Understand your health condition and discover nutrition and wellbeing advice to help manage symptoms and improve wellbeing.
Loss of appetite
Our appetite and desire to eat anything is influenced by so many factors, from physical issues such as pain, sickness and constipation to anxiety, fear and feeling low. Take a ...
Doctors worry about losing too much weight when we are ill. These shifts are not always down to the disease itself – sometimes medication and the anxiety around your illness can...
A sluggish gut can be caused by a number of factors, including a lack of fluid and fibre in the diet, age, being less active (exercise can have quite a big impact on how regular...
A change in how you experience the flavours of foods can happen when you’re ill, particularly if you have cancer. Chemotherapy treatment may result in a strange taste in the mou...
A sore mouth, caused by illness, nutritional deficiency or side-effect of drug treatment (it classically occurs with many types of chemotherapy), or something as basic as poorly...
Putting on too much weight can be an issue when we are ill. It’s a problem not just for health reasons but because it can make us feel so out of control of our body and negative...
If you have arthritis, you will probably already know that certain foods trigger painful flare-ups. Studies show the link between diet and joint pain is strongest with rheumatoi...
Reduced bone mass & osteoporosis
Bone cells are busy throughout our lives manufacturing new bone, and this process, although most evident in childhood and our teenage years, continues to be vitally important th...
Chewing and swallowing difficulties
Physical skills like keeping our mouths closed while food is inside, to help us chew and swallow, can become difficult when we are poorly. If you are caring for someone, look ou...