CATEGORIES

What Is The Truth About GMOs?

Many agricultural scientists believe that some GM foods are safe for human consumption, whilst activists insist otherwise. James Billot finds out some of the arguments, for and against.

7 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Summer 2019

Teaching Children How To Forage

Catherine Morgan finds out how foraging can teach children (and adults) about more than nature’s store cupboard, and can foster an understanding of and respect for the environment.

3 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Summer 2019

Lifting Weights, Lifting Confidence

When Bianca Mills was bullied at school she could not have dreamt that she would be able to speak in front of a group of women, let alone coach them in lifting free weights. She told Louise Wates why she believes buddying-up is just as important as physical strength for fostering confidence

8 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Summer 2019

Give Us A Break!

Does your working day eat into your lunch break? Judith Orrick looks at why eating ‘al desko’ could be affecting workers’ digestion, health and wellbeing, with a knock-on effect for employers.

4 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Summer 2019

Do Something Different

As many of us are concerned about keeping our brains active, Ellie Smith investigates whether trying something completely new could boost both our brain health and mental wellbeing

5 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Summer 2019

Careful Chemistry

Some foods can cause problems with prescription and over-the-counter medications. Sally Parr looks at what to watch out for and explains why we should always read the small print

6 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Summer 2019

Can One Diet Save Earth?

The message that we need to change what and how we eat is clear. Alice Ball looks at whether the plant-based diet proposed by the EAT-Lancet Commission is the one eco-size to fit all

9 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Summer 2019

Bowel Cancer Link Found With Sugary Drink Ingredient

Mouse-model study identifies how high fructose corn syrup accelerates growth of tumours.

6 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Summer 2019

A Summer Selection Of Goods And Goodies

Lazy Vegan frozen Chunky Pulled Peaz is a gluten-free, plant-based protein source suitable for vegans and — with a substantial texture — flexitarians.

2 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Summer 2019

'When The Boat Comes In...'

Why fish can be a nutritious part of a balanced diet, and some recipes to get you started.

9 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Summer 2019

When One Bed Is All You Need

If you think that you need to have a large garden or allotment to grow food plants, think again.

5 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Spring 2019

Why Poor Produce Could Put Children Off Eating Five A Day

A report last year claims that a government initiative to give children access to free fruit and vegetables could be having an unforeseen and unwanted result.

10+ mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Spring 2019

Get Out Your Wheels!

UK Bike Week is set for 8-16 June, when Cycling UK urges us to pedal for fun and fitness. To get us in the mood, Graeme Wilcockson gives a brief history of cycling and tips on how to get going.

10+ mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Spring 2019

Energy Drinks Are More Harmful Than Soft Drinks!

Study authors have found insufficient evidence to make it illegal to sell energy drinks to children, yet would welcome voluntary action including exclusion zones.

5 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Spring 2019

Yoga - An Ancient Solution For A Modern Problem

We find out how yoga may help to ease the symptoms of IBS and other digestive problems.

4 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Spring 2019

When School Dinners Don't Hit The Spot

When Child 1 started school last year, Catherine Morgan thought she was free from having to plan at least one lunch for five days a week. But it was not to be, as she soon found out...

4 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Winter 2018/19

When Age And Experience Brings Benefits To A Brand New Career

ION, which publishes Optimum Nutrition, was founded to teach nutrition and inspire future generations. Graduate Lorna Rhodes (DipION mBANT rCNHC) told us how, after many successful years as a cookery writer and food stylist, she launched her new career in nutritional therapy — just as most of her friends were retiring!

3 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Winter 2018/19

Supporting Shattered Mums & Dads With Nutritional Therapy

It’s all too common for parents to feel exhausted whilst trying their best to be the perfect mum or dad. Mum-of-two Catherine Morgan signed up to a new course in search of her own waning mojo

4 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Winter 2018/19

Opting For A Plant-Based Diet

Thinking of taking the Veganuary pledge? Find out what nutrients you should be thinking of and how to get them.

7 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Winter 2018/19

One Size Diets?

It’s big bucks time for the weight-loss industry again, so Alice Ball looks at whether, when it comes to trying to watch our weight, one size can really fit all.

9 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Winter 2018/19

Is Milk-Induced Mucus A Myth?

Expert says there is “no evidence” that dairy increases mucus production from the lungs.

3 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Winter 2018/19

How A 'Student Project' Grew Into An NHS-Approved Tool For Diabetes

In 2018, the NHS gave the green light for GPs to prescribe the GroHealth low-carb programme for type 2 diabetes. Louise Wates spoke to Arjun Panesar, one of the brains behind its creation.

9 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Winter 2018/19

Given Up Your New Year Resolution? Try Using Your Imagination

Do you want to feel healthier and happier this year? According to new research, visualising how you want to be could help to make that New Year’s resolution become a long-term reality.

4 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Winter 2018/19

Get Spicy!

Mixing your own masalas and seasonings is a great way to use up random spices that may be lurking at the back of your cupboards, as well as to save money and add some flavour to winter warmers.

2 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Winter 2018/19

A Weighty Issue

A drug to aid weight-loss could be the answer to many prayers; both individual and corporate. But could relying on a pill have unpleasant consequences short- and long-term?

6 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Winter 2018/19

Going Dairy-Free

Catherine Morgan finds out what to consider whentriallinga dairy-free diet for just one child.

3 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Autumn 2018

Exercise For The Brain

We often talk about the benefits of exercise in physical terms; building lean muscle or increasing stamina make it easier to carry out everyday activities like climbing the stairs or running for the bus. The connection between exercise and the brain, however, is less clear.

6 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Autumn 2018

Why Playing With Food Can Broaden Tastes For The Future

A childs refusal to try new foods can cause stress and worry in even the most calm adults. MaggieCharlesworthlooks at how making food fun, or just trying a different tactic can help.

6 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Autumn 2018

Using Nutrition To Feed The Mind

After a brain tumour halted his career, John Lawson, a chef who has worked with the likes of Raymond Blanc and Gordon Ramsay, now puts health at the heart of his food. Louise Wates found out how he mixes nutrition with high-end cuisine, and how he got Blanc on board for charity.

8 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Autumn 2018

Swede Eating With Rachel Khoo

Cook, food writer and broadcaster Rachel Khoo has several books and TV programmes to her name; but having moved to Sweden, there was always room for one more. Here, she tells us about The Little Swedish Kitchen and why there is much more to Swedish cuisine than (the rather iconic) meatballs

5 mins read
Optimum Nutrition
Autumn 2018

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