Articles by Tim Crowe

Thinking Nutrition gives you the latest nutrition research and controversies discussed in straight forward language, distilling out what you need to know for your better health. Tim Crowe is an Associate Professor in Nutrition in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University, Melbourne. He's also an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian. Tim marries a medical research background in clinical nutrition together with teaching roles in the areas of nutritional biochemistry as well as the applied role of nutrition in disease prevention and management. Tim has an active media profile together with a growing social media following from his Thinking Nutrition blog, Facebook page and Twitter.


How gut bacteria control your weight

Gut bacteria by IBM Research. CC BY-ND 2.0 The gut microbiota is the hottest of hot research fields today. The microbes that inhabit our intestine are more than passive freeloaders living off the food we eat. With a thriving mix of beneficial bacteria, our gut microbiome can keep us healthy. Immunity, mental health, diabetes and…

Five ways to cut your risk of bowel cancer

Bowel cancer ranks as one of Australia’s most common cancers, especially for people aged over 50. This is one form of cancer where diet and lifestyle choices play a big part in changing a person’s risk of developing it. That makes it a good news story because lifestyle factors are changeable. Here I outline the…

This is your brain on blueberries

Blueberry Man by jessmonster. CC BY-NC 2.0 What’s blue, round, sweet, grows on a bush and can boost your brain power? If you answered blueberries you would be correct. Or that should be: ‘mostly correct’. The ‘brain boosting power’ part needs a bit more science to catch up to the headlines, but it is looking…

This is your brain on blueberries

Blueberry Man by jessmonster. CC BY-NC 2.0 What’s blue, round, sweet, grows on a bush and can boost your brain power? If you answered blueberries you would be correct. Or that should be: ‘mostly correct’. The ‘brain boosting power’ part needs a bit more science to catch up to the headlines, but it is looking…

This is your brain on blueberries

Blueberry Man by jessmonster. CC BY-NC 2.0 What’s blue, round, sweet, grows on a bush and can boost your brain power? If you answered blueberries you would be correct. Or that should be: ‘mostly correct’. The ‘brain boosting power’ part needs a bit more science to catch up to the headlines, but it is looking…

Are carbohydrates trying to kill you?

Last week, a major study came out apparently calling into question current advice about carbohydrate and fat recommendations. The Internet and media outlets went into meltdown with claims that too many carbohydrates could be sending you to any early grave. Scrolling past the headlines (and reading the paper) gave a healthy dose of boring as what…

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