Diet for PMS

Soroptomist International Jersey have launched their ‘No More Taboo Period’ campaign (details at the end) and have asked me to give some simple dietary advice on making ‘that week’ of each month somewhat better. This means today’s column about premenstrual syndrome (PMS) might be uncomfortable reading for some, but it does apply to all: you …

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Health effects of social isolation

This is an article I wrote for the JEP on the effects of isolation on health: sadly, it’s still ongoing. The subject of health is in the world and Jersey news a lot at the moment, and this is an aspect of it that must be considered by the States.

Fatty Acids [Glossary]

Fats are made from fatty acids (FAs); generally they are put into three major groups, but each group has many different types of that type with it. The main groups are saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids; here more about the FAs in each one.

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Nutrients good for thyroid health

Which foods can be especially beneficial for the thyroid gland? Many people with thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions have certain vitamin, mineral, fatty acid and amino acid deficiencies, so it makes sense that a diet with adequate micronutrients, lipids and proteins would be helpful, as would a diet low in refined carbohydrates[1].

Things that stop absorption of iron, calcium and zinc

What are the food components that prevent the absorption of iron, calcium & zinc? Mineral absorption refers to the amount of dietary minerals that the body obtains and uses from food; for instance, healthy adults absorb about 10% to 15% of dietary iron. Individual absorption is influenced by several factors, including the amount of the mineral …

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