Monthly Archives: July 2019

Nutrition Evidence Database – 6mg of Caffeine May Maximise High Muscle Power Physical Performance

A new study shows that taking 6mg of CAFFEINE may be used to maximise physical performance involving high demands on muscle power.

The study has been BANT enhanced on the NUTRTION EVIDENCE database to provide a full plain language summary to allow quick and easy access to the science.    Read it here

NUTRITION EVIDENCE is open access and FREE so please have a browse through some other content whilst you are there http://www.nutrition-evidence.com.  If you like what you see, why not register as a user of Nutrition Evidence and receive monthly expert-generated alerts on the latest findings in nutrition science?  Click on Subscribe on the homepage.

 

Nutrition Evidence Database – Poor Sleep Affects Food Choices

A new study shows that a poor night of SLEEP affects our food choices.  We are hungrier, eat bigger portions, experience food cravings, and tend to reward ourselves with sweet treats.  All BANT registered Nutrition Practitioners will review your sleep as part of a routine nutrition consultation. 

This paper has been BANT enhanced on the NUTRITION EVIDENCE database to provide a full plain language summary to allow quick and easy access to the science.    Read it here

NUTRITION EVIDENCE is open access and FREE so please have a browse through some other content whilst you are there http://www.nutrition-evidence.com.  If you like what you see, why not register as a user of Nutrition Evidence and receive monthly expert-generated alerts on the latest findings in nutrition science?  Click on Subscribe on the homepage.

 

NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST REQUIRED

Part time salaried position in Warwickshire. Must be close enough to work in both our Kenilworth and Stratford Upon Avon clinics.

We are currently recruiting for a qualified Nutritional Therapist

The role involves seeing clients one to one and also offering support work to our existing nutritional therapists when required.

The right candidate will be given ongoing support and mentoring so this provides an excellent opportunity to work within our busy clinic

Further details on application

Salary dependent on qualifications, current knowledge and previous experience

How to apply:

Please send the following to [email protected]:

  • Your c.v.
  • Your special interests in the field of nutrition
  • How you imagine your NT career to develop over the next 5 years

THERAPY ROOM FOR HIRE

House Of Mistry, Hampstead

Newly refurbished therapy room for hire.

The House of Mistry are pleased to announce a newly refurbished therapy room available to hire above their premises in Hampstead.

  • This room is available to hire 7 days a week ,9-10pm,at £95/day non-negotiable.
  • Included is water,electricity,couch and table
  • Leaflets and cards will be displayed in shop

Only eligible practitioners please apply.

For further information,please email [email protected]

QUALIFIED NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST

Higher Nature, an established food supplement company based in East Sussex, is seeking a qualified nutritional therapist and experienced practitioner for a new position within the Nutrition team. The focus of the role is to provide nutritional expertise to the practitioner customer base and to build the practitioner service.

Full job description is available at: https://www.highernature.com/info/jobs.

To apply, please send your CV to: [email protected].

Applications due by 31st July 2019.

 

BANT Cautions Against Dropping Policies that Support Reduced Consumption of Ultra-Processed Foods

Ultra-processed foods and drinks (UPFD) are constantly in the media nowadays. A series of recent scientific studies have highlighted how bad they are for human health and we at BANT repeatedly recommend that this category of foods and drinks is avoided as much as possible.  In a world where the scientific community and the media, contradicts itself from one day to the next, what is the truth about UPFDs? What are they? Are they really that bad for your health? BANT explains: 

Ultra-Processed Foods and Drinks – the Official Definition

In 2013, following endless debates that the term processed foods was misleading, because every food that is prepared is processed to some degree, even from fresh ingredients at home, the NOVA Classification was defined by Brazilian researcher, Carlos Monteiro. In summary, the definition says that an UPFD is an industrialised formulation of five or more ingredients including flavour injections, sugars, chemical preservatives and fats added at the final stage of processing in an industrial food plant. Here is the definition in full:

 Ultra-Processed Foods, A New Name for an Old Food Category

Ultra-processed is relatively new term for something that has been around since 1954 when the first TV dinner was launched. In previous guises they have been known as: TV dinners; convenience foods; ready meals; processed foods; microwave meals; snacks and confectionary.

European surveys show that ultra-processed foods now account for 50.4% of total dietary energy, with baked goods and fizzy drinks being the most popular UPFDs. Young people from lower income families tend to be the highest consumers due to their affordability and perceived pleasure. It is understandable that if you can’t afford many treats, meeting at a local, known-brand, fast-food outlet is a simple and affordable pleasure. That being said, ultra-processed foods are attractive to all consumers thanks to the massive marketing budgets weighted behind them.  A recent Brazilian study showed that already by the age of six, a massive 40.3% of total food intake came from UPFDs.

Ultra-Processed Foods and Drinks – the Growing Ill-Health Connection

Recently published scientific studies looking into UPFDs and the human health connection have found many links to, amongst others: cancer; CVD; inflammatory bowel disease; respiratory disease; obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. The exact reasons why these foods are so bad for health are still unknown, but several theories have been and are being investigated including high levels of sugar; fat; salt; food additives; contaminants formed during high heat processing and chemicals used in packaging. Despite having been irrefutably proven to be detrimental to health, trans fats, whilst being phased out of the human food chain, are still present in some UPFDs, according to a 2018 SACN (Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition) report.

So, what?

In conclusion, whilst the research community is unanimous in its findings that the ultra-processed food and drink category is bad for human health, there are still questions and inconclusive results relating to the individual ingredients that may be the triggering factors. High fat; salt; sugar; flavourings; additives; fillers; emulsifiers and meat quality have all been in the spotlight. What is likely, but not yet scientifically proven, is that the cocktail of many of these individual ingredients working in combination is the determining factor.

Whilst we do live in the ‘Age of Convenience’, thanks to the busy lives we now all lead, there are things that could be done to encourage the protection of the nation’s health. BANT has repeatedly called for a revised approach to nutrition education and support. Without the reintroduction of home economics in schools, many children never learn to cook with simple ingredients and as they grow into adults, they, themselves, are unable to pass on any food preparation knowledge to their own children. 

Here are BANT’s top tips for Nutrition in the Age of Convenience

  • Make minimally processed ingredients the heart of your eating. Fresh, tinned or frozen vegetables and fruits; meats/fish/dairy/tofu; legumes; nuts and seeds; dairy and eggs.
  • Avoid any foods that list more than 5 ingredients and especially any foods that list ingredients that you find difficult to pronounce.
  • Limit foods that include the word ‘fortified’ or ‘added’ followed by vitamins and minerals. If the food manufacturer has had to add it in, then it was stripped out during processing.
  • If your school doesn’t have any form of cooking classes or after school clubs, consider finding one for the school holidays. Children who cook are known to be more experimental in their tastes and they can treat their families to a home-cooked meal every so often.
  • Ultra-processed foods are heavily marketed as ‘convenient’, but it takes no longer to make scrambled eggs on toast than it does to heat a frozen-ready meal in the microwave.
  • Eating a more minimally processed focused diet does need a bit more planning and cooking, but by doubling quantities you can either freeze the uneaten batch if your freezer is big enough or you can use the second batch for lunchboxes for work or school.
  • Ultra-processed foods and drinks are not a treat. Marketing and advertising have convinced us that a treat isn’t a treat if it doesn’t include something, salty and sugary to eat or drink. Consider offering connected moments: a trip to the playground, a board-game or a simple, home-cooked romantic meal, instead of putting your health at risk for a fleeting moment of an UPFD offering.

BANT has its reservations relating to the Sugar Tax, please click here for the organisation’s original release.

This article has been abridged from a fully referenced, academic article published for BANT members. If you are interested in receiving the full article, please email: [email protected]

 

GUTOLOGY ARE HIRING NUTRITIONAL THERAPISTS

Gutology is a start-up business dedicated to empowering individuals with evidence-based gut health knowledge.

+ Flexible terms

+ Hourly pay rate for each client

 Skills required:

+ Able to comprehensively interpret various functional tests (or able to learn fast)

+ Able to explain various connections and patterns within someone’s health picture in an organised way that is easy to understand

Are you as passionate about gut health as we are?

To apply email Danni at [email protected] with:

+ Why you want to be involved in our project

+ Your top 5 personal values

Though the role predominantly remote working, from time to time you’ll be required to meet with us in person. We’re based in South Warwickshire. Learn more about us at www.gutology.co.uk

On a mission to help you optimise your gut

Nutrition Evidence Database – Yerba Mate Tea Demonstrates Protective Effects Against Hardening of the Arteries

YERBA MATE, a popular tea drunk in south and central America, demonstrates protective effects against hardening and thickening of the arteries, in a scientific study.

The study has been BANT enhanced on the NUTRITION EVIDENCE database to provide a full plain language summary to allow quick and easy access to the science.    Read it here

NUTRITION EVIDENCE is open access and FREE so please have a browse through some other content whilst you are there http://www.nutrition-evidence.com.  If you like what you see, why not register as a user of Nutrition Evidence and receive monthly expert-generated alerts on the latest findings in nutrition science?  Click on Subscribe on the homepage.

NUTRITIONIST/EXPLAINER WANTED FOR TRAVELLING HEALTH INSTALLATION

‘Night Club’ is a mobile walk-in installation designed to engage and communicate science-based sleep health information direct to night shift workers in situ. Funded by health charity, Wellcome Trust, and pioneering employer partners (John Lewis Partnership, Co-op and Thames Water) it brings employers and night shift workers together with leading sleep academics from Oxford University to learn how to have a healthier 24-hour workforce. The project is delivered by public engagement specialists The Liminal Space. www.the-liminal-space.com.

Taking place during the night shift (10pm-6am), it will provide a stimulating and interactive way to learn about the practical steps people can take to improve sleep and energy levels. We are looking for a Nutritionist  (or student) to support the Explainer team, at Waitrose/John Lewis Distribution Centres in Aylesford, Kent (9 or 10 July) and Preston, Lancashire (23, 24 July). £300 per night plus expenses.

If you’re interested, or want to know more, please contact [email protected].