Tag: Mediterranean Diet

FX Medicine podcast on Cardiometabolic Syndrome Part 1

Cardiometabolic syndrome is a very serious health condition that needs more recognition. Cardiometabolic syndrome is a multifactorial complex condition and is a cluster of abdominal obesity, elevated blood pressure, and elevated triglycerides and fasting plasma glucose. Additionally, there is insulin resistance, chronic inflammation, increased… Continue Reading “FX Medicine podcast on Cardiometabolic Syndrome Part 1”

The impact of diet on cardiometabolic syndrome

Optimum nutrition plays the major role in optimum health. Cardiometabolic syndrome is a disease of unhealthy diet and lifestyle. It is a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors, including elevated triglyceride levels, fasting plasma glucose level (hyperglycaemia), elevated blood pressure, increased waist circumference, and reduced… Continue Reading “The impact of diet on cardiometabolic syndrome”

The importance of minerals for cognitive development in children

Optimum nutrition is fundamental for the development of a child’s full potential and there are studies that link chronic undernutrition and micronutrient deficiency to cognitive deficits.[1] Undernutrition has been shown to negatively impact various developmental and cognitive areas including motor development, language functioning, intelligent… Continue Reading “The importance of minerals for cognitive development in children”

Good health starts in the gut

Good health starts in the gut. To quote Hippocrates, “all disease begins in the gut”! I highly recommend The complete gut health cookbook by @chefpeteevans and @helenpadarin . A highly essential guide to improving the health of the digestive system and beyond. Did you… Continue Reading “Good health starts in the gut”

Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing

Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing. Diet and nutrition play major roles in the prevention and management of chronic disease. 🥗 Eat colourful foods daily: – black: blackberries, grapes, black sesame seeds, nori, kelp – blue: blueberries, plums, berries –… Continue Reading “Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing”

Heart Week – Don’t get the sits

Heart Week is 29 April – 6 May and focuses on the benefits of physical activity and empowering Australians to get moving. Cardiovascular disease is a very serious health issue. It encompasses a wide range of cardiometabolic conditions, including Type 2 Diabetes, high blood… Continue Reading “Heart Week – Don’t get the sits”

Eat more fruit and vegetables!

A new report has been published stating that we are not eating enough fruit and vegetables. There seems to be a lack of focus on food and more emphasis on quick fixes. We need to bring back more focus on good quality foods. There is… Continue Reading “Eat more fruit and vegetables!”

National Nutrition Week

It’s National Nutrition Week (12-18 October 2014). Are you up for a healthy challenge? We challenge you to prepare healthy meals for you and your family every day for seven days. Cook, eat and enjoy. Even if it’s only one meal per day, it… Continue Reading “National Nutrition Week”

The influence of diet and nutrients on platelet function

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Platelet activation and aggregation play an integral role in hemostasis and thrombosis. Diets and nutrients play a potential role in modifying cardiovascular disease progression, particularly in platelet function, and have the potential of altering… Continue Reading “The influence of diet and nutrients on platelet function”