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FEATURE ARTICLE – Major Depressive Disorder and the potential of Saffron as an Antidepressant
12 September 2020

Depression is a leading cause of disability, affecting more than 300 million people worldwide (1). The World Health Organisation predicts that incidence of depression will rise further as a result of the coronavirus pandemic (2). In the UK one in… Read More >


FEATURE ARTICLE – COVID-19, Immunity and Testing
12 May 2020

As the strict confinement phase of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be drawing to a tentative close in the UK, thoughts are turning towards how to open up the country enough to restart the economy but not so much that… Read More >


FEATURE ARTICLE – Fasting-Induced Growth Hormone Elevations May Lead to Better Muscle Mass Preservation During Weight Loss
7 March 2020

Obesity has become a global health problem. Obesity and overweight are chronic diseases currently affecting over a third of the world’s population, and the trend is to increase (1). Weight-loss reduces health risks associated with obesity (cardiovascular disease, type 2… Read More >


FEATURE ARTICLE – Chronic Stress: A Contributing Factor to Anxiety? Neuroscience Mechanisms Behind this Link and the Therapeutic Role of Ashwagandha By Alexandra Emmerson-White
11 January 2020

Chronic stress and anxiety A recent UK report found almost three-quarters of adults have felt so stressed at some point in the last year, that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope (1). Chronic stress has been found to increase… Read More >


FEATURE ARTICLES – A Summary of Feature Articles
15 November 2019

As part of our review of 2019, we thought that it would be useful to remind you all of the high quality, academic and fully referenced feature articles included within the eNews this year. We then got a bit carried… Read More >


FEATURE ARTICLE – BANT’s Guide to Running Successful Remote Consultations
6 September 2019

With the global movement towards increasing technological use in practice today and meeting the needs and wants of our short-of-time clients, the use of remote consultations in practice are becoming more frequent. So much so, even traditional healthcare providers are… Read More >


INTERVIEW – Miguel Toribio Mateas Tells All About the Exciting PROM Project
6 September 2019

Whilst many of our members were off on their well-deserved summer breaks, BANT eNews was able to interview BANT Chair, Miguel Toribio-Mateas, to find out more about the imminent launch of his pilot study researching PROMs (Patient Reported Outcome Measurement)… Read More >


FEATURE ARTICLE – Ultra-Processed – Nutrition Recommendations in the Age of Convenience
28 June 2019

As BANT practitioners we often recommend that our clients avoid ultra-processed foods and BANT, the organisation, makes this recommendation in its press releases, but what are ultra-processed foods and are they really as bad as they are perceived? What recommendations… Read More >


FEATURE ARTICLE – Dairy Review by Atiya Khan
29 April 2019

This article reviews the research on dairy, its nutrients, bioavailability, effects on inflammation and some conditions it may effect. There are conflicting messages around dairy, with some recommendations suggesting to either include daily, avoid full-fat or avoid completely1.  It appears… Read More >


FEATURE ARTICLE – Nutrition Recommendations in the Age of Climate Change
23 February 2019

Even before the publication of the ‘Food in the Anthropocene: The EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems’ (Willet, 2019) debate has been growing on how humans should eat better, not only for health, but also to protect… Read More >


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