October 2017

15 Reason You Should Be Eating More Fish

Fish packs a nutritional punch that can help your mind, your body, and even your skin. Here are 20 reasons to load up on this superfood from the sea. Fish is one of the most beneficial protein sources for your diet. It’s filled with essential nutrients, like omega-3 fatty acids, and is a great source of protein to keep your body lean and your muscles strong. Fish doesn’t only impact

5 meditation techniques that can help change your life

Life can get busy at times and when it does stress can mount up. Finding ways to cope with stress isn’t always easy and sometimes the methods that you have tried that have worked before simply are not as effective as they once were. When this happens you need to look to new ways to let go of the worrying thoughts that dominate your mindset. Meditation can be a great

Type 2 diabetes: Value of home blood sugar monitoring unclear

It’s a central tenet of diabetes treatment: monitor the blood sugar closely, then adjust your diet, exercise, and medications to keep it in a good range. And that makes sense. Poorly controlled blood sugar is a major risk factor for diabetic complications, including kidney disease, vision loss, and nerve damage. While efforts to carefully monitor and control the blood sugar in diabetes are worthwhile, “tight control” is not always helpful

Heart disease causes: Five avoidable risk factors for UK’s DEADLIEST condition

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the UK, with heart and circulatory diseases killing more than one in four people in the UK. According to the Mayo Clinic, heart disease symptoms depend on which type you have. However, they commonly include racing heartbeat, lightheadedness, fluttering in the chest, swelling in the ankles and fatigue. The disease is easier to treat if caught early so you should seek

What to Eat Before and During Your Period

Ladies, let’s talk about Aunt Flo. Guys, while this is usually your cue to peace out, I suggest you take some notes to help you win some brownie points with the (hormonal) women in your life. While I’m not a fifth-grade health teacher, and this is definitely not “the talk,” I am a dietitian—and a female one at that—so I know a thing or two about eating for your cycle.

AI used to detect breast cancer risk

US scientists are using artificial intelligence to predict whether breast lesions identified from a biopsy will turn out to cancerous. The machine learning system has been tested on 335 high-risk lesions, and correctly diagnosed 97% as malignant. It reduced the number of unnecessary surgeries by more than 30%, the scientists said. One breast cancer specialist said that the research was “useful”. The machine learning system was trained on information about