Growing up, kids are told to sit down at the table while eating. Far from just being about good manners, science is now discovering how standing up while eating can change taste perception, temperature sensation and even how much is eaten. Welcome to the weird world of altered taste perceptions which is what I’ll be exploring in this blog post.Taste is one of the five key … [Read more...] about The weird way that body posture changes taste
It was back in March 2021 that I first tackled the topic of collagen supplements. It proved to be one of my most popular blog posts of the year. And for good reason. There is growing scientific evidence to support many of the health claims made about collagen. From improving skin health to even helping with sports injury recovery and osteoarthritis. In this post, I give an … [Read more...] about Collagen supplements: the science behind the health benefits
Are you tired and worn out all the time? Are you always feeling tense and anxious? Do you crave salty foods? Then you could have adrenal fatigue. Well, that is to say, you could have it if it were recognised as a legitimate medical condition. In this post, I’ll explain what your adrenal glands do, look closer at the alternative health diagnosis of ‘adrenal fatigue’ and compare … [Read more...] about Is adrenal fatigue a thing?
Of all the claims made about ketogenic diets, it is ‘curing cancer’ that is the standout and most emotive one. In this blog post, I look at the evidence behind that claim.Thanks to earlier detection and much better treatment options, cancer today is more survivable than ever before. But we are still a long way from curing cancer across the board for all types of cancer … [Read more...] about Can keto cure cancer?
The Internet is awash with all sorts of dietary advice for how a person with hypothyroidism should eat. In this blog post, I’ll explore the claims made about diet and hypothyroidism and see what diet changes, if any, someone with this condition should look at making.Our thyroid gland plays a key role in metabolism, growth and development. The thyroid gland secretes … [Read more...] about Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s disease: what role for diet?