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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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BCNH Newsletter – October 2016

This month, our focus is on probiotics and depression, as well as back to school lunchboxes and raw food diet… for dogs! October’s articles and features include: To Juice or Not to Juice? Probiotics reduce Depression Back to School Lunchboxes Beetroot Recipes & Funny Bits To read this issue of the BCNH newsletter, follow this link If nutrition is […]

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BCNH Newsletter – June 2016

This month, our focus is on fructose and genetic alterations as well as fasting and breast cancer. June’s articles and features include: Fructose & Genetic Alterations Fasting & Breast Cancer Is it Food Allergy, Food Intolerance or Food Sensitivity? Interview with Stephanie Ridley (BCNH graduate) Is it a Fruit, Vegetable or Herb? Funny Bits To read […]

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BCNH Newsletter – February 2016

This month, our focus is on Carbohydrate confusion as well as Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity.     February’s articles and features include: Carbohydrate Confusion Chrondroitin sulfate and arthritis Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity Interview with Claudia Norris (BCNH graduate) Thyroid Dysfunction – The Missing Link in Fertility? Funny Bits To read this issue of the BCNH newsletter, follow this link If nutrition is […]

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