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Food intolerances

Food intolerances
Bloating, constipation, distention, wind, pain, discomfort... these are all symptoms of food intolerance. But what's the difference between a food intolerance and a food allergy? And what should you do if you suspect one?
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How to grow a human

How to grow a human
Pregnancy is one of the most nutritionally demanding stages of life for a woman. Decisions about health and nutrition at this point can significantly affect the lifelong health of both the mother and their baby. In the end, the goal of good pregnancy nutrition is to provide adequate nutrients that will promote optimum health in both.
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Top 7 superfoods to try

Top 7 superfoods to try

You don’t need to eat superfoods to be healthy – a balanced diet rich in a variety of whole foods will do that. However, if you want to see what the fuss is all about, here’s what’s trending in the superfood world right now.

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Meet the team: Imala Alwis

Meet the team: Imala Alwis

Imala Alwis is a senior research officer at the Heart Research Institute, working in the Thrombosis group. He shares his personal story about his connection with heart disease.

"Heart disease has affected me personally. My dad was in his mid fifties when he had triple bypass surgery. He led a very healthy lifestyle and he was only diagnosed during a routine medical check up."

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How to make a nourish plate

How to make a nourish plate
There are regularly times during the course of my week, when I get home from a long day of work and find myself with the conundrum of having to find something to eat. What I’ve found works a treat on these days is creating a nourish plate. This is simply a plate of whole foods, as many as I can muster up from my fridge and pantry, presented as a smorgasbord of variety!
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