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...

Smart for Life

Smart for Life

A weight loss plan based upon eating cookies sounds like an appealing premise for many dieters. The Smart for Life franchise, via its home programme and medical weight loss centres, helps dieters shed pounds by using...

Slimming World Diet

As the largest UK-based weight loss organization, Slimming World holds over 6,000 weekly groups in various places throughout the UK. The Slimming World diet consists of a “Food Optimising” eating plan, a “Body Magic”...

Shangri-La Diet

A controversial and radical diet plan created by professor of psychology Seth Roberts and promoted in his New York Times bestselling book of the same name, the Shangri-La diet purports that drinking extra light olive...

Scarsdale Medical Diet

The Scarsdale diet was created by Dr. Herman Tarnower in the 1970s and promises an ambitious pound-a-day of weight loss. The backbone of this weight loss plan is a low-calorie two-week plan which must be rigidly...

Raw Foodism

Raw foodism is a lifestyle which is based upon the consumption of raw fruits and vegetables as a significant portion of one’s daily intake. People are generally considered raw foodists when 75% or more of their daily...

Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise

The Pritikin Diet is based upon a 1979 bestselling book, “The Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise,” written by Nathan Pritikin. Pritikin, a famous dietician of the 1980s, billed his plan as “mankind’s original meal...

Prison Loaf

Nutraloaf, commonly called prison loaf, is a nutritionally complete meal served to U.S. prison inmates who display severe behavioural issues. It is a combination of different foods, usually some type of bread...

Pollotarian Diet

Originating from “pollo”, the Spanish and Italian word for chicken, a pollotarian is a modern term for somebody who eats vegetables, fruits, and poultry but does not eat meat from mammals. While some do not eat dairy or...

Plant-based Diet

A plant-based diet is a diet which consists predominantly of fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, nuts, and other non-meat nutrients. While people who eat a plant-based diet often do not consume large amounts of meat...

What is the Pescetarian Diet?

A pescetarian diet is predominantly a vegetarian diet in which participants do not consume meat or poultry but do eat seafood. The Vegetarian Society does not consider the pescetarian diet to be a valid vegetarian diet...

Perricone Diet

A wrinkle-free skincare diet instead of simply a weight-loss plan, the Perricone diet was designed to help prevent premature aging as well as obesity. US dermatologist Dr. Nicholas Perricone developed the diet after...