dysphagia or swallowing problems

HARD to SWALLOW

Problems with swallowing, or dysphagia, affects a surprising number of people Some 50 pairs of muscles, and many nerves, are involved in the complicated business of swallowing: little wonder that […]

Gluten-free and clean eating

WHAT A STICKY MESS!

Gluten-free; dairy-free; meat-free – clean eating: when did a balanced diet become dirty? Mary Farmer, our nutrition expert, looks at the latest food fad Healthy eating and the value of […]

dementia and diet

DEMENTIA AND DIET

Dementia brings many challenges, food and nutrition often featuring strongly. This article by former NHS dietitian, Mary Farmer, looks at the latest research into dementia and diet, and includes lots of […]

vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin

DON’T SHUN THE SUN!

The second part of Mary Farmer’s article about vitamin D looks at the pandemic of immune system disease, and the risk of deficiency that varies according to the season when […]

Diabetes – Can it be reversed?

HONEY-TASTING URINE?

Jun 13, 2016

This Diabetes Week, Mary Farmer, our nutrition expert and former NHS dietitian, takes a look at diabetes, the public health problem that affects more people than cancer and dementia combined, […]

Managing IBD by Jenna Farmer

Gut Feelings!

Our resident nutrition expert, Mary Farmer, reviews Managing IBD and The Clever Gut Diet; books which explore the problems – and solutions – of dysfunctional guts. Managing IBD Author: Jenna […]

Iron deficiency anaemia

ANY OLD IRON?

In this nutrition blog, former NHS dietitian Mary Farmer, explains what you need to know about iron deficiency and anaemia. Iron deficiency anaemia – gender inequality Recently, my husband’s good […]