that may sound...

Peptic Ulcers

Peptic ulcers are ulcers in the digestive system, usually the stomach and the upper small intestine, or duodenum. Ulcers are holes or sores in the lining of an organ. If the lining in the stomach or duodenum becomes...

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is a condition in which a person’s body is unable to break down lactose, a natural sugar occurring in milk. People with lactose intolerance are lacking lactase, an enzyme that breaks down...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Because irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects the digestive system, diet plays a critical role in reducing and controlling the symptoms of the condition. A chronic condition, irritable bowel syndrome causes diarrhoea...

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid is underactive, resulting in unusually levels of thyroid hormones in the blood. The result is that the body does not function properly because the metabolism...

High Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a lipid or fat that is necessary for the body to function properly. High levels of cholesterol, however, increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. A proper diet is important for reducing high...

Heart Disease

A healthy diet plays a key role in recovery from heart disease as well as the prevention of it. Coronary heart disease means that fatty substances have built up in the coronary arteries, blocking the blood supply to the...

Gout

Gout causes pain and swelling the one or more joints, usually a big toe. It occurs when uric acid or urate builds up in the bloodstream. Urate, normally a harmless waste product, is produced to break down purines which...

Gallstones

Gallstones are stones formed by bile, which normally is a digestive fluid found in the gallbladder. Gallstones contain hardened fatty lumps as well, and also may form from calcium deposits. While some people may have...

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition in which cells that usually are found in the womb’s lining are found elsewhere in the body. These cells may be found anywhere in the body, but they usually occur in the ovaries...

Eczema

While a healthy diet is important to anyone with a medical condition, it may be crucial for those with eczema triggered by food allergens. Marked by itchy, dry, cracked, and reddened skin, eczema is a chronic skin...

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis is a common condition in which diverticula, or small pouches, form on the side of the large intestine or colon. For most people, diverticulitis does not cause symptoms, but about 25 per cent of people...

Cystic Fibrosis

A proper diet and exercise can provide much relief to children and adults with cystic fibrosis. A genetic disorder, cystic fibrosis causes problems with the lungs and digestive system when too much salt and too little...

Crohn’s Disease

A chronic or long-term condition, Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation in the digestive system, particularly the small intestine and/or colon. Also an IBD, ulcerative...

Coeliac Condition

While there is no cure for coeliac condition or celiac disease, a strict gluten-free diet can keep the symptoms under control. Coeliac disease is a bowel condition in which the body is unable to tolerate gluten, a...

Candida

Candida, or candidiasis, is an overgrowth of yeast in the body. Whereas the body normally contains moderate amounts of yeast or Candida, overgrowth results in numerous symptoms, depending on how severely the condition...

Autism

Autism is one of a group of conditions known as autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). These conditions affect how a person communicates and relates with people, as well as how they perceive the world around them. The...

Asthma

Asthma is a condition in which the bronchi, or airways, in the lungs become irritated and inflamed, leading to increased mucus production, breathing difficulties, wheezing, and coughing. Many lifestyle changes can...

Anaemia

A deficiency of iron may lead to a condition known as anaemia, in which there are not enough red blood cells in the body. When the body does not produce adequate red blood cells, it does not function properly, and...

Acne

Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when the sebaceous glands in the skin produce too much sebum, an oily substance, which then combines with dead skin cells to block hair follicles. Spots form which range in...