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Plant-based diet index

Plant-based diet index

Plant-based diet indexMuch of what we know about diet, nutrition and health comes from prospective cohort studies, which follow large groups of people, usually healthy at baseline, for a number of years and analyse associations between dietary intake and health...

Plant-based diets and risk of stroke

Plant-based diets and risk of stroke

Plant-based diets and risk of strokeThere are two types of stroke; haemorrhagic and ischaemic. The vast majority are ischaemic and share the same risk factors as ischaemic heart disease. Stroke represents a huge burden of disease globally. The Global Burden of...

Coconut oil is not heart healthy

Coconut oil is not heart healthy

Coconut oil is not heart healthy Highly successful Industry marketing has convinced many that coconut oil is a ‘health food’. This well conducted meta-analysis of 16 studies confirms this not to be true. Coconut oil consistently leads to an increase in blood...

A look back at 2020 for Plant-based Health Professionals UK

A look back at 2020 for Plant-based Health Professionals UK

A look back at 2020 for Plant-based Health Professionals UKIt’s been a difficult year for us all. At PBHP UK we have had to adapt our working accordingly. Despite this we have had an exciting and productive year. These are the highlights. PLANT POWERED EXPO — FEBRUARY...

To Baobab or Not?

To Baobab or Not?

TO BAOBAB OR NOT? Baobab and Gut Health: Can we learn from the last remaining Hunter-Gatherers? By Dr Sunni PatelBaobab you say. I am sure you have heard of one of the African Tribe ‘superfoods’ to grace our culinary shelves? If you haven’t, do not fear, as this...

Iodine for babies and children: how much do they need?

Iodine for babies and children: how much do they need?

Iodine for babies and children: how much do they need? by Dr Miriam Martinez-BiargeIodine is a vital nutrient at all ages. Our thyroid gland takes iodine from the blood, combines it with the amino acid tyrosine and makes thyroid hormones: thyroxine (T4) and...

Nutritional aspects during the fourth trimester of pregnancy

Nutritional aspects during the fourth trimester of pregnancy

Nutritional aspects during the fourth trimester of pregnancy Breaking the Taboo by Rachel Huban. Plant-based Nutritional TherapistThe fourth trimester is the 12 weeks after birth and nutritional insufficiencies can lead to exhaustion. The first 40 days after birth are...

Gut microbiome, immune system and COVID-19

Gut microbiome, immune system and COVID-19

Gut microbiome, immune system and COVID-19 By Despina Marselou Dietitian specialized in autoimmune diseases and chronic inflammation www.feedyourimmunity.comDespite the fact that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is known to attack our respiratory system,...

Is dairy necessary for good health?

Is dairy necessary for good health?

Is dairy necessary for good health?The scientific answer to this common nutrition question is simply no. Even the mainstream medical community is communicating this fact in top medical journals. The predominant reason we continue to believe dairy is necessary is due...

Fish and omega-3 fatty acids; the bottom line

Fish and omega-3 fatty acids; the bottom line

Fish and omega-3 fatty acids; the bottom lineThe role of fish in the diet continues to be a topic of scientific study and debate. So, do humans need to eat fish for health? Do I need to eat fish to be healthy? A 100% plant-based or vegan diet is one of the healthiest...

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