Coeliac disease in children: symptoms and care

The specialist in Nutrition and Dietetics, Dr. Lama More, has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Complutense University of Madrid and specializes in Pediatrics and Child Care, Endocrinology and Nutrition. She currently works as a nutritionist at D-M├ędical and is Head of the Children’s Metabolism and Nutrition Unit at the ‘La Paz’ Children’s … Read more

70% of the world’s population is lactose intolerant

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest normal amounts of lactose, the milk sugar, without discomfort. This is because the body has a low amount of lactase, the enzyme that makes lactose digestible. After breastfeeding, the human being spontaneously suffers a progressive decrease in lactase. The amount of lactase that persists after this regulation will … Read more

Fructose malabsorption

Fructose is a simple sugar found in fruits and ingested in the form of sucrose. Fructose is absorbed by intestinal cells. It is when a process of metabolization occurs that fructose intolerance appears. Unlike hereditary fructose intolerance, in the case of fructose malabsorption, the intestinal cells are unable to absorb all or part of the … Read more

Why are eating disorders dangerous?

Eating disorders involve serious health problems that affect the body’s ability to obtain adequate nutrition. It is estimated that in Spain the prevalence rate of Eating Disorders (ED) affects about 4-5% of the population between 12 and 21 years old. The list of the main eating disorders is headed by anorexia nervosa (0.3%) and bulimia … Read more

Nutritional advice against COVID-19

We are facing an unusual situation. The coronavirus pandemic has led the Spanish Government to declare a State of Alarm and given the situation, we are looking for solutions and establishing daily routines to make the hours at home pass more quickly. But what happens to those who remain at home and suffer the symptoms … Read more

Intermittent fasting: is it a good option for weight loss or can it be dangerous?

Obesity has a multifactorial and complex etiology. Genetic, metabolic, psychological, social and environmental factors interact. It is a major public health problem worldwide, and its frequency is increasing in children and adults in both developed and developing countries. The majority of people with obesity who manage to lose weight through any method regain it after … Read more

How to lose weight in a healthy way?

In order to lose weight in a healthy way, the most advisable is to follow a varied and balanced hypocaloric diet in which all the nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals) are found in adequate proportion. To this end, it is necessary to try to combine foods from all groups (bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, … Read more

The Secrets of the Vegan Diet

The vegan diet is a food model based on the non-consumption of sentient animals, as well as the respect for them by avoiding the consumption of products produced by them. Thus, in a vegan diet we do not eat eggs, dairy products, meat, fish or seafood and we avoid the consumption of honey and the … Read more