Nutrition

Food Allergy and Food Intolerance Tests

FOOD ALLERGY TESTS How to prepare for allergy testing? Antihistamine and antidepressant drugs should be stopped 3-5 days before testing, but only with doctor’s approval. Skin Prick Test A skin prick test can confirm allergies to certain foods. A drop of a dissolved food sample is placed on the forearm, and pricked >> Read More ...

Foods to Stop Diarrhea

People often ask which foods to add into the diet to stop diarrhea when this has already started. In most cases however, certain foods have to be avoided to stop diarrhea. Anyway, let’s see in which types of diarrhea, adding certain foods into a diet can help. 1. Toddler’s Diarrhea Toddlers, fed with excessive >> Read More ...

Inappropriate Diet and Diarrhea – Foods Causing Diarrhea

How Can Healthy Food Cause Diarrhea in a Healthy Person? There are several foods that may not seem like an obvious diarrhea trigger but can still cause loose bowel movements in a person. It is important to understand why this abnormality in bowel habit may occur specifically after eating these foods. 1. Overeating >> Read More ...

What Is Lactose Intolerance – Symptoms, Test, Diet, Medicine

What Is Lactose Intolerance? Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose (milk sugar) because of a lactase deficiency. Lactase is an enzyme that breaks down lactose to glucose and galactose, which are normally completely absorbed from the small intestine into the blood. In lactose deficiency, undigested lactose >> Read More ...

Typical Indian Foods – Nutrition Facts, Pictures

Traditional South and North Indian Food Some typical south and north Indian foods and their nutrient content – either beneficial or harmful – are described below. 1. Cooked White Rice White rice is a cereal grain with the husk, bran and germ removed. It is one of the staple (basic) foods of a north Indian diet. >> Read More ...

Bowel Movement Problems

Loose Bowel Movements (Diarrhea) Occasional loose bowel movements may be normal, but having over three loose stools per day is a symptom of diarrhea. Check characteristics of normal and excessive bowel movements. Read how to find the cause of loose bowel movements from medical symptoms. Constipation Constipation means >> Read More ...
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