Why you need to bring the fun back into healthy eating

 

 

We’re sure you’ve heard it all before, ‘healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring’ and it’s true.

 

 

Bianca Cheah is an advocate to leading a healthy lifestyle and making healthier choices, here she shares her insights into becoming more radiant, nourished, happy and energised.

As the founder of leading digital publication Sporteluxe and successful businesswoman she’s one of the most influential minds to when it comes to health and fitness. For Bianca, leading a healthy life wasn’t a one-time thing nor was it a sudden overnight revelation but a lifestyle she’s proud to be living. Although alw…

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The MIND diet 'reduces risk of Alzheimer's'

The MIND diet may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by up to 53%.

What is it?

The MIND diet is an acronym for Mediterranean-DASH intervention for neurodegenerative delay, fusing the acclaimed Med diet and DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension).

Strictly following the MIND diet could markedly drop the odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease according to journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia. A study showed that the diet reduced the risk of Alzheimer’s by up to 53 per cent in strict adherents and 35 per cent in moderate followers.

Try it: The MIND diet has 15 dietary components including 10 brain-healthy food groups – green leafy veg, other vegie…

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The MIND diet 'reduces risk of Alzheimer's'

The MIND diet may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by up to 53%.

What is it?

The MIND diet is an acronym for Mediterranean-DASH intervention for neurodegenerative delay, fusing the acclaimed Med diet and DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension).

Strictly following the MIND diet could markedly drop the odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease according to journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia. A study showed that the diet reduced the risk of Alzheimer’s by up to 53 per cent in strict adherents and 35 per cent in moderate followers.

Try it: The MIND diet has 15 dietary components including 10 brain-healthy food groups – green leafy veg, other vegie…

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Innate teaching skills 'part of human nature'

A small but novel study of hunter-gatherers concludes that teaching is part of the human genome, that it is a part of our human nature, researchers say. The Aka are among the last of the world’s hunter-gatherers, but their way of life accounts for 99 percent of human history. That they teach, and how they teach, offers new insight into who we are as humans and how we might best learn.
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A disposable, highly sensitive biosensing system

A new biosensing platform has been fabricated for the determination of haptoglobin in human blood.

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I don't know where to start

Really, there's not too much to tell you about myself. I'm in the UK, on the Welsh Borders and living is some of the most beautiful countryside England has to offer.I am 65 (born in 1950) married since 1975 and now we are both retired we are taking ourselves in hand. I was a neurosurgical theatre sister for many years. It's not as exciting as it sounds, all I did was hand the surgeon the instruments he wanted. The best part of the job though was teaching nurses and the worst part, having…

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Scientists elucidate genetic underpinnings of congenital heart disease

Mutations in the gene TBX5 have been shown to cause both rare and more prevalent forms of congenital heart disease, yet the underlying mechanisms have remained unclear. A team of researchers has now found evidence pointing to a culprit.
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Curcumin Boosts AMPK Activation, Prevents Fatty Liver

Several new studies show that curcumin activates the enzyme AMPK, along with related fat burning gene signals, thus preventing the build up of fat in liver cells. 

AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase) is a pivotal cell enzyme required to orchestrate the burning of fat and sugar. The first study was trying to figure out if curcumin had a mechanism that could specifically help protect against non-alcohol fatty liver disease; a common consequence of obesity-related health problems. This study showed that curcumin turned on AMPK, induced fat burning, while inhibiting fat deposition in liver cells. The researchers concluded that these mechanisms were adequate to conclude that, &#8…

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Low Energy? Detect Thyroid Related Fatigue

Energy is the backbone of life. All systems in your body need energy to function properly. How you produce and distribute energy is complex; thyroid hormone function has a major impact on all of your energy systems. However, not all fatigue or tiredness is due to thyroid malfunction. How do you tell the difference?

Thyroid hormone governs the basal metabolic rate, which is like the idling speed of a car engine. Even when you are sitting in a chair or sleeping your 100 trillion cells keep making energy. This type of energy production is the foundation for all other energy and hormonal systems. If it is not up to par, no other system in your body works as well as it should.  <…

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Low Energy? Detect Thyroid Related Fatigue

Energy is the backbone of life. All systems in your body need energy to function properly. How you produce and distribute energy is complex; thyroid hormone function has a major impact on all of your energy systems. However, not all fatigue or tiredness is due to thyroid malfunction. How do you tell the difference?

Thyroid hormone governs the basal metabolic rate, which is like the idling speed of a car engine. Even when you are sitting in a chair or sleeping your 100 trillion cells keep making energy. This type of energy production is the foundation for all other energy and hormonal systems. If it is not up to par, no other system in your body works as well as it should.  <…

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