Ever wondered why certain foods make you feel drowsy and lethargic but have not effect on others? or that just looking at a chocolate biscuit may make you put on pounds whilst your best friend can eat a whole plateful with no ill effects? Exciting new research may have the answer….
As a nutritional therapist I advocate the use of personalised nutrition, however most mainstream doctors and dieticians still use the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach when it comes to diet and health. However, recent ground-breaking research led by Eran Segal and Eran Elinav at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel may just change this. They have found that different peoples’ blood sugar levels (glycemic response) respond to the same foods in different ways according to their unique gut bacteria makeup. This has implications not just for energy levels and weight management, but also chronic health conditions such as obesity, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. This video abstract explains how…
or click here for a copy of the paper: http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(15)01481-6
Charlotte Heald is a
qualified & experienced nutritional therapist, scientific researcher and busy
mother of two. She is passionate about food and firmly believes that what you
eat has a profound effect on health and wellbeing. Here she aims to share with
you the latest nutritional news and research as well as healthy eating tips,
nutritional advice and delicious healthy recipes.