This week’s article is provided by guest writer Bev Alderson; a Mindfulness, Yoga and Stress Management Consultant. Bev works with individuals, groups and workplaces who want to take a more positive and proactive approach to enhancing wellbeing, and in turn achieve greater results.
According to Diabetes UK, around 200,000 people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes every year and there are 3.5 million people in England with a diagnosis. The increasing number of people with type 2 diabetes is a challenge to the NHS and healthcare systems across the world. It is a leading cause of sight loss and lower limb amputation, and can contribute to kidney failure, heart attack and stroke. Diabetes and its complications cost over £6 billion every year to treat and one in six patients in hospital now has diabetes.1
The gut microbiome refers to the trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that live in your gut. The gut microbiota interacts with various organs and systems in the body, including brain, lungs, liver, bone, cardiovascular system and others.
In this week’s article we provide a roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles to be in the news, five items comprising:
- Screen-time linked to greater diabetes risk among children
- Vitamin D deficiency may indicate cardiovascular disease in overweight and obese children
- Doctor’s Diary: Can Omega-3 oils help fight depression?
- Mixed carotenoid supplements may help obese children
- High fibre diet ‘could prevent type 1 diabetes’
In this week’s article we provide a roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles to be in the news, four items comprising:
- Gut bacteria impacts intestine behaviour in IBS patients
- Omega 3 could decrease mortality rate in postmenopausal women, study suggests
- Low gluten diets linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes
- B vitamins may have ‘protective effect’ against air pollution
Our blog this week is written by nutritional therapist, physiotherapist and exercise specialist Kieran Macphail. In the article, Kieran discusses how diet can influence lower back pain and how dietary and lifestyle changes can help relieve it.
Kieran will be speaking at our Practitioner Education Day in May. To find out more about the event; ‘Nutritional applications for musculoskeletal health and sports performance’, please follow this link.