Eating healthy doesn’t mean starving yourself with a strict diet and eliminate the food you enjoy eating most. Food is what helps keep your body fuelled and it’s also an important source to help you feel good and satisfied, but without feeling stuffed!
Sticking to a balanced diet consisting of a variety of nutritious and delicious foods, accompanied by a good amount of physical activity, should be your goal for a healthy body and mind.
If you’re struggling with committing to this healthy eating equation, the food and nutrition specialists at Pjazza Medics Medical Clinic are always ready to provide you with professional consultations with tailor-made nutrition plans.
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Keeping your weight under control within a healthy range can prevent you from having serious conditions such as obesity, diabetes, kidney diseases, high blood pressure and other health complications.
With the assistance of our qualified and state registered dietician and nutritionist you can learn about how to improve your food intake. By replacing processed foods with food prepared by yourself at home is a good start for a positive lifestyle change. Cooking with fresh ingredients won’t only let you see exactly what food you’re eating but also reduce that extra intake of calories.
If you have the will to change your lifestyle, our certified dietician and nutritionist will follow you throughout the entire journey for a better living. Whether it’s about weight loss or because of other health issues, we believe that switching to healthy eating is also about encouraging and educating the individual to maintain a healthy lifestyle with the set goals.
Simple steps to switch to healthy eating
Food Intolerance Tests
Food intolerance can cause you unpleasant symptoms such as bloating, diarrhoea and stomach pain. These symptoms are typically felt few days after eating a particular food you are intolerant to. This late triggering of food intolerance symptoms can therefore make it harder for a person to realise about the condition, especially if the intake of the particular offending food is unknowingly being repeated.
How do we carry out a food intolerance test?
Since the symptoms of a food allergy can overlap with those of food intolerance, the specialist can opt to do a blood test. Like this, the levels of IgE (immunoglobulin E) antibodies can be measured in order to make sure the symptoms you have are not because of a food allergy.
What is the difference between Food Intolerance and Food Allergy?
Most common types of food intolerances:
• Lactose intolerance
• Dairy intolerance
• Gluten intolerance
• Caffeine intolerance
Most common symptoms of food intolerances:
• Reactions can take days to come out after food intake
• Food irritates the digestive system
• Symptoms are not life-threatening
• Symptoms include nausea, gas, bloating, diarrhoea and migraines
Most common types of food allergies:
• Herbs and spices
• Some fruit and vegetables
Most common symptoms of food allergy
• Reactions only take hours to come out after food intake
• Food invades the immune system
• Symptoms are life-threatening
• Symptoms include difficulty in breathing, skin rash, swelling, tingling 0mouth, vomiting, cramps and diarrhoea
What does a Gastroenterologist treat?
Inflammatory bowel disease
Appendectomy and other conditions related to the digestive system