Category Archives: Western Diet

Latency Period For Nutritional Changes

Increasingly individuals are realising the importance of good nutrition. Good nutrition not only improves physical performance, but also mental capacity and cognitive processes. Part of the reasons for the awakening with regard good nutrition is the large body of readily … Continue reading

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More Evidence That Traditional Diets Provide Health

It is interesting that traditional diets around the World, spatially and temporally, vary considerably. However, analysis of these diets shows that they provide health to their populations despite being very different nutritionally. A closer look at the contents of these … Continue reading

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Undernutrition

Undernutrition can be defined as a condition whereby the amount of nutrients required by an individual is not met. This often refers to the macronutrients in the form of energy from carbohydrate and fat, as well as nitrogen from protein. … Continue reading

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Is The Western Diet Killing You Softly?

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The Psychology of Weight Loss: Meditation

Stress and weight gain are not invariably invariably linked. However, there is enough evidence in the scientific literature to suggest that stress is a major contributory factor in many cases of weight gain. Clearly, biochemical mechanisms exist to explain the … Continue reading

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Foods Associated With Metabolic Syndrome

The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic disorders that centre on the development of insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is damaging because it leads to an inability to correctly regulate blood glucose levels, and also causes downstream metabolic problems that … Continue reading

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Food Quality: How Much Processed Food Do Americans Eat?

There is good evidence that the high rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease are caused by the low quality processed foods that are commonly consumed by Westerners. Processed foods include a wide variety of products, but most … Continue reading

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Paleolithic Versus Modern Diet

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Diet Quality and Breast Cancer

The quality of the diet can be defined by the foods it contains. Generally those diets containing refined carbohydrates, processed meats, preservatives and additives, as well as large quantities of modified fats, whilst absent of essential nutrients, fibre and antioxidants, … Continue reading

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Added Salt in Processed Foods

High intakes of single macrominerals can have detrimental effects on health. The reason for this is that macromineral intakes must be balanced to maintain health. This relates to the way the macrominerals, sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium and calcium, maintain the … Continue reading

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