style image

Nutrition Articles : Glenn Cardwell

View all categories

Got a question? Ask one of Calico's health experts at askcalico@calicohealth.com.


Food and gout: a brief update

Food and gout: a brief update

Recently I had to review the dietary treatment of gout for a client. Gout is a common form of arthritis, yet there is very little research on the role of food despite textbooks and the web being full of dietary advice and presumptions.

What is gout?

Gout is characterised by high levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricaemia), and is more likely to occur in men than in women. The high levels ...

In category: Glenn Cardwell 0 Comments

Red wine vs white wine

Red wine vs white wine

Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine

It was Dr Serge Renaud who popularised the term "French Paradox" in 1992. The French eat more saturated fats than many other western nations, yet have a lower rate of heart disease. The attractive concept that wine could reverse the effects of a fatty diet has been the justification of many who enjoy a wine.

Red vs white

So begat to ongoing discuss...

In category: Glenn Cardwell 1 Comments

Cuppa Tea

Cuppa Tea

I'm a big fan of black tea due to my English heritage, where you weren't supposed to leave the breakfast table if there was still tea in the pot. For one of my badges in Cubs I had to prove at the age of seven that I could brew the perfect cup of tea: pre-warm the pot, add x teaspoons of leaves (x = one teaspoon per person + one for the pot), add boiling water, stir, leave to brew for five minutes...


In category: Glenn Cardwell 0 Comments

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a debilitating condition. It is now possible that a simple transfer of someone else's faeces into the bowel of the sufferer will solve the problem. As icky and as unlikely that seems, there are researchers working on just that. And it is not a new idea. Fecal transplantation was successfully used to treat enterocolitis back in the late 1950s.

There are 1200 different ba...

In category: Glenn Cardwell 0 Comments

Zinc and the common cold

Zinc and the common cold

Our good friends at the Cochrane Database has crunched the science behind what might be a useful adjunct to scare away the common cold virus far better than an onion. The answer is zinc, but you have to get in early.

Zinc taken as a lozenge or syrup within 24 hours of cold symptoms being detected reduced both the severity and duration of the cold in otherwise healthy people. The zinc supplement w...

In category: Glenn Cardwell 0 Comments


Nutrition Categories

View All

Fitness Blog Latest

View All
 

How Exercise Protects You From Depression

There is no doubt that mental health is becoming a...

Read more
style image

© 2019 Calico Global Pty Ltd