Nutrition Just as Relevant for Cognitive Function as it is for our Physical Health

We’ve all known for a long time about the impact good nutrition (or the absence of!) has on our physical health – but evidence that it’s equally beneficial for healthy cognitive function is now considerable.

Latest research reported in this week’s NZ Herald lists vegetables, berryfruit, nuts and ‘good quality’ fats (think oily fish, avocado and olive oil) as some of the very best things to include in our diet to promote mental well-being and cognitive good health. The reasons for their positive health effects mainly relate to the presence of antioxidants and various phytochemicals which can exert an almost drug-like effect on our bodies.

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Dr Roderick Mulgan
A Tale of Two London City Workers….

My recently published book, The Internal Flame, devotes a chapter to the importance of working exercise into our daily lives, and stresses the value of ALL movement – not just the sort which features an expanse of lycra and an eye-wateringly expensive gym membership.

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Dr Roderick Mulgan
You might have heard this already...

But I have recently published a book called “The Internal Flame” that’s available through our publisher’s website, in a number of book stores, and on the kindle through Amazon. I thought you might be interested in the science behind LifeGuard Essentials, which was where the book began. Early uptake of the book has been exceptional, with BookSellers New Zealand stating that “This book is poised to be an international best seller.” Here is a small taste from the back cover…

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Dr Roderick Mulgan
Inflammation and the big diseases; Listener cover story

Techniques that prevent heart disease have evolved in three waves: the first was diet, exercise and smoking cessation; the second was advanced drugs like statins; the third is dawning, and it is inflammation blockers. And not just for heart disease. Read about it in this major piece from The Listener, along with everything else that is going on in the world of inflammation, big diseases, and plant extracts that may be curative.

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Henoch Kloosterboer