Heard of nightshades? They are a group of plants that include some very commonly eaten foods. Tomatoes, eggplants, capsicums and potatoes are all nightshades. These are staple foods eaten all around the world. But if you go digging into ‘health and wellness’ advice on the Internet, you’ll come across all sorts of alarming health warnings about nightshades. Digestive issues and … [Read more...] about Nightshade vegetables: health hazard or nutritional powerhouse?
Lectins are the new dietary demon responsible for all of our modern health ills - at least if you take YouTube clips and diet books on their word. These lectins are a major driver of inflammation, weight gain and chronic disease it seems. Yet to believe this, you need to ignore the reality that humans have been eating lectin-containing foods like wholegrains and legumes for … [Read more...] about Lectins: exposing the manufactured health scare around these plant proteins
If you’re active on social media in the health and nutrition space, it’s very likely you’ve seen health advice over the last few years warning you about the health harms of seed oils. These seed oils are toxic don’t you know? And they’re blamed for a whole host of health ills such as inflammation, lowered immunity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and more. Oh my. But the … [Read more...] about Seed oils are not ‘toxic’: separating fact from fiction
Of the many tasks that magnesium has, it is its role in helping us to sleep better that regularly comes up as a reason to take magnesium supplements. In this blog post, I’ll look at the latest evidence for magnesium and sleep. I’ll also profile the main food sources of magnesium and critique the merits of the many different supplemental forms of magnesium.Magnesium is an … [Read more...] about Will magnesium supplements improve your sleep quality?
Nut allergies are one of the most common types of food allergy seen in children and adults. In this post, I look at the causes and consequences of nut allergies and then profile the emerging treatment of oral immunotherapy.A nut or peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies seen in infants and children. Just for peanuts alone, about 3 in every 100 infants … [Read more...] about Nut allergies: causes, consequences and emerging treatments