Food for thought

Calcium

Calcium

Calcium is a mineral that’s essential for many body functions and for its structure. We store an impressive 1kg of calcium in the body and it's very tightly regulated, ...
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Protein priority order

Protein Priority Order

What is protein and how much protein should you eat each day? Surprisingly for some there is as much protein in vegetables as in meat, dairy and fish....
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The thyroid

The thyroid is a gland in the neck, about the size of a plum and weighing less than a slice of bread. Despite its diminutive size and weight the thyroid has a huge amount...
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Do nothing every day

Do nothing every day

It’s important to have balance and variety in our lives so, as a counterpoint to my post about doing more exercise, I’d also encourage you to find time to do ...
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Appetite

Appetite

Humans have evolved a system that tells us when and how much to eat so that our nutritional and functional needs are met. Hunger centres in the brain and the resulting se...
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Food as reward

Sometimes, as children, people are given certain foods as a form of reward. It might be getting pudding as a reward for eating their veg, like “If you eat your vegetabl...
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Stress and allostatic load

Stress and allostatic load

Stress is a way of life these days, it seems. Sometimes it's self-inflicted through over-exercising or overworking, and sometimes it's just circumstance, but there are st...
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