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Distance and e-learning courses including: sports and exercise nutrition dietary supplements clinical weight loss food addiction and carb cravings food intolerances and pregnancy nutrition.

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  • Eating Habits and Social Contagion

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Is obesity socially contagious? Can we “catch” eating behaviours? Might the diets of those around us change our own eating pattern? Which social influences may make us eat differently without knowing?

  • Egg Yolk Consumption Analysis

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    How many egg yolks a day can you eat? Do food cholesterol and blood cholesterol differ; and what does this have to do with eggs? Can we really say cholesterol is “good” or “bad”? Should certain individuals be limiting their egg consumption?

  • Exercise and Longevity

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Is too little exercise useless; but too much dangerous? Can over-exercising shorten your lifespan? Is your weekly hour at the spinning class enough? Should you actually exercise less?

  • Exercise Genetics

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    How genetic is your level of exercise – or lack of? Why are some people more active than others? How does brain reward influence our desire to exercise? Which other factors can impact levels of fatigue?

  • Fasting and Training

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Fasting and training: good or bad? Does fasted exercise accelerate fat loss – or not? What are the risks involved? How could a ketogenic diet impact power output? Might weight training cause glycogen depletion?

  • Fat Consumption and Appetite

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Is fat really filling? What impact can a high-fat diet have on appetite? Can a ketogenic diet reduce hunger – and why? Is it possible to be addicted to fats?

  • Fish Intake Limits

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    What are the benefits and risks of eating fish? Could some species carry a higher risk than others? What are the pros and cons of eating farmed vs wild fish? How much fish is safe to eat – and how much is too much?

  • Folate and Genetics

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Are folate and folic acid the same – and why should we care? How much folate do we need to survive? What if we have a gene mutation that prevents our body from using folate properly? Do folic acid supplements cause cancer?

  • Fresh vs Frozen Vegetable Analysis

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Fresh vs frozen vegetables: which is better? How “fresh” are frozen vegetables? Are fresh vegetables as vitamin-rich as we think? How are frozen fruits treated – and what kind of information should we check on the label?

  • Fructose and Fat Storage

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Is fructose making you fat? What is fructose and why are we eating so much of it? How does our body deal with sugar? What impact can fructose have on our weight? Are all sugars the same?

  • Genes; Gut Microbiome and Body Weight

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Are our genes; gut microbiome and weight connected? Do we inherit microbes from our parents? Is a bad bacteria balance affecting your weight? Can you influence your gut microbiota to lose weight?

  • Genetics of Food Preferences

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Could genetics explain our individual food preferences? Why do some of us prefer sweet over savoury foods? Sour; bitter; meaty; oily: which genes are behind each favourite taste? What if you carry the “sweet tooth” gene? Is it possible to override our genes and train ourselves to like foods we find unpleasant?

  • GI Restoration and Gut Health Part 1

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Which four steps can be used to alleviate gut-related problems? How can alcohol affect your stomach and gut? Might stress affect our gastrointestinal health? How can we identify and avoid problematic foods?

  • GI Restoration and Gut Health Part 2

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Can over-the-counter medicines harm your GI system? When might antacids be unnecessary? What kinds of foods are the most damaging to our bacterial composition? What risks do the contraceptive pill pose to gut health? How can antibiotic use affect our microbiome?

  • GI Restoration and Gut Health Part 3

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    How we digest different kinds of food. What it looks like when we’re not digesting each food type properly. The foods and nutrients you can eat to aid digestion. How sleep and good digestive action are related

  • GI Restoration and Gut Health Part 4

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Which key factors make for a thriving community of gut microbes? What comprises a healthy gut? Are probiotics effective and how do they function? Which foods are good sources of probiotic?

  • GI Restoration and Gut Health Part 5

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    What’s gut hyper-permeability; and can we repair it? Which 4 key nutrients can help your gut be less “leaky” – and what’s the science of this? How may these nutrients reinforce your gut lining? Which foods are good sources of these nutrients?

  • Gluten and the Nocebo Effect

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Could gluten be a psychological nocebo; even if we don’t realise it? What happens when you think you’re eating gluten – but aren’t? Can food substances cause physical harm just because you believe they will? How can we protect ourselves from unfounded food fears?

  • Gluten Free Diets and Body Weight Part 1

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Could excluding gluten make you gain weight? Is gluten-free eating better or worse for weight loss? What are the key findings from top research papers on this topic? Which additional factors need to be considered when studying gluten and body weight?

  • Gluten Free Diets and Body Weight Part 2

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    When might gluten-free eating lead to weight gain? What biological mechanisms connect gluten to changes in our body weight? Which benefits; and potential dangers; can arise from going gluten-free? What are the top 10 strategies for minimising weight gain on a gluten-free diet?