Gianluca Tognon is an Italian nutrition coach, speaker, entrepreneur and former associate professor at the University of Gothenburg. He started his career as a biologist and spent 15 years working both in Italy and then in Sweden. He has been involved in several EU research projects and has extensively worked and published on the association between diet, longevity and cardiovascular risk across the lifespan, also studying potential interactions between diet and genes. His work about the Mediterranean diet in Sweden has been cited by many newspapers worldwide including the Washington Post and The Telegraph among others. As a speaker, he has been invited by Harvard university and the Italian multi-national food company Barilla.
Recently, a friend of mine told me he had started taking selenium supplements after being diagnosed with Hashimoto thyroiditis. Intrigued by the idea that a selenium pill could curb such a common disease, I started to dig into the scientific literature regarding this topic. What I discovered is that, since 2002, several trials have investigated
Who doesn’t like to eat fish? Of course, we a do. Nothing beats the awesomeness of baked fish fi et or a hearty bowl of seafood broth. Besides being utterly delicious, fish can be an excellent substitute for other high-in-saturated protein options such as beef and pork. The presence of omega-3 fatty acids in fish
Shaped like a butterfly, the little gland in your neck has more functions than you imagined. It is involved in the regulation of several processes including: breathing, body weight, menstrual cycle, body temperature, and even the regulation of blood cholesterol levels. Do your best to keep it functioning and you will definitely gain a lot
A recent study published by two Italian researchers in Scientific Reports, showed that a diet enriched with canola oil can produce a deficit of working memory and synaptic pathology. In a transgenic mice model. Dementia is an immensely burdensome disease. To prevent this condition simply by stopping the use of canola oil seems too easy
Do you have the impression that something is constantly trying to sabotage all your attempts to lose weight? Or maybe, you feel tired all day long and you don’t know why? Well, maybe it’s because you are now aware of the number one enemy that is killing you….. well, sweetly! You are probably wondering: “who
Your syrupy treat may be more vicious than you thought Are you a tireless honey guzzler who would rather die than spend a whole day away from your favorite syrupy treat? Do you like to feel the sensation of your throat being caressed by this authentic gift of nature? If two, sound “yes!” answers are
Traveling is fun but deciding what to eat on your much-anticipated trip is a challenging task. Many people prefer consuming comfort food while traveling and of course that’s not a wise decision. Balanced and nutritious diet is something you cannot take granted for especially when you’re out and need extra energy. Let me share some