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Vegetable Consumption

A survey that was the largest and most comprehensive health survey ever conducted in Australia was carried out between 2011 and 2013. It was appropriately called the Australian Health Survey (AHS) and had some interesting findings. The aspect of the findings I would like to focus on for the purposes of this article is vegetable consumption. It was determined via the AHS [...]

The Benefits of Fermented Food

There are many nutritional and digestive benefits for Ostomates in consuming fermented foods and/or beverages on a daily basis. It has been postulated that the lack of fermented foods in our modern day diets may be a contributor to the influx of digestive disorders related to lack of beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. The lack of these beneficial [...]

Lactose Intolerence

Lactose is the sugar molecule found in milk. It is digested by the enzyme lactase that is secreted by intestinal cells. Lactase activity is highest immediately after birth so infants can digest milk appropriately, but in the majority of people lactase activity declines dramatically during childhood and adolescence to about five to ten percent [...]

Nutrition for Ostomates

The summer months are here and, whilst it is a great time of year with lots of fun, frivolity and relaxation, there are also some important considerations for Ostomates in staying healthy during this time. And one of them is to remain hydrated during the warmer weather. Sue, a lovely sixty-nine-year-old lady, [...]

Hydration for Ostomates

The summer months are here and, whilst it is a great time of year with lots of fun, frivolity and relaxation, there are also some important considerations for Ostomates in staying healthy during this time. And one of them is to remain hydrated during the warmer weather. Hydration is very important for Ostomates, muchmore so than [...]