Should we reduce daily calorie intakes?

As Governments around the world strive to stem the obesity crisis media reports suggest Britons are being told they should cut their daily calorie intake – or are they? Despite the headlines Public Health England (PHE) says their daily calorie guidelines remain the same (2,000 daily for women and 2,500 daily for men). Instead they say that consumers should aim to break their daily consumption to 400:600:600 (calories at breakfast, lunch, dinner) with the remaining calories coming from snacks and drinks. At ANH-Intl we do not recommend snacking as our bodies are perfectly designed to go for periods of time without eating and we are primarily built for ‘famine and not for feast’. Constant snacking never lets the GI tract rest, encourages inflammation (the base of chronic disease) and compromises our protective metabolic mechanisms. Living a sedentary life creates further challenge as snacks increase caloric intake, which isn’t being burnt off, resulting in weight gain. Follow our Food4Health guidelines to help your body become metabolically flexible and more resilient to promote good health.

Dietary/food supplements market set to surge

As consumer interest in the use of dietary/food supplements to support a healthy lifestyle grows, a new market report estimates the global supplement market will reach an estimated value of USD 179.8 billion by 2020, representing growth of 7.4% on 2014. The largest market currently is Asia-Pacific, followed by Europe and North America. Strong growth is predicted in China and India as disposable income grows. Nature intended that we should get all the nutrients we need from our food, but that simply is no longer possible given declining soil quality, intensive agricultural practices and the massive increase in poor quality, highly refined, processed food. Targeted supplementation can therefore be of benefit to promote optimal health.

Challenging healthy eating paradigms

Despite evidence to the contrary, governments around the world continue to promote ‘healthy eating’ guidelines that are doing little more than driving an increase in chronic disease. In his new book, ‘Healthy Eating: The Big Mistake’ Dr Verner Wheelock unravels years of nutrition dogma to expose the danger of current government dietary guidelines. Writing on Health Insight UK, renowned health journalist, Jerome Burne, concludes “Wheelock lucidly marshals the facts of a tangled and complex story involving unreliable science”. A must-read addition to your reading list for those who want to become and remain healthy, as well as question current government advice.

Call for funding to research effects of aluminium in vaccines

Evidence of the harm aluminium adjuvants in vaccines can cause is growing. Now a global crowdfunding campaign has been set up by Patientforeningen Danmark and Factcare in order to fund further research into the effect of aluminium adjuvants in all vaccines. Funds raised will allow Cochrane researchers at Copenhagen Trial Unit to undertake five systematic literature reviews. Mette Kenfelt from the Factcare Committee commented “This is not a campaign against vaccines”. “The aim of the campaign is to answer the numerous postulates vocalised by advocates for, as well as critics of, vaccines. ….we cannot ignore the collective doubts we have about aluminium”. If you’re concerned about the health effects of aluminium in vaccines please consider making a donation to support this important research.