The ketogenic or Keto diet – what is it, and should I try it?

The keto diet was developed for children with intractable epilepsy, as a short term measure to get their seizures under control. The diet was only used for a maximum of 2 years, and stopped early if seizure control was not achieved. ⠀⠀However, over the last 10 years it has become increasingly popular, with modifications of …

What is Nutrigenetics and why do you need to know?

Every one of us has approximately 24,000 genes in our genetic code (genome), which affect everything about us. How our body responds to daily life and the environment is all encoded by our genes. Small variations in the genetic code called 'single nucleotide polymorphisms' or SNPs (pronounced snips) for short, alter how each gene functions. Most genes …