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Your Accredited Practising Dietitians simplifying the overwhelming world of health and nutrition with evidence-based science

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Your Accredited Practising Dietitians simplifying the overwhelming world of health and nutrition with evidence-based science

    Episode 19: Why turmeric is so hot right now and the 5 other spices who’s health benefits might surprise you

    Episode 19: Why turmeric is so hot right now and the 5 other spices who’s health benefits might surprise you

    Turmeric, active ingredients are turmerone oil and water-soluble curcuminoids, among which curcumin has been the focus of research
    Native to south AsiaOrange colour used in cosmetics and as a food colouring agentAbsorption is poor and it’s metabolised rapidly. Absorption can be improved if taken with pepper (piperine) or fat, but this depends on if you have a therapeutic goal. A meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials revealed that curcumin is effective in decreasing the concentration of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, a key mediator in many inflammatory diseases.Gut 
    Turmeric may help alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome or ulcerative colitis,Joints
    Turmeric extract was found to be safe and equally effective as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. Need to absorb it so take with piperine/fat. Cancer
    Curcumin has been studied to have anticancer properties through really the 3 main pathways of cancer development: 1. It’s antioxidant properties and protection against DNA mutations and cell damage
    2. It’s antiproliferative properties that reduce tumour growth and spread including inducing apoptosis (programmed cell death) and 
    3.Curcumin has shown ability to kill cancer cells directly by activating “execution enzymes” that destroy cancer cells from within. 
    As an added benefit, curcumin seems to focus on the cancer cells and leave our healthy cells alone, unlike chemotherapy and RT that can’t distinguish between malignant and healthy cells.Several animal studies suggest that turmeric helps to prevent colon, stomach, and skin cancers in rats exposed to carcinogens. Human studies are underway to validate these findings in humansWhat’s interesting is that while curcumin shows benefit in breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, multiple myeloma, myelogenous leukaemia and skin, kidney and colorectal cancer, turmeric as a whole food has in some cases been shown to be even more effective!In fact, a study was undertaken with turmeric where they removed the active component curcumin, and it was found to be just as effective!!Topical turmeric-based cream has shown some ability to reduce radiotherapy-induced dermatitis in patients with head and neck cancer; and oral mucositisCan interfere with some chemotherapy agents Other
    May improve concentrations of liver enzymesSome but insufficient evidence for treatment of kidney stones and reduction in stomach and intestinal gasWhen it’s not a good idea
    Can interfere with many drugs, blood thinners and chemo agents when taken as a supplement. One study  - These findings support the hypothesis that dietary curcumin can inhibit chemotherapy-induced apoptosis through inhibition of ROS generation and blockade of JNK function, and suggest that additional studies are needed to determine whether breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy should avoid curcumin supplementation, and possibly even limit their exposure to curcumin-containing foods. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12097302Other spices with similar impact 
    It’s not the only option...Other anti-inflammatory and health promoting spices
    CuminMay improve digestion by increasing activity of digestive enzymes and increase release of bile from liver. May assist IBS - a low level study explored cumin essential oil and found it reduced abdominal pain, bloating, fecal urgency and presence of mucus discharge during and after treatment with Cumin extract.May improve BG control in Diabetes - still unclear the exact mechanisms or exactly how much is required to obtain the desired therapeutic outcomes.Some studies suggest that supplementation may improve chol profileThe salicylic acid and other phenolic acids may have a anti-inflammatory and free-radical reducing properties to reduce cancer risk https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3210012/
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    • 32 min
    Episode 18 - Weight loss: the formula for success and the surprising things that might be holding you back

    Episode 18 - Weight loss: the formula for success and the surprising things that might be holding you back

    On this weeks show we’re talking about weight loss goals and what’s realistic. We'll provide the evidence-based formula for success. You’ll be surprised to hear what might actually be holding you back.

    • 30 min
    Episode 17: Intermittent fasting level: expert

    Episode 17: Intermittent fasting level: expert

    In episode 9 we discussed IF 101. For those who want a little more nitty gritty detail, this ep is for you!

    To cover:
    IF for weight loss: Calorie deficit vs IF
    Circadian rhythms
    Fasting and cancer - where is the research at?
    Fasting and diabetes

    • 29 min
    Episode 16 - Food labels: all the hacks you need

    Episode 16 - Food labels: all the hacks you need

    FOOD LABELS
    Nutrition panels
    Ingredients lists - things to look out for eg sugar aliases, preservatives etc
    Health claims
    Health star rating (beer battered chips = 4.5 star rating!)
    Made in Aus vs Product of Aus etc etc
    Best before vs used by

    • 33 min
    Episode 15 - How to nail your New Year's resolution

    Episode 15 - How to nail your New Year's resolution

    New year new you? New year no way! The same amazing you! But we’re here to help you make real change to your health in a positive way.

    • 34 min
    Episode 14 - OnCore's Top Tips for Navigating Festive Feasts

    Episode 14 - OnCore's Top Tips for Navigating Festive Feasts

    This week we’re answering your questions and giving you our top tips for navigating festive feasts!

    • 25 min

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