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.
Sooner or later in our lives, we all experience this: stress causes people to consume high sugar and high-calorie foods rather than healthy alternatives. This happens because of the way these foods taste as well the way they make you feel when they are metabolized and it is often done as a form of self-medication
As I previously wrote in my blog, you might have heard about selenium many times as an ingredient in antioxidant supplements, but you probably don’t know that this mineral has an enormous importance for the correct functioning of the thyroid gland as well. This mineral is incorporated into at least 25 selenoproteins involved in different
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 not aware of the number one enemy that is killing you….. well, sweetly! You are probably wondering: “who