Am I lactose intolerant?

lactose intolerance - Hoys Health

Lactose is a type of sugar found naturally in dairy foods such as cows milk and yoghurt. It can also be found in some processed and pre-prepared foods. When lactose Is consumed in the diet it is normally broken down in the small intestine by a digestive enzyme called ‘Lactase’. According to the findings by […]

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What is Coeliac disease?

Coeliac Disease - what is it? Hoys Health

Coeliac disease is a condition where the body’s immune system reacts to gluten, a protein found in foods such as: wheat, rye, barley and oats. If these foods containing gluten are consumed it can cause inflammation and damage to the lining of the small bowel. Coeliac disease affects on average approximately 1 in 70 Australians. […]

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