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The Egg Controversy

Health benefits of eggs Eggs are an excellent food choice; they are a natural source of nutrients such as B vitamins (B2, B12, folic acid and choline), as well as fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K and the mineral selenium. Eggs are also a good source of carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin) which protect against […]

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BCNH Newsletter June 2018

Our latest instalment of the BCNH June Newsletter focuses on remaining healthy whilst on the move and in the sun. This issue presents an article about sun exposure and skin cancers by one of our lecturers Dr Carol Granger and also highlights the great work some of our graduates have been doing since leaving BCNH. June’s […]

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DASH Diet – Beyond Reducing Blood Pressure

Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is a dietary approach to lower blood pressure (BP). Research shows that even relatively small reductions in BP can dramatically reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease and mortality. DASH diet is characterised by high consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, lean meats, fish, poultry, low- […]

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Vitamin D and Fatigue

Feeling tired?  Consider checking your vitamin D status Fatigue is a very common complaint, characterized by lack of energy, feelings of tiredness that are not relieved by sleep, and an inability to function mentally or physically. Fatigue may result from a number of different aetiologies including lack of sleep, anxiety, anaemias, underactive thyroid, adrenal hypofunction, […]

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BCNH Newsletter March 2018

Our latest instalment of the BCNH Newsletter presents an article on Irritable Bowel Syndrome for IBS Awareness Month in April, focusing on the causes, symptoms and management of the digestive disorder and includes contributions from a number of graduates. March 18 articles and features include: IBS – What Lies Beneath? By Melissa Marston Food in Season […]

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Dieting vs healthy eating / living

I hate diets! Typically, one perceives a diet as a quick fix to lose weight, regardless of their health implications. Also, diets come and go and even experts cannot agree which diet is the best. One diet that I particularly dislike is a low-fat diet. Low-fat diet I have a pet hate for low-fat diets […]

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BCNH Newsletter – December 2017

To coincide with World Cancer Day on February the 4th 2018 our latest instalment of the BCNH Newsletter focuses on Cancer and includes contributions from a number of graduates. December’s articles and features include: World Cancer Day: What is it? Feature: The Role of Nutrition in Colorectal Cancer by Carol Granger Qs & As with […]

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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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