Action Against Alzheimer’s (AAA) Programme

In November last year, new figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that dementia is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales, replacing ischaemic heart disease. It is the leading cause for women and overall, heart disease remains the leading cause for men.

There isn’t a week that passes where Alzheimer’s or dementia is not in the news – a new drug offers hope, a new drug has failed, a well loved celebrity has the disease, a therapy has shown promise. Nevertheless, although over 244 drugs have been approved for dementia, they have failed to make any real, lasting difference, other than perhaps some short term symptom improvement.

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Ask the Professor: Discussing Nutrigenetics in Clinical Practice with Professor Giovanni Scapagnini

“The science of gene-diet interaction is one of the most promising strategies we have in order to improve general health”, a quotation from Professor Giovanni Scapagnini taken from this week’s blog, in which clinical neuroscientist and functional nutrition practitioner Miguel Toribio-Mateas interviews Professor Scapagnini on the complex subject of nutrigenetics and its role in disease prevention and treatment.

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Make a healthy start to 2017 – Hints and tips for the perfect smoothie

With the period of over indulgence now over our shoulders for another year, many will be looking to January and February as a period of recovery to make up for the guilt of having one too many mince pies!

To start off the year, we thought we would give you some smoothie tips to assist a healthy start to 2017, and to help you on your way to getting your 5-or-more-a-day. Whether you eat healthily all year round, or are looking to 2017 for a fresh start and have made a New Year’s Resolution, this blog will provide you with a few hints and tips to assist in making a healthy and nutritious smoothie.

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A Christmas meal – through the eyes of a Functional Nutrition Practitioner

This weeks’ article is written by our guest blogger, Miguel Toribio-Mateas, who provides a light-hearted look at Christmas meals and his top five functional festive foods. Christmas can often be a time of overindulgence and we tend to be spoilt for choice at the dinner table. With an abundance of roasted vegetables, dark chocolate and steamed sprouts on offer, Miguel explores the nourishment which is found on many dinner plates during the festive season. Continue reading  ▶

Glycobiology: An interview with Professor Gordan Lauc

In the first of a 3-part series preceding our event on “Reversing the clock on biological ageing”, clinical neuroscientist and functional nutrition practitioner Miguel Toribio-Mateas interviews Professor Gordan Lauc of the University of Zagreb, one of the world’s leading glycobiology scientists, and a speaker at our upcoming event in February.

During the interview, Professor Lauc discusses the complex field of glycobiology and why it is becoming one of the most promising scientific disciplines of the 21st century.

Professor Lauc will be speaking at our Practitioner Education Day in February. To find out more about this event, and to book your place, please click here.

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