Nutrition in Pregnancy

Nutrition in pregnancy and medication introductory comments:

Prenatal care is vitally important for the health of the unborn baby. A pregnant woman should be sure to eat a balanced, nutritious diet of frequent, small meals. Women should begin taking 400 mcg of folic acid several months before becoming pregnant, as folic acid has been shown to reduce the risk of spinal cord defects, such as spina bifida.

GERD Diet Top Ten Tips

Read on to learn about GERD diet. Everyone's acid reflux is different. You are unique and your symptoms and pattern of heartburn are unique. Some sufferers have mild symptoms and less esophageal damage,while others may have much more severe symptoms and worse damage to their esophagus. Some people find that particular foods and drinks give them problems, while others find that it’s the amount of food and time of day that matters most. Some people experience heartburn during the day hours, while others suffer mainly at night.

GERD Diet Plan and Table

If you are following a GERD diet you should avoid large meals, eat small meals frequently, cut down on fatty food and not eat within 2-3 hours of bedtime. Keep a diary or mental note of foods eaten and their effect. If you are following an acid reflux diet this will help to decide which foods are causing the problem. With an acid reflux diet, avoid acidic foods, spicy and hot foods. Also avoid extremely hot foods and drinks. Let foods and drinks cool before consuming them.

Healthy diet cuts heart attack risk, says research

Men and women over 40 who adapted their diet reduced risk of heart disease by up to a third, according to scientists

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Switching to a healthy diet can reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke in the over-40s by up to a third, research has shown. Scientists measured blood pressure, artery health and heart disease risk factors such as high cholesterol in 162 non-smoking men and women aged 40 to 70.


Coeliac Disease - Gluten-free Diet - Eating a Healthy Diet

Eating a healthy diet when on a gluten-free diet - advice about diet and nutrition

It is natural to feel anxious about the impact your diagnosis has had on your nutritional status, and about the ongoing effects of your new dietary limitations on your well-being. But it is perfectly possible to eat well on a gluten-free diet (GFD) – and you may find you eat more healthily than before.

Coeliac Disease the Gluten Free Diet: Food Sense - Labelling and Shopping

Coeliac disease food sense, about the gluten-free diet: labelling and shopping.

See below for 2 tables of safe and non-safe foods.

The key aspect of successful, long-term management of coeliac disease (CD) is a diet free from gluten. When you are diagnosed you should be referred to a dietitian – or a paediatric dietitian in the case of a child. However, there may be a delay before your first consultation, so you will need to try to get to grips with the basics of the gluten-free diet (GFD) right away.


Obesity is an increasingly common condition in which a large amount of excess fat has accumulated in the body. An obese person is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) (calculated from height and weight) of over 30. A BMI of between 25 and 30 is overweight, but not obese.


Read on to learn all about GERD diet. Article written by UK doctor. Here is a doctor's advice if you have acid reflux.

Everyone is an individual, therefore your personal experience of heartburn teaches you which foods lead to heartburn and acid reflux.

However, there are common causes of heartburn such as fatty or spicy foods and there is a lot of general lifestyle advice that applies to most heartburn sufferers.