Positive feedback is where a response to a stimulus causes an amplification in the response – during labour, for example. It is a much less common response than negative feedback which is used to maintain physiological and homeostatic control. On
Which foods can be especially beneficial for the thyroid gland? Many people with thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions have certain vitamin, mineral, fatty acid and amino acid deficiencies, so it makes sense that a diet with adequate micronutrients, lipids and proteins
Here’s my latest Jersey Evening Post article – on how to stay away from the doctor (and save money):
Pesticides include insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides and antimicrobials. For the purposes of this post, we’ll look at the effects of the most ubiquitous – the insecticides and herbicides – which contain both active and inert ingredients.
What are the food components that prevent the absorption of iron, calcium & zinc? Mineral absorption refers to the amount of dietary minerals that the body obtains and uses from food; for instance, healthy adults absorb about 10% to 15% of
The UK’s ‘Eatwell’ plate should be called ‘EatCrap’ plate. It shows an almost overwhelming misunderstanding of what constitutes a healthy diet. Here’s one of my takes on it:
Where England goes, Jersey often follows. Public Health England says that too many adults are overweight, drink too much or get too little exercise. Reasons for this include