Posts by FNH

Reducing Iron Overload

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Blood, Nutrition | 0 comments

Reducing Iron Overload – Iron Chelators How is Iron Toxic? In short iron is toxic because it can be a part of a fenton reaction – thereby becoming a free radical. Normal iron levels are generally well managed by the body, but excess iron causes oxidative damage.  Fenton-type’ redox chemistry, reacting with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) or lipid peroxides to generate the highly reactive hydroxyl radical (OH•) or lipid radicals such as LO• and LOO•. These reactive oxygen species (ROS) can damage lipid membranes, proteins and nucleic acids. Thus, excess iron can be toxic and people with...

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Hemochromatosis

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Blood, Nutrition | 0 comments

Hemochromatosis What is it? Hemochromatosis is the most common genetic condition in Australia, affecting 1 in 200 people. The gene is the HFE gene. Although some people will have the genes they will have no adverse symptoms, whilst others will have many complications. The reason for this is unknown. Genes involved are HFE C282Y and H63D. There are a number of reasons apart from hemochromatosis that can lead to increased iron levels and abnormal liver function. These include hepatitis B infection, hepatitis C infection, alcoholic liver disease and fatty liver (also called Non-Alcoholic Fatty...

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Acne Vulgaris

Posted by on Feb 16, 2019 in Featured, Skin Health | 0 comments

Acne Vulgaris Pathogenesis of Acne: - Acne is a Multifactorial Process at Pilosebaceous Unit – the sebaceous gland and hair follicle (1). The main contributing factors are; Genetics Androgens Cortisol Stress Barrier dysfunction Diet Propionibacterium acnes (bacteria commonly found on human skin) IGF/1 – Insulin like growth factor – hormone Acne and inflammation Stimulates the secretion of interleukin IL/6 and IL8 by follicular keratinocytes and IL/8 and IL/12 in macrophages, giving rise to inflammation (2). Can induce IL/17 production by T cells suggesting that acne might...

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Iron

Posted by on Aug 23, 2018 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Iron Daily Requirement Women                                         18mg Men                                                8mg Infants 0-6 months               0.27mg 6 months – 1yr                            11mg Children 1-3yr                             7mg                 4-8yr                           10mg                9-13yr                            8mg The daily requirement of iron is higher for women due to menstruation. Post menopause men and women have the same iron requirements. Boys aged 14-18 have a slightly higher iron RDI of 11mg. Reasons For Iron Deficiency Iron...

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Blueberry Blissballs

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Print Recipe Blueberry Blissballs These blueberry blissballs are protein rich and low in natural sugars. Plus the blueberries add a nice polyphenol - antioxidant, good bacteria feeding hit. So I like these as an alternate snack to fruit for my toddler. Course Snacks Prep Time 10 minutes Servings Small Bliss balls Ingredients 400 g Nuts I like to use a mix of different nuts - usually I have about 200g of almonds and then top up with a mix of macadamias, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans and/or walnuts100 g Fresh medjool dates You could probably use pitted dried dates but I recommend...

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