Protecting the human epigenome with nutritional epigenetic intervention programs

Protecting the human epigenome with nutritional epigenetic intervention programs

Dr. Renee J. Dufault, director of the Food Ingredient and Health Research Institute, explains the importance of nutritional epigenetics in understanding the impact of nutrients and dietary chemicals on gene expression patterns, and their role in the development of conditions such as autism and ADHD. Rising rates of autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and type 2 … Read more

From persistent colds to poor concentration and skin problems: the 6 surprising signs your gut health is in shambles

A LARGE part of our health is influenced by a huge amount of bacteria that live in our bodies: the microbiome of our intestines. It is largely influenced by the way we choose to live – our diet, level of physical activity – and our environment. 1 Some symptoms you may not associate with poor … Read more

5 Nutritional Deficiencies You Can Develop on GLP-1s

Share on PinterestYour risk of developing a nutritional deficiency may increase while taking GLP-1 medications such as Ozempic, Wegovy, and Zepbound. Anna Stills/Getty Images While GLP-1 drugs like Ozempic, Wegovy, and Zepbound can aid in weight loss, they can also cause nutritional deficiencies. When taking a GLP-1 medication, it is important to get enough protein, … Read more

The Health Benefits of Avocados

We don’t just like avocados in the UK, we love them. Figures show that in the year to April 2024, we bought 17.4% more avocados than the previous 12-month period – the biggest increase of any fruit and veg. From guacamole to salads to fancy starters, they’re the superfood loved by health-food influencers and even … Read more

The Surprising Truth About Ultra-Processed Foods: Redefining Health and Nutrition

Diets rich in minimally processed foods don’t necessarily provide better nutritional benefits than those with more ultra-processed items. A study comparing two Western diets found similar nutritional scores, but noted that minimally processed foods were more expensive and had a shorter shelf life. A new study questions the degree of processing as a measure of … Read more

8 Eating Habits That Actually Improve Your Sleep

aAbout 1 in 3 Americans say they are sleep deprived, and these deficits have been linked to serious illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and depression. Certain eating patterns can lead to more sleep, which translates to healthier, more fulfilling lives. A good night’s sleep also stabilizes your body’s hunger hormones, so you’re … Read more

3 reasons why cottage cheese is good for you

Cottage cheese is a creamy, soft, white cheese made from pasteurized cow’s milk curds. It has many health benefits: it is relatively low in calories, but packed with protein, B vitamins, and other healthy nutrients. In addition, low-sodium and lactose-free options make cottage cheese suitable for many diets. Here’s everything you need to know about … Read more

To understand the changing American diet, read the label: A brief history of nutrition facts |

The Food and Drug Administration is likely to propose adding nutrition facts to the front of packaged foods for the first time. The change, expected to be announced in the coming months, will be the latest in the consumer-driven evolution of nutrition labeling. It comes as heart disease, a diet-related disease, remains the leading cause … Read more

Nutrition labels have a complicated legacy

The Nutrition Facts label, the black-and-white information box found on nearly every packaged food product in the U.S. since 1994, has recently become a symbol of transparency for consumers. From Apple’s “Privacy Nutrition Labels,” which reveal how smartphone apps handle user data, to a “Garment Facts” label that standardizes ethical disclosures on clothing, policy advocates … Read more

Why You Should Follow the ’30-30-3′ Rule When Eating, According to a Doctor

A simple yet powerful diet concept called “30-30-3” has gone viral, garnering 265,000 views. The Instagram video, which highlights fundamental nutritional habits, has garnered a lot of attention and sparked social media discussions about the importance of a good diet for optimal health. The concept was introduced by Dr. Amy Shah, a double board certified … Read more