Disrupted sleep can increase 'hunger hormones' leading to unwanted weight gain, a new study suggests (1). The review, published last month in the Journal of Psychology, examines the various ways in which sleep problems cause increased food intake. Sleep and 'Hunger Hormones'
Our experience of hunger is controlled by two hormones - leptin and ghrelin. Leptin is a hormone that tells our brain that we are feeling full, while ghrelin sends signals from our stomach to our brain
May is M.E. Awareness Month, aimed at promoting a greater understanding of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, for patients, their families and healthcare practitioners. Part 1 looked at the most common symptoms of ME, along with common myths and misconceptions about this poorly understood disease. Part 2 presents five simple dietary guidelines for chronic fatigue suffers along with five supplements believed to help manage symptoms and improve their health
Medical specialists have recently recommended that all migraine sufferers should be treated with magnesium supplementation (1). Migraine is more than just a headache, it has a huge impact on the lives of sufferers and costs the UK more than £2.25 billion per year. One in seven people in the UK suffers with migraine, with women more likely to be affected than men. Fortunately, nutritional strategies can be very successful in helping sufferers by reducing the severity of sympto
I often analyse clients' diets to check for intake of vitamins and minerals. One of the most common issues I tend to find is insufficient magnesium intake, especially in those who rely on packaged and processed foods in their daily diet. I was therefore particularly interested to read recent research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which has found new evidence of a link between magnesium intake and risk of stroke. The research was conducted at the Kar