Endometriosis is a condition when the tissue that normally lines the inside of the womb (the endometrium) is found in other places in the body, for example in the ovaries or fallopian tubes. Sometimes endometrial tissue can be found in more distant locations such as the intestines, lungs or joints. During a normal menstrual cycle, hormonal changes cause the endometrial tissue to shed, and it exits the body through the vagina.

The role of gluten in Type 1 Diabetes has been in the spotlight again this week with a research report in Diabetologia showing that a child's intake of gluten at age 18 months is associated with a 46% increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes for each extra 10g of gluten consumed. This is not the first time that gluten has been linked to increased risk in Type 1

Having just attended the Defeat Autism Now (DAN!) conference in Long Beach, California, I was amazed by the collection of scientists, researchers, doctors and nutritionists all of whom have adopted a biomedical approach to treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal condition worldwide. It can be a debilitating functional disorder, which includes widely varied symptoms including abdominal pain, bloating, and constipation and/or diarrhoea.