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Post-Exercise Nutrition

September 9th, 2022 | Posted in Info

We are all aware of the many health benefits of exercise. However, exercise, especially strenuous, high intensity, or prolonged exercise causes stress on the body; it may cause damage to muscles, wear and tear on the joints, increased free radical production, and an inflammatory response. Symptoms may include muscle soreness, aches and pains, ...

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The Gut Microbiome and Alzheimer’s Disease

August 19th, 2022 | Posted in Info

The human gastrointestinal tract is home to a diverse and dynamic population of microorganisms known as the gut microbiota or the microbiome. The microbiome influences many organs and body systems beyond the gut, including the brain via the gut-brain axis. Recent evidence has found that the gut microflora play a role in the bidirectional ...

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Healthy Habits to Prevent Dementia

August 12th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Although Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias have long been considered non-preventable and even an inevitable consequence of ageing, recent findings indicate a downtrend in the prevalence of dementia in Western countries. This might be the result of improved management of modifiable risk factors. This is hopeful as it indicates there ...

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Diet to Prevent Dementia

August 8th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. It affects up to 20% of individuals over 80 years of age. It is a complex disease involving chronic neuro-inflammation and neurodegeneration, characterized by beta-amyloid plaques, dysfunctional tau protein and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain. AD is a slowly progressive disease ...

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7 Gut Disruptors

July 22nd, 2022 | Posted in Info

A healthy gut microbiome supports digestion, immune function and general health by: Breaking down food and increasing nutrient absorption Producing anti-inflammatory compounds Manufacturing nutrients such as B vitamins and vitamin K Manufacturing short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that support healthy immune function and gut barrier ...

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Lifestyle Factors and Gut Health

July 15th, 2022 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog post Food for Gut Health you’ll have some ideas as to what to eat to promote gut health. Here are more ideas, beyond what you eat, to promote a healthy digestive system. Exercise – physical activity helps increase healthy bacterial populations and promotes microbial diversity, along with numerous additional ...

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Foods for Gut Health

July 8th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Gut Helpers and Gut Disruptors There is no doubt that what we eat is one of the biggest influences on the health of our digestive systems. However, other factors play a part and can be either detrimental or beneficial to gut health. This month’s blog posts will look at factors, dietary and otherwise, that affect the health of our digestive ...

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Fasting and Future Generations

June 23rd, 2022 | Posted in Info

There are various types of fasting that have gained popularity over the past few years. These include intermittent fasting, the 5:2 diet, time restricted eating and calorie restriction. The possible benefits of these diets is widely discussed. However, the impact of these diets on future generations has not been given much consideration.  ...

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How to Encourage Healthy Eating in Children

June 17th, 2022 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog post Food Labelling Explained you’ll have some idea of how easy it is to be given misleading messages about food. Here we’ll look at how you, as a parent, can give your children information about food that is both true and effective at encouraging healthy eating. Some years ago research found that repeatedly ...

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Food Labelling Explained

June 10th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Most parents know that healthy eating is important for children’s mental and physical health though many feel they are falling short of the ideal. Factors that get in the way of healthy eating include picky eating, availability, time, convenience and cost. This month’s blogs will look at a few things to take into account when feeding ...

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