Category: Nutrition

27 . 03 . 2020

How to Preserve Our Health during the Pandemic?

We are living times of great collective apprehension. Today, we are all aware of the need to slow down the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, through social isolation and other prophylactic measures. However, there are more behaviors that we can adopt in order to preserve our physical and mental health.

Categories: Exercise, Nutrition, Sleep, Stress

21 . 11 . 2019

Calcium - How to Ensure an Adequate Intake

Calcium is an essential mineral for the functioning of the human body. About 99% of calcium is deposited in bones and teeth, and the remaining 1% in blood and soft tissue. In this article, we explore its importance in physiology and the primary sources in the diet.

Categories: Nutrition

18 . 01 . 2019

Metabolic Lessons from our Ancestors

The modern era is characterized by unprecedented scientific and technological development. However, we are faced with a high prevalence of chronic diseases that did not affect our ancestors. Are we as a society doing something wrong?

Categories: Exercise, Metabolism, Nutrition

08 . 08 . 2018

The Neurobiology of Appetite - Part II

In the first part of this article we got to know the instinctive circuits that influence our eating behavior and often undermine weight loss goals. Why is it important to identify these unconscious processes that were reinforced throughout thousands of years of evolutionary pressures imposed on the human species?

Categories: Exercise, Nutrition, Obesity

21 . 07 . 2018

The Neurobiology of Appetite - Part I

Obesity and excess weight are increasingly frequent problems in today’s world. If the solution is as simple as creating a calorie deficit by eating less and/or exercising more, then why do many of us remain unable to achieve and maintain our ideal weight?

Categories: Exercise, Nutrition, Obesity

20 . 06 . 2018

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

The term “Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity” was introduced in 1978 but has recently gained more popularity. Basically, this pathology describes the appearance of symptoms triggered by the exposure to gluten (protein found in wheat, barley and rye). Symptoms manifest in less than 24 hours and are predominantly gastrointestinal (bloating, pain, diarrhea), but can also be extra-intestinal (lack of wellbeing, fatigue, headaches, etc.).

Categories: Allergies, Digestion, Nutrition

31 . 05 . 2018

Efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are complex autoimmune gastrointestinal disorders, with frequent systemic manifestations. There is a component of genetic susceptibility, particularly in factors regulating the interaction between the immune system and the intestinal flora as well as environmental and dietary factors. These diseases tend to significantly impact the quality of life of patients.

Categories: Autoimmunity, Nutrition

31 . 05 . 2018

Low Fat vs. Low Carb Diet - 12 month study

Nowadays there is an intense debate about the most effective weight loss strategy. On one side, the low carbohydrate diet fans attribute the obesity epidemic to carbohydrate consumption. In opposition, the low fat advocates establish a direct association between fat intake and fat deposition in our bodies.

Categories: Metabolism, Nutrition, Obesity