You’ll be well aware if you have type 1 diabetes, but may not know if you have/are developing type 2, especially as pre-diabetes can creep up un-noticed.
When we talk about nitrate in terms of food, it’s the salt potassium nitrate (saltpetre or saltpeter) we are referring to; potassium nitrate is commonly used to cure ham, bacon, sausages and salami. This stops the highly toxic Clostridium botulinum
Many fats are good for us and we need them in our diet. The term includes ‘oils’ which are fats that are runny at room temperature. It may surprise you to find out which fats are ‘good’ and which are ‘bad’.
I was just having a conversation with a friend who is soon to have his cataracts treated*. Given a diet high in sugars has all sorts of consequences, including AGE formation, I got to wondering if a high glycaemic increased the
The speed of motility can be affected by a number of factors; for example, highly fatty food, because it takes longer to digest than foods lower in fat, can slow down motility and foods higher in magnesium and insoluble fibre
Love it or loathe it, caffeine pops up all over the place; some swear by it and others don’t touch caffeine if they can help it. This review paper looks at studies on caffeine – you’ll see a summary of
We are often told, and believe, that eating too much meat protein causes blood to become acidic, meaning calcium is leached from the bones in order to return the blood to a more alkaline state. Is this true, or can
This interesting video from John Bergman looks at the relationship between throid and adrenal glands, what causes them to go wrong, the effects of that, and how to sort them out.
What are the two forms of vitamin K, where are they found in food, and what dietary factors can lead to deficiency?