*Video* Dr Geoff Webb: Dietary supplements and Functional Foods

Dr Geoff Webb was interviewed by Faculti about his book on Dietary supplements and Functional Foods published by Wiley-Blackwell. Thanks to the guys at Faculti! Interested in what you see? Dr Geoff is always keen to check out opportunities to talk about nutrition. Contact him via his blog, twitter or email: drgeoffnutrition@gmail.com Don’t forget to…

A Mini History of Mad Cow Disease (BSE)

Having taken a little break from posting, Dr Geoff is back with a bang! Over the next few posts Dr Geoff will be dealing with BSE or, as it is widely know, Mad Cow Disease. This first post gives a bit of background information about the disease before Dr Geoff delves into the causes, it’s…

Did you know?

Did you know… that there is overwhelming evidence that people who eat a diet that is naturally rich in dietary fibre have less risk of developing some cancers, especially bowel cancer, less risk of heart disease and other serious problems like obesity and adult onset diabetes. A diet that is naturally rich in fibre contains…

How might fibre benefit our health?

In this article Dr Geoff discusses how fibre in our diet effects our health, as well as our general mood. He also looks into the short term and long term issues of having a low fibre diet: Fibre slows down the digestive process and so high fibre meals make us feel full for longer. This…

Did you know?

Did you know… that around 80% of us eat less than the recommended amounts of dietary fibre. Most people have got the message that they should eat more fibre but many are less clear about what it is, where it comes from and why we should eat more of it. ———- Dr Geoff will discussing…

What is Dietary Fibre?

In this next topic from Dr Geoff he discusses Dietary Fibre, the interesting facts about it and what it means to us – this first post on the topic gives some background information: Dietary fibre is material from plant foods that humans are unable to digest and most of it is indigestible carbohydrate. There is…

Why have attitudes towards Protein changed?

Attitudes have changed dramatically in the last thirty years because nutritionists now consider it highly improbable that anyone in an affluent country or even anyone in a developing country who is not starving will fail to get enough protein. This huge change of attitude has not come about because of higher intakes of protein but…

Did you know?

Did you know… that up until the mid 1970s, protein deficiency was regarded as the most important nutritional problem in the world and most children in developing countries were thought to be protein deficient to some extent. Billions of pounds at today‚Äôs prices were spent by the United Nations, governments, commercial organisations and charities in…

What is Protein?

Dr Geoff’s next few posts answer a few questions about Protein – this first post gives a little background information to begin with: Protein is the only major part of the diet that contains nitrogen. Proteins are large molecules composed of long chains of smaller building blocks called amino acids and around 20 different amino…