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Special diets

Learn about special dietary needs for people who are lactose intolerant, vegan, on a low-salt diet and more.

Dietary restrictions - chosen and not

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest significant amounts of lactose, the predominant sugar found in milk.

The eating habits of vegetarians cover a wide spectrum. Find out more.

Find out more about tofu, soya and more.

Depending on the point of view, a raw food diet is either a path to perfect health or to serious under-nourishment.

Salt may add flavour to your food, but getting too much of it can also cut years from your life.

The low FODMAP diet was created to help ease the intestinal symptoms associated with IBS. Find out more.

A gluten-free diet includes foods and drink that don't contain gluten. However, it's far more than the removal of bread, pasta and pastries from your diet.

Can detox diets really help you lose weight and get healthier?

Does fasting help you lose weight and bring other benefits?

Do you know your dosha? In Ayurveda, certain body types should avoid some foods, and favour others.

When someone is not getting all the essential nutrients they need, it can lead to malnutrition.

Heart-healthy eating for everyone

When will you see results, and what kind of results will you see?

Eating with diabetes

Cooking tips for a diabetes-friendly meal

Food for thought

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), your dietary needs may be greater than normal. 

While there is no special diet required for people with Parkinson's disease, eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet is extremely beneficial.

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat diet that requires a child to eat four times as many calories from fat as from protein or carbohydrate.

Does alcohol have a place in our diet at all?

Read more about how to create an ulcerative colitis diet plan.

Which foods should you avoid if you have diverticulitis?

Read more about how to create a Crohn's disease diet plan.

Find out ways to change your diet after being diagnosed with a hiatus hernia.

Learn more about how to prevent gallstones with your dietary choices, as well as what to eat after gallbladder surgery.

Get the answer from Dr Rob Hicks.

Flour in the UK is already fortified with calcium, thiamine, iron and niacin, but not folic acid.

Apple cider vinegar is used as a condiment by many people while others believe it may be beneficial for their health.

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