It’s believed up to 4.1 per cent of the global population are living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. As our awareness of IBS increases, talk about a promising dietary treatment for symptoms – a low FODMAP diet – has become increasingly frequent. So, how can IBS affect your wellbeing? And, what exactly is a low FODMAP diet?
There has been a growing trend of people following a gluten-free diet for its supposed ‘health’ benefits. But, what is gluten? How does it affect our bodies? And, does restricting gluten from your diet make you healthier? In today’s Q&A, we speak to Sophie Mahoney and Dr Heidi Staudacher from Deakin University’s Food & Mood Centre to find out more.
‘Rather than dwelling on the daily COVID case numbers, I was consumed with producing the perfect loaf.’ Victorian teacher Sylvia Wood from Scoresby Secondary College shares her journey to perfecting sourdough bread, and explains why it proved to be a great stress reliever during a difficult period of lockdowns.
We know that getting a good night’s rest is important for our overall health and wellbeing, but are there certain foods we can eat that will actually improve our ability to sleep? We ask Dr Chris Irwin, an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith University.
The fundamental reason we eat food is to provide our bodies with the nutrients and energy we need to function. But, we often eat for other reasons too. In today’s article we speak to Associate Professor Esben Strodl about emotional eating, why people turn to food in times of stress and why it’s important to understand our emotional triggers.
What is inflammation? And, what role does diet play in lowering inflammation in the body? In today’s article we speak to Dr Aimee Dordevic from Monash University to learn more about the relationship between food and inflammation.
The nutrient values of foods are altered when you cook and store them. But how much is lost? And, are there some cooking methods that are better than others? Here, we speak to Dr Evangeline Mantzioris from the University of South Australia to find out more.
Maths and Science teacher Hayley Grey uses the image sharing social platform Pinterest to inspire a lot of the work she does at school. She has a ‘board’ for everything from Biology to Problem Solving. In today’s article, she shares a recipe for banana oat pancakes with chocolate chips that was inspired by her time on Pinterest.
Food has been used throughout history in both the prevention and treatment of diseases. In today’s article, University of Queensland’s Professor Helen Truby discusses food as medicine, the curative properties of food, and shares advice for educators looking to use food to care for their overall health.
In today’s article, we speak to Dr Clare Collins, a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Director of Research in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Newcastle. We discuss the relationship between food and mental health, and she outlines some key things you could incorporate into your diet to help with the fuelling and functioning of your brain.