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4 Entries Found with Category = Nutrition
  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    Nutrition

    Posted On

    3 February 2014

    The Victorians introduced the saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ nearly 150 years ago and just in the last few months the Victorians have possibly been proven scientifically and medically correct! A study by a team of researchers at the University of Oxford was published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) in December 2013. The team used mathematical models to test the old saying and confirmed that by prescribing an apple a day to all adults aged 50 and over could prevent or delay around 8,500 vascular deaths every year in the UK. The study also suggested that this result would be similar to giving statins to everyone over 50 years who is not already taking them. By the researchers calculations, if adults of all ages could manage to eat an extra portion of fruit or veg a day, as many as 11,000 vascular deaths could be averted each year.

  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    Nutrition

    Posted On

    20 January 2014

    The limbic system, also called the paleomammalian brain, is a complex collection of brain structures that lie on both sides of the thalamus, directly under the cerebrum. It is thought by some neuroscientists that it was added to the forebrain in the course of evolution. The main limbic structures include the hippocampus (memory centre), the amygdala (anger, anxiety and stress centre) and the limbic cortex that interconnects with the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for reasoning and judgment. The limbic system supports functions such as emotion, behaviour and motivation and is devoted to supporting our survival structures that protect and regulate human emotions. Research suggests that it appears to be primarily responsible for emotional life, and it has a great deal to do with the formation of memories. This information suggests that emotional wellbeing and happiness is linked to the wellbeing of the limbic system. Therefore it is possible that a deterioration of the limbic system could lead to more negative, out of control emotions such as rage and depression, leading to violence and a general neurological decline.

  • Written By

    Michael Betts

    Category

    Nutrition, Personal Training

    Posted On

    25 November 2013

    A heavy schedule of exercise, plus the stresses and strains of today’s’ fast pace of life, can take its toll on our health. This can then increase susceptibility to common illnesses. The immune system has evolved to protect us against the many viruses, bacteria and parasites that attack our bodies on a day-to-day basis. This defence mechanism involves many different cell types and chemical messengers and its effectiveness can be influenced by a variety of factors. These include smoking, alcohol consumption, psychological stress, strenuous exercise, nutritional status, age, gut flora and genetics.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Nutrition, Personal Training

    Posted On

    21 November 2013

    Over the last 10 years, the Paleo and Primal diets have steadily risen in popularity. Unfortunately, alongside this increase in practice, there has also been a great deal of criticism of the 'supposed' science surrounding the claims of these approaches.