Meal Plans for Illness and Medical Conditions

Meal plans to provide guidance for all major illnesses and clinical / medical conditions (and more coming!) which require special dietary considerations. Plus information on where to obtain relevant specialised products. NB: None of the plans should override advice provided specifically for you by your doctor, clinical dietitian or other clinician.

Azo Free Diet
List of foods which contain azo dyes, and a meal plan to eliminate all food sources of azo dyes and other food colours

Benzoate Free Diet
List of foods which contain benzoic acid and benzoate derivatives, with a meal plan to eliminate all food sources of benzoate preservatives

Blood Thinners
Diet and foods to avoid for people who use blood thinner drugs like warfarin

Coeliac disease
An example gluten free diet for people who have been diagnosed with the auto-immune conditions Coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis

Dietary tips to help deal with constipation

Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn's Disease
Meal plan and nutritional information to help all forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease

Diabetes (Type 1)
An example meal plan for someone with insulin dependant diabetes

Diabetes (Type 2 - overweight; diet only)
This is a suitable eating regimen for non insulin dependant diabetics who are being treated through diet alone or on biguanide drugs like Metformin, and who are trying to control their weight

Diabetes (Type 2 - insulin treated)
This regimen is aimed at maturity onset diabetics who are being treated with insulin or sulfonylurea drugs; the aim to improve diabetic control and prevent hypoglycaemia

Gestational Diabetes
Healthy meal plan for pregnant mothers who develop gestational diabetes

Diverticular disease
A high fibre diet to help prevent a flare up of diverticulitis

Gastric, Oesophageal or Duodenal Ulcers
Dietary advice to reduce the symptoms of stomach and other peptic ulcers

Foods to avoid and a low purine diet for people with gout / metabolic arthritis

Healthy Heart and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Meal plan and advice to help prevent heart disease and stroke including cholesterol lowering diet information

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Low irritant diet for people who suffer with IBS

Lactose Intolerance
Meal plan for a low lactose / lactose-free diet. More information also in Lactose Intolerance - A Quick Guide

Low Residue Diet
Foods to avoid and foods allowed on a low fibre diet to help alleviate symptoms in ulcerative colitis or other bowel conditions

Migraine Headaches
Low vasoactive amine diet for people who regularly suffer from migraine headaches

Nut / Peanut Allergy
Information and a sensible meal plan for people with an allergy to peanuts or tree nuts

Phenylketonuria (PKU) - child
The principles of a diet for PKU with the traffic light system and a meal plan for children with PKU

Phenylketonuria (PKU) - adult
A meal plan for adults with treated PKU

Diet free from Nitrates, Nitrites & Sulphur Dioxide Preservatives
Details of foods which contain nitrates, nitrites and sulphur dioxide preservatives with a meal plan

How diet and supplements may help the treatment of osteoarthritis

Salicylate Sensitivity
Foods and medicines to avoid for those who are intolerant to salicylates and aspirin

Overactive Thyroid
Information and a meal plan for hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease

Underactive Thyroid
Improve well-being and lose weight with hypothyroidism

Vanilla-Free Diet
Foods to avoid for those following a test diet low in vanillylmandelic acid (VMA)

Weight Gain & Poor Appetite
Tips to help you gain weight or for during illness including information on fortifying foods

Weight Loss - Female
An example plan for females who wish to reduce their weight and keep it off

Weight Loss - Male
An example meal plan for a man who wises to lose weight sensibly

Yeast Free Diet
Meal plan and foods to avoid for candida infection (thrush) and leaky gut syndrome to eliminate yeast from the diet