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
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?
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?
Joining the growing world of podcasts, Thinking Nutrition is now broadcasting out with its own podcast. Already episodes have been released on what makes nutrition appear so confusing, a practical guide to intermittent fasting, an exploration of the lifestyle habits of the long-lived in parts of the world called Blue Zones, and the most recent one on coffee and its surprising … [Read more...] about Thinking Nutrition Podcast
Medical research can make for attention-grabbing headlines. But a recent audit of the types of medical studies making it into the media has found that lower-quality research is more likely to feature.News coverage of medical research ranks high for public interest for the potential new treatments and cures it promises. But looking past attention-grabbing headlines promoting … [Read more...] about Does the best quality medical research make the news?