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My nutrition course has started and boy, is it going to be a good one!
I’ve signed up for a three year course of nutrition study at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in central London and I’m on the other side of a very intensive first few months of studying cells, tissue and muscle.
I was a bit skeptical at the beginning of the first day, because I thought to myself, “what does this have to do with nutrition? Let’s just get to the food part already!”. I see things a bit differently now! Forgive me, Ms Non Science background for stating the obvious, but the body is an amazing thing and we really should treat ourselves with better care!
Take something like bone homeostasis – this amazing process of negative feedback in the body means that osteoblasts and osteoclasts are constantly creating and breaking down bone, adding calcium and sending it back into the blood. If we have too little calcium, it’s a problem, if we have too much calcium, it’s a problem. And as we know, not all calcium sources are created equal!
This is just one of thousands of processes that are constantly happening in our body, all trying to keep us balanced in one way or another. I’m so excited to keep learning more!