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S.A.D. To See The Sun Go?

2019-10-03T15:10:02+00:00Categories: Genetics, Nutrition|Tags: , , , |

With autumn in full swing and the nights closing in rapidly, it won’t be long before the clocks change plunging us all into darkness for the next 6 months. We ask the question “Are you S.A.D. to see the sun go?” - and do the winter months have an effect on your mental and [...]

Biological Age Vs Chronological Age

2019-09-12T10:40:10+00:00Categories: Genetics|Tags: |

James Brown, Muhdo's nutrigenetics director, celebrates his birthday today. And what better way to see the day in by writing up a post letting us all know just how young he is... So I'm 41 years young today!! Well, that's what my chronological age is anyway! The majority of us will be completely unaware [...]

What Does Your DNA Say About Your VO2 Max?

2019-09-10T11:09:34+00:00Categories: Fitness|Tags: |

If your genetic data shows that you have a gifted VO2 max it means you can get a large increase in oxygen usage as a result of aerobic training compared with those who do not share the gifted gene variants. What is VO2 Max? High VO2 max increases the availability of oxygen around the [...]

Vegan Diets Risk Insufficient Choline – A Critical Nutrient

2019-09-24T15:28:30+00:00Categories: Health and Wellbeing, Nutrition|Tags: |

As plant-based and vegan diets increase in popularity across the world, so do the studies in to areas of possible deficiencies for their followers. A recent study has highlighted the potential risk of choline deficiency as diets rich in animal products becomes fewer and fewer. Choline is a water-soluble nutrient that is neither classified [...]

Fast Twitch vs Slow Twitch

2019-08-19T09:29:28+00:00Categories: Fitness|Tags: , , |

The reason they get referred to as fast and slow twitch muscle fibres is due to the speed of the contraction when the muscle activates, but they can also be known as by different names, such as red or white muscle fibres. When it comes to strength and power everyone associates fast twitch and [...]

Magnesium Foods

2019-08-01T16:33:05+00:00Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , |

Health & Wellbeing As half the world’s population is deficient in Magnesium, is it any wonder that many of the negative health connotations associated with deficiency are so prevalent. These include muscle fatigue and weakness, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression, hormonal regulation and sleep issues. Weight Loss If you want to lose [...]

Poached egg and smoked salmon sandwich

2019-07-26T12:16:39+00:00Categories: Meal Of The Day|Tags: , , , , |

Prep and cook time: 20 min Difficulty: medium Cannot be frozen (4 servings) Ingredients: 4 very fresh eggs 2 (English) muffins, split in half and toasted 2 tbsp butter 1 handful baby spinach leaves 125 g smoked salmon 3 tbsp sour cream, lightly whipped Method: Bring a wide pan of salted water to the [...]

Do You Have An Increased Carb Risk?

2019-07-26T12:16:17+00:00Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , |

Carbohydrates are a combination of both small and large molecules that comprise about 40 to 45 percent of the energy supply for your body. Certain types of carbohydrates, such as fibre resistant starches don't get absorbed into your body for energy, but play an extremely important role in your gastrointestinal tract, supporting digestion and [...]