Category: Fluid

How many calories do you consume when drinking alcohol?

It’s coming up to that party time of year where people may overindulge in an alcoholic drink or two… Keeping your alcohol consumption in check is important for health, short term and long term. In the short term too much alcohol can affect the quality of your sleep, it irritates your digestive system, can increase your blood pressure, not to mention lost days due to hangovers! Excessive drinking in the long term puts you at risk of developing diseases such as cancer, pancreatitis, liver disease and heart disease. Sarah has written about her thoughts on giving up alcohol for a...

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Love Your Kidneys

In honor of World Kidney day 9th March 2017 What’s the first thing you did this morning after you woke up? Did you thank your kidneys or just take them for granted? Have you ever stopped to wonder what it might be like to never go for a wee…? “Great” you may say, “I wouldn’t have to stop what I was doing”. But it would also mean that you would be very unwell unless you received medical treatment. Our kidneys do the wonderful job of making our wee (our body’s waste) and when they don’t work properly life changes...

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Fozen Slices: Keeping Hydrated

Keeping hydrated is very important, without water we would die within a few days. Amazingly, water makes up over two thirds of our bodies. Its roles include maintaining body temperature, transporting nutrients, removing waste, lubricating joints and aiding digestion. If you are not drinking enough water then symptoms can include feeling thirsty, dry mouth, tiredness, headaches, passing less urine than normal and dark or strong smelling urine. Other reasons for becoming dehydrated could be illness such as diarrhoea or vomiting, or excess sweating. A good visual guide to whether or not you are drinking enough is to look at...

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Alcohol – should we focus on giving it up for a month?

The Drylathon has just passed us and will be in full swing again in January; a challenge set by Cancer Research UK. For those who may think I am talking about a process of airing clothes; the Dryathlon is a month long challenge set that asks people not to drink alcohol for a month. In theory this sounds good. No alcohol for a month will give the body, the liver especially, a good month to recover. Participants may actually start to feel they don’t miss it that much and perhaps cut down or give up completely. There are other...

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Nutrition, diet and the life of a dietitian. No fad diets, potions or pills, promoting evidence-based dietary advice.

We are UK registered dietitians who have a similar enthusiasm for all things dietetic and ensuring the right nutritional messages are getting out there. Dietitians are registered with the Health Care Professions Council and must adhere to a code of conduct, ensuring we give evidence-based nutritional advice.

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