Category: Info

Low Fat or Low Carb Diets? Which is Best?

August 21st, 2019 | Posted in Info

Previous research has shown that a range of factors such as genetics, insulin levels and the microbiome may influence how a particular diet affects an individual’s weight. Read the blog post on Genetics and Diet for more about how different genotypes respond to different diets. A study at Stanford University looked at the effects of cutting ...

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Genetics and Diet

August 12th, 2019 | Posted in Info

This month we are looking at the effects of genes on weight and other aspects of health and whether there are any diets or dietary rules that are worth following. There are many dietary regimes to choose from but do they really work and how can you know which is best for you? Here you can read about the latest research into whether our genes ...

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Night, Light and Weight

July 26th, 2019 | Posted in Info

You may have heard about the benefits of sleeping in total darkness in order to get a good night’s sleep. But the benefits go beyond feeling rested on waking. Sleeping with a television or light on in the room may be a risk factor for gaining weight or developing obesity in women, according to new research. Just switching off the lights at ...

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A Walk in the Park

July 19th, 2019 | Posted in Info

Feeling better might be as easy as a walk in the park. Research has found that people who spend at least 120 minutes (2 hours) in nature per week are significantly more likely to report good health and better psychological well being than those who don’t spend time in nature (1). Data from nearly 20,000 people in England found that the ...

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Hug It Better

July 12th, 2019 | Posted in Info

Non-Food Ways to Well Being This month’s blog posts will look at surprising ways you can improve your physical and mental health that don’t involve food or exercise. All are easy to implement and cost nothing. First we’ll look at the power of hugging. For more non-food based well being tips see the blogposts: Night, Light and Weight and A ...

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Are You Carb Adapted?

June 29th, 2019 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog posts on Personalised Nutrition and If the Drugs Don’t Work you’ll have gathered that we are not all the same and what works for some people may not work for others.  Never is this more true than when it comes to what we eat. Some People are Carb Adapted New research has found that a common gene mutation helps some ...

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If the Drugs Don’t Work… Think Microbiome

June 21st, 2019 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog post on Personalised Nutrition you won’t be surprised to hear that not only do people metabolise food differently but we also have individualised responses to drugs. Doctors and patients have probably noticed that people vary in how they respond to medications but they have not known why. Not only is this frustrating ...

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Personalised Nutrition – One Size Does Not Fit All

June 17th, 2019 | Posted in Info

Whilst we like to believe that food, exercise and medicines all have consistent and measurable effects on us it is becoming increasingly apparent that this is not the case. Research has shown that the effects of foods can vary, not only between individuals, but also within an individual from one day to the next. It’s also known that whilst most ...

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The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen

May 31st, 2019 | Posted in Info

If you've read the blog posts on Organic Food for Sustainability, Problems with Pesticides and Reasons to Go Organic you'll be keen to know how to get started with eating organically. If you can't afford to buy everything organic it's worth knowing which foods are the worst contaminated and which aren't so bad if they are not organic. The ...

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Problems With Pesticides

May 24th, 2019 | Posted in Info

If you've read the blog post on Organic Food for Sustainability you will be aware that there is no doubt that growing food organically, without the use of pesticides, fungicides and artificial fertilisers, is more sustainable for the planet. Evidence shows that eating a largely organic diet reduces exposure to toxic pesticides and herbicides (1). ...

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