Year: 2017

Fighting the common cold with nutrition

Having just delivered a lecture to Year 1 students regarding the influence of nutrition on the immune system, this seems like the perfect time to write a short blog piece on a related topic. At this time of year, many of us find ourselves struggling with a cold, or even perhaps the flu, particularly if […]

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BCNH Newsletter – September 2017

To coincide with National Fertility Awareness week (October 30th-November 5th) our latest instalment of the BCNH Newsletter focuses on fertility and includes contributions from a number of graduates. September’s articles and features include: Infertility and a woman’s journey to conception by Justine Bold What underlines ‘unexplained fertility’ in men by Clare Casson Hormonal testing by […]

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How to manage depression and anxiety naturally

Depression is a common and debilitating condition that has become more prevalent in the 21st century. There are many explanations for this problem – social isolation, stressful lifestyle, Western diet, environmental issues, biochemical imbalances, genetics, etc. I have not been immune from depression myself. I know too well what it feels like feeling numb, despondent […]

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Do not get gout this Christmas!

Christmas is time of celebrations and indulgence, however, one must try to maintain some balance. Two dietary components contributing to gout and featuring during Christmas celebrations are excess alcohol and fructose (also known as fruits sugar). Considering that sugar is  fructose (Bray et al 2004), it is easy to overindulge on fructose intake, especially during […]

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BCNH Newsletter – June 2017

Summer’s here so why not take a look at our picnic basket fillers in the June instalment of the BCNH Newsletter! June’s articles and features include: Sego Elliot talks Year 4 Clinical Practice Question Time with Ben Brown Adrenal Testing by Kate Osborne Food in season: Strawberry To read this issue of the BCNH newsletter, follow this […]

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Childhood Obesity

We are very proud to announce that our BSc graduate, Anja Sprigford is now officially a published author.  Please read her publication below. Childhood Obesity – Clinical Approach Aimed at Families Advances in Obesity, Weight Management & Control, Volume 5 Issue 2 – 2016 Anja Springthorpe, BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy, Dipl BCNH, mBANT Introduction Obesity […]

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Effect of Iron on Gut Flora

Iron and bacterial infections It is well known that iron should not be supplemented during an active infection as it can stimulate bacterial or fungal growth (Bruhn & Spellberg 2015). However, it is less common knowledge that iron affects the composition of gut flora too. Hence in the human body iron is tightly bound to various proteins that limit iron […]

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BCNH Newsletter – March 2017

Easter is just around the corner so why not take a look at some *eggciting* cocoa recipes in the March instalment of the BCNH Newsletter! March’s articles and features include: World Health Day takes action on Depression Science Update with Ben Brown The role of IgG in food intolerance with Nigel Abraham Food in season: […]

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Omega 7 (n7) Fatty acids

From my experience very few people actually understand what n7 fatty acid (FAs) are beyond the fact that they are mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), where the site of unsaturation is 7 carbon (C) atoms from the end of the C chain (Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics 2014). Palmitoleic acid, an n7 FA, is a product of […]

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BCNH Newsletter – December 2016

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from the BCNH Team! This month, our focus is on surviving the Xmas period and Vitamin D. December’s articles and features include: Survival Guide to Xmas Figs Relieve Functional Constipation Vitamin D – The ‘Sunshine Vitamin’ Food in Focus & Recipes – Clementines. To read this issue of the BCNH […]

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