What Causes Bloating and What Can You Do To Prevent It?

What Causes Bloating and What Can You Do To Prevent It?“Bloating”, the feeling of a full and swollen belly, is one of the most common complaints we hear about in medical practice from patients, with 10 to 30% of people experiencing it.

Here's What To Eat To Recover From An Injury

Here's What To Eat To Recover From An InjuryIn January, many of us strive to be stronger, lighter, faster versions of ourselves. It is also the busiest time of the year for physiotherapists.

Can Good Fat Boost Your Fitness Level?

salmon 1 23Fish oil supplements may seem like a relatively recent health fad but they have actually been produced in the UK on a large scale since 1935

Mislabeled Fish Are Showing Up In Lots Of Sushi

Mislabeled Fish Are Showing Up In Lots Of SushiThat spicy tuna roll you order at your favorite sushi restaurant may not be tuna at all. Scientists say as much as half of nine types of fish sold in sushi restaurants they sampled may be mislabeled, despite tougher laws and increased media scrutiny in recent years.

How The Mediterranean Diet May Protect Your Brain In Old Age

How The Mediterranean Diet May Protect Your Brain In Old AgeAmid the contention about diets and detoxes, sugar and fats, there is at least general agreement that a Mediterranean diet – fruit, vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish – is a good thing.

How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

How Much Protein Do You Really Need?Andrew Taylor has eaten only potatoes for a whole year. Well, almost. He made his diet more nutritious by including sweet potatoes, and adding nut or soya milk to mashed potatoes.

Keep Colds at Bay and Stay Well This Winter

Keep Colds at Bay and Stay Well This Winter To boost strength and resilience we need to eat more nutrient-dense foods and support blood circulation. The digestive system is an important source of support for the lungs that also tends to express more deficiencies in autumn.

10 Reasons To Cut Back On Alcohol

10 Reasons To Cut Back On AlcoholAt this time of year, alcohol promotions, sales and consumption are prominent. Many of us enjoy celebrating a year ended, work and family gatherings, a holiday and a time to kick back and relax.

Is It Possible To Remove The Bad Parts of Wheat?

Is It Possible To Remove The Bad Parts of Wheat?Wheat is everywhere. It’s in bread, pasta, pastries, biscuits, pizza, batter, cereals, soups, sauces, instant drinks, salad dressing, processed meats and sweets, to name but a few. The western diet is so infatuated with wheat that most of us eat a kilo or more a week. So why do we love it?

From Growing Edible Forests to Banking Heirloom Seeds, Solutions to Keeping Your Food Local

From Growing Edible Forests to Banking Heirloom Seeds, Solutions to Keeping Your Food LocalAround 2006, Cherokee leaders approached administrative liaison Pat Gwin about starting a seed bank. They already had launched an initiative to improve health care access and infrastructure at the reservation; now, they wanted to go even deeper by recovering ancestral seeds to preserve their cultural heritage.

13 Ways To Keep Free Radicals Out Of Your Food

13 Ways To Keep Free Radicals Out Of Your FoodThe holiday season is in full swing, and with it comes time for family celebration while gathering around tables full of delicious foods with seasonal spices!

What's Driving The Worldwide Obesity Epidemic?

The rise of obesity around the globe has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to urge countries to impose a tax on sugary drinks, which are blamed for the spread of the epidemic.

Is Your Christmas Turkey Arriving Stuffed With Antibiotics?

Is Your Christmas Turkey Arriving Already Stuffed With Antibiotics?You may consider the turkey to be a traditional part of your Christmas celebrations. But however you cook it, something about this festive bird is changing – it’s getting fatter.

Do Humans Really Need Dairy?

Do Humans Really Need Dairy?A lot of people will have already made up their mind about whether humans need dairy in their diet and will be thinking that the answer is obviously “yes” or obviously “no”. But nutrition is based on science not opinion – so, here’s the latest research on the matter.

How To Make Amazing Meringue And Perfect Cappuccino

How To Make Amazing Meringue And Perfect CappuccinoWhether it’s frothing milk for a cappuccino or beating egg whites into meringue for a pavlova or macaroons, you can thank chemistry for the reactions that make them possible.

How Magic Mushrooms Ease Cancer Patient Anxiety

How Magic Mushrooms Eases Cancer Patient AnxietyJust one dose of a hallucinogenic drug offers many cancer patients up to six months of relief from disease-related anxiety or depression.

Why So Many People Regain Weight After Dieting

Why So Many People Regain Weight After DietingAnyone who has tried to lose weight and keep it off knows how difficult the task can be. It seems like it should be simple: Just exercise to burn more calories and reduce your calorie intake.

Can Too Much Fatty Food Harm Young Brains?

Can Too Much Fatty Food Harm Young Brains?Eating a very high-fat diet early in life may disrupt development of the prefrontal cortex in young brains, according to new research in mice.

Can Eating Aged Cheese Help You Age Well?

Can Eating Aged Cheese Help You Age Well?Most people are interested in how to slow the ageing process, or at least they get more interested as the years tick by.

Research Shows That Salmonella Thrives In Salad Bags

salad in bagWhen you hear the term “food poisoning” it usually conjures up images of hurried journeys to the toilet and rueful reviews while there of what was eaten the previous day.

Can Biofortified Rice Ease Hidden Hunger It Causes?

Can Biofortified Rice Ease Hidden Hunger It Causes?Rice is the staple food of billions of people throughout the developing world. But beyond easing hunger pains and providing carbohydrates for energy, it has little nutritional value.

Is Cheese Good For You?

Is Cheese Good For You?It’s no wonder people are confused about whether it’s good to eat cheese, when even food experts are divided.

While Cranberries Are Healthy, They Don't Appear To Cure Urinary Tract Infections

While Cranberries Are Otherwise Healthy, They Don't Appear To Cure Urinary Tract InfectionsCranberries, the little red berries from North America, are not effective for curing urinary tract infections. This piece of information is bound to disappoint the women who have been swallowing cranberry capsules for years in the hope that it was. But, alas, this is what science shows.

How Chickens Took Over The World

How Chickens Took Over The WorldThe discarded bone of a chicken leg, still etched with teeth marks from a dinner thousands of years ago, provides some of the oldest known physical evidence for the introduction of domesticated chickens to the continent of Africa.

Does A Pudgy Dad Bod Really Make Men Live Longer?

Does A Pudgy Dad Bod Really Make Men Live Longer?The “dad bod”, it seems, is in vogue. And now a new book claims that gaining weight after fatherhood makes men healthier, more attractive and more likely to live longer than their “skinny” counterparts.

Why Fasting May Improve Cancer Treatment

Why Fasting May Improve Cancer TreatmentThe gold standard treatment for cancer in the last few decades has been a combination of surgery – to remove tumours – and chemotherapy and radiotherapy – to kill cancer cells.

How The Placebo Sweet Spot Could Help Control Your Pain

How The Placebo Sweet Spot Could Help Control Your PainScientists have identified for the first time the region in the brain responsible for the “placebo effect” in pain relief, when a fake treatment actually results in substantial reduction of pain.

Why Caffeine Doesn’t Leave Everybody Wired

Why Caffeine Doesn’t Leave Everybody WiredDepending on your genetic make-up, you might be able to drink coffee right before bed or feel wired after just one cup, ongoing research shows.

How Sausages Conquered The World

How Sausages Conquered The WorldSausages are no joke. Jamie Oliver learned that lesson when he rashly included chorizo in a recipe for paella. “WTF, Jamie Oliver?” outraged Spaniards asked the Naked Chef in a Twitterstorm of indignation.

What Do We Know About Marijuana's Medical Benefits?

What Do We Know About Marijuana's Medical Benefits? Currently 25 states and the District of Columbia have medical cannabis programs. On Nov. 8, Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota will vote on medical cannabis ballot initiatives, while Montana will vote on repealing limitations in its existing law.

High Protein Diets May Not Lower Diabetes Risk

High Protein Diets May Not Lower Diabetes RiskIn a small weight-loss study, women on a high-protein diet did lose weight but didn’t see improvements in insulin sensitivity, which can help lower diabetes risk.

Not All Processed Meats Carry The Same Cancer Risk

Not All Processed Meats Carry The Same Cancer RiskEating processed meat can increase your risk of getting colorectal cancer. The World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says that each 50g portion of processed meat eaten daily (about two bacon rashers) increases bowel cancer risk by 18%.

How Your Gut Microbiota Affects Your Mood, Sleep And Stress Levels

It’s not as simple as opening a tub of yoghurt. jules/Flickr, CC BYThe gut microbiota is the community of bugs, including bacteria, that live in our intestine. It has been called the body’s “forgotten organ” because of the important role it plays beyond digestion and metabolism.

The Neem Compound May Shrink Prostate Tumors

The Neem Compound May Shrink Prostate TumorsA compound derived from the leaves of the neem plant could significantly suppress the development of prostate cancer, according to new research with mice.

How We Get Sucked In By Junk Food Specials In Supermarkets

How We Get Sucked In By Junk Food Specials In SupermarketsThree in five Australian adults get sucked in by promotions and specials on junk food and sugary drinks at the supermarket, research released today shows.

Metformin Is The Diabetes Drug That Is Developed From French Lilac

Metformin Is The Diabetes Drug That Is Developed From French LilacMetformin is the most widely used drug to treat type 2 diabetes globally. In Australia, approximately two-thirds of patients with type 2 diabetes are prescribed metformin, either alone or in combination with other pills, or with insulin injections.

Here Is A Better Way To Detect Food Fraud

Here Is A Better Way To Detect Food FraudFood scientists argue that near-infrared spectroscopy would work better than other methods to detect food fraud.

What Is It That Puts People Off Eating Insects?

What Is It That Puts People Off Eating Insects?There’s a lot of hype around edible insects. Insects are being championed as a healthy and sustainable alternative to conventional protein sources in Europe and the US, and “ento-prising” new products are appearing almost every week.

7 Things To Eat Or Avoid To Lower Your Blood Pressure

7 Things To Eat Or Avoid To Lower Your Blood PressureHigh blood pressure is called the silent killer. That’s because it has no symptoms. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, heart failure and kidney disease.

What Should Breastfeeding Women Eat?

What Should Breastfeeding Women Eat?We all understand how important breastfeeding is for baby’s health. Breastfeeding mothers often receive a variety of well-intentioned advice about what and what not to eat during this period. But what does the science say?

5 Imported Vegetables From China You Should Avoid

5 Imported Vegetables From China You Should AvoidDefective imports from China, from pet food that kills pets, to toys containing lead, have grabbed headlines in United States for years. Regulations in China are lax, and the communist regime regularly attempts to cover up domestic food scandals.

Why To Beware Of Undercooked Chicken Livers

Why To Beware Of Undercooked Chicken LiversAn increasing number of food-poisoning outbreaks in Britain are being caused by undercooked chicken livers.

Is LSD Dangerous, Mystical Or Therapeutic?

Limited research has been conducted into how LSD produces its psychoactive effects. PixabayLysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a synthetic chemical made from a substance found in a fungus that grows on rye and other grains, called ergot.

If You Love Me, Don’t Feed Me Bacon or Soft Drinks

If You Love Me, Don’t Feed Me Bacon or Soft DrinksA friend reckons he has it good. His partner cooks a bacon-hash-brown-fry-up for breakfast every day. “Are you sure?” I said. “Cause that’s exactly what I would feed my partner if I wanted to bump him off!”

5 Fruits From China You Should Avoid

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” says the proverb—but maybe not in China. Due to a lack of regulation and enforcement, farmers in China regularly add dangerous amounts of fertilizers, preservatives, pesticides, and other chemicals

What Is The Clever Chemistry That Can Stop Your Food Rotting

What Is The Clever Chemistry That Can Stop Your Food RottingA hotel in Reykjavík has on display a McDonald’s burger and fries, seemingly undecomposed after 2,512 days – and counting. It was bought on October 30, 2009, the day that the last McDonald’s in Iceland closed.

What Is The Quality Of Seafood From China?

What Is The Quality Seafood From China? In a squalid fish farm in Yangjiang, Guangdong, farmers fed tilapia fish with the feces of pigs and geese to lower the cost of production.

The Rise And Fall Of Reality TV Star American Ginseng

The Rise And Fall Of Reality TV Star American GinsengIn one of television’s more bizarre recent offerings, the History Channel show “Appalachian Outlaws” follows a band of West Virginians as they hunt rugged forests for American ginseng, a medicinal root worth hundreds of dollars per pound.

Can Vitamins Supplement A Poor Diet?

vitamins 9 12Vitamins and minerals are essential for keeping us in good health. While eating a varied diet should give us all the nutrients we need

Can You Trust ‘Organic’ Produce From China?

Can You Trust ‘Organic’ Produce From China?After numerous food scares in China, the Chinese have become disillusioned with the communist regime’s ability to properly regulate the food industry. And the contaminated food does not just stay in China. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regularly refuses shipments from China...

The Five Second Food Drop Rule Isn’t So Simple

The Five Second Food Drop Rule Isn’t So SimpleA new study complicates the “five-second rule,” the widely accepted idea that it’s okay to scoop up fallen food and eat it if you’re quick enough.

How We Could Feed Growing Population With Flies

How We Could Feed  Growing Population With FliesScientists have predicted that by 2050 there will be 9.6 billion humans living on Earth. With the rise of the middle class, we are expected to increase our consumption of animal products by up to 70% using the same limited resources that we have today.

Should We Supplement Our Diets With Creatine?

Gym-goers often use creatine, protein and other supplements to maximise their workouts – some with evidence and some without. John Jeddore/Flickr, CC BYNamed after the Greek word kreas, meaning flesh, creatine is an amino acid derivative found in all cells in the body, but is stored primarily in muscle.

Some Types Of Herbal Supplements Are Mislabeled

Some Types Of Herbal Supplements Are MislabeledThe use of food supplements and herbal medicinal products by the public, including athletes, is common practice – but it is not well regulated.

The Benefits of Lavender: Growing, Harvesting and Using This Medicinal Plant

Lavender UsesIt’s easier than you think to experience the beauty and healing properties of lavender by growing and using your own fresh lavender for use in food, body care, bathing, and other purposes. It can easily be done indoors in pots or outside in your garden.

Green Beans Are The Eco-friendly Option For Feeding And Saving The World

Green Beans Are The Eco-friendly Option For Feeding And Saving The WorldWe all know the score: current trends predict there will be 9.7 billion mouths to feed by 2050. Producing enough food without using more land, exacerbating climate change or putting more pressure on water, soil and energy reserves will be challenging.

Intuitive & Conscious Eating: Listening To Your Body’s Wisdom

Intuitive & Conscious Eating: Listening To Your Body’s WisdomWe can all relate to scarfing down a burrito in the car during rush-hour traffic or gobbling down a snack bar. Nowadays, it is easy to neglect the sacredness of our food. One vital way to tap into intuitive eating is to simply...

Is Too Much Good Cholesterol Linked To Early Death?

Is Too Much Good Cholesterol Linked To Early Death?

Commonly touted as “good cholesterol” for helping reduce risk of stroke and heart attack, both high and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol may increase a risk of premature death, a new study suggests.

Why Is It So Important To Distinguish Between A Good And A Bad Fat

Why Is It So Important To Distinguish Between A Good And A Bad FatFood, nutrition and human health institutes around the world have been fighting to reduce the risks associated with consuming detrimental fatty acids that are linked to cardiovascular diseases.

Will Burned Food Give You Cancer?

Will Burned Food Give You Cancer?If you’re offered a plate of blackened barbecue food this summer, you might think twice about eating it. It’s commonly thought that food that has been burnt could cause cancer.

Are Green Or Sprouting Potatoes Poisonous?

green sprouting potatoesWe’ve all been there, you buy some potatoes, pop them in the cupboard, and then promptly forget about them. Then the next time you open up the cupboard, you discover said potatoes have started sprouting and now resemble an alien lifeform.

How To Make Milk Last For Weeks And Weeks

How To Make Milk Last For Weeks And WeeksA rapid heating and cooling of milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria, extending its shelf life by several weeks.

10 Facts About The Chicken And The Egg Down Under

10 Facts About The Chicken And The Egg Down UnderWhen I am asked by friends what I do for living, I tend to raise eyebrows because my job is somewhat odd to many city people. That’s because I’m a poultry nutritionist.

A Salt On The Senses

A Salt On The SensesWhen we say “salt”, we usually mean the stuff we sprinkle on our chips, which is sodium chloride (NaCl). But, technically speaking, this is just one example of a salt.

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