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The Menstrual Cycle

Most exercise-nutrition research is based on male physiology.  This is because female physiology contains a few more variables than a males physiology.  For the sake of obtaining more reliable data, scientists reduce the amount of variables that they can control.  This results in studies primarily using male subjects.  This means that although the conclusions fromContinue reading “The Menstrual Cycle”

Optimising protein absorption

Gaining muscle advice is often simplistic; “eat more to gain more.”  I wouldn’t disagree with this statement, however it leaves a lot to be explained.  How do you absorb protein?  You might be consuming a lot of protein, but are you absorbing it effectively?  Does it matter when protein is consumed?  You could be wastingContinue reading “Optimising protein absorption”

Cryfhau’r System Imiwnedd

Ar gyfer yr erthygl amserol hon rwyf wedi ymuno â Evie Rogers, sydd ar hyn o bryd yn ymgymryd â doethuriaeth mewn firws, llid ac imiwnoleg ym Mhrifysgol Southampton.  Rydym wedi llunio rhestr o faetholion gyda’n gilydd, sy’n werth eu hystyried yn ystod y pandemig firysol hwn. Evie: “Ni allwn ni adeiladu imiwnedd i’r firwsContinue reading “Cryfhau’r System Imiwnedd”

The Immune System and Coronavirus

For this article I’ve teamed up with Evie Rogers who’s currently undertaking a PhD in infection, inflammation and immunology at the University of Southampton.  Together we’ve compiled a list of nutrients worth considering during this viral pandemic.  Evie: “We can’t build immunity against this specific virus without exposure to it, but we can support our immune systemContinue reading “The Immune System and Coronavirus”

Shining a light in an isolated world: A biological perspective

Elite athletes are susceptible to anxiety, depression and substance abuse. More than 1 in 4 footballers have depression or anxiety.  According to the Professional Footballers’ Association the number of players seeking mental health support is soaring.   The Rugby Players’ Association have described mental health problems in the professional game as “a major issue”, other eliteContinue reading “Shining a light in an isolated world: A biological perspective”

Workplace Nutrition

With the many life stresses competing for our mental energy, eating with intention can become a difficult task. Sometimes it feels like the best we can do to survive the day is to consume anything, serving the purpose of filling our bellies. Our overall health and well-being can be significantly improved by simply eating wellContinue reading “Workplace Nutrition”


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