Gianluca Tognon
Sunday, 26 August 2018 / Published in Events
cheese
Are dairy products healthy? And what about cheese in particular? These are probably two of the most difficult questions to answer when it comes to nutritional epidemiology. Dietary recommendations still insist in focusing on nutrient content (particularly fat), but the evidence from epidemiological studies is far from being conclusive on this topic. Together with my
Giovanna Ceccherini
Saturday, 25 August 2018 / Published in Eating for pleasure
Sara is a ninety-year-old lady living in Nicotera, the Italian village in Calabria where the Mediterranean Diet was firstly identified by dr. Ancel Keys in the 50s. The music you hear in this video is a ‘chitarra vattiente’ a 12-chords beating guitar of Calabrian origin. Sara still uses old tools to make fileja,  a sort
Gianluca Tognon
Monday, 20 August 2018 / Published in Diet & Health
food intolerance
As a general rule, adverse food reactions that are not triggered by immunological mechanisms are referred to as food intolerances. In this case, the reaction is reproducible and the severity of the symptoms is dose-dependent, in contrast to allergies.   Enzymatic food intolerance They are caused by the inability to metabolize some substances present in
Gianluca Tognon
Monday, 20 August 2018 / Published in Diet & Health
food allergy
The part of the food responsible for the adverse reaction is called the antigen or allergen. Foods contain a large number of molecules with antigen power (over 6,000) but fortunately, in most individuals only a few of them induce sensitization. Under normal conditions, our body has effective defence systems: the enzymatic and mucous secretions of

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