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Below are the Health and Wellness Clinic articles that have appeared in various Mater publications.

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How to reduce your sugar intake

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight through a nutritious diet and physical activity can reduce the risk of lifestyle-related chronic diseases, such as diabetes or heart disease. However, changes in our food supply can make this more difficult to achieve, especially due to the increase in the sugar content of our diet.

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What is a low FODMAPs diet and how does it help with Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome or ‘IBS’ can be an incredibly frustrating condition for someone to manage. People who experience it often try many different treatments before they find the right one for them. If you have IBS your gastroenterologist or GP may recommend that you trial a low FODMAPs diet. 

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Pregnancy nutrition – how do you shape up?

Healthy eating when you are pregnant is important – a balanced diet is essential for your good health, as well as that of your growing baby. In pregnancy, there are amounts and types of food that are recommended to eat each day to get all the nutrients you and bub need. However, research suggests that many pregnant women are not meeting these recommendations.

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Have you heard the latest news about nutrition and allergy? Introducing the National Allergy Strategy

Allergic diseases are an increasingly important chronic disease and public health issue in Australia and other developed countries, especially over the last two decades. 

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Are food chemicals causing your health problems?

Do you experience migraines, stomach pains, eczema or hives? It is possible that you may suffer from a “food chemical intolerance”.

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