Author: Beverley Mort MSc, ANutr

Understanding the Low FODMAP diet

Understanding the Low FODMAP diet

I’m writing from experience. Not from following the low FODMAP diet for myself, but doing it for my 16-year-old daughter. This means I am living and breathing it and cooking or preparing FODMAP friendly meals. This has been a challenge. As a nutritionist it goes against everything I believe in […]

Menopause: Natural ways to tackle both the symptoms and the long term effects of reduced oestrogen in the body

Menopause: Natural ways to tackle both the symptoms and the long term effects of reduced oestrogen in the body

The menopause is a natural biological event that all women go through usually in their 40s or 50s. As women age, their fertility decreases until it eventually stops. This process is an actual biological process that mainly concerns changes in levels of certain hormones, particularly oestrogen. Oestrogen is mainly produced […]

Food and nutrients to support healthy hair

Food and nutrients to support healthy hair

IntroductionStructure of hairHair growthFood and nutrients to keep hair healthyOverconsumption of foods and nutrients that can cause hair issuesConclusionsReference Introduction The hair on our head is our crowning glory! We strive to have thick lustrous hair that looks and feels healthy. Our hair is very personal to us and we […]

Food and nutrients to support healthy skin

Food and nutrients to support healthy skin

Structure of skinSkins reflects our health and nutritional statusWhy diet is important for skin healthHydration!Omega fatty acidsIronVitaminsBenefits of supplements Structure of skin Our skin’s structure consists of several layers of different types of cells. The outer most layer exposed to the outside world is the epithelium which along with the […]

The importance of a good night’s sleep and how diet can effect it.

The importance of a good night’s sleep and how diet can effect it.

Sleep is complex!Circadian rhythmPhases and patterns of sleepThe function and importance of sleepHow does diet effect sleep quality?CarbohydratesMilk drinksFruitConclusionsReference: Sleep is complex! Sleep is a complex phenomenon and is characterised by distinct behavioural, physiological and neurophysiological aspects. As humans we spend about a third of our lives sleeping, and on […]

Curcumin. Super spice…?

Curcumin. Super spice…?

What is curcumin?Health BenefitsBioavailability, absorption and metabolism of curcuminCurrent use and clinical trialsReferences: What is curcumin? Curcumin is the pigment found in the spice turmeric which gives it the yellow colour. Approximately 2% of turmeric is curcumin, and it is not readily consumed unless turmeric is added to the diet […]