What is anaemia? Anaemia is a deficiency in the quality or number of red blood cells in your body. These red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body using a protein called haemoglobin. Anaemia means that either the level of red blood cells or the level of haemoglobin is lower than normal. When a person […]
Living with gluten intolerance
What is gluten intolerance? It is a response to gluten, a type of protein found in food. A person may get sick after eating gluten making them feel tired, nauseous or bloated. Another name for gluten intolerance is non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) . What is gluten? Gluten is a type of protein found in barley, […]
Should you take dietary supplements?
What are dietary supplements? Dietary supplements are defined as products that are taken orally and contain a dietary ingredient such as vitamins, minerals or amino acids. These take many different forms including tablets, capsules, powders, energy bars and liquids (FDA 101: Dietary Supplements, 2015). Why take vitamin or mineral supplements? Certain vitamins and minerals are […]