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Energy and a 24hr diet recall analysis

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The Food Synergy Energy Calculator

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Nutrient dense gluten free crêpes

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Why we need energy

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Daily energy requirements

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What are Calories Part 2

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What are Calories Part 1

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Diabetes: Nutrition or Medication

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Niacin (Vitamin B3) – NAD tells us why we need it

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Nutrients in Flaxseed (Linseed)

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Cheese, bones and milk

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Getting iron by eating like a lion

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Getting Calcium without dairy

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Niacin (Vitamin B3) – Why I need it

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Calcium, PTH and Lithium

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Get body nutrient levels tested

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Responsible Wellness Management

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Energy

The Food Synergy Energy Calculator

This is a simple yet quite meticulous human daily energy expenditure calculator. Can also be used to measure your BMI and Resting Metabolic Rate or Daily Energy Requirements based on your physical activity. It uses [...]

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR), Body Mass Index (BMI) and Total Daily Energy Use

A few years ago I developed a little javascript Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and BMI calculator with the help of a great Indian programmer and using data kindly supplied by the Department of Internal Medicine, [...]

Why we need energy

If you burned sugar or glucose outside of your body in the presence of oxygen, carbon dioxide, water and heat would be produced. That heat is the energy released. When you eat, say a potato, [...]

Daily energy requirements

Energy is expressed in Kilocalories (Kcal) or Kilojoules (kj). The amount of energy you need per day depends on your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) PLUS the amount of energy you use during physical activity and [...]

What are Calories Part 2

Contrary to what people think, nature has intended us to move and as a result, eat GENEROUSLY. This is so that our bodies can be flooded with essential nutrients. Problems arise when we eat copious foods devoid of nutrients.

Your own Resting Metabolic Rate revealed using our simple calculator (RMR) Part 2

This is part 2 of Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR), Body Mass Index (BMI) and Total Daily Energy Use Even sitting uses energy Your Resting Metabolic Rate is the amount of energy you consume just quietly [...]

What are Calories Part 1

What are “Calories” Calories like kilojoules are “units” expressing the energy stored in food. To avoid potential confusion when reading food labels and embarking on exercise campaigns, it is important to understand what these units [...]

Analyses

Any nutrient holes in your diet revealed – quick and simple

Getting your diet analysed is quick and simple. We offer a 24hr diet recall or a more comprehensive 3-day analysis.

Eating plant based foods for 24hr gives this man happy gut bugs and multifarious and bountiful nutrients

This is an example of a diet analysis that comes from allowing the person to recall what they ate in the last 24 hours. This man submitted his eating regime and included actual gram amounts [...]

24hr-food-recall analysis with extra zinc found in drinking water – 75yr man

This is a Diet Analysis of the 75-year young man based on his recalling food and drink consumed over the past 24 hours. There is quite a bit of variation in the diet over the [...]

Energy and a 24hr diet recall analysis

This is a 24hr Diet analysis of the 62-year young man. In the analysis, we see about 3/4 of energy needs are met for the day - which in principle indicates that a little more [...]

Nutrient mineral content of white flour versus whole grain and seed pancakes

The following is great information for mothers with young children. In the previous post entitled "Nutrient dense gluten-free crepes", we looked at the mineral content of a very tasty nutrient packed crepe. The analysis was [...]

Nutrient dense gluten free crêpes

Very shortly Food Synergy will be offering a comprehensive recipe analysis service. And, with great excitement, we will also provide a full 24-hour or 3-day diet analysis. This has been in the pipeline for several [...]

Health Articles

Nutrients important in sugar metabolism, insulin resistance and diabetes

Optimal Nutrition helps prevent Insulin Resistance (IR) and Diabetes When speaking about health and nutrition, we often find it hard to believe that a serious disease like diabetes can be positively influenced by our inner [...]

Diabetes: Nutrition or Medication

The degree to which Drugs prevent Type 2 diabetes is mediocre in comparison to the effectiveness of diet and life interventions. Diabetes is often thought of as a sugar and insulin disorder with serious side [...]

The highs and lows of Iron – Haemochromatosis

Iron is very damaging at high levels, and the presence of iron overload disorders like hemochromatosis or hepatitis C need to be ruled out before embarking on increasing your iron intake. Iron from animal sources [...]

Nutrition is an underrated part of health care

Nourishing our mortal frame has been on our minds since we acquired the ability to think. What we ate was driven by instinct, trial, and error and raw survival needs. Culture, tribal customs and eventually [...]

Get body nutrient levels tested

Lab tests and nutrient status Nutrients keep the body humming along and many acts as cofactors for life-sustaining multi-enzyme pathways within our bodies. Toxins, at high enough levels, might be thought of as anti-nutrients because [...]

Pregnant woman need triple amounts of iron

Requirements for Iron varies widely amongst gender. Adult men require about 8 mg per day while pregnant women need up to 27 mg per day. Reproductive age women need about 18 mg/day due to iron [...]

Responsible Wellness Management

by Massiel Barros-Torning As someone who has several medical issues to deal with, I’ve got some key strategies for managing my wellness responsibly. Keep good records Build a good network of complimentary health specialists Stay informed [...]

Nutrition for the Sedentary Part 1

How can sitters be as healthy as possible using the knowledge tools of Nutrition, Lifestyle and Eating behaviors? Here are some topics that will be covered. The 3 o’clock CRASH and the Energy Roller Coaster [...]

Nutrition for Students Part 2

The brain Your brain. And in some ways a no-brainer that this organ serves an important function during a brain-expanding learning year. So let’s optimise it using food, knowledge of nutrients and what’s available in [...]

Nutrition for Students – Part 1

Welcome all Students What do students rely on substantially to be successful in their studies and how can this be best supported via Nutrition, Lifestyle and Eating behaviors and knowledge? Your Primary Asset The brain. [...]

Nutrition for the Sedentary Part 2

Who are sitters in any case? Adults with a mobility disability, those recovering from trauma or accident, older sedentary adults, those of us with oodles sedentary leisure time, those of us abducted daily by the [...]

Nutrients

Niacin (Vitamin B3) – NAD tells us why we need it

This is a simple but accurate infographic of "why we need Niacin". See more about Niacin on our sister site - Toxno How much Niacin do I need Vegan Food Sources of Niacin Animal Food [...]

Enough calcium to support our mortal frame – RDIs

In conditions of growth or when calcium is low in the diet, a Vitamin D based calcium transport system is activated in the body that in effect increases calcium uptake. This mechanism however can decline [...]

Getting Calcium without dairy

Important considerations About 99% of calcium in the body is stored in bones and teeth and amounts to approximately 1200 grams. Modern culture dictates that we need dairy foods to fulfil most of our calcium needs. [...]

Getting iron by eating like a lion

Offal was eaten much more in the past and particularly in Europe. The organs of an animal are very rich in nutrients. Because iron is stored in the liver, liverwurst is a very rich source. [...]

Niacin (Vitamin B3) – Vegan Food Sources

These are a few Vegan food sources that contain generous amounts of Niacin. An approximate serving size is shown, and the corresponding amount of this nutrient is shown as a daily percentage of the Recommended [...]

Niacin (Vitamin B3) – How much do I need

Niacin, also known as Vitamin B3, is the generic name for both nicotinic acid and Nicotinamide (also called niacinamide). While the body can make a very small amount of this nutrient from another amino acid [...]

Niacin (Vitamin B3) – Animal Food Sources

These are a few Animal based food sources that contain generous amounts of Niacin. An approximate serving size is shown, and the corresponding amount of this nutrient is shown as a daily percentage of the Recommended Intake [...]

Niacin (Vitamin B3) – Why I need it

This is a simple but accurate infographic of why we need Niacin. Most people now know that antioxidants are important. The human body has evolved ways to recycle crucial antioxidants like Vitamin C and Glutathione. [...]

Calcium, PTH and Lithium

Calcium along with Magnesium and phosphorus contribute to the mineralisation of bone by entering bone fluid from the blood and subsequently attaching to bone proteins. Peak bone mass occurs in early adulthood with bone mass [...]

Plant based Iron Food Sources with Morel Mushrooms on Top

This list shows the percentage of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of this nutrient for adult woman for each food per medium serving size. We have sorted the list, so the richest Iron containing foods [...]

Food

Persimmons deliver abundantly on Copper, Fibre, B6 and Manganese

Persimmons are becoming popular in Australia. Recently tried some from a grower down in Coffs Harbour, NSW and they were a delightful surprise, especially when fully ripe. Astringent versus non-astringent One can grow an old-fashioned [...]

Cheese, bones and milk

Digestible bones (tinned Sardines and Salmon) are a great source of calcium. Soaking dried corn kernels in lime water makes them absorb calcium. This is sheer nature magic and wisdom combined. In Mexico, corn tortilla [...]

Nutrients in Flaxseed (Linseed)

Both Flaxseed and Chia seed are very rich sources of Omega 3. Flaxseed also contains a generous amount of Thiamin (Vitamin B1).

Jackfruit – nutrient list and health benefits

High in vitamin B6. The seeds from ripe fruits are edible, are said to have a milky, sweet taste, and may be boiled, baked, or roasted.

Cheery Chia seed plants make nutrients while the sun shines

Chia seeds make delicious pancakes. Throw them on the ground with a little water and they grow. Chia is also a decent source of Niacin, which we didn't mention in our Niacin articles. Chia [...]

Jackfruit – health research findings

Jackfruit seeds contains 2 lectins known as jacalin and artocarpin. Jacalin has potential application for evaluation of the immunological status of a patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus.

Saffron Milk Cap Mushrooms – Lactarius deliciosus

Mushroom foraging is awesome. Pine forest in Armidale, NSW, is ideal...

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