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I regularly publish content on my LinkedIn profile. Below, you can check all the content I have published so far.

A conversation on nutrition and dietetics

Recently, Josh Edelman and I had an engaging conversation where we jumped into the fascinating world of nutrition and dietetics. Here is a glimpse of what we covered: 饾棗饾椂饾槂饾棽饾椏饾榾饾棽 饾棧饾棽饾椏饾榾饾椊饾棽饾棸饾榿饾椂饾槂饾棽饾榾 饾椂饾椈 饾棥饾槀饾榿饾椏饾椂饾榿饾椂饾椉饾椈: We explored the importance of understanding individual needs, active listening, and setting realistic goals to create effective personalised nutrition plans. 饾棔饾棽饾椀饾棶饾槂饾椂饾椉饾槀饾椏饾棶饾椆 饾棧饾榾饾槅饾棸饾椀饾椉饾椆饾椉饾棿饾槅 饾椂饾椈…

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Is there a connection between red wine and headaches?

饾棝饾棶饾槂饾棽 饾槅饾椉饾槀 饾棽饾槂饾棽饾椏 饾槃饾椉饾椈饾棻饾棽饾椏饾棽饾棻 饾槃饾椀饾槅 饾椏饾棽饾棻 饾槃饾椂饾椈饾棽 饾棸饾椉饾槀饾椆饾棻 饾棸饾棶饾槀饾榾饾棽 饾椀饾棽饾棶饾棻饾棶饾棸饾椀饾棽饾榾 饾棾饾椉饾椏 饾榾饾椉饾椇饾棽 饾椊饾棽饾椉饾椊饾椆饾棽? As the weekend approaches, I wanted to share a recent in vitro study offering a preliminary hypothesis (link to the study).饾棫饾椀饾棽 饾棧饾槀饾槆饾槆饾椆饾棽 饾椉饾棾 饾棩饾棽饾棻 饾棯饾椂饾椈饾棽 饾棝饾棽饾棶饾棻饾棶饾棸饾椀饾棽饾榾:This study delves into how quercetin, a compound in red wine, might influence getting a headache. It…

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The Mediterranean diet and cognitive decline

饾棫饾椀饾棽 饾棤饾棽饾棻饾椂饾榿饾棽饾椏饾椏饾棶饾椈饾棽饾棶饾椈 饾棻饾椂饾棽饾榿 饾椂饾榾 饾棶饾棿饾棶饾椂饾椈 饾椂饾椈 饾榿饾椀饾棽 饾榾饾椊饾椉饾榿饾椆饾椂饾棿饾椀饾榿. 饾棫饾椀饾椂饾榾 饾榿饾椂饾椇饾棽, 饾棶 饾椏饾棽饾棸饾棽饾椈饾榿 饾椉饾棷饾榾饾棽饾椏饾槂饾棶饾榿饾椂饾椉饾椈饾棶饾椆 饾榾饾榿饾槀饾棻饾槅 饾榾饾槀饾棿饾棿饾棽饾榾饾榿饾榾 饾椂饾榿饾榾 饾椊饾椉饾榿饾棽饾椈饾榿饾椂饾棶饾椆 饾榿饾椉 饾椊饾椏饾椉饾榿饾棽饾棸饾榿 饾棾饾椏饾椉饾椇 饾棸饾椉饾棿饾椈饾椂饾榿饾椂饾槂饾棽 饾棻饾棽饾棸饾椆饾椂饾椈饾棽, 饾棶饾榿 饾椆饾棽饾棶饾榾饾榿 饾椂饾椈 饾椉饾椆饾棻饾棽饾椏 饾棶饾棻饾槀饾椆饾榿饾榾 (link to the study).饾棫饾椀饾棽 饾椊饾椉饾榿饾棽饾椈饾榿饾椂饾棶饾椆 饾椉饾棾 饾棻饾椂饾棽饾榿 饾椂饾椈 饾椇饾棶饾椂饾椈饾榿饾棶饾椂饾椈饾椂饾椈饾棿 饾棸饾椉饾棿饾椈饾椂饾榿饾椂饾槂饾棽 饾椀饾棽饾棶饾椆饾榿饾椀:In a large observational study, researchers explored the Mediterranean diet’s role in protecting cognitive function in older adults….

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Wasabi and memory – an infographic

饾棯饾棶饾榾饾棶饾棷饾椂 饾椇饾棶饾槅 饾椀饾棶饾槂饾棽 饾榾饾槀饾椏饾椊饾椏饾椂饾榾饾椂饾椈饾棿 饾椀饾棽饾棶饾椆饾榿饾椀 饾棷饾棽饾椈饾棽饾棾饾椂饾榿饾榾 饾棷饾棽饾槅饾椉饾椈饾棻 饾榿饾椀饾棽 饾榾饾槀饾榾饾椀饾椂 饾棷饾棶饾椏. A recent study by Nouchi R. and colleagues (link to the study) suggests that wasabi extract could be a spicy secret to improving memory in older adults.Check out my latest infographic to discover how this green condiment may support brain health.饾棓饾椏饾棽 饾槅饾椉饾槀 饾棶 饾棾饾棶饾椈 饾椉饾棾…

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Diet and our brain’s structure

What if our diet could impact our brain’s structure? An intriguing study on the MIND diet may provide food for thought. (Link to the study)饾棫饾椀饾棽 饾椊饾椉饾榿饾棽饾椈饾榿饾椂饾棶饾椆 饾椏饾椉饾椆饾棽 饾椉饾棾 饾棻饾椂饾棽饾榿 饾椂饾椈 饾棷饾椏饾棶饾椂饾椈 饾椀饾棽饾棶饾椆饾榿饾椀:The heart-healthy MIND diet (a fusion of the Mediterranean and DASH diets) might also impact our brain health. Recent findings from a study that…

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Fruits, vegetables and gut health

Could the fruits and vegetables we eat influence our gut health? A recent study looked into this, suggesting how the bacteria in our favourite produce might impact our gut (link to the study). 饾棬饾椈饾棻饾棽饾椏饾榾饾榿饾棶饾椈饾棻饾椂饾椈饾棿 饾榿饾椀饾棽 饾棿饾槀饾榿 饾椇饾椂饾棸饾椏饾椉饾棷饾椂饾椉饾榿饾棶:Our gut houses a vast community of tiny organisms, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. These microscopic residents are essential…

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Gut health and heart failure

Could our gut health be linked to heart failure? A recent systematic review explored this intriguing connection (link to study).饾棫饾椀饾棽 饾棿饾槀饾榿 饾椇饾椂饾棸饾椏饾椉饾棷饾椂饾椉饾榿饾棶:The gut microbiota refers to the trillions of microorganisms living in our intestines, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. These play a crucial role in our overall health, potentially influencing our immune system, mood, and…

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Micronutrient deficiencies and delirium

Could micronutrient deficiencies in older adults lead to delirium?A recent systematic review delved into this critical question (link to study).饾棯饾椀饾棶饾榿 饾棶饾椏饾棽 饾椇饾椂饾棸饾椏饾椉饾椈饾槀饾榿饾椏饾椂饾棽饾椈饾榿饾榾?Micronutrients, usually vitamins and minerals, are essential for healthy development and overall well-being. Unlike macronutrients, which are needed in more significant amounts and include carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, micronutrients are required in smaller quantities….

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High-fat consumption, stress and brain health

Could high-fat consumption during stress impact our brain’s health?A recent study delved into this question (link to the study).饾棔饾棶饾棸饾椄饾棿饾椏饾椉饾槀饾椈饾棻 饾椉饾椈 饾榿饾椀饾棽 饾榾饾榿饾槀饾棻饾槅:Mental stress may lead to cardiovascular issues and even impair brain function. Both high-fat intake and stress have been linked to problems in our blood vessels. But what may happen when we combine a…

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The Mediterranean diet and ageing

Have you ever wondered if what you eat could influence ageing?The Mediterranean diet and variations might be part of the answer. A recent clinical study delved into this (link to the study).饾棓 饾椆饾椂饾榿饾榿饾椆饾棽 饾棷饾椂饾榿 饾椉饾棾 饾棷饾棶饾棸饾椄饾棿饾椏饾椉饾槀饾椈饾棻 饾椉饾椈 饾榿饾椀饾棽 饾榾饾榿饾槀饾棻饾槅:Our DNA undergoes a process called methylation, where it gets “tagged” by tiny chemical groups. These tags…

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Microglia, nutrition and brain health – a video explainer

饾棤饾椂饾棸饾椏饾椉饾棿饾椆饾椂饾棶, 饾椈饾槀饾榿饾椏饾椂饾榿饾椂饾椉饾椈 饾棶饾椈饾棻 饾棷饾椏饾棶饾椂饾椈 饾椀饾棽饾棶饾椆饾榿饾椀. 饾棞饾榾 饾榿饾椀饾棽饾椏饾棽 饾棶 饾棸饾椉饾椈饾椈饾棽饾棸饾榿饾椂饾椉饾椈? In this sixth “60 Seconds: Neuroscience meets Nutrition”, we will explore that. Get comfortable, and let’s dive into something new today. Thank you for your feedback. Happy viewing! 馃馃 Here are some links providing details on the preclinical studies discussed: Link 1, Link 2, Link 3

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Maternal diet and brain health of descendants

Could a mother’s diet impact the brain health of descendants? A recent study (link to the study) explored this fascinating idea. Using the worm聽饾惗饾憥饾憭饾憶饾憸饾憻鈩庰潙庰潙忦潙戰潙栶潙○潙栶潙 饾憭饾憴饾憭饾憯饾憥饾憶饾憼 (饾惗. 饾憭饾憴饾憭饾憯饾憥饾憶饾憼)as a model, researchers discovered that a mother’s diet might influence brain health across generations.饾悡饾悺饾悶 饾惉饾惌饾惍饾悵饾惒:When mother worms were fed ursolic acid (UA) – a compound found in apples…

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Coffee, tea and your mood

Have you ever wondered if there is more to your coffee or tea ritual than just a caffeine kick? A recent systematic review and meta-analysis dived into this (link to the study), exploring the potential link between coffee, tea, and caffeine intake and the risk of depression.饾棯饾椀饾棶饾榿 饾榿饾椀饾棽 饾榾饾槅饾榾饾榿饾棽饾椇饾棶饾榿饾椂饾棸 饾椏饾棽饾槂饾椂饾棽饾槃 饾棽饾槄饾椊饾椆饾椉饾椏饾棽饾棻:Researchers analysed 29 studies involving…

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Vitamin D and Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting movement and sometimes memory and thinking abilities. Deep brain stimulation is a surgical treatment that may improve movement in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Could vitamin D influence Parkinson’s disease together with deep brain stimulation? A study published earlier this year (link to the study) attempted to answer this.饾棔饾棽饾棾饾椉饾椏饾棽…

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Excess weight, weight loss and brain age

A recent clinical study (link to the study) explored the influence of weight loss following a lifestyle intervention on brain ageing in people living with obesity. Researchers uncovered intriguing findings using brain imaging and other health assessment techniques.饾棯饾椀饾棶饾榿 饾榿饾椀饾棽 饾榾饾榿饾槀饾棻饾槅 饾棾饾椉饾槀饾椈饾棻:鈥 A reduction in body weight and waist circumference was associated with a younger-looking brain.鈥…

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A bit more about me: Freediving

I usually talk about the intersection between neuroscience and nutrition. Today, I want to add a personal touch and share another passion of mine: FREEDIVING. Freediving is more than just a sport for me. It is a form of meditation and a journey towards self-discovery. It is a place where I can disconnect from the…

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Microglia, diabetes and brain health

Diabetes is a long-term condition that affects blood sugar levels and may significantly impact various organs, including the brain. Cognitive decline and dementia may be potential complications of diabetes. Understanding the role of microglia, the brain’s primary immune cells, could be vital to unlocking new treatment strategies. A recent systematic review looked into microglia and…

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Phytochemicals and brain health – a video explainer

饾棧饾椆饾棶饾椈饾榿饾榾, 饾椊饾椀饾槅饾榿饾椉饾棸饾椀饾棽饾椇饾椂饾棸饾棶饾椆饾榾, 饾棶饾椈饾棻 饾棷饾椏饾棶饾椂饾椈 饾椀饾棽饾棶饾椆饾榿饾椀: 饾棞饾榾 饾榿饾椀饾棽饾椏饾棽 饾棶 饾棸饾椉饾椈饾椈饾棽饾棸饾榿饾椂饾椉饾椈? In this week’s “60 Seconds: Neuroscience meets Nutrition”, we will dive into that. Get comfortable, and let’s explore something new today. Your feedback is always welcome. Happy viewing! 馃馃 Here are some links to two systematic reviews, a literature review and a clinical study on phytochemicals:…

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Turmeric and brain health

A recent systematic review analysed 13 studies on the potential effects of curcumin supplementation on patients with metabolic syndrome (link to the study). Metabolic syndrome is a combination of health conditions (high blood pressure, high blood sugar, abnormal cholesterol levels) that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.饾棯饾椀饾棶饾榿 饾榿饾椀饾椂饾榾 饾榾饾槅饾榾饾榿饾棽饾椇饾棶饾榿饾椂饾棸 饾椏饾棽饾槂饾椂饾棽饾槃 饾榾饾椀饾椉饾槃饾棽饾棻:鈥 Curcumin…

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Omega-3s and brain health – a video explainer

饾棖饾槀饾椏饾椂饾椉饾槀饾榾 饾棶饾棷饾椉饾槀饾榿 饾椀饾椉饾槃 饾椉饾椇饾棽饾棿饾棶-饾煰饾榾 饾椇饾棶饾槅 饾椂饾椇饾椊饾棶饾棸饾榿 饾棷饾椏饾棶饾椂饾椈 饾椀饾棽饾棶饾椆饾榿饾椀? In this fourth week’s “60 Seconds: Neuroscience meets Nutrition”, we will dive into that. Get ready, and let’s discover something new today. Thank you in advance for your feedback. Happy viewing! 馃馃 Here are the links to some systematic reviews and meta-analyses on omega-3s and brain health:…

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Omega-3s and brain health

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients, meaning our bodies cannot produce them. Therefore we need to obtain them from our diet. There are three main omega-3 fatty acids:鈥 饾棗饾椉饾棸饾椉饾榾饾棶饾椀饾棽饾槄饾棶饾棽饾椈饾椉饾椂饾棸 饾棶饾棸饾椂饾棻 (饾棗饾棝饾棓)鈥 饾棙饾椂饾棸饾椉饾榾饾棶饾椊饾棽饾椈饾榿饾棶饾棽饾椈饾椉饾椂饾棸 饾棶饾棸饾椂饾棻 (饾棙饾棧饾棓)鈥 饾棓饾椆饾椊饾椀饾棶-饾椆饾椂饾椈饾椉饾椆饾棽饾椈饾椂饾棸 饾棶饾棸饾椂饾棻 (饾棓饾棢饾棓)Natural sources rich in DHA and EPA are mainly oily fish and algal oil. Flaxseed, chia seeds, and walnuts…

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Precision nutrition – a video explainer

饾棙饾槂饾棽饾椏 饾榿饾椀饾椉饾槀饾棿饾椀饾榿 饾棶饾棷饾椉饾槀饾榿 饾椀饾椉饾槃 饾椊饾椏饾棽饾棸饾椂饾榾饾椂饾椉饾椈 饾椈饾槀饾榿饾椏饾椂饾榿饾椂饾椉饾椈 饾椇饾椂饾棿饾椀饾榿 饾椏饾棽饾槂饾椉饾椆饾槀饾榿饾椂饾椉饾椈饾椂饾榾饾棽 饾椊饾棽饾椏饾榾饾椉饾椈饾棶饾椆饾椂饾榾饾棽饾棻 饾椈饾槀饾榿饾椏饾椂饾榿饾椂饾椉饾椈饾棶饾椆 饾棶饾棻饾槂饾椂饾棸饾棽 饾棶饾椈饾棻 饾椂饾椇饾椊饾棶饾棸饾榿 饾棷饾椏饾棶饾椂饾椈 饾椀饾棽饾棶饾椆饾榿饾椀? In this third week’s “60 Seconds: Neuroscience meets Nutrition”, we will dive into that. Get comfortable, and let’s explore something new today. Your feedback will continue to improve this series, so thank you in advance. Happy viewing! 馃馃 Here are…

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Memory and creatine supplementation

Creatine supplementation is often linked to muscle gain, but research suggests it might also impact memory performance. Creatine is produced by our bodies and stored mainly in our (skeletal) muscles. However, it is also available in different natural sources, such as fish and meat.饾棯饾椀饾棶饾榿 饾椏饾棽饾榾饾棽饾棶饾椏饾棸饾椀饾棽饾椏饾榾 饾棻饾椂饾棻:Researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis (link to the…

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Probiotics and brain health – a video explainer

饾棖饾槀饾椏饾椂饾椉饾槀饾榾 饾棶饾棷饾椉饾槀饾榿 饾椀饾椉饾槃 饾椊饾椏饾椉饾棷饾椂饾椉饾榿饾椂饾棸饾榾 饾椇饾棶饾槅 饾椂饾椈饾棾饾椆饾槀饾棽饾椈饾棸饾棽 饾椂饾椈饾棾饾椆饾棶饾椇饾椇饾棶饾榿饾椂饾椉饾椈 饾棶饾椈饾棻 饾棷饾椏饾棶饾椂饾椈 饾椀饾棽饾棶饾椆饾榿饾椀? In this second week’s “60 Seconds: Neuroscience meets Nutrition”, we will dive into that. Grab your favourite snack, and let’s explore something new today. Your feedback will help improve this series, so thank you in advance. Happy viewing! 馃馃 Here is the link to the…

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Nutrition and the brain’s reward system – a video explainer

饾棙饾槂饾棽饾椏 饾槃饾椉饾椈饾棻饾棽饾椏饾棽饾棻 饾椀饾椉饾槃 饾棻饾椂饾棽饾榿 饾椇饾棶饾槅 饾椂饾椇饾椊饾棶饾棸饾榿 饾榿饾椀饾棽 饾棷饾椏饾棶饾椂饾椈’饾榾 饾椏饾棽饾槃饾棶饾椏饾棻 饾榾饾槅饾榾饾榿饾棽饾椇? In this week’s “60 Seconds: Neuroscience meets Nutrition”, we will delve into that. Grab your favourite drink, and let’s learn something new today.This is the first video of the series. It was challenging but also fun creating this video. Your feedback will help improve this…

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Launching “60 seconds: Neuroscience meets Nutrition”

I am excited to announce a new video series called “60 Seconds: Neuroscience meets Nutrition”. In each video, I will explore a new topic in neuroscience and nutrition, breaking it down into an easy-to-understand, one-minute video. I aim to make the complex world of neuroscience and nutrition research accessible to everyone. Feel free to check…

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Validating scientific studies

Every time we hear about a research study showing that a specific intervention could positively impact our health, it gives us hope, right? We might think, “That sounds very promising. Could that work for me, too?”. While it is essential to celebrate advancements in health research, we must also remember that all research studies have…

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Saffron as a potential stress reliever – a video explainer

Hello. I have a new story about the fascinating intersection between neuroscience and nutrition. This time, I am trying a new format – a narrated video.The video discusses the possible anti-stress effects of saffron and its components (link to the study). Your feedback is precious and will help me ensure I am sharing relevant content.Thanks…

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Mixed nuts and brain function

Could snack choices influence your brain health? A study published earlier this year suggests mixed nuts could impact brain function in older adults (link to the study).The study included 28 healthy older adults who were divided into two groups. One group ate a daily mix of walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, and pistachios for 16 weeks, while…

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Neuroinflammation – an infographic

Today, I want to share an infographic on neuroinflammation, factors that may influence it, and strategies that may contribute to brain health.This infographic is based on recommendations and ongoing research I have encountered as a neuroscience researcher and dietitian. There is always room for improvement, so I would greatly appreciate your thoughts and feedback.While I…

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Flavanols and brain health

As a neuroscientist who previously trained as a dietitian, I am always fascinated by the intersections of neuroscience and nutrition. A recent study (link to the study) caught my attention – it focused on FLAVANOLS, compounds found naturally in foods like apples, berries, and even cocoa.This intriguing research highlighted that flavanol intake could affect the…

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