Good for Tim Noakes! I hope he wipes the floor with the HPCSA. Not sure what this is about? Read on…
If you have a tendency to kidney stones and muscle aches, it may be because you are not processing the oxalates in your body. What can you do?
Snippet posts are just short points of fact/observations rather than longer articles, and are designed for you to dip into. Enjoy 🙂
As a nutritionist I rarely buy processed foods but had misjudged today and was hungry, so ordered a porridge pot to eat while I was having a coffee at Costa coffe shop. Well, what can I say?!
Here’s an outline of some of the eating disorders around. Causes are complex, but all can be helped with diet. Do I work with people with an ED? Yes.
We’ve just gone past the ‘trick or treat’ All Hallows’ Eve. That and Clive Pearce’s comment on this post got me thinking about ‘sweets’ and ‘sweeties’: are they the treat they once were, or a ubiquitous nuisance?
What’s the truth behind the headlines? Can we eat bacon or not? Today the WHO issued a news release announcing ‘the consumption of red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A), based on limited evidence that the consumption of red meat causes [colorectal in the main] cancer in humans…’
Fructose can only be processed by the liver. In small amounts and along with fibre (eg, in a handful of fruit that is not very sweet, like autumn berries) fructose does not cause a problem… It is, however, also found along with glucose in table sugar and high fructose corn syrup. In large amounts (especially …
Do you have diabetes? Search the internet, including many health sites (even the NHS’s) and you’ll see them advising carbohydrate-based meals for you. This is the worst possible thing you can do for your condition, even if you eat the oft-touted ‘healthy whole grains’. Why?
You’ll be well aware if you have type 1 diabetes, but may not know if you have/are developing type 2, especially as pre-diabetes can creep up un-noticed.
When we talk about nitrate in terms of food, it’s the salt potassium nitrate (saltpetre or saltpeter) we are referring to; potassium nitrate is commonly used to cure ham, bacon, sausages and salami. This stops the highly toxic Clostridium botulinum (the bacterium that can cause the rare but deadly botulism) and other nasties from developing.
I was just having a conversation with a friend who is soon to have his cataracts treated*. Given a diet high in sugars has all sorts of consequences, including AGE formation, I got to wondering if a high glycaemic increased the likelihood/speed of cataract formation. (Cateracts are where the lenses in your eyes become clouded/opaque, so …
The speed of motility can be affected by a number of factors; for example, highly fatty food, because it takes longer to digest than foods lower in fat, can slow down motility and foods higher in magnesium and insoluble fibre can increase motility. Disruption to the speed of motility (ie, going too fast or too …
Love it or loathe it, caffeine pops up all over the place; some swear by it and others don’t touch caffeine if they can help it. This review paper looks at studies on caffeine – you’ll see a summary of the findings and a link to the full paper.
We are often told, and believe, that eating too much meat protein causes blood to become acidic, meaning calcium is leached from the bones in order to return the blood to a more alkaline state. Is this true, or can you eat plenty of meat without worrying?
This interesting video from John Bergman looks at the relationship between throid and adrenal glands, what causes them to go wrong, the effects of that, and how to sort them out.
What are the two forms of vitamin K, where are they found in food, and what dietary factors can lead to deficiency?
This morning on Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme, the 08.45 slot covered, ‘Researchers have discovered a naturally-occurring protein that can be used to create ice cream which is more resistant to melting than conventional products.’ Listening to it, I was uneasy on a couple of levels; here’s why: