Tag Archives: Nutrition

Food for Brain Health

Eating For Brain Health

There is already a substantial body of evidence supporting the use of the Mediterranean diet to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. Rich in vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, whole grains, protein and olive oil, this diet is naturally low in ‘junk’ food meaning a reduction in sugar and highly processed fried…

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July 13, 2017

How many calories does that bad night’s sleep cost you?

How many calories does that bad night’s sleep cost you? In recent years, adequate sleep has emerged as a third pillar, along with exercise and healthy eating, as a way to help control weight. While more research is needed to explore the links between chronic sleep loss and health, the importance of sleep is already…

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May 16, 2017
Weight Loss and Meal Timing

Meal Timing and Weight Management

For anyone interested in the implications of meal timing strategies and how they can help or hinder weight management, the American Heart Association has released a “scientific statement” on the subject. They wanted to establish whether breakfast is actually good or bad for health and weight control, if fasting will reduce body weight and can…

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April 27, 2017

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato At JT Physiotherapy we looooove the SWEET POTATO, they can do no wrong! Sweet or savory, the choice is endless! Ideal for gluten intolerance/allergies, those of us who are carb conscious & those looking for a dessert taste in a main – score! 😀 Question: Have you tried to cook it in your…

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December 13, 2016

Vegetarian Diets & Nutrients

Vegetarian Diets & Nutrients Vegetarians typically don’t eat meat, poultry, fish or shellfish. However different types of vegetarian diets exist, for example Lacto-ovo vegetarians eat dairy foods and eggs but not meat poultry or seafood, Ovo-vegetarians eat eggs but exclude all other animal foods including dairy, whereas Vegans don’t eat any animal products at all,…

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December 8, 2016

Vitamin D Update

Vitamin D Update Earlier this year I talked about the importance of Vitamin D. Recently, the UK recommendations have been updated. This may be of interest as the original guidance was similar to current Irish recommendations. Although the current recommendations for vitamin D are based on bone health, it has been suggested that vitamin D…

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December 8, 2016
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a term that is used to describe a collection of gut symptoms.  These symptoms can vary in severity from person to person.  It affects around 20% of the population however it has been suggested that it has been diagnosed in only 5% to 7% of those who suffer…

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August 24, 2016
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Cholesterol – Part 2

Cholesterol – Part 2   After my last article on lowering cholesterol, a number of people had asked me for a little more information regarding what exactly a healthy level should be. Before we answer that question we must examine the different types of cholesterol.  Types of Cholesterol Cholesterol must be transported from the liver…

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July 11, 2016
Cholesterol Word

Cholesterol – Part 1

Cholesterol – Part 1   A soft wax-like substance, cholesterol is a component of the walls of each cell in our body. At healthy levels, it is a key component in hormone production (chemical messengers in the body).   Elevated LDL levels are a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease. This is a term that…

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July 6, 2016
Man sleeping


Sleep We all know the results of a bad sleep; fatigue, moodiness and lack of mental clarity. If the pattern continues over several nights the effects become more serious. It will become difficult to concentrate, you may start to feel depressed, and you will find yourself nodding off during the day which will increase the…

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June 29, 2016
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