Inflammation is today getting top billing as the latest health concern you should be worrying about. From avoiding so-called ‘inflammatory foods’ to eating more ‘anti-inflammatory foods’ to treat and even cure inflammation, is there no disease that cannot be explained by our understanding of inflammation?Far from something scary, inflammation is a natural process that helps … [Read more...] about Inflammation: the good, the bad and the ugly
Telomeres are the protective cap at the end of DNA which protects our chromosomes. The length of telomeres shortens with age which raises the intriguing possibility that telomere length forms a key part of the ageing process. Now scientists are looking into how much diet can influence telomere length.Telomeres are one of today’s hottest topics in science. Top researchers … [Read more...] about Eating your way to longer telomeres
The Paleo diet is today's hottest dietary trend. It's all about eating primal to mirror our cavemen ancestors as a way to optimal health. Like any popular fad, there is both truth and fiction to the claims made about the diet, but amongst all the noise, there could be some merit in trying the Paleo diet for diabetes management.The Paleo diet is simple in its idea: that … [Read more...] about The Paleo diet: does it have a role in the management of diabetes?
Diabetes is a major public health problem. Each day, 280 Australians will be diagnosed with diabetes with the total number of people in this country with either diabetes or a condition of pre-diabetes standing now at a staggering 3.2 million. Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common form of diabetes and is leading the world-wide explosion in this disease.There is much we … [Read more...] about How do the different dietary approaches for type 2 diabetes compare?
You may have seen some recent press around a book ('Grain Brain') written by a US neurologist with the claim that eating grains (and most carbohydrate foods in general) are a major culprit in causing dementia, depression, ADHD and headaches.What the book boils down to is yet another variation of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate, gluten-free, saturated fat and high cholesterol … [Read more...] about Lifestyle keys to cutting dementia risk