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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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  • Influences on Food Choices

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    What are the top influences on how our brain makes decisions about food? Do we have as much conscious control over our eating as we think? Could certain food “cues” make us overeat? Can we really blame stress for making us eat things we shouldn’t? Which sneaky tricks are being used in food marketing to make us eat more?

  • Introduction to Cancer Risk

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    With all the DNA damage we experience day after day; why don’t we all get cancer? Why are cancer rates on the rise? Which biological changes need to occur to create a true cancer cell? How do our bodies repair DNA and cell damage? Which nutritional and lifestyle changes can help us to decrease cancer risk?

  • Ketosis and Brain Performance

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Can our brain perform without carbs? Or does it always need some glucose to function? What are the fundamentals of ketogenesis and ketosis? What’s the truth behind ketones; the ketogenic diet; and cognitive performance? Who may benefit from going on a ketogenic diet; and who may want to avoid it?

  • Leaky Gut Investigation

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    What’s a leaky gut – and is it a medically recognised condition? How does the gut control what enters the bloodstream? Which factors might cause damage to the gut lining and which may protect it? Could gluten be causing gut permeability and a leaky gut?

  • Low-Carb Dieting and Appetite

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy
    Does low-carb dieting supress appetite? What are the fundamentals of a low-carb ketogenic diet? Which key hormones are involved in ketosis and appetite regulation? Do the side-effects of ketogenic dieting outweigh any benefits?
  • Manipulating Taste Perception

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Can we trick our taste to enjoy foods we dislike? What are the fundamentals of taste perception? Which roles do our five senses play in taste perception? Might smell be more important than taste when detecting flavours?

  • Meal Frequency and Metabolism

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Can frequent meals really raise our metabolism? What are the fundamentals of metabolism? Which 5 primary factors affect our overall caloric expenditure? What’s the science behind meal frequency and basal metabolic rate? What happens to our metabolic rate when we skip meals?

  • Night Eating and Body Weight

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Does night eating really make us gain weight? Have scientists thoroughly investigated this alleged association? What are the 4 theories surrounding night eating and weight gain – and have any of these been proven or disproven? What can we learn from Ramadan? Is meal timing really the problem…. or could it be something else?

  • Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity Diagnostics

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Is there an “official” diagnostic procedure for uncovering a gluten sensitivity? What is coeliac disease; and how is it different from non-coeliac gluten sensitivity? Which symptoms are associated with non-coeliac gluten sensitivity? What criteria can be used for diagnosing gluten sensitivity and should self-diagnosis be discarded?

  • Nutrition and Brain Performance

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Can certain foods make us smarter? How is intellectual performance measured? Can we lose our intelligence? Which factors may hinder brain performance – and how can we mitigate them? What kind of scientific experiments have been conducted to see if nutrients may boost our cognitive abilities?

  • Nutritional Epigenetics

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Could the foods you eat change your DNA? What determines who you are: your genes (nature) or your environment (nurture)? What switches our genes “on” or “off”? Are we really doomed by our inherited genes? What are bioactive food compounds – and can they really change our DNA? Is our genetic expression fixed from birth? Which kind of foods may give us an added physiological benefit beyond that of meeting nutritional needs?

  • Nutritional Genetics

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Is it possible to eat right for our genes? Could your inherited genes influence whether certain foods are good or bad for you? Can we really blame our Palaeolithic ancestors for our gluten sensitivity? Which sneaky gene makes the low-carb ketogenic diet risky for some? Might some of us carry the “vegetarian gene” – what does it do? Gluten lactose saturated fat fructose folate alcohol caffeine…. might your genes shape your ability (or lack of) to process these without ill effects? What kind of genetic testing can you do – and how can this help?

  • Organic Meat Economics

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Is organic meat really worth its price? What are the differences between organic and non-organic meat? Does “organic” mean the same thing in every country – or could best-selling book authors be misinforming the masses? Which farm animals are given antibiotics or hormones – and why? Is organic produce truly “chemical-free”? What are the key regulatory differences between Europe and the US when it comes to organic meat?

  • Paleolithic Diet Analysis

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Meat-based or plant-based: What did Paleo humans really eat? Is there any science behind the “Paleo craze”? What are the rules; dos and don’ts of this diet? Can we really tell what our Paleo ancestors ate – and if so; how? Do Paleolithic foods still exist today? Are there any experiments of modern humans following a “true” Paleolithic diet? Is this Paleo diet suitable for everyone – or not?

  • Raw Food Eating

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Can we survive on raw food alone? Why did humans evolve to be intelligent? Are there drawbacks to having such big brains? Is cooking a biological necessity – or not? Raw foodism: safe approach or risky practice?

  • Red Meat and Cancer Risk

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Does red meat cause cancer? What kinds of studies have shown a link between red meat and cancer? Is there any biological evidence at all? What is it in red meat that we don’t see in other meats?

  • Sugar Cravings

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Why is sugar so hard to resist? What can neuroscience tell us about sugar cravings? Did we evolve to crave sugary foods? How are brain reward centres involved in our sweet addiction?

  • Taste Perception and Overeating

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Is taste perception making us overeat? Food enjoyment: is it the same for everyone – or amplified for some? Which taste-reward mechanisms may explain someone’s tendency to gorge more than others? Can food make us euphoric – if so how could this be contributing to our gluttony and overeating? Why do some of us have a different reward response to food – and might this be making us eat more?

  • Veganism and Nutrient Deficiencies

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Which nutrients might vegans lack? Is it unsafe to stop eating all animal-derived foods? Are there any nutrients we can’t get from a vegan diet? What are some safe sources of the nutrients vegans need?

  • Visual Cues and Taste

    Online Course | The Health Sciences Academy

    The Health Sciences Academy

    Can plate colour affect taste perception? Why might we associate colour with flavour? What role does vision play in our sense of taste? Could our perception of taste be a consequence of evolution? In which ways can we manipulate taste perception to enjoy healthier foods?

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